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New build for a friend

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by HookeyStreet, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    A m8 of mine is into his online gaming and needed a new PC (because his old one died) He asked my advice on what to do (ie buy a pre-made system or have one built to spec) I told him that most pre-made PC's are a heap of shit and that he should have a go at building his own. He said he didnt really have the knowledge to build one and asked me to build one for him. I asked him how much he wanted to spend, to which he replied 'about a grand' ;) So I went to work picking the parts, this is what I came up with and the parts will be here tomorrow :) :


    Mobo: Intel DP965LT 965 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-011-IN

    HDD: Samsung SpinPoint P HD160JJ 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-024-SA

    DVDROM: Pioneer DVR-111DSV 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter - (Silver) - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD-039-PO

    CPU: Intel Core 2 DUO E6300 "LGA775 Allendale" 1.86GHz (1066FSB) - Retail - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-126-IN

    RAM: G.Skill 2GB DDR2 PK PC2-6400 (2x1GB) CAS4 Dual Channel Kit - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-017-GS

    Case: CoolerMaster Ammo 533 Aluminum (No PSU) - Silver - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-089-CM

    PSU: OCZ GameXStream 600w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-018-OC

    Audio: Creative X-Fi Xtreme 'Gamer' Soundcard - Retail - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SC-045-CL

    GFX: Gainward BLISS GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-043-GW

    Rear Fan: Akasa AK174CB-4BLB 120mm Blue LED Fan - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FG-008-AK



    What do you guys think? Im an ATi man myself but I wanted to make sure he was ready for Vista/DX10 so I went for the 8800 card ;)
     
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  2. ktr

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    I have used that board and i personally dont like it. it suffers from a posting problem (error code 5A <---i think)

    if sli is a future possibility, get that P5NSLI board..

    and i hear the the GB Ds3 is a pretty good board.
     
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  3. Jimmy 2004

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    Looks good to me. Just change the mobo as ktr suggests and perhaps a second DVD drive so that you (he) can copy DVDs and CDs directly? Although it looks like you've already ordered...
     
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  4. bruins004 New Member

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    Looks like a nice system.
    Within that $1000 budget, did he want any input devices, monitor, and speakers included or not?
     
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  5. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    The parts have already been shipped so I cant cancel anything. Hopefully I/he wont encounter the error with this board that ktr pointed out :eek:

    I only got a single DVDROM because he doesnt really burn much anyway :)

    He already has a new monitor, keyboard etc so he just needed a system ;)
     
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