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May 24, 2009 12:36:16 AM

: Probably by the end of this weekend, or before whenever memorial day sales end.

: General Purpose is for my sister to use for homework/sufweb. however, i'd like to use it for gaming purpose (whenever im not away from school)

: Vista ultimate 32 bit, Microsoft Office 2007, Symantec Endpoint Protection, all are given by my school, mouse/keyboard
price: 900-1300
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Yorkfield 2.66GHz

EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260

ZALMAN 9500A 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB

NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW

LG W2353V-PF Black 23" 1920 x 1080

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit

Additional notes: im a little reluctant on blu-ray, maybe give it another year or two. SLi is a possible option in the future depends if I would need it of course. im good at putting things together, just not comparing different parts >_<

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May 24, 2009 1:03:08 AM

Good choices over all, but I wouldn't go that route.

Right now, it's mostly AMD builds for the low and mid range. They just have the better deals at the moment. Especially compared to the Q8400.

AMD X4 940 and Gigabyte 790X combo:
Sorry, newegg is acting up and I can't get this combo atm... you'll find it.

OCZ 1066 4GB CAS 5
As above

NZXT Tempest case

BFG LS-550, 500W PSU

May 24, 2009 1:51:47 AM

oh wow, didnt see that AMD. thanks
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May 24, 2009 1:04:11 PM

should i switch my graphics card to ATi to benefit from Hybrid Crossfire?
May 24, 2009 1:49:43 PM

You won't have access to all of that RAM because of 32bit vista.
May 24, 2009 2:24:49 PM

^ but if/when he upgrades the OS to a 64 bit OS then it will.
May 24, 2009 4:15:14 PM

Yeah I was just saying in case he can ask for a 64bit version straight away.
May 24, 2009 7:32:27 PM

so change the fan and graphics card? k.

vista ultimate 32 is free for me, so it doesnt bother me much. hehe