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Seeking Build Advice

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May 22, 2009 3:13:40 PM

Hello, I'm building a system for my father. He isn't a gamer but his kids and grandkids are, so a solid, quiet, capable system is my target.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next week or so.

BUDGET RANGE: ~ $1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: internet, games, office type work

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: no monitor or speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU, not AMD

OVERCLOCKING: no, and wont crossfire

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 19" typical monitor, just don't remember resolution

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: loooking for a rock solid, quiet, capable computer.

My proposed build, I apoligize if the links dont work, not exactly sure how that works.


GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-UD3LR LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GV-R485ZL-512H Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model GH22LS30 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That's it, hope the links work and thanks in advance.









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May 22, 2009 3:31:22 PM

Those 6GB kits are designed for the i7 CPU's and their triple channel RAM controller. I would ditch the DDR3 plan and get this motherboard and RAM instead:

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3LR LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 - $10 MIR

G.SKILL HK 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99

650W is way more than you need for a single 4850. This PSU would power that system just fine:

CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $74.99 - $15 MIR

Of course there's nothing wrong with getting the 650TX other than it's overkill.

The build looks good, otherwise! :) 
May 22, 2009 5:51:36 PM

If your going to get the yorkfeild, get this combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

The e8500 isnt bad, i run everything with it, videos, multitask, music + gaming + downloads and it runs smooth, and that was when it was at stock, it's oc'd now.


Heres a good Asus p5Q se + e8500 combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

but, im sure you can just get away with the ud3r and the e8500 and still be in good shape on your budget.

!