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$800 Budget Gaming Rig need some help!

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July 22, 2007 8:59:13 AM

Ei guys i need some help in making this build cheaper.... and i would appreciate any suggestions..
I need to build a gaming rig preferably $800 budget lesser is better, including the video card. i'm planning to get minimum of 8800 gts 320mb.. I'm also planning to OC

here's my desired pc so that you have an idea.... i need help in reducing the price in those...

$60 Case:
Sunbeam Quarterback -

$160 Motherboard:
- i chose this because i'm planning to upgrade my cpu in the future, but i'm not sure will it support the 45nm processors that will be out on december?

$110 Power Supply:

$110 CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz

$280 Video Card:
EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB
- cheapest 8800 gts plus lifetime warranty

$120 RAM:
Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

$68 Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
- i really don't care about the hard drive, 250gb is enough for me..

I also have questions:
Is the Power supply too expensive?
The Motherboards standard memory voltage is 1.8v, but the crucial memory is rated 2.2v, is it compatible? will it work??
I also missed out on cpu coolers, but i think my budget won't be enought to buy one..

I would appreciate your comments and suggentions.
Thanks in advance!

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July 22, 2007 10:16:33 AM

This is a $883 build:

Centurion 5 case $50
E6550 $163 @2.3Ghz
SUPER TALENT 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) $82
EVGA 8800 GTS $260
320GB Seagate $80
HIPER HPU-4K530-MS ATX12V v2.2 530W $90
LG 18X black $28

Might wanna take a few notes, very similar to yours but with a better PSU and a faster processor.
July 22, 2007 10:37:42 AM

To answer the questions.

1) No the psu is not too expensive.
2) Many motherboards use 1.8V as default, you just need to make sure you can raise it to at least 2.2V in the BIOS. The RAM will likely run with lower specs until the voltage is increased so as to prevent failed boots.
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July 22, 2007 9:00:45 PM

maybe you can help me lower everything but get a 8800 gtx instead?
July 22, 2007 10:00:41 PM

bustaboy said:
maybe you can help me lower everything but get a 8800 gtx instead?

I don't think that's possible, unless you are willing to drop a few things :(