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Old 08-05-2008, 02:15 PM   #1
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Thinking about having a friend build a computer for me, this is what he came up with. Any tips or comments would be great, thanks.

*Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
*Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
*OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
*GIGABYTE GA-P31-S3G ATX Intel Motherboard
*GIGABYTE GZ-X2BPD-500 Black Computer Case
*NZXT PS-NT-PP600-R 600W Power Supply
*ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black E-IDE/PATA Model DRW-2014S1
*HIS Hightech Radeon HD 4850 H485F512P Video Card
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:17 PM   #2
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bump the processor up to a q series for 20 dollars more you can go quad man.
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:21 PM   #3
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Are you thinking this would be a better option for me?

*Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor
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oh yes!

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No dont take the quad if your doing gaming. the E8400 will oC so much higher and will = better performance
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A few questions.

- Will this be pre-built or custom?
- Are you in the US or Canada?
- Will you be overclocking?
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A few questions.

- Will this be pre-built or custom?
- Are you in the US or Canada?
- Will you be overclocking?

This is custom built, I'm in the US and I won't be overclocking. Just want it for gamming...
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Go with the E8400...like mentioned above, will out perform the Quad. If you over clock most definitely...and even without OC, it still runs amazing.
I am running the E8400, and i couldn't be any happier
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If you won't OC and you don't mind spending more money, you can go for a faster CPU with less OCing capabilities.
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If you won't be overclocking, I wouldn't change anything from your proposed build, it looks pretty much perfect.
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