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July 21, 2007 4:33:27 PM

first off im posting it in this section because im tired of just getting 1 person responding... Though i value everyone's opinion i wont have piece of mind until i get 6+ people responding

So this is a 2k system build for my cousin and im trying to get a sound card in, great speakers, and a great monitor as well as good hardware but its incredibly hard... We will also be ocing the cpu.

anyways any advice appreciated, i need to cut the price down a bit since its $2370.. (i was originally pushing to try to get a quad core but now it looks like thats basically impossible, even after the Q6600 price cut to $300)

*no idea about sound card or hard drive

monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 931BW 19IN Widescreen Glossy LCD Monitor 2000:1 1440X900 2MS HDCP VGA DVI-D $270.77
speakers: Logitech Z2300 Speaker System 2.1 200WRMS 400W 8IN Subwoofer $143.75
sound card: (not sure about this) Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Gamer 24BIT Sound Card 7.1 PCI $109.04

case: Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 900 ATX $119
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 700W ATX12V 24PIN SLI Ready Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black $166.89
dvd writer: Samsung SH-S183A Black SATA DVD+RW 18X8X16 DVD-RW 18X6X16 DL 8X INT DVD Writer OEM W/ SW $42.60

hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA2 3GB/S 7200RPM 16MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive $93.83
mobo: BFG Nforce 680I $273.43
GPU: BFG GeForce 8800GTX OC 600MHZ $589.99
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Dual Core Processor LGA775 Conroe 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 4MB Retail $279.99
Ram: Corsair XMS2 DHX TWIN2X2048-6400C5DHX 2GB DDR2 2X1GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 5-5-5-18 240PIN Memory Kit $199.99

CPU heat sink: Thermalright ULTRA-120 Heatpipe Cooler $57.84
Fan: Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120MM Cooling Fan 1600RPM 28.0DBA 63.7CFM FDB $18.43

(is there a cheaper fan that blows more air??, i dont really care because the 900 case will be making a lot of noise..)

also i need another clear fan with blue led lights for the side of the 900 case, unless people think it wont even fit because of the hs&f

Total system cost: $2370 (need to cut below 2000)


*right now the only way i see the price coming down is if i go for the 650i, 8800 GTS, and a cheaper cpu... and maybe some cheaper ram

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July 21, 2007 5:08:58 PM

u can get a 22" Samsung with better quality for 250-260 (AR....)
Go for a E6750... or skimp on that ram (overpriced) and get his quad core....if using 560$ on a memory video card, y not use 1/2 that price on a quad core (*btw, they are like 285 on some sites now)

look around for a good price, heres a good forum i use to find the prices on SALE

fat wallet . (com) (just type in the product in the hot deals section or something and find if any vendor is selling cheaper- like the q6600..they have like 5 topics on it in 2 days!)

July 21, 2007 5:09:43 PM

P.S Wrong section...they have a new build section!

Yea looking at your prices are totally going haywire with them

A E6600 IS NOT 279$ (even today...i saw a e6650 for 189.99

look them up bud, you can get this build down to 1800-2000 with a 22" monitor
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July 21, 2007 6:01:18 PM

i did look them up, im not making this **** up in my head.. id like to order all from one place, and this is in canadian currency btw..

and i already stated that i knew i about the build section.. if you bothered to read my post you would have caught that bit..

and if i can get a better quality samsung monitor for cheaper.. give me a link
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July 21, 2007 11:25:14 PM

@ OP: To keep the build to 2k you should probably get a cheaper speaker, RAM is a bit over priced. I suggest that you get this instead: $63 after rebate. (PS: Ignore the Newegg reviews most are just BS. I have used this in many gaming rigs and it runs solid, good OC) Every thing else looks good. Wait till the price cuts to buy the CPU.
July 22, 2007 3:28:40 AM

any other suggestions on how i can get the price down while keeping up performance?
July 22, 2007 7:15:07 AM

poor choice of memory when you can get 4-4-3-10 or 4-4-3-5 - 2gb for $120

raid - go with a raid system - use 2 drives in raid 0

that psu sucks- antec, silverstone or others are way better

good luck - i have use all those parts!

if your your going to stick with a e6600 a 650i mob will work fine - use the savings for other parts - if your know your going to go to quad core then stick with 680i mobos since they have power - quads suck up juice and lesser mobo's do not work well
July 22, 2007 7:25:46 AM

make sure you cut 3 holes in the 900 case run the psu wires

cut ~ length wise -~2" x 1" to run all psu wires at the bottom at the height of the psu

cut a horizontal ~2 x3/4 at the atx

cut a 1x 3/4 at the top to run the case wires and maybe the atx 4pin