Most bang for the buck PC build. Ordering Tonight!

Like the title says, i'm trying to build an all around PC with the most power for the least dough. I am a gamer and also do some video editing and other less strenuous tasks (word processing, ect.) Also, i want to be able to upgrade my PC in a few years when it's no longer up to snuff. So this is what i have assembled.

Mobo - ASUS P5K3 Deluxe - $250
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813131181

Processor - E4300 - $117
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115013

RAM - Patriot Extreme 2x 1GB DDR2 800 - $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820220144

PSU - Corsair 620HX 620W - $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817139002

HDD - Western Digital Caviar RE2 500GB 7,200 SATA - $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822136032

GPU - Geforce 8800GTS 320 - $300-$330
(question on this one, should i buy a factory overclocked one or a stock one?)

Total - $1150
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  1. The build looks good. The only thing I would change is the HDD. Two of these will only cost $20 more, and you get 640gb of space instead of 500gb.
  2. thanks for the recomendation. What about the graphics card though?
  3. you can get that same corsair power supply for way cheaper at zipzoomfly.

    EDIT:
    also i have been hearing rumors that nvidia will be dropping prices on its 8800 series this month because of the new ati cards.
  4. Eh, it depends on the price difference, the brand (warranty), and how high the oc is.
  5. If you're looking for the most bang for buck I would definetly suggest dropping the ASUS mobo for a cheaper yet high performing GA P35 DS3R for $140. You could upgrade to an E6600 for the money you saved.
  6. The ocz 600w gamexstream is a comparable psu - and a lot cheaper to boot.
  7. GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3P LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128047

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115003
  8. Quote:
    GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3P LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128047

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115003
    This one is $40 less with the only difference I saw being 1 PCI-E slot rather than 2.
  9. Quote:
    If you're looking for the most bang for buck I would definetly suggest dropping the ASUS mobo for a cheaper yet high performing GA P35 DS3R for $140. You could upgrade to an E6600 for the money you saved.


    here here! also if you're looking for bang for your buck get the e6420, or wait a month and get the 6750 or equivalent.
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