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August 31, 2006 6:31:07 PM

Hi. Just wanted some opinions on purchasing a new rig. I was gonna go with......
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Corsair 2gb DDR2 6400 c5 Ram
Asus p5wdh Deluxe mobo
Akasa 500W PSU
BFG Geforce 7900GTX 512mb

How does that sound for $1600? I thought it was slightly pricey but another mate said it was a good deal and I should get it. What do you guys think as I dont really know tooooooo much about these things. :oops: 

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August 31, 2006 6:41:22 PM

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Hi. Just wanted some opinions on purchasing a new rig. I was gonna go with......
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Corsair 2gb DDR2 6400 c5 Ram
Asus p5wdh Deluxe mobo
Akasa 500W PSU
BFG Geforce 7900GTX 512mb

How does that sound for $1600? I thought it was slightly pricey but another mate said it was a good deal and I should get it. What do you guys think as I dont really know tooooooo much about these things. :oops: 


It is pricey, but I tried to match your items with a Newegg list, and came up with $1421.96 before shipping. Only thing I couldn't duplicate was PSU. I used a Hiper 580W PSU.

So, I guess $1,600 isn't that much more, but it's still a chunk of change. Not a bad setup, though.
August 31, 2006 7:03:12 PM

for those components it's about right mebe high end for price but....
While it's right for those components I wouldn't pay that much building a pc.
But while I have the cash I'm cheap.
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August 31, 2006 7:06:01 PM

Quote:
Hi. Just wanted some opinions on purchasing a new rig. I was gonna go with......
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Corsair 2gb DDR2 6400 c5 Ram
Asus p5wdh Deluxe mobo
Akasa 500W PSU
BFG Geforce 7900GTX 512mb

How does that sound for $1600? I thought it was slightly pricey but another mate said it was a good deal and I should get it. What do you guys think as I dont really know tooooooo much about these things. :oops: 
Well, to get that setup from Newegg, you're looking at:

Core 2 Duo E6600: $369.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

G.SKILL F2-6400PHU2-2GBNR:$194.00+ $4.99 S/H (Corsair 2gb DDR2 6400C5 not found on Newegg).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

Asus p5wdh Deluxe:$269.99+$7.32 S/H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...


Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550:$79.99(($64.99 after M.I.R.)(Akasa 500W PSU not found on Newegg).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

BFG Geforce 7900GTX 512mb:$449.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...


Total= $1361.27 (After M.I.R.) S/H incl. + taxes(if applicable). So now you know what you can possibly build that system for (with 2 alternative parts). Sounds like you can get a better deal elsewhere. GL :) 
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August 31, 2006 7:57:38 PM

Quote:
Hi. Just wanted some opinions on purchasing a new rig. I was gonna go with......
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Corsair 2gb DDR2 6400 c5 Ram
Asus p5wdh Deluxe mobo
Akasa 500W PSU
BFG Geforce 7900GTX 512mb

How does that sound for $1600? I thought it was slightly pricey but another mate said it was a good deal and I should get it. What do you guys think as I dont really know tooooooo much about these things. :oops: 


Akasa Power Supplies have quite a Low efficiency rating. 71-77%

You may want to get an Enermax, OCZ Gamestream, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic or Fortron unit instead.
August 31, 2006 8:07:15 PM

I could drop the graphics card and he would drop the price to around the $1100 mark and I could wait for a directx10 card to come out OR he said I could go for the Geforce 7950 and have that for $1650. Sooooo confusing all these parts......lol :lol: 
(btw, graphics cards cost $450-600??) OMG!
August 31, 2006 8:11:02 PM

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I could drop the graphics card and he would drop the price to around the $1100 mark and I could wait for a directx10 card to come out OR he said I could go for the Geforce 7950 and have that for $1650. Sooooo confusing all these parts......lol :lol: 
(btw, graphics cards cost $450-600??) OMG!
Ok, let's clear this up. Is it just the listed parts, or a system with case, DVD/CD, HD,OS, and any other peripherals?
August 31, 2006 8:15:56 PM

Just the listed parts. Apart from a case. He is using the DVD-RW, HDD and sound card from my old computer and putting them all together to make this new one. I just asked him to build me a really good comp that's capable of doing a bit of everything and also playing some of the latest games (and future ones).
August 31, 2006 8:26:02 PM

You will still need an opperating system, no?
August 31, 2006 9:10:41 PM

PSU: Go with Hiper or Enermax though I'd go with the Hiper: 580W, molex cables for ~$110. Or get the 530W for ~$90. Hiper PSU's

Video Card: This is your last day to buy it before the mail-in-rebate expires. BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK - PERIOD. ~$280 MSI X1900XT

It even beats the 7900GTX in various benchmarks. Video Card Benchmarks

Save the $170. Anyone recommending the 7900GTX is a fanboy. And to show I'm not an ATI fanboy, I currently have a 6600GT.
August 31, 2006 9:46:00 PM

If that's the price to have someone else build it with some of your existing components and install the OS and everything it's not a bad price... if they do a good job and use good parts with valid warrenties.
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