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#1
So, I told a friend I'll build him a WoW rig.
His budget is $800 and I'm charging him $100 to assemble it (he gets free 8600gts and vista)
So $700 parts + shipping to 20905
Later on when he gets enough money I'll get him the 4870 1gb
So me and him went over his build And I decided this
 
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Take a screen of the cart and post, that wishlist is in your account
 
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I would consider a higher power supply... maybe a 650watt so you have room to upgrade
 

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it isn't for me its for him and he has no computer smarts so he won't be upgrading
 
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[Edit] - sorry i misunderstood the first post - i thought he had $800 for the system and an extra $100 for you (total $900) so the budget is $700 for the complete system inc. shipping right?

Also why aren't you going to be overclocking they system?
 
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it isn't for me its for him and he has no computer smarts so he won't be upgrading
At some point he will be... what about the new video card? His he going to toss the computer after a year, 2 years maybe 3? at some point he's gonna be upgrading.
 

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[Edit] - sorry i misunderstood the first post - i thought he had $800 for the system and an extra $100 for you (total $900) so the budget is $700 for the complete system inc. shipping right?

Yes

Also why aren't you going to be overclocking they system?
No he doesn't want me to overclock it because he wants it to last him over 2-3 years

At some point he will be... what about the new video card? His he going to toss the computer after a year, 2 years maybe 3? at some point he's gonna be upgrading.
The new card is a 4870 and thet req 500W and Im pretty sure the OCZ PSU is a good enough
 

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Have you considered an AM2+ system instead?

New parts:

Phenom II X3 720 BE - $140: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649

Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P - $110: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128387

Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR2 1066 - $48: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104073

WD Caviar SE WD3200AAJS - $50: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136098

Antec 300 - $60: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

Parts on your list:

OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W - $75: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016

Acer X223Wbd - $160: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009145

Logitech Deluxe 250 Black - $9: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126013

LG Black 22X - $23: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152

Tuniq TX-2 -$5: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154003

Total: $680

It's $50 more than your list, but you get the benefit of longevity compared to the 775 socket, and a larger HDD.
 
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No he doesn't want me to overclock it because he wants it to last him over 2-3 years



The new card is a 4870 and thet req 500W and Im pretty sure the OCZ PSU is a good enough
Again, I would consider a different PS
 

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"I'm charging him $100 to assemble it"

your a friend?
 
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^^kinda OT but LOL
 
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"I'm charging him $100 to assemble it"

your a friend?
yea, right... You charge him way less... and get him a better power suplly
 
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I don;t understand peoples obsession with psu's???
 
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I don;t understand peoples obsession with psu's???
is it a obsession? or the fact that the computer will be limited becuase of a weak power supply... The point is, build it right the first time so you have room to explan later. Isnt that the point of a custom built PC? He could always buy a Dell, I guess ...
 
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There's nothing wrong with an OCZ 500w. Good quality and more than enough for what he needs. The only ting he will be upgrading in the near future is a new video card
 
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ugh
 

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"I'm charging him $100 to assemble it"

your a friend?
its actualy $70 and I'm charging him $770 which is cheap considering
1. He gets vista for free
2. He gets a free 8600gts


as for HDD
he decided 250gb was enough since he only plays WoW
 

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i have a ocz 700watt and i change it for a corsair tx750watt to run my 4870 1g.i have a lot of random crash with the ocz.
 

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You may have been unlucky and had a dud, I'd check reviews on Newegg and other etailer sites and maybe other computer forums for reviews of your old power supply, it may or may not conclude as to why your previous psu was bad. If I'm not mistaken aren't the current OCZ supposed to be of the same quality as the PCPC parts, otherwise what was the point of buying PCPC?
 

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now i'm running the ocz psu in my second rig with no problem at all.the built quality is really good and not noisy.
 

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possiblity the OCZ doesn't have enough Driving Strength behind it for the 4870.
 

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