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Kayen August 18, 2009 10:35 PM

Build for friend
Just for general browsing and light gaming : WoW, CS, other crap.

Case $47.99: Cooler Master Elite 310 Case w/ Window at Memory Express Computers
PSU: -
CPU$114.99: AMD Phenom? II X2 550 Dual-Core Black Edition 3.1GHz w/ 7MB Cache (Retail Box, Socket AM3) at Memory Express Computers
MOBO 87.47: NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 ATX AM2+/AM3 AMD770 PCI-E16 2PCI SATA2 RAID 1394 HD Sound GBLAN Motherboard - GA-MA770-UD3 In Canada.
Vid Card 85.09: NCIX.com - Buy MSI Radeon HD 4670 750MHZ 512MB DDR3 2.0GHZ PCI-E DVI HDMI VGA Video Card - R4670-MD512 In Canada.
RAM: -
HDD: -

3x NCIX.com - Buy GELID Solutions GELID Silent 12 1000RPM 120MM Quiet Fan 37CFM 20.2DBA HDB 3PIN - FN-SX12-10 In Canada. $3.54 x 3 after PM.

(Nothing was here LOL mis-link HAHA)
DVD will be an IDE one from old compy.
No overclocking.

Eventually might unlock the cores.
Running XP until Windows 7 is released, then he is going to buy it.

Total: ~ $550 Before shipping + taxes.

Stuff at MemX will be bought cause price lower + he lives a few blocks away!
EDITED to fit changes.

JD August 18, 2009 10:41 PM

Whats the 80mm for? All the fan spaces can support 120mm's so I'd suggest doing so.

Could go with this PSU instead to save a bit if needed: NCIX.com - Buy Corsair CMPSU-400CX 400CX 400W ATX 12V 30A Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - CMPSU-400CX In Canada.

Hard drive: Seagate 7200.12 500GB would suffice. Western Digital 640GB Black would be the other choice.

RAM: Cheap 2x2GB DDR2-800 kit would do.

theAnimal August 18, 2009 10:43 PM

Much better PSU for the same $. NCIX.com - Buy Seasonic S12II 500W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS 6+8PIN PCI-E W/ 120MM Fan - SS-500GB In Canada.

RAM - Mushkin DDR2 800
HDD - WD 640GB

Kayen August 18, 2009 11:02 PM

Thanks for the help! But both of those PSU's their special pricing ends today.
So i'll wait for the next NCIX sale to snatch up something!

EDIT: How much of a PSU is needed for the HD4670 anyways?

And on that matter a 9800GTX+ (for my own purposes)

Safearus August 19, 2009 04:54 AM

With the 4670 I wouldn't use less than a 450W. Same with the 9800GTX+. I like to go overboard though, incase I upgrade in the future to a higher end card.

JD August 19, 2009 04:41 PM


Originally Posted by Kayen (Post 241885)
EDIT: How much of a PSU is needed for the HD4670 anyways?

And on that matter a 9800GTX+ (for my own purposes)

4670 doesn't even require additional power, so a good quality 350W would even suffice. Though to be on the safe-side 400-450W.

The 9800GTX+ however does need extra power so I'd go with a good quality 450W at least, though preferably 500W-600W.

Kayen August 24, 2009 08:14 PM

Alright after some fine tuning, and him wanting what he wants it's now:
Feed back !

JD August 24, 2009 08:44 PM

I'd suggest swapping to a 7200.12 500GB hard drive for like $5 more. Faster and probably more reliable since the 7200.11s had some firmware issues.

Go with some G.SKILL RAM, probably save around $10.

Get a better PSU for sure. The Corsair VX450 is of far better quality even though it has less watts, I'd say it would be a lot more reliable and it's roughly the same price I believe.

And GPU wise, maybe a HD4850? It's faster and around the same price I believe.

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