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September 28, 2010 8:04:27 AM

Hi Everyone,

A friend of mine is looking to build a PC and wanted me to get him a parts list of what i thought would be good, and I'm looking for feedback on it :) . I appreciate any help and suggestions you may provide!

Here goes:

Motherboard: $180 ASUS P7P55D-E Pro - LGA 1156
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-P7P55D-E-Pro-Intel-Motherboa...

Processor: $200 Intel Core i5-760 2.8GHz 8 MB LGA1156 Processor
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VANRAQ/ref=asc_df_B003VANR...

CPU Cooler: $30 COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: $190 CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GFX Card: $400 2 x MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: $80 COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS
ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: $130 CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V
2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Optical Drive: $22 LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW (DONT KNOW IF
YOU WANTED BLURAY)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: $90 Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200
RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


TOTAL: $1322

His budget is between 1200-1400 max.

Thanks for taking the time to check this out!


Regards,
Dave
September 28, 2010 8:13:51 AM

I actually forgot to mention one thing which is probably pretty obvious to most of you; he will be using it primarily for gaming.
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September 28, 2010 8:19:43 AM

Nice build.. However, you can get a better quality modular PSU (XFX XPS 750W Black Edition) for a lesser price.. Also, opt for the Seagate Spinpoint F3 1TB instead of the WD.. Also, for your memory requirements, I'll suggest the G-Skill Ripjaws 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 MHz CAS7
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September 29, 2010 4:02:28 AM

Emperus said:
Nice build.. However, you can get a better quality modular PSU (XFX XPS 750W Black Edition) for a lesser price.. Also, opt for the Seagate Spinpoint F3 1TB instead of the WD.. Also, for your memory requirements, I'll suggest the G-Skill Ripjaws 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 MHz CAS7


Thanks for the suggestions. I had a question regarding the 750W XFX psu. Would it be able to handle dual 460's and a modest overclock on the cpu? 3.5-3.7 GHz range.
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September 29, 2010 4:24:40 AM

BoxBabaX said:
Thanks for the suggestions. I had a question regarding the 750W XFX psu. Would it be able to handle dual 460's and a modest overclock on the cpu? 3.5-3.7 GHz range.


Yes.. Easily..
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October 6, 2010 5:30:35 AM

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October 6, 2010 9:10:14 AM

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