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Old 06-25-2008, 11:28 AM   #1
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Default Another budget build thread....

Ok, my friend texted me last night asking if I would build him a computer. I asked what his budget was and he said ~$1000. He used to be a mac user, then he got an HP notebook, but he shares it with his brother (and it melts his leg). He needs EVERYTHING. So all components, monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers/headset (I'm assuming). I don't know if I should go AMD or Intel, I have no experience putting together Intel based machines (is it even any different?). He wants it for gaming, but nothing too extreme, so at least an 8800GT.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...Number=6403094
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:56 AM   #2
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Look's fairly good. I'd go for an Intel E6550...it costs about $40 more...E8400 if you can afford it. (Not sure about AMD, wait for others to respond)

As far as the 8800GT, I'd definitely go with the Radeon 4850 if you can afford it. ($200).

Go for a P35 mobo (if you're going ATI)...should be cheaper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128337
Maybe that one?

Also, a 700W power supply is ridiculous. 550W should easily be enough.

Just some suggestions...
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Will he overclock?
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Will he overclock?
no.

i put together another cart for aowen's suggestions: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...Number=6404034
turns out to be more expensive.
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If he's not going to overclock, going for that 6000+ X2 wouldn't actually be bad idea.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103773
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813154016
You could save a few $$ there, and I think you'd be fine with this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371007
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no.

i put together another cart for aowen's suggestions: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...Number=6404034
turns out to be more expensive.
But more powerful

But yeah, worshipme knows a lot more...follow what he says.
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Default Re: Another budget build thread....

yeah im thinking about sticking with amd.
ok, i updated the list, went with the cheaper psu and a cheaper mobo.
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...Number=6403094
i also put in the speakers and keyboard and mouse. let me know what you guys think.
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