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Old November 29, 2008, 06:43 PM
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Default Lga775 3d app intensive.

Ok so buying some stuff used most stuff from NCIX.

This build is for a lanscaper who does CAD, Solidworks, CS3/4 need advice. He's on a tighter budget and doesn't want to spend a ton and no i7.


1. Mobo: Asus P5Q Pro - $150 for it and a 15MIR (plus free shipping on the rest of my order)

2. CPU - Buying used Q6600 - Q9550 ( not yet decided because of budget)

3. Antec 300 - $40 (Will also have thermaltake kandalf if i need that for cooling and space but thats probably for another rig.)

4. Ram - *Need suggestions*

5. HD - Need a good price link to a 500gb or 640gb.

6. OS - Vista Business 64bit - $180 (wouldn't mind a good link for a cheaper - yes I need a legit copy for this build no option.)

7. Video Card - Quadro Card most likely fx1700 - $500 :help: :help:(ya you get my drift prove i dont need for a 24" monitor for 3d stuff in CS3/4 and CAD and Solidworks. OR give me a very good price link.


8. Monitor - Samsung 2443BW - $330 no shipping and no PST. - if someone has another idea open to suggestions but has to be in this price range and i think that'll be hard.


9. If I order tonight will i get a receipt as bought tonight for my product for my MIR. Becasue its Saturday and i dont want to get screwed seeing as some stuff has to be bought before Monday.


I've got the samller stuff figured out hopefully.




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Old November 30, 2008, 01:04 PM
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Would an OEM version of Vista Home Premium not do for this build, or is there some specific functionality of the Business edition you need? Vista Home Premium x64 OEM is only $137 on NCIX. Also, the Seagate Barracuda 640GB is $97.60 with a $15 MIR at the moment. I assume you're not gonna OC? If so, PC2-6400 RAM should be fast enough, the more the better for that kind of work. This Mushkin HP PC2-6400 4GB Kit should be plenty good enough for the job. Hope that helps.
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Motherboard: Asus P5Q Pro.
RAM: 4GB Corsair Dominator Twin2X PC2-8500.
Graphics: Xpertvision Radeon HD4870 1GB.
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HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB.
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