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Old December 21, 2009, 02:05 PM
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I completley missed that. Thanks

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Old December 21, 2009, 02:11 PM
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I recommend one of these PSUs instead of that BFG unit:
Corsair CMPSU-400CX 400CX 400W ATX 12V 30A Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - DirectCanada
Antec Earthwatts 430W Power Supply ATX12V V2.0 20/24PIN Active PFC 80PLUS 80MM Fan - DirectCanada
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Old December 21, 2009, 02:15 PM
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Even with pricematching, the BFG unit is cheaper. Can be PM for $45
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Even with pricematching, the BFG unit is cheaper. Can be PM for $45
Yes, but the PSUs I recommended are better and are worth a few extra bucks.
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Old December 21, 2009, 04:45 PM
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That BFG is a older line, not their newer, more reliable ones. The corsair is much better.
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Old December 21, 2009, 08:21 PM
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If they do not plan on gaming (as mentioned above) definitely forget about a video card. On board graphics from AMD (HD 3200/3300/4200) will be far better than what was in the old computer. Given your budget AMD is a better route then Intel (the tables turn in the higher $$$ systems). And for CPU go with the Athlon II x3 425. If you get it from NCIX you can price match to $80 here. Would be a great budget build.
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Old December 21, 2009, 09:08 PM
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I'd say go DDR3 / 785g board / 2gb ddr3 ram / x3 425 / that bfg psu, guys, it's not a super heavy power consumer, why bother with the extra powerful psu.
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that bfg psu, guys, it's not a super heavy power consumer, why bother with the extra powerful psu.
I recommended a good 400W and a good 430W PSU instead of an average 550W PSU. Take a look at the links I provided next time instead of accusing me of recommending "extra powerful" PSUs.
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Old December 21, 2009, 09:34 PM
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My thoughts is : If it ain't broke don't fix it. And if it ain't on sale, meh.
That's just my sentiments.
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This guy listens to music and surfs the web. The most demanding thing this PC will probably see is YouTube. Sure, I could probably re-boot Windows ME, but he wants something new, and fast. Anything better then this will be "fast", even a dual-core AMD Athlon II X2 240. The Phenom II X2 550, unlocked or not, is simply overkill, and this is spending money that doesnt need to be spent.

Not only that, but than I can cut down to this board (ASUS M2N68 AM PLUS) for $50. The DDR2 is cheaper, than the DDR3 and the DDR3 simply isnt worth it in my opinion (for this build).

I really appretiate the advice here, but I think that a lot of the recomendations where overkill, although, maybe I just didnt make my self clear enough.

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