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Old 10-14-2007, 02:52 PM   #1
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I talked my Dad into letting me build his computer Is this setup okay?

-MassCool NexTherm CS-ICS8200 Black ATX Mid-Tower Case wth Built-in Air Conditioning

-ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

-Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

-CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick – Retail

-EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card – Retail

-CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

-Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

-Windows Vista Home Prem. 32-bit


I know people are going to say get a 680i chipset, but my father is not going to be overclocking at all, and the 650i was cheaper and I'm very familiar with that board since I have it already. If you have any other ideas, I'm very open to different ideas. I'm trying not to go over this budget, but willing to change a few things if needed. Thank you.
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Old 10-14-2007, 03:13 PM   #2
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It looks good. I don't see anything wrong with it.
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No me neither.
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Default Re: Building a computer for my Dad

that is an excellent build. that rig is well suited for just about everything including gaming. what does he plan on using this setup for?
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Playing some games and regular home computer use.
He just wants something good lol.
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lol, he obviously knows his computers, and you do too. i hope he enjoys this build, it should run most games on high settings.
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Old 10-14-2007, 04:19 PM   #7
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Since your gonna have Vista, you might wanna bump the ram up to 4 gigs. Vista uses a lot.
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Old 10-14-2007, 04:37 PM   #8
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i have 1 extra of those sticks, so he will have 3gigs, no sense on getting 4 since 32bit can only use 3.5
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Only problem with using odd number RAM modules is you lose dual channel capability.
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well, I'll order within a few days, then I'll get building. Anyone know if I need to buy any heatsinks or fan for the processor, or does it come with that stuff?
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