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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by olithereal, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. olithereal

    olithereal New Member

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    So yeah, we got a rough draft done...basically, he wants at least a 23" screen 1920x1080, preferably an i5 CPU for some reason, and a good videocard for gaming. He doesn't overclock or anything, plain gaming.

    So here's the rough draft, total cost @ 1310$ CND with free shipping for whole order. (His max budget is 1400$ CND before shipping and handling.
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    I think we could save him some good money with a Q9xxx without loosing to much performance, but ya...what do you guys think? He really seems stuck on the i5.

    EDIT: I have been considering lending him my old 8800GT until the new series comes out, and only then buy a new one...
     
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    YinYang.ERROR New Member

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    I think that is a lot of money for a video card that is going to be obsolete in a few days.
     
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    olithereal New Member

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    I know right...however he needs a PC really really soon. His current PC can't even run the tools we use in our college program for homeworks.

    One thing I have been considering doing however is to lend him my old 8800GT until the new series comes out, then buy one.
     
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    That sounds like a better idea.
     
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    Yea I think lending him your 8800 would be the better choice, also I think you mate is right in going with the i5 socket as it would give a more upgradable path than a 775 socket, even though he doesn't need that amount of power for gaming.
     
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    agree with all. lend him your 8800gt till the 5850 hits retail.
     
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    Yeah, you're right. I completely forgot the new i7s were LGA1156. Oh well, i5 it is.
    I'm gonna try and convince him to wait a bit before ordering the GPU. Also, any "official" or expected dates for the new series of GPUs?

    Aside from that, anything you guys would change in that build?
     
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    It looks like a good build :) if you were to change something, I would change the RAM.
    1600Mhz if possible, but more importantly better timings than CAS 9.
     
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    Right, will look into that later tonight. Gotta go "fix" my mother's friend computer now.. :banghead:

    She just needs an upgrade to SP3 on XP.
     
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    Ah gotta love'em lol.
     

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