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12-29-2009, 02:39 PM
my buddy needs some help building a pc this is what i got so far. if any1 has something thats better please post it. hes trying to get best parts for the best price.

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 24X DVD-R SATA Black 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106335)

RAIDMAX FUSION ATX-806WU Black/Blue 0.6mm STEEL SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156234)

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136320)

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122)

ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131232)

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037)

XFX GS250XZDFU GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150439)

CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139013)

12-29-2009, 02:43 PM
How much is he willing to spend?

12-29-2009, 02:48 PM
700usd is the max so yeah all that above is a little over

12-29-2009, 03:01 PM
minus the case he has one

12-29-2009, 03:10 PM
get a ATI 4850 they are cheaper will perform the same http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161296&cm_re=ATI_4850-_-14-161-296-_-Product

and instead of a dual core get a cheaper quad and overclock it http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115057

u should easily get that quad to 3.0 or even 3.5 with the proper cooling.

also the power supply is alittle overkill for that try getting this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

for the mobo i would rather gigabyte like this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128358

graphics card u save about 30 bucks CPU u save 10 and u spend that 10 bucks u saved from the CPU to get a better mobo like the gigabyte and overclock the CPU and maybe get a heatsink and fan as well like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223

12-29-2009, 03:25 PM
To be honest I think you should stick with the Asus board. Much more reliable in my experiences, they really are quality products.

But the 750W PSU is a good idea, there is no reason why you'd need a 950W PSU in this case really.

12-29-2009, 03:41 PM
ok ty guys

12-29-2009, 03:47 PM
GIGABYTE is quality. They produce very high quality boards that are reliable and durable.

This is a much more suitable build for what your friend wants. The best parts for the best price.

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail

SAPPHIRE 100286L Radeon HD 4860 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - OEM

Total ~ $678.92 (BEFORE SHIPPING)

12-29-2009, 03:55 PM
wow nice sideways ty for that.

12-29-2009, 04:46 PM
wow nice sideways ty for that.

I built one similar to this. It is really more powerful than I expected. That triple core is a very good processor for the money. I can hardly tell any difference from my other PC with an i5-750.

12-29-2009, 06:20 PM
Yea sideways build is about as good as you're going to get. Only thing I'd changed is the case and GPU.

Case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137&cm_re=coolermaster_690-_-11-119-137-_-Product)
Case 2 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066)

GPU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=5770&x=0&y=0)

I think you'll be happier with the 5770 in the long run.