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Jakov Apr 19, 2011, 09:14pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey Forum
I am building a computer for a friend with some new and used parts just looking for opinions and anything else that may be helpful in my endeavors here are the specs

775 Intel Asus or Gigabyte Mobo Preferably Dx10 and able to handle a Core2Quad
Undecided on the Cpu will probably do a bit of a look around second hand and new
Have the drr2 800 dual channel memory
Have a 9800gt gfx card may upgrade

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=370012208
Mobo one of the Options seems like a really good deal unsure if Dx10

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=370190853
New mobo higher price but new

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=369205813
If he decides not to go with 775

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=369564138
See If I can use the 2x 10000rpm raptors in raid and see what else is salvagable hopefully can use case + psu and ram

But yeah any advice is good advice at the moment preferably not AMD but feel free to browse http://www.trademe.co.nz for any other suggestions possibly may go with a second hand complete system but just in planning stage atm thanks to all those that contribute


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micro Apr 20, 2011, 01:57am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Building a computer for a friend
I am a little unsure of if you are just trying to promote the site you have all of the links to or if you seriously have questions.

But to answer your questions...(this is in USD)
Depending on what cpu you decide to use and how much it costs.
Are you planning on a $50 cpu or a $180 one?

Though you already have the ram, since you still need mobo and cpu you may be better off getting a i5 2500k cpu $200 (socket 1155)
Mobo for the same price and 4gb of ddr3 ram for $50, it makes more sense to upgrade for just a little more, if your psu will handle it.

A 775 with a 9800 will run on a good name brand 500 watt or higher psu.
If you can't upgrade, then a q6600 is a great quad core and a e6800 dual core (or so) would be good choices.

I have been very happy with my Gigabyte mobo ep-45-ud3r, but you cant go wrong with Asus. Just look at reviews of the model # of the mobo you find and see what one is better.

I would not hesitate to buy used computer components as long as they are from a reputable seller.
The advantage to new is a warranty and you have all of the cables and manuals.
The advantage of used (in good shape) Who cares about the warranty, its lasted this long, why should it stop working now. Price should be loser.

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Jakov Apr 20, 2011, 05:06am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Building a computer for a friend
Yea my friend was thinking about doing that, going with sandy bridge but is going to wait for the release Ivy bridge.

For what he does the 775 probably with a quad with a decent psu and something a little better then a 9800gt will be the end result he just wants to start it up cheap and slowly make improvements like a better CPU if he starts with a E6600 or E7500 or along those lines, he told me he eventually wants to get a decent screen to go with it that will last him a while so some of the upgrades such as the gfx card might get moved into the next machine so I suggested going with a decent Nvidia or Ati gfx card, excuse me for waffling and I believe my friend is looking at going with the Asus P5Q-L PRO Mobo I just can't seem to find for the life of me if it is DirectX 10 Compatible

But anyways thank you very much for your response micro it has giving me somethings to pass along and somethings to think about it :D

micro Apr 20, 2011, 12:04pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Building a computer for a friend
Jakov said:
Yea my friend was thinking about doing that, going with sandy bridge but is going to wait for the release Ivy bridge.

I believe my friend is looking at going with the Asus P5Q-L PRO Mobo I just can't seem to find for the life of me if it is DirectX 10 Compatible

But anyways thank you very much for your response micro it has giving me somethings to pass along and somethings to think about it :D


I assumed that the ivy bridge would be a rather expensive cpu when it is released, that is why i chose to go with the sandy. (i am guessing close to $400-$500 but i have not looked into pricing)

The mobo doesn't control the DX version, that is all done by the graphics card.

Your welcome and good luck.

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Jakov Apr 20, 2011, 03:43pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Building a computer for a friend
Yea I assumed it would be like the 1366 Boards which are still quite expensive I just know that the computer he is using at the moment is a laptop and isn't any good for what he wants, so he just wants to spend the least possible and get something working which is why I though go with the 775 Intel chipset as it is still good technology though it is outdated


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