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Old 06-03-2008, 12:39 AM   #1
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Question PC parts for dad help???

hello, am looking for a bit of quick help here
i'm buying my dad a new computer and here is what i have so far...

this is NOT a super high end machine and he'll never play crysis let alone know what that even is but he does like to mess around with the adobe master collection (video and images).

ONE THING HE IS REALLY ANAL ABOUT IS THAT THE COMPUTER IS QUIET! seriously, an extra 50 or 100 bucks to get it really quiet is money well spent in his mind.


HARD DRIVE
western digital caviar 500 gig $80 - 3 year warranty
OR
seagate barracuda 500 gig $80 - 5 year warranty


PROCESSOR
socket LGA775

Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 Socket LGA775, 2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB, 6MB L2 Cache, 45nm (Retail Box) (BX80570E8200) $200 - 3 year warranty


VIDEO
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT?? 500mb, PCI-express
which 8800 card (GT, GTS or ULTRA) came out AFTER the others and turned out to be a better deal than the previous 8800's? i used to know but forgot


MOTHERBOARD

which motherboard would be good and by which manufacturer?


RAM

i guess this depends on the motherboard but a good matched pair of 2gig ram would be my guess.


POWER SUPPLY
ATX something right??


MONITOR
will get a 22" wide one, any good recommendations?


CASE
ATX case and nothing special, will check with what they have in the store.



any help in one or all area's is much appreciated, thanks!!!

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Old 06-03-2008, 01:06 AM   #2
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What is your budget? I'm working on one right now.
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Yup, as smartpart mentioned, what is your budget? And most of us here also recommend newegg.com
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:19 AM   #4
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https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...e=LiquidMonkey

I left out monitor because there is so many options and price differences. Let me know how that price is working out and I'll update it.

This is what you'll be seeing for average price of a 22"

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009094
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:24 AM   #5
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wow!!! thanks soooo much for that suggestion!!
the lastest components are not important for this PC so things can be 6-9 months old or so which will keep down the budget

i love newegg as well but am going to a store in toronto in a few days to pick everything up. the site is www.canadacomputers.com and their prices are pretty good, well, for us in canadia anyway

will look at your suggestions and get back to ya but looks awesome so far!!!
thanks a million!!
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How about budget wise. What were you looking for?
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:21 AM   #7
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ok, thanks for all your help, here is a suggestion for a final system.
do you see anything that will not work with each other or major errors?
ps - although new egg is awesome, i'll be picking up this stuff from a store in toronto in a few days...


OS - win XP pro 32-bit

MOTHERBOARD
GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L Intel LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX - $100

PROCESSOR
socket LGA775
Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 Socket LGA775, 2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB, 6MB L2 Cache, 45nm (Retail Box) (BX80570E8200) $200 - 3 year warranty

RAM
Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel - $90

VIDEO
BFG
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT 512mb, PCI-express 2.0 x 16 - $200
hopefully this won't be too noisy

HARD DRIVE
western digital caviar 500 gig SATA $80 - 3 year warranty
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seagate barracuda 500 gig SATA $80 - 5 year warranty

DVD/CD R
will get one in the store - $35

POWER SUPPLY
ATX - will ask in store - $100

CASE
ATX case - check in store - $100

what do you think? ok, not bad, total crap????
this should last my dad 2-3 years no worries
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Did u ever post ur budget? Please do, we might be able to get you a better deal.
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budget is less than a grand but i also need to stick with whats available at the store were going to in a few days.
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budget is less than a grand but i also need to stick with whats available at the store were going to in a few days.
Can I ask why the store? In most cases stores will charge you more then what some good websites will charge you online. e.x; newegg.com has good prices.


you sad E8400 is $200. Well on newegg its $184, yes maybe not much of a saving, but when u addon 5-8 parts, savings can be $100-$300

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...5038&Tpk=E8200

& here is mobo for $ 189 & a 8800GT for $179

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2bGA-EP35-DS3L

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150252

just on this 3 parts its almost $50 savings that u can use for better processor, think about it
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