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Old 10-03-10, 02:47 PM   #1
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Hello,

My dad wants me to build a new computer for the family. I have an 8800GT which I will move into that computer. Basically, all it will be used for is surfing, word processing, and the occasional game (being able to play today's games on medium at 1680x1050 is plenty).

No set budget, but I'd like to keep it somewhat cheap. I prefer intel, and have had slightly better luck with Gigabyte boards. It will most likely be on Win7 64, so I'm assuming 4GB of RAM will be good, no overclocking needed. I've used only Antec cases, I'm willing to stray though if it's a decent case. I'm open to all suggestions.

I've been out of the loop and I'm pretty busy with college apps and all that, so any help is appreciated. Oh, and I will be ordering from newegg
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Post pics of your family please.
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Post pics of your family please.
Suggestions first.

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Old 10-04-10, 06:37 AM   #4
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Antec 300 - cheap, but excellent case.

For what they will be using this for I would recommend AMD over Intel for budget + performance. The gigabyte board in my sig has not given me a single issue and you could pair it with an 88$ P2 X3 to keep costs way down.

Read up on end user reviews on the X3's, for budget gaming they do very well.

Just my humble opinion of course.
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Antec 300 - cheap, but excellent case.

For what they will be using this for I would recommend AMD over Intel for budget + performance. The gigabyte board in my sig has not given me a single issue and you could pair it with an 88$ P2 X3 to keep costs way down.

Read up on end user reviews on the X3's, for budget gaming they do very well.

Just my humble opinion of course.
Not too shabby, I think I will go with that route. What budget RAM would be good? The rest I can take care of.\

Oh and thank you
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Not too shabby, I think I will go with that route. What budget RAM would be good? The rest I can take care of.\

Oh and thank you
Well, I got 2GB of DDR3 I'll give ya' for $35 shipped.
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Which set? Wouldn't mind that at all if im able to match it for 4gb ...or does 3gb go with triple core
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Which set? Wouldn't mind that at all if im able to match it for 4gb ...or does 3gb go with triple core
Well, got 'em listed in my fs thread here, it is two of these.

They're literally brand new. I was gonna' go for 6GB in my rig... but I decided I'd rather just save up and max her out at 16GB.

Let me know if you want 'em.
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post pics of the fam- Oh nevermind, betterdan already asked

Good luck with the build, and let us know the final specs. I may have to do a similar build soon for family friends.
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Not too shabby, I think I will go with that route. What budget RAM would be good? The rest I can take care of.\

Oh and thank you
yw

I've never read anything other than good about the value of those chips and will probably do the same for my folks soon. WRT the ram - that's a good deal Redeemed is offering for good ram. Just make sure you check the compatibility list for what ever mobo you choose.

That's going to be a great family rig you're putting together.
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I also have the Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H in my server/render box, its a good board. good thing you will be dropping that 8800GT in there. Disable the onboard video, installing ATi drivers often fails, once it works, better not poke it with a stick.

Othen then that is a excellent board I got it paired with Quad Core Athlon II X4 635 i believe, it was about $90.
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Which set? Wouldn't mind that at all if im able to match it for 4gb ...or does 3gb go with triple core
Number of sticks is usually matched to number of channels.

AMD boards have dual channel, hence the reason why people use 2x1GB or 2x2GB or 2x4GB combos. Newer Intel boards have triple channel, hence why they typically use 3x2GB.

That X3 is dirt cheap. I may look into that, especially if that 4th core will unlock. Quad core 3GHz CPU for $90? Yes please.
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