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Probably shouldn't get that GPU but I would still get one, HD 5750 or something in that range.
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Originally Posted by WaterMelnKidd View Post
Why not just do him a favour and save some of his money?

He obviously can't build one and thus is asking you, so why not introduce him to how cheap it is to build an extremely fast PC? Just slap some 2000MHz 4GB RAM in there, an i7 930 or an i5-760, or even a 1090T and save him money to buy a good monitor or something. If he doesn't game don't get a 6850, just get a 430 or a 450, better graphics cards increase speed but not past a certain point, a 430 is around this point. Hell, a 210 even.

But I wouldn't spend that much on it.. you could build one just as fast for about $1000.



I tired but he wants to see what $1900 can get him nowadays. He says hes giving me that budget and he wants me to build the best that i can build with that, no more, no less. LOL I was actually a little surprised, he's spent around $1900 for each computer he's bought in the past so i guess he wants to use it as a benchmark for that the computing world is like now
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I've had bad luck with RAID 1 for reliable "backing up" of data--issue was if there was data corruption on one drive for whatever reason, it just gets mirrored to the other drive and both versions are messed up in real-time--for the best backing up of data, you might want to throw in an external 1+ TB hard drive and set up automatic back-up/sync on the computer (and shouldn't affect the cost of the rig much).

Hardware looks like it'll last a long time and be quite fast, though without specifying what he does (other than that he doesn't game), it's tough to tell if this rig is fast enough, or if an atom rig would be fast enough ()
    
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I'm building a rig for my friend's father. He want me to spend approximately $1900 on it no more, no less. hes not much of a gamer, and wants something zippy and fast when running multiple applications. he wants the rig to be small but powerful. opting for core i7 processor, probably 2600k if the chipsets faults down time doesnt last that long, if not i'll go back to the first gen core i7's (i'm thinking core i7 950)

backing up data is really important, which is why i'm thinking to opt for 3 drives. 1 ssd 2 hard drives and putting the latter in RAID 1 respectively. this is what i've come up with, i would be very grateful if you could take a look at it.

CaseSilverstone Sugo SG 04 -f
Case Size200x360x347
ProcessorCore i7-950
RamCorsair vengeance 12GB
SSDOCZ Vertex 2 80GB
Hard drive Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB x2
Mother BoardAsus Rampage 3 Genie
Graphics card/sAsus EAH 6850
Power SupplyCorsair HX650W
Disc DrivePioneer Blu-ray Writer BDR-205bks Blu-Ray
Others
MonitorDell Ultrasharp Full HD 23"
OSMicrosoft Windows 7 Home Permium

i think the gpu might be overkill and i dunno if i really need 12 gbs of ram. what do you guys think? how would you change/make a rig with those requirements?

cheers and thanks OCN members in advance
Contrary to what most people are saying, I believe you should stick a GPU in the machine, for the simple fact that more and more applications will be utilizing the GPU to offload certain tasks in the future, though I do believe the GPU you selected is overkill. I also doubt he'll use that much power of a CPU, I would go 1156 on him, but if you insist on 1366, then these are the changes I would make.

New GPU: HD5750 or a GTX260 [equivalent]
RAM: Do 6GB MAX! I doubt he used more RAM than I do, and I run many virtual machines at a time. So I would recommened Corsair Dominator 1600MHz

The rest is okay. Does he really need BluRay? What about the monitor? Always ask what he'll use, then go one step above.
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I've updated the build from your suggestions, i think quality (long lasting) and performance is the most important aspect of this build. i'm not sure of what SSD's are good, and i wanted to ask what would be the best harddrive ssd configuration that can ensure that no info ever gets irretrievable via mechanical/hardware failure?

Silverstone Sugo SG 04 -f
200x360x347
Core i7-950
Cosair Dominator 6GB
OCZ Vertex 2 80GB
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB x2
Asus Rampage 3 Genie
Asus EAH 5770
Corsair HX650W
Pioneer Blu-ray Writer BDR-205bks Blu-Ray

Dell Ultrasharp Full HD 23"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Permium
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Ohhhhhh I'm having a lot of fun with $1900



Data HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB $64.99
Monitor: SAMSUNG XL2370-1 23" 2ms Full HD LED $279.99
Mobo: ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 $214.99
Backup HDD: Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1TB $119.99
Blu-ray: LG Black Blu-ray Disc Combo SATA Model UH10LS20 LightScribe Support $69.99
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II $219.99
Case + Win7: Corsair Graphite Series 600T + Win7 Home Premium 64 $254.98
PSU + RAM: CORSAIR 750W 80+ CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) $209.98
CPU + GPU: Intel Core i7-950 + EVGA GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB $401.98

Total: $1,836.88

External HDD for scheduled data backups, F3 1TB for Data, 120Gb SSD for OS.
Edited by _Chimera - 2/8/11 at 6:18am
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how old is your friend's dad and what is he using the computer for?

should have been one of the first questions asked!
Edited by s0d0mg0m0rrah - 2/8/11 at 6:24am
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Ohhhhhh I'm having a lot of fun with $1900



Data HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB $64.99
Monitor: SAMSUNG XL2370-1 23" 2ms Full HD LED $279.99
Mobo: ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 $214.99
Backup HDD: Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1TB $119.99
Blu-ray: LG Black Blu-ray Disc Combo SATA Model UH10LS20 LightScribe Support $69.99
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II $219.99
Case + Win7: Corsair Graphite Series 600T + Win7 Home Premium 64 $254.98
PSU + RAM: CORSAIR 750W 80+ CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) $209.98
CPU + GPU: Intel Core i7-950 + EVGA GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB $401.98

Total: $1,836.88

External HDD for scheduled data backups, F3 1TB for Data, 120Gb SSD for OS.


I know right!!? its sooo fun!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking the time to do that!
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Originally Posted by Icarus_Apothica View Post
I've updated the build from your suggestions, i think quality (long lasting) and performance is the most important aspect of this build. i'm not sure of what SSD's are good, and i wanted to ask what would be the best harddrive ssd configuration that can ensure that no info ever gets irretrievable via mechanical/hardware failure?

Silverstone Sugo SG 04 -f
200x360x347
Core i7-950 Get a better aftercooler than stock, get a CM Hyper 212+
Cosair Dominator 6GB
OCZ Vertex 2 80GB
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB x2 Switch this to Samsung F3 1TB x2
Asus Rampage 3 Genie
Asus EAH 5770
Corsair HX650W
Pioneer Blu-ray Writer BDR-205bks Blu-Ray

Dell Ultrasharp Full HD 23"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Permium You can get this safely, for free, but I won't go into any more details...just a suggestion.
See how you like this:



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40s? i suspect that he doesnt do i lot of hardcore PC gaming but he's not really had a chance to maybe he will once i give him the means?, facebook games? can those games actually get demanding processing wise? i suppose he runs a whole load of applications at once? more of a multitasker i suppose
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