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February 1, 2009 8:47:06 PM

Hey guys i was curious, with the knowledge on the forums i wanted to see your different ideas for a duo build. Want to make this thread a great place for duo build ideas and such because i am in the market for a duo system and i know many are. Keep builds lean! The duo provides the most bang for our buck lets continue that with the rest of the components. Happy building!!!
February 1, 2009 8:49:21 PM

CPU- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400


Motherboard- GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard


Cpu Fan-ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler


Case- Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


Graphics Card- SAPPHIRE 100259L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card


Power Supply- Antec EA650 650W ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply


Memory- Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664AA80A


Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive


Monitor- ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor


Opitical Drive- LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30


Speakers- Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speaker


Software- Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Licensed for 3 PCs
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders


Keyboard/Mouse- Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 B2L-00047 Black USB Ergonomics Keyboard and Mouse
a b B Homebuilt system
February 2, 2009 12:33:14 AM

I take it it's a gaming machine. Looks very good.
a b B Homebuilt system
February 2, 2009 12:41:32 AM

Maybe a GA-EP45-UD3P for a few bucks more, to get the Crossfire option for later. Do it only if you expect to get a larger monitor or if you play very intensive games.

If you're shopping at Newegg, get this Corsair 650TX. It's $20 less and a little better too.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&Tpk=650tx

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