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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Duxx, Mar 12, 2008.

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    Anyways, my dad has been out of the loop since he switched industries and well anytime I go home and have to use any one of his computer i do a big :banghead:. So i told him I would build him one so long he provided the mulla for the parts. It will be used mainly as his server (for about 3 other computers) and won't be used for gaming, the most intense application will be AutoCAD. I have put together a preliminary list of parts, some unknown and would love some additional input. :)

    CPU- Intel E2160 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116036
    GPU- XFX 8600 GT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150229
    (for 65$, i couldn't not get it, and i might want to do a little CS or something behind his back ;)
    MOBO- Gigabyte P35-DS3L http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059
    HDD- WD or Seagate, anything 320gb. Nothing specific so far.
    Optical - Have
    RAM- Corsair XMS2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145034
    CASE- Something that looks like a normal computer case, nothing fancy and doesn't need 100 fans.
    PSU- Something thats good. :) modular, 400+ watts, won't be powering 2x8800ultras

    Have monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, just need the computer itself :) Im hoping for around ~600 give or take a little. Thanks all.
     
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    Go with the seagate barracudda for the 320gb hard drive. So quiet and fast...

    And I'd bump down the graphics a bit. Don't go on board though, might as well have something with a little oomph just in case.

    edit: Heck, I recommend this card, really cheap deal and should handle anything he'll be doing.

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=54279
     
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    Well for 65$, i don't see the point in not getting it. If and when i do come home, i can always download steam, download CS, and play it fine. I want to give him something more than on board, and well 65$ isn't really that much. Who knows what the future may bring, I dont want to gimp him right out of the starting gates :).
     
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    if your planning to oc now or in near future, the ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler is all you need. you'll easily get at least 3.0ghz. :D
     
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    well theres the corsair 450vx. even antec eartwatts 380 will work on this rig.
     
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    I've just installed one and was impressed, it made my idle temp drop from 52C to 27C. I couldn't believe it. There had to be something wrong with the stock cooler, no way it can be that bad!

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    I struggled a bit with the mounting though. The clips were too wide for my mobo and the plastics tips bent backwards on 2 of them.
     
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    I've been putting these in "budget" builds for clients. I've had good luck with both of them. Stable rails. I've given up on modular. They are overrated unless you have a windowed case.:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153023
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182074
     
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