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Old 12-15-2007, 04:19 PM   #1
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Ok well I am going to be building a friends computer for him. He only needs:

- RAM
- VGP
- CPU
- Mobo
- PSU

He wants to stay between 300-400. Nothing over that. He wants to keep his IDE CD Drive, IDE DVD Drive, Case, and the IDE Hard Drive.

I just can't find something to run that many IDE drives...

Thanks for the help!
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Old 12-15-2007, 04:24 PM   #2
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What's he using the computer for?

RAM: $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098

8500GT: $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130287

Core 2 Duo E4300: $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115013

Asus P5B: $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131030

PSU: $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182017


That's $385. Pretty good system.


EDIT: Change the motherboard, I accidentally counted 2 IDE devices. This should work, just put the CD and DVD drive on the same cable:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142
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Old 12-15-2007, 04:34 PM   #3
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i would go AMD on this build. much better bang for buck than the E4400 is the 5000+ Black Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103194
Benches
http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu_20...=882&chart=416

if your go AMD then go with this motherboard, has great upgrade potenetial.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=asus%2bM3A
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Old 12-15-2007, 04:38 PM   #4
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Sorry about that, he'll want to run Flight Simulator X at med settings or so.
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EDIT: Change the motherboard, I accidentally counted 2 IDE devices. This should work, just put the CD and DVD drive on the same cable:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142
How do I put it on the same cable? I've never done that before.
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Sorry about that, he'll want to run Flight Simulator X at med settings or so.
i think he might want to extend his budget more than, just to be on the safe side, im sure either the AMD\Intel system would run it but he would want a little more jice if he inteded to game at all.
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How do I put it on the same cable? I've never done that before.
ther are cables with 3 connectors on them. 0.
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Old 12-15-2007, 04:54 PM   #7
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Wow. I can't believe how cheap computer parts are getting. 2 gigs for $50??
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the 8500 gt is not worth it. rather get a 8600 or a 7600
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