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  1. Volatile

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    Hey Techpowerup, some bad news here. My sisters computer died today after an accident in her room and now she needs a new one. She has finals in a few weeks and needs to buy this tonight on short notice. So I have the parts all set up for a 700 dollar build I just need some advice on if this is the best i can get for the money.

    She does school projects on this along with music web browsing and photoshop. She doesn't use it for gaming but wants this thing to go FASTT! on the web booting up multitasking etc; here is what I found real fast.

    Budget is 700 dollars or less, no monitor or keyboard or mouse needed

    Dvd drive :http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4803048&sku=L49-1028 OEM

    PSU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3276567&sku=ULT-LSP750

    CPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4959973&sku=I69-0750

    Motherboard + Ram: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5532357&sku=B69-4056

    GFX Card : http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4111742&sku=E145-9504

    Case: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4540656&sku=A406-1117

    Is this the best build I can get for around 700, that total comes out to 683. Thanks guys :D
     
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    You don't need an OS?
     
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    ULTRA PSU's are crap. I have seen more RMA'd than actually running in rigs. BTW, ULTRA is TigerDirect/CompUSA's house brand.
     
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    Already have an extra licence of windows
     
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    Xion chassis are made with very thin steel and lots of plastic on the front. They also aren't as cool as other chassis. I'll suggest two chassis that have side windows and are Elite model chassis. These chassis are made by Cooler Master, and have a good quality without having to spend too much.


    Elite 310
    Elite 334 Nvidia
     
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    i wouldnt get an i5, if she's not gonna oc or play games you could build it for way less with a ddr2 setup, on a quad or dual. ddr3 and an i5 for web browsing is way overkill. also you could get a 400w corsair psu that probly would smoke that cheap junk you picked.(no offense) also, I would get a 9800 basically same as 8800gts.
     
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    Thanks I really appreciate the offer, but she insists on just buying everything through tigerdirect =/

    Thanks for all your input everyone, I think i'm going to change the PSU, but she liked the core i5 so I think im going to stick with that.
     
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    what is the need for the PRO version on the p7p55? why not get the p7p55d its cheaper
     
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    I thought the deal was pretty good because it was 200 dollars off that + corsair dominator ram
     
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    i think you would be better of with this vid card
    PNY GeForce 210 Video Card - 512MB DDR2

    i also would by the board and ram seperate. the ram is cheap but has a cas9
    you could get the same board and this ram with cas7
    OCZ PC3-10666 Platinum RAM - 4GB, 2x2GB, 1333MHz, DDR3, Low Voltage, Dual Channel

    this board would also be a cheaper alternative
    MSI P55-CD53 Motherboard - Intel P55, Socket LGA1156, Core i5

    edit: here is also an alternative for the PSU. i think the 750w is well beyond what you need but it's always good to have a cusion
    OCZ ModXStream Pro Power Supply - 500-Watt, Modular, Dual +12V Rails, SATA, 80Plus
     
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    Thanks Bot, that looks like a really good idea
     
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    For $200 less you can pick up this which should be more than enough for your sisters needs. Also with the extra cash you can throw in a SSD which will help to make applications load faster. Total $500 + $22 shipping - $15 mir

    Dvd drive http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...L49-1028 OEM

    PSU + Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.298870

    CPU + MOBO http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.299391

    Video card + Ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.299950
     
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    Yeah...that motherboard and RAM is way too expensive. If you insist on i5, I would get the cheapest Gigabyte P55 mobo, which sells for about $110 at Micro Center near me. I would also get the cheap ATI 4350 video card that Newegg has for $17 after rebate--there's no reason to spend more than $20 on a video card if she doesn't play games and, even if is a casual gamer, a $20 card gets the job done.
     

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