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Old 08-10-2009, 11:14 PM   #11
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Q6600 (facepalm) http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819115037

and upgrade that RAM. ewhh, then maybe it could be worthy
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:19 PM   #12
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Q6600 (facepalm) http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819115037

and upgrade that RAM. ewhh, then maybe it could be worthy
At least it's a start. I went for the Q6600 because it's a nice and cheep quad core, the equivilant of the AMD above.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:58 PM   #13
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So is the q8400 the same as the q6600?
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:28 PM   #14
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Tigerdirect seems the best choice.

CPU: AMD Phenom II 955
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Optical drive: It's just an optical drive.

Total: $838 ex/tax
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Default Re: Someone asked me to build them a computer

I'm going out to buy the parts right now and i've decided to go with the Phenom II x4 940, the motherboard in the setup that "worshipme" posted, an ATI gtx260 or gts250, 4gb of ddr3 ram, and a 500gb hard drive.

Comes to like 900 with taxes from this local computer store. I picked them because tigerdirect stores don't stock all the stuff that they have on the site, and it turns out that the person didn't want to order from an online store. (NCIX and newegg)
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The 940 does not support DDR3, only the AM3 CPUs do such as the 945 or the 955.

Make sure you get the GTX 260 Core 216, keep an eye out for the HD 4890 as well if it's the same price, it performs better. And don't pay too much for the GTS 250, it's just a rebranded 9800GTX+
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The 940 does not support DDR3, only the AM3 CPUs do such as the 945 or the 955.

Make sure you get the GTX 260 Core 216, keep an eye out for the HD 4890 as well if it's the same price, it performs better. And don't pay too much for the GTS 250, it's just a rebranded 9800GTX+
alright awesome i'll keep that in mind. Thanks.

what about the 4870?
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alright awesome i'll keep that in mind. Thanks.

what about the 4870?
it's actually a great buy right now, the 1GB version is $155.49 before $15 MIR, $140.49 after MIR, the shipping costs shouldn't be much...
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