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you're thoughts on this system please!

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January 2, 2008 11:29:23 AM


Im going to build a system for a friend of mine, and i thought it could.nt harm to ask you what you think of it.

it's a pretty tight budget, but i think it'll perform good for today's standards.

CPU: AMD 64 x2 6400+ black edition
Motherboard: MSI K9A2 Platinum (with the new amd 790fx chipset, supports quad crossfire :p !)
RAM: Geil ultra series ddr2 800 mhz, cas latency 4-4-4-12 (2x 1024mb)
GPU: Gigabyte VGA Radeon HD3870
CPU cooler: Artic Freezer 64 pro
Hard disk: Samsung SpinPoint T133 400 GB, 7200 Rpm, 16 MB (s-ata)
DVD-RW: Lite-On DVD-RW (they say it's the fastest on the market, but it's also pretty cheap)
PSU: OCZ StealthXtream 600 Watt (thanks to jtt283 :p )

I already adviced him to wait for the stuff coming out in Q1 2008, because this could be a bit of a waste of money when new stuff comes out. But his old pc broke down, so he needs a new one as soon as possible.

With al the extra's (keyboard, mouse, headset, case) it comes down to € 910,_

I live in holland, so its in euro's but is about 1336,_ USD.

But if you skip al the extra's, and only go for: cpu, gpu, motherboard, cpu cooler, ram and psu, it'll be around € 620.

that's about 910,_ USD wich i think is a reasonable price for a potentual "Gaming" system.

what do you think about this?

thanks in advance!

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January 2, 2008 12:56:49 PM


i think i'll go for the WD Caviar SE16 400gb, 16 MB cache, 7200rpm, s-ata etc.
January 2, 2008 1:46:36 PM

It's an act of charity to build an AMD system.
January 2, 2008 2:12:02 PM

^^^ ROTFL....but so true lol!
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January 2, 2008 2:44:09 PM

I would go for Q6000 and GA-P35-DS4 instead of AMD.
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