Solved New build for a friend. Tags: New Build Systems Last response: October 30, 2009 12:50 AM in Systems Share mavanhel October 29, 2009 5:21:11 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Soon. Like, Friday or Saturday, or maybe later. BUDGET RANGE: No idea. I don't want to spend much more than 1500 I suppose, but hey, cheaper the better. SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Programming, Gaming, Numerical Computation, Surfing, Movies, Coat Rack PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS. Speakers. PARTS PREFERENCES: Phenom II x4 955 BE and Antec 900 case. Preferred websites: pccyber.com and newegg.ca. I'll probably be getting most parts at PC Cyber (since we have one down the road and then don't have to pay shipping). Country of Origin: Canada (eh!) OVERCLOCKING: Don't care. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe. MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200 (24" monitor). ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Having an additional hard drive would be nice. Oooh, and a clicky keyboard. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So, here are some parts that I've already picked out: CPU: Phenom II X4 955 BE Mobo: Still not too sure on this one...I had the GIGABYTE UD5P out, but it's a bit pricey RAM: G.SKILL 4GB Boot HDD: Samsung F3 Spinpoint 500GB Storage HDD: WD Caviar Green 1TB GPU: SAPPHIRE HD 5770 Optical Drive: I figured any Samsung/Sony $35 OD will do. PSU: Corsair 750TX Monitor/mouse/keyboard: No ideas at this point, although a 24" monitor would be nice. So ya, that's basically it. I'd love to hear any responses from you guys and thanks a lot for the help. More about : build friend Best solution tecmo34 October 30, 2009 12:50:36 AM Here is a complete build for your review from Newegg.ca ... Cost: $1339.88 CPU & MOBO Combo: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail and ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail GPU: SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail Boot HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Storage HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive DVD: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail Monitor: ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail Keyboard: Saitek PZ30AU Black USB Standard Eclipse Keyboard - Retail Mouse: Logitech MX518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming-Grade Mouse - Retail Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew Build For a Friend ForumNew build for Friend ForumNew build for friend ForumNeed Help With New Build For A Friend ForumNew Build for Friend ForumNew Build For a Friend ForumNew Build for a friend ForumNew build for a friend , $900 ForumNew budget build for friend - FX4100, Phenom II X4 965, or what? ForumA New Build (for a friend ) 2500$ budget ForumNew Build within 1000$ for my friend ForumFriend 's old pc or build a new one.. ForumNew Build for a friend ForumNew build for Friend need advice ForumBuilding a new computer for a friend ForumNew build for friend , please comment ForumGaming Build: Budget $2,300 ForumNew AMD build for a friend. ForumNew Build for a friend More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !