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Old May 1, 2009, 09:43 AM
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Default Friend's need advise on GPU

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I chose this for a friend's build. His initial budget is 500$ but he was willing to throw in a little 100$ more.

He will be using the cpu for gaming, internet and music. Hes not an hardcore gamer, he'll play games like fallout 3 and he dosnt bother to play with lower graphics possible.

He will most likely buy a 19" flat screen monitor.

So, I have 3 questions!

1- What GPU would you recommend? I was thinking the Evga 250s superclocked for 135$ +20mir would be very nice.. but is there a card near 80-90$ that would do the trick? As I said he dosnt bother playing on lowest graphics.
2- Is the Powersupply overkill? My friend wont upgrade. He wants a cheap but strong cpu that he will be able to toss away and buy a better one later on. 600W is great, I dont know if the psu is good tho. Should he go for 500W? 550? the psu is very expensive, is there a cheaper one that would do the trick?
3- The case! That case looked great but yet again its maybe overkill. Do you know a flashy ugly case less expensive that any noob in cpu building would like? :D

THank you very much!!
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