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Most bang for the buck PC build. Ordering Tonight!

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June 12, 2007 3:06:00 AM

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=N82E1681...

Processor - E4300 - $117
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

RAM - Patriot Extreme 2x 1GB DDR2 800 - $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

PSU - Corsair 620HX 620W - $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

HDD - Western Digital Caviar RE2 500GB 7,200 SATA - $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

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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June 12, 2007 3:09:28 AM

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.
June 12, 2007 3:29:29 AM

thanks for the recomendation. What about the graphics card though?
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June 12, 2007 3:41:18 AM

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.
June 12, 2007 3:45:06 AM

Eh, it depends on the price difference, the brand (warranty), and how high the oc is.
June 12, 2007 3:53:19 AM

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.
June 12, 2007 3:53:55 AM

The ocz 600w gamexstream is a comparable psu - and a lot cheaper to boot.
June 12, 2007 4:37:02 AM

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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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