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Old December 20, 2010, 10:09 PM
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i have some old parts lying around...

so i will build one for my younger brother...

cm690 II ($30)
antec quattro 750w (rma)
muskhin 2gb
seagate hd (i dont remember old model number)
ocz vendetta2 ($10)

i have two mobo but not sure which i should use...

asus striker II formula or p5q deluxe

which mobo i should and sell for right price

i plan to buy cpu and video card...

i hope to find e8400 for right price... and directx 11 gpu like hd 5xxxx or gtx 4xxx... but maybe i am wrong... i only know good high end parts...

my brother is using it for simple tasks such as internet, movie, music and word... and possible game but probably not often...

btw i like cheap ;p
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Old December 20, 2010, 10:21 PM
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I would assume the Striker would sell for more, since it's got a lot more features that could be useful, plus loads of PCI-E lanes. (uber routerbox anyone?) But I'd try to sell both and just keep the one that doesn't sell and use the money towards a decent 775 chip like the e8400 and something like a used 5850. (should be a lot cheaper now, new ones from are hitting the $200 mark after MIR) But that's only assuming he'll be gaming, if he doesn't, go with a lower end dual core and maybe something like a 5770.
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Old December 20, 2010, 11:41 PM
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ok then i will use p5q...

but do you know what the value of striker II formula is?

btw i dont need new video card... so note taken (5850 or 5770)
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Old December 21, 2010, 04:12 PM
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If the tasks you listed above is all you brother will be doing, I'm not sure why you are building him a computer. Any pre-configured computer from your local store should be sufficient.
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Old December 21, 2010, 05:26 PM
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my parts are old... and i see no value in those parts... so why not create one for him...


edit: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...card-sale.html

GV-N460D5-768I-B for 110 shipped or

i found hd 5750 for 90cdn here.. is it good deal? (or 5770 for 120cdn)
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OLD: cm 690, hx620, intel q9450, True Black, ga-ep45-ud3p, 2gbx2 ram of mushkin xp2 8500, xfx 285. wd caviar se16 640gb, 4x zm-f3 fans.

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Old December 21, 2010, 05:53 PM
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The GTX 460 is leaps and bounds from the 5750. Get that instead :)
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Old December 21, 2010, 06:40 PM
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so its good deal then?
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Yeah, $120 shipped is pretty good.
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okay... pm him now... but i am worry about warranty... because i am planning to overclock it to maximum...

btw 110 shipped...
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OLD: cm 690, hx620, intel q9450, True Black, ga-ep45-ud3p, 2gbx2 ram of mushkin xp2 8500, xfx 285. wd caviar se16 640gb, 4x zm-f3 fans.
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Striker II is 780i and a lot of people especially around here stay clear of nvidia chipsets ;)
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