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Building a rig for my sister

Post by vbironchef » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:10 pm

She gave me a call and said her old Dell took a dump. I said that I would build one for her. I'm flipping the bill. She works two jobs and takes care of my Mom. I think she deserves it. So these are the parts that I ordered. I have a gtx 250 and a Cooler Master 212 plus CPU cooler lying around that I'm not using so I will use those parts as well. I was trying to keep the rig under 1,000. She is 58 years old and not a gamer. She does video and photo editing. As well as the normal stuff. She does burn dvds for her own personal use. So this is the rig that I am going to build for her. I would like to know if I should put more memory in it, and what do think of the overall build. Thanks in advance, The OS will be win 7 pro.

1 x ($94.99) MEM 2Gx2|CORSAIR CMX4GX3M2A1600C8 R $94.99


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1 x ($19.99) DVD BURNER SAMSUNG | SH-S223L % - OEM $19.99


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1 x ($5.99) GIFT ISHOP|i-black R $5.99


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1 x ($159.99) CASE CORSAIR| CC600T RT $159.99


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1 x ($289.99) CPU INTEL|CORE I7 870 2.93G R $289.99


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1 x ($179.99) MB ASUS|P7P55D-E PRO P55 R $179.99


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1 x ($149.99) PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-750HX 750W RT $149.99


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1 x ($89.99) HD 1T|WD 7K 64M SATAIII WD1002FAEX - OEM $89.99


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1 x ($-30.00) DISCOUNT FOR COMBO #514423$-30.00


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1 x ($-5.99) DISCOUNT FOR AUTOADD #20833$-5.99


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Re: Building a rig for my sister

Post by Major_A » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:13 pm

Question... Why go with the Corsair case and power supply? The case is for "gamers" and the power supply is complete overkill for that build.

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Re: Building a rig for my sister

Post by vbironchef » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:17 pm

I wanted a case that she could add more hard drives in as well as more dvd burners. I wanted to build something that she could expand on according to her needs. Maybe overkill, but she lives in Florida and I live in CA. Don't really want to have her upgrade her power supply anytime soon. As far as the case. I agree. But thats just something I wanted to build in.

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Re: Building a rig for my sister

Post by Sttm » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:05 am

Yeah I would have switched that case for a trusty Antec 300 and doubled the ram; or a copy of Windows 7 if you dont have one already.
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Re: Building a rig for my sister

Post by camaroguy1998 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:58 am

Sttm wrote:Yeah I would have switched that case for a trusty Antec 300 and doubled the ram; or a copy of Windows 7 if you dont have one already.
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If she's doing Photo & Video editing more memory would be nice.
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Re: Building a rig for my sister

Post by bubba » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:09 am

Yeah, much as I love the 600T something like the CM690II will get you the drive space, still move some nice air, and free up another 100 for another 2gb RAM.
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Re: Building a rig for my sister

Post by vbironchef » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:21 am

Thanks for the advice! I ordered four more gigs of memory and another dvd burner.

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Re: Building a rig for my sister

Post by hnzw_rui » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:43 pm

bubba wrote:Yeah, much as I love the 600T something like the CM690II will get you the drive space, still move some nice air, and free up another 100 for another 2gb RAM.
Instead of adding another 2GB stick of RAM, why not go with 2x4GB modules? Nowadays, I'm seeing 2x4GB DDR3 1333 kits for ~$150. Lynnfield doesn't do triple-channel anyway and there's no benefit to DDR3 1600 RAM unless you're overclocking.
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Re: Building a rig for my sister

Post by bubba » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:22 pm

typing faster then I can think, meant another 2x2gb kit like he had listed. That would bring him up to 8gb total. He got what I was trying to say :lol:
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Re: Building a rig for my sister

Post by vbironchef » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:31 pm

Yes I did get it right. A total of 8gbs of memory. I went over budget, it's for my sister and she's worth it. :)

:lol: :lol: :lol: I didn't think the case was so big! The box is huge!!! I might have to rethink this case. Maybe I should give her my Lian-Li b25f case instead. Just rebuild both computers. More work than I wanted to do. What should I do? :-k

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Re: Building a rig for my sister

Post by Major_A » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:53 pm

I'd give her the Lian-Li. You'll probably get more use out of the Corsair than she would.

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Re: Building a rig for my sister

Post by vbironchef » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:34 pm

That's not going to happen because Natasha doesn't want the case in the house. :lol: I am going to put a gtx285 graphic card in it instead of a gts250.

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Re: Building a rig for my sister

Post by bmaverick » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:33 pm

If she's donin more with video and photo editin make sure that her software works in Win7. Else get a good WinXP Pro for her.

Great to hear about upping the memory. All of the editing sure can take up a bunch.
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Re: Building a rig for my sister

Post by vbironchef » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:40 pm

Rig complete! Had to change a few things. I put in a Corsair H50 cpu cooler. Now it has two dvd burners samsung 223l. and a BFG GTX285 graphic card. Windows 7 pro. 8 GB Memory. Went over budget, oh well. I hope she likes it. :drinkers:

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Re: Building a rig for my sister

Post by Major_A » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:59 pm

I'm sure she will. How are you planning on shipping it? That's where things get dicey. Does she know anything about computers? If she does your best bet is stuffing the interior with stuff to keep the components from shifting during transit. Once she gets it, pop open the side and pull the stuff out, hook it up and be good to go.

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Re: Building a rig for my sister

Post by vbironchef » Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:53 pm

I put the rig back into the box that the case came in. I'm not planning on stuffing anything else in the box. I am going to send a another box with the extra parts and software. I am going to send it UPS.

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Re: Building a rig for my sister

Post by camaroguy1998 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:54 am

vbironchef wrote:I put the rig back into the box that the case came in. I'm not planning on stuffing anything else in the box. I am going to send a another box with the extra parts and software. I am going to send it UPS.
Consider stuffing the inside of the case with newspaper or something else that is static safe so there is no bouncing around when the UPS guy tosses your box around!

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Re: Building a rig for my sister

Post by vbironchef » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:29 pm

Rig was delivered today. Everything works and she is very happy. I did not stuff the case with anything. No loose connections, I guess I got lucky.

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