Hey guys. I am in the process of finalizing my build. But i am really look at lowering the price, its on the high side. And the only thing im hesitating is the power supply (very expensive to my liking but apparently exelent) and the RAM and maybe the videocard.
Heres the current system, i am looking to purchase it at the end of this week.
Well I would loose the SLI board unless you plan to go sli later on and get yourself a nice P35 chipset board. Also the 8600 is not a good graphics card. I would get the X1950Pro, you can find it for around 136 on newegg.
The psu, you can get the Corsair 520W for $80 on buy.com and save some money.
If you place to overclock, get some DDR2-800 RAM, 667 wont cut it.
Last but not least, good job on the case I have the same one and love it.
well, i will start my shopping arround soon. Cuz i was basing my prices on one canadian site, but shipping here costs$$$, so im gunna go arround several stores arround my area, and fill a table, so they can actually look at other store`s prices, to match or make a bette offer and blah blah, lol.
I wil put the Supper Talent on my list, see if they can get it, if its cheaper, im getting it for shure.
thx alot guys! Im really surprised with the people on this forum! Seriously, i came from sysopt.com... cuz they actually weren`t really helpfull, they sugested me the 8600GTS, i was sceptical because i knew it wasnt a good videocard, but they knew more than me.
Thx lot guys, you are the best :-), i will post pics of the new build
Kingston HyperX is on the official list for GA-P35C-DS3R and it's one of the cheapest DDR2-800 flavours I could find. Not 100% sure about GA-P35-DS3R but I think it's the same board minus the DDR3 part so it should also work.
The Corsair HX520 is great, but PC P&C is an even better brand and the 610W gives you more room for upgrades. I hope you can find the money and go with the PC P&C after all...
Edit: we have a few people here who would recommend the 8600 cards too. Maybe that forum is not that bad and you just happened to find their village idiot
Edit: OCZ Reaper is also a cheaper than average brand that works with the DS3R. I've just read a review last week where they used that type.
It is only 30$ cheaper, on that site, but i found a place near my house, they sell it for 159.11!!! This is great, im saving 60$! Is it much worse than the XT? I am panning on buying a new card, much better, a year from now. So will it do for now?
P.S Are the SeaGates any better than westerndigital, i saw a chart were they outbeat WD by quite much, its on tomshardware main page, with comparisons charts. Am i better off with seagate than WD?
I decided to go with corsaire, can't beat the price, found em for 98$ for 2 gigs, which is awsome good, they are on special.
The x1950Pro is less powerful than the x1950xt but still a very decent toy and it will serve you well for a year. Go for it!
Seagate and WD are about the same as quality and price go. That is, a $100 Seagate and a $100 WD will usually have very similar size and speed. Were those charts fair, or did they compare $300 Seagates with $100 WDs? I'd just get the cheapest 500 GB model, who cares if it's Seagate or WD.