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
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.
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.
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DVD will be an IDE one from old compy.
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
The 9800GTX+ however does need extra power so I'd go with a good quality 450W at least, though preferably 500W-600W.
Alright after some fine tuning, and him wanting what he wants it's now:
Feed back !
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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