Rate and criticize my buget build.

Just felt like coming up with a random build for refrence. So if anyone is in the sub $900 build then here it is:


Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811119106
49.99 - 10 MIR

HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822152085
84.99

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814161093
199.99 - 40 MIR

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817226002
99.99 - 30 MIR

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820227231
112.99 - 40 MIR

MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813127031
119.99 - 40 MIR

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819116036
85.99

OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16832116204
111.99


Subtotal: $865.92
Grand Total:* $865.92

Grand Total - Rebates = $705.92!!!!!!

I impress myself sometimes. :)

Only thing that I think could be debatable is the video card. If you are into overclocking I guess you can add a new heatsink/fan for the CPU otherwise stock is fine for now. Also, some people dislike vista soo.....

and thats it. Please comment. It all comes out to $705.92 and 3-day shipping is usually 35 bucks.
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  1. oops, forgot to add a dvd drive. Oh well.
  2. You get a faster AMD cpu for the same price and good am2 board for $70-$80.
  3. But then you would no longer have the large upgradability that comes with having a 775 P35 board. Also, this cpu is rather oc'able so that could solve you wee problems.
  4. You can get SLI and true quad core with a am2 board
  5. Dude, there are two types of quad on the market now:
    - those that exist, and you can buy them - made by Intel
    - those that don't exist, and don't even have benchmarks - AMD claims to make them but nobody's seen them

    If anything, I'd say Intel's quads are true and the others aren't :)
  6. SLI on a budget build makes very little sense, and Intel really has the market cornered right now. If the OP is building now, then he needs what is available, not what's coming.
  7. aevm said:
    Dude, there are two types of quad on the market now:
    - those that exist, and you can buy them - made by Intel
    - those that don't exist, and don't even have benchmarks - AMD claims to make them but nobody's seen them

    If anything, I'd say Intel's quads are true and the others aren't :)

    The intel are quads are just 2 dual cores and on the low end amd is better.
  8. Intel's quads are 2 dual cores in a single socket, i.e. you can use them with a cheap motherboard and there's a single chip to buy and install and a single heatsink to buy and install and you pay license fees only once for things that charge by CPU (say, Oracle). All things AMD has failed to do, at least so far. "Just 2 dual cores" was a brilliant decision that brought Intel a couple billions in revenue over the last year while AMD lost a couple of billions and some market share. Oh well, next week we'll see what the native quad architecture can really do. Maybe it was worth all this pain, I hope so...
  9. For $30 more you can buy an enrty level Core2duo that will run faster then your pentium dual, and if you oc it it will run with the 200+ hier end core2s.
  10. the cpu i chose was an entry level core 2.


    Anyhow. Its not like you can't upgrade in the future.
  11. Alex_irvine, here is a better card (X1950XT) for about the same price (no rebate):

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102067

    Also, I think the PSU is debatable. For instance, the Corsair 450VX is better and costs the same:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139003
  12. I didn't feel like spending all day scrutinizing video cards however with my psu you get much higher wattage and you still get amazing efficiency for the price.
  13. Don't get defensive, you asked for criticism. I offered a better GPU for only $7 more.

    Have you researched the Sigma? It seems very cheap and gimmicky to me. A no-name brand. The Corsair is solid, high-efficiency, 33A on the 12V rail. I don't believe the Sigma is any better just because the manufacturers stuck a bigger number in the title.
  14. I have to LOL at Alex!! Dont ask for help then get mad. Me personal I dont know jack about PSU so I ask alot of people and do what they say.
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