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    Important Build buy runthrough

    Hello,

    I need someone to run through a Build for a great friend of mine, She's spending a fair amount on this so i can't afford to have anything go wrong.
    Now It's starting from sratch and she wants her data to be unloseable along and had the camera from webcam so on..

    I've currently picked out

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    The plan for the data is 2x 500gb and 1x 1tb hdd in raid 10, she also wants to have the ability to play Good games and a lot of multitasking.
    It all seems okay from first sight, there's a lot of planning time, can you people see anything wrong with what I've chosen?
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    I dont see why 8GB...

    If she is a gamer, you should bring more than a 5770 to teh table.

    If she overclocking? If not, why the H70? In fact, why the H70 anyway? Why not good air for less?

    You also have incredible too much PSU. A proper 450W would run what you have. But to give some headroom, a proper 650W is all thats needed.

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    The Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB series HDD are pretty sturdy themselves and very low failure rates. And if she also wants to do alot of multitasking, I'd suggest throwing in a SSD drive for the OS.

    I'd replace the 5770 with the gtx460 1gb Cyclone or Hawk series.. But that's just my preference over nVIDIA.

    And what ED said :P

    6gb RAM is way enough for any casual + gaming needs
    And if you're not OCing even a H50 is enough for half the price.
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    Okay well the 5770 because she doesn't play the demanding games and the Ram is because look at how things are going, she wants it to last. future proof, no SSD because of price XD and I'm moving down to the H50.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshhua5 View Post
    Okay well the 5770 because she doesn't play the demanding games and the Ram is because look at how things are going, she wants it to last. future proof, no SSD because of price XD and I'm moving down to the H50.
    Well, for RAM currently 2gb is pretty minimum, 4gb is the present optimum for any application and gaming use, and 6gb is already killing and future proof for the next several years. IMO I'd prefer a fast low latency RAM over just more RAM.
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    Im confused now. You said, "she wants to play good games". I guess your good and mine are different. A 5770 is no better performance wise than a GTX 260 216 it just has DX11 which it wont be able to run very well as newer games come out and less spower consumption. You said she wanted it to last and Im afraid that 5770 wont last unless our definition of last are different as well. She also has 2 monitors (I assume at 1680x1050 so 3360x1050) and that 5770 wont cut it at that res with games now really none the less the future.

    Lets do this. What is her budget and let me build something for you with the client's needs listed in your first post.

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    Drop the power supply down to a 650tx and move down to 4GB use the savings from that to get a SSD. Why 4 hard drives?
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    For backup purposes...

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    As EarthDog said, the 5770 is rather weak, even in terms of future proofing. I would definitely give the video card a bump up.

    Make sure you get some WD Blacks for the OS drive. Better read/write.
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    Her budject is Around 2,000 but it's needs everything even a hd webcam.
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    Including the 3 monitors? OS?

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    I've gone down to 2 monitors. and the Coolmaster Hyper 212+
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    Again, if not overclocking, why more than stock? Putting build together now...

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    AMD X4 965 ($160)
    4GB DDR3 1600 CAS7 Gksill ripjaws ($95)
    Asus M4A89GTD Pro ($150)
    GTX 460 1GB ($220)
    Corsair 650TX ($90)
    2x 500GB WD Caviar Black ($120 total)
    1TB WD Caviar black ($90)

    = $925 USD.

    The rest you have figured out. But again, I dont understand since you didnt mention overclocking why your are pouring in $80 into a watercooler... stock air is fine or if you are concerned, get cheap air like that hyper 212+...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EarthDog View Post
    The rest you have figured out. But again, I dont understand since you didnt mention overclocking why your are pouring in $80 into a watercooler... stock air is fine or if you are concerned, get cheap air like that hyper 212+...
    He did mention he dropped down to a CM Hyper 212+ from the post above your's

    Definitely need to drop that 5770 and get a better video card imo.. I mean put an extra $100 on it and you'll be alot better off with a 5850/5870.
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    yes. thats why I mentioned it (the term 'that' refered to his 212+ selection, sorry. ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshhua5 View Post
    The plan for the data is 2x 500gb and 1x 1tb hdd in raid 10
    That doesn't make sense. You want at least 4 of the same drive if you really plan to run RAID 10. Also seems like a waste of effort and adds needless complexity. Just stick a 1-2TB drive in there and use an external to run regular backups. RAID won't protect you from data corruption or virus type stuff anyways.
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    +1 good catch RB. I thought about that external earlier as well...

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    That's why I asked why the 4 hard drives before doesn't make anymore sense now than it did then. Data should be backed up and taken off site if its really that important.
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