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Old December 4, 2007, 09:21 PM
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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.

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Old December 5, 2007, 05:01 AM
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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$
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Old December 5, 2007, 10:32 AM
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Also it needs to include a case and PSU
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Old December 5, 2007, 10:33 AM
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yup, the Sonata (with the PSU) is there, last item.
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Old December 5, 2007, 02:03 PM
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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!
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Old December 5, 2007, 02:44 PM
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with the money saved, Id stretch for the Q6600
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Old December 6, 2007, 11:35 AM
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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.
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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!

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what's with the vista home premium?

OS shouldn't be a part of the quote, let alone that.
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Old December 6, 2007, 01:32 PM
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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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