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  1. bohica_34613 New Member

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    OK, I need some help.
    My puter is working fine but need more memory, anyway I just got a call from a friend and she said she wants me to build her a puter. She was talking about buying from a store at first but changed her mind. She's working with a $800 budget so I'd like to hear some ideas from everyone about what she can get.
    Thanx
    bohica :toast:
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    what will the computer be used for?
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    She likes to get on here to chat and play the pogo games and is playing Hellgate on my puter so she'll probably want to play it on hers after I get it and put it together.
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    Thanx for the links.
    She already has a 250gb HDD so that's not needed, don't need monitor - keyboard or mouse either
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    np... if you can go a little over 800 you will have a vary nice rig for her. :toast:
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    newegg'd:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 Allendale 2.2GHz LGA 775 65W Processor Model BX80557E4500 - Retail 124.99

    GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail 94.99

    GeIL 2 x 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) GX22GB6400UDCA 79.99 - 40MIR = 39.99

    OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS ATX12V / EPS12V 600W Power Supply 89.99 - 15MIR = 74.99

    GECUBE GC-HD3870XTG4-E3R Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 249.99

    total = 639.95 - 55MIR = $584.95

    add OS in there? case?
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    i guess since its only 584.99 you could use that extra cash and up the video card a bit or something. unless she doesnt want to spend anymore
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    thats probably what i would go with to
    you can get a WD or samsung 500 gb hd (i own from both companies) for about a $100 bucks also avalable at newegg
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    You could up the HD 3870 to an 8800GT an additional 50 or 60 bucks. From what I've seen the 8800GT tends to grab you a higher FPS than the HD 3870 when it comes to gaming. As for the processor, if she is willing to go a bit over you could bump it up to a Core 2 Quad Q6600. As far as my opinion goes, upping the video card would be the better decision possibly. Keep in mind, I'm on a mind set that she would be willing to spend that whole $800 or possibly more. If that isn't the case then just ignore me completely.
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    Well thanx for the help everyone, I almost had a shopping list to get this build but she had to call and say she now wants 3 hd in it and wants to use the ancient voodoo3 card I gave her and now her budget went up to 900 bucks. I haven't even ordered anything yet and she wants to know when it'll be running.
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    You could always buy two kits of those G.Skill RAM for 4x1GB for only $80, along with maybe a slightly more powerful CPU?
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    wtf? shes raiding 3 hdd and then wants to use the voodoo???????????

    if you are a friend then stop letting her make these choices, teach her why it makes no sense to do what shes asking.

    for $800 you can get:

    cpu - q6600 $280 http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819115017

    mobo - Gigabyte P35 DS3L $95 http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813128059

    ram - A-Data 2x1gb ddr2 800 $48 http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820211066

    hdd - 320gb wd caviar se 16mb cache $80 http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822136074

    vga - nvidia EVGA 8800gt $290 http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130303
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