* Just Need A Check From The Pro's!*

By coolguyuno1
Mar 19, 2006
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  1. First off, I would like to thank anyway who takes the time to help me!

    Ok, my friend recently asked me to build a computer for him. I agreed knowing it wasn't a problem. I have built around 8 computers, not many, but I can make them work :0. Anyway, since this isn't my money I wanna make get a second opinion on the hardware, compatibility, and whether or not I'm missing something. Also, if there are any other parts that best these for cheaper or are more reasonable on new egg, let me know.

    The Parts Are As Follows(Links):
    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131569
    Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103537#DetailSpecs
    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRatingReview.asp?Item=N82E16811145047
    CD/DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827152060
    Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148013
    x2 sets of Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820144166
    Graphics Card: He has a Nvidia 6800 Ultra, which he already had for it. It's PCI 16X.


    Thanks A Ton,

    Coolguyuno1
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,565

    Couple of questions/comments:

    1. Aspire cases with power supply.... a little scary. Aspire doesn't have a very good reputation for psus. If it were me, (and if I liked that case lol) I would buy that case, take that PSU out and put a solid one in from a company like enermax, antec, seasonic etc.

    2. You mention you are getting 2 sets of ram. Are you going for a total of 4 sticks? AMD processors are not all that good at using 4 sticks of ram. The newer CPUS are better (rev. E6 or newer I think ... of the top of my head...) but there is a high chance that the system you are building will automatically do one of two things. It may go so far as to underclock the ram to 333mhz, or it will set the timing to 2T on you.

    3. 80Gb of hard disk space goes by pretty fast these days... don't know the needs in this case, but it is so cheap these days for disk space, you may want to consider putting something a little beefier in there.
  3. coolguyuno1

    coolguyuno1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Turns out what I have may be a little to much mula. So I toned it down a little. I know the case is ****, but I have another PSU, and the case wont fall apart so I feel confident about new setup. Gime a few and ill get it to ya!
  4. coolguyuno1

    coolguyuno1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I really didn't change anything that would differ the stuff I had out before. Did everything look alright? If so what about cooling. I'm definetly not going to overclock anything. Does everything look like it would stay cool? Thanks alot man!

    P.S. Yes im getting him 4 sticks of dual channel ram, and my comp is amd 3800+ overlocked, 7900 gt NEW, (corsair XMS) 4 gigs of ram, x2 160 gig HD, and the ram is amazing, so i feel safe with AMD, only thing I worry about is cooling, I have water cooling, he wont!
  5. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

  6. coolguyuno1

    coolguyuno1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Ty Twite, but ram is from my old comp, already got it :(
  7. coolguyuno1

    coolguyuno1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    The Parts Are As Follows(Links):
    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131569
    Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103537#DetailSpecs
    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRatingReview.asp?Item=N82E16811145047
    CD/DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827152060
    Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148013
    x2 sets of Ram: Nice Corsair Ram
    Graphics Card: He has a Nvidia 6800 Ultra, which he already had for it. It's PCI 16X.

    The Ram and graphics card cost $435.00, and the other parts that I am yet to buy subtotal at $325.00 bringing it to a grand total of $760.00. My friend is not looking for super performance. He just wants to play Battlefield 2 nicely. Change anything that I have not already bought above. Please as cheap money wise and as powerful as that can get him.

    Thanks,

    Coolguyuno1
    Yo, these are the new parts.
  8. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    i can admit that newegg is a wonderful website, but alot of people limit theirsleves to just it, and dont even look anywhere else...are you just using this is a reference for the parts you are buying? or are you actually going to purchase it from their?if so check vvv that out

    http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=305076&pfp=BROWSE

    for $10 more your getting 6 times the value


    BTW..that case got really bad reviews at a quick glance..maybe you should reconsider
  9. coolguyuno1

    coolguyuno1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Yeah, but I need to limit the about a huge load, and go with very nice quality so I assure nothign will go wrong. So I guess im screwed lol :)
    Yes, I will mainly buy from new egg they are fast and reliable!
  10. coolguyuno1

    coolguyuno1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I reposted the current specs at the top as well. Does anyone else have any other suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Coolguyuno1
  11. coolguyuno1

    coolguyuno1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Yo everyone, it turns out I have a $900 max now. From my figures about, can anyone upgrade it from newegg?
  12. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,565

    I think the most important change that needs to be upgraded is the powersupply you are looking at using. If he/she likes the case, then buy it and take that PSU out and stick something a little more reliable in there:

    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=792566
  13. coolguyuno1

    coolguyuno1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

     
  14. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,565

    :( ....... some of those links don't seem to be working.....

    But the power supply looks great :rolleyes:
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