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Old November 4, 2008, 01:23 PM
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Default Sub $1200 Rig

I priced out a computer for a friend that I work with. Just wanted to get some input on it.

Processor ($273):
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700

Mobo ($171):
Asus P5N-D Motherboard

Case ($154):
Antec P182 ATX Black Mid

PSU ($165):
Corsair HX620W CMPSU-620HX ATX

RAM ($70):
Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB 2X2GB PC2-6400 DDR2

Video Card($157):
BFG GeForce 9800 GT OC+ Video Card - 512MB

Hard drive ($84):
Western Digital SE16 500GB

CPU Heatsink/Fan ($38):
OCZ Vendetta 2

DVD Drive ($36):
LG GH22NS30 Black

Total: $1148 before tax.

Would anyone make any changes that would improve this and keep it below $1200 (before tax)?
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Old November 4, 2008, 01:59 PM
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Use an antec 900 instead... horrible cable management, but airflow makes up for it.
Case: CoolerMaster HAF 932
CPU : Intel i7-5820K 6-core @ 3.3GHz
RAM : 32GB DDR4 2400MHz (G.SKILL Ripjaws)
HDD : Main: 240GB SSD SATA2 (Intel) Storage: 3TB SATA2 (WD Green) Backup: 500GB External USB (Hitatchi)
GFX : Gigabyte GTX 970 4GB
PSU : 750W Corsair Modular PSU
MoBo: Asus X99-A
View : Acer H213H 21.5" @ 1920 x 1080 + random 4:3 monitor

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Old November 4, 2008, 03:23 PM
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Get a P45 motherboard and PC-8000/8500 RAM along with the 640GB Western Digital since it's faster.

If it's a gaming rig more so, a dual-core 45nm might be better.
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