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Hey, my friend has never build a computer before and was asking me for help in building it. So its kinda a compromise between the two of us. (Does he really need 4 gigs of ram?) Anyway this is what we came up with. Any comments or suggestions for improvement?

Case (already owns):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133152

Screen (already owns):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116084

Floppy:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821103116

Card Reader:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820176825

Hard Drive: two of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148108

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227195

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128050

CPU:
E6850 when it is released on july 22.

Power Supplies:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151027

DVD-R/W:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151141

Graphics Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130082

Wireless Internet:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127075

Thanks for your help guys.
 

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It looks pretty good. Just wondering why he needs a floppy drive? I think he would want the 640mb GTS because hes going to be running at a pretty high resolution.

EDIT: Don't you want to get him a cpu cooler? Something better than stock?
 

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It looks pretty good. Just wondering why he needs a floppy drive? I think he would want the 640mb GTS because hes going to be running at a pretty high resolution.
I remember seeing a thing saying that the difference between the two cards wasn't that much. Also he said he wanted a floppy drive, and since they are only 7 dollars i didn't argue.
 

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get te 640mb gts

Its worth the extra cash and also if he plays above 1280x1024 it helps alot

Also he only needs 2 gigs for now(however if he wants 4 gigs he needs the Vista x64 edition ).

 

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The difference between the 320 and the 640 isn't that much at low resolutions, but dude, that monitor he has is 1920 x 1200. Hes going to need that 640mb.
 

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EDIT: Don't you want to get him a cpu cooler? Something better than stock?

He doesn't want to overclock the system at all, nor is he willing to. So a cpu cooler seems kinda like a waste.

I guess i can talk to him about the 640.
 

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get the 640 evga and i also vote for evga mobo
 

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I donno about a new mobo, i have the same mobo but baised on the 965 chipset and it served me well. Plus hes not gonna use all the features of the evga mobo. And im trying to reduce cost how much hes paying. Honestly he doesnt know too much about computers.

As for the 640 graphics card, i looked up some reviews and talked to him. The reviews showed a 30% performance increase at his resolution on avg. He doesnt feel its worth the increased price. (I had to work hard to talk him into a 8800 at all, he wanted an 8400 or something)

Nasgul I agree with you that its worth the extra 17 for the PC&C. Good find.
 
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