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Aright guys so a buddy of mine wants to build a PC and wants to keep it under $500. I originally recommended AMD because they do 9cycles but he wants to stay Intel so this is what I recommended him, tell me what you all think. Keep in mind he has the other components that I don't have listed, and also, he wants to overclock everything so that influenced my choice too. Also, he is going budget so no 'wait for quad-core or DX10 or vista' recommendations please. Here we go:<br />
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Mobo: Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 @ $116 <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128017" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128017</a><br />
CPU: Pentium D 915 @ $120 (800mhz, 2.8ghz, 2x2mbL2) <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116253" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116253</a><br />
Graphics Card: eVGA 7600GT @ $113 <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130062" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062</a><br />
PSU: Logysis 550watt @ $40 <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817170011" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817170011</a><br />
Case: whatever he picks, $35 abouts<br />
Ram: PNY PC4200 2x512mb @ $70 or so on ebay, I've found a couple buyitnow's at that price.<br />
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What do you guys think?
 

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he doesn't want AMD as I suggested to him and stated above, I already tried.
 

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lol woot AMD FTW <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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yea honestly for a bit more money he could have a much better X2, but ya know, to each his own. If he really wants intel, go for it. Definitley change that PSU though.
 

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The E6300 isn't much more tell him to save some more $$$ so he can get a build that will last, or go AMD.
 

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Look into Sunbeam for PSU
 

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</div>That would be even better than going with AMD but the E6300 is about $50-$60 more and that PSU needs to be replaced with a more reliable one
 

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Duo Cores> all <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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Yeah guys believe me I am with you all that if it were me and I was building a 500 dollar rig I would go AMD or spend 60 more dollars and go e6300, but I tried pushing the core 2 and he def didnt want it, Ill try to push AMD but he didnt want it before, I know I know...for midrange AMD definitely is better than Intel. Ill check into the PSU again, I recommended that one because its cheap, he isnt gonna be rocking anything fancy, and thats one Ive had for 5 months and no problems with my 7900GTO and 4.7ghz overclock, but the general consensus seems to be to go better, I dunno I may just tell him to go with it cause its only $40 and mine has served me well as of yet. Thanks all, keep shouting out recommendations!<br>
No core 2 though he definitely doesnt wanna go that big...Ill try for AMD again.
 

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You could sell him your psu for like 30 bucks and then get a better one for yourself <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Heres a great PSU for the money, been rock solid on the voltages powering my rig for a while now. <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817174023" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817174023</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Heres a great PSU for the money, been rock solid on the voltages powering my rig for a while now. <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817174023" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817174023</a></div>
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That one looks nice, Ill recommend that one to him then. Hey I have a question though, since my PSU doesn't have dual 12V's, when a PSU has more than one 12V, do you add them all up to get a total? Becuase I see $150 PSU's with 2 or 4 12Vs and they are like 18A each, which isn't enough to power a single higher end card? Can someone clear this up?
 

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There is a specific amount of watts available on the 12v rail, on multi rail PSU's they split the watts up into however many rails that PSU has.<br><br>
18a per rail is enough for all current high end cards<br><br>
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