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BALISTX December 4, 2007 10:21 PM

Help design new rig.
I need help designing a new rig. As some may know I sold the rig that is in my sig. The only thing I have left is the 250GB Seagate SATA hard drive and the LG DVD-+RW SATA drive.

My budget is $850.00
This will be used for gaming.
It can be either Intel or AMD.


3.0charlie December 5, 2007 06:01 AM

Not easy... but feasible.

GA-P35-DS3L 104$
Vista Home Premium 99$
E6750 227$
Galaxy 8800GT 269$ <---- in stock!!!!
OCZ Platinum XTC Rev.2 PC2-6400 86$
Antec Sonata III w/500W PSU 111$

Total: 899$ @ NCIX, with no specials.

edit... forgot a hsf. AC7 Pro could do the trick: 26$

BALISTX December 5, 2007 11:32 AM

Also it needs to include a case and PSU

3.0charlie December 5, 2007 11:33 AM

yup, the Sonata (with the PSU) is there, last item.

Mr. Cipher December 5, 2007 03:03 PM

you can price match some of that stuff with tddirect to save a few $$: $50 on CPU, $10 on MoBo, $12 on case/psu, $12 on ram, xfx 8800gt xt/xfx 8800gt same price, galaxy oc 8800gt for $12 less = savings of $84-$94.

Expands your budget a little bit!

Droc December 5, 2007 03:44 PM

with the money saved, Id stretch for the Q6600

ineedaname December 6, 2007 12:35 PM

Don't get the OCZ's they have crappy IC's on the 6400's. They don't start using micron IC's until you get to at least pc2-7200
You can probably get crucial 6400's for the same price but they'll b micron IC's for sure.

As for the vid card I would suggest maybe going for the ATI 3850 instead of the 8800gt.
Sure its not as fast but its about $100 cheaper and you can always get another one later to get 8800GTX speeds.

With the money saved from the 3850 you can easily afford a q6600.

3.0charlie December 6, 2007 01:40 PM

Guys, give me break about my choice of components! I did this in less than 5 minutes with a coffee on hand, only to show that is was possible, within the budget.... if better, cheaper components are available, it's even better that way!


Squeetard December 6, 2007 02:00 PM

what's with the vista home premium?

OS shouldn't be a part of the quote, let alone that.

Misoprostol December 6, 2007 02:32 PM

I'd drop the CPU down as low as you can go to save money and put it all towards VGA. That board is a great overclocker.

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