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Solid build with a 8800GT? please check

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November 2, 2007 12:09:16 AM

ok so here is what iv got so far, i need to cut a few dollars and so need help. i need to get it to like $900 preferably so as to make it $1000 with tax.. anyways as low as possible i guess


$238.26--Mobo- ASUS P5N32-E SLI Nforce 680I SLI LGA775 Conroe ATX DDR2 2PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 RAID
$299.99--GPU- BFG GeForce 8800GT OC2 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E
$65.62--Case- Coolermaster CAC-T05 Centurion 5
$88.88-- Ram- OCZ Platinum XTC REV.2 PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-15 240PIN DIMM
$285.98--CPU- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
$99.98--Hard Drive- WD SE16 500GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Cache 8.9MS NCQ Hard Drive OEM 3YR MFR Warranty
$104.99--PSU- OCZ GameXStream 600W


Total: $1187.70 (Canadian, yet we still seem to be paying more than the US even though our dollar is at 1.05.. gay)


Mobo- http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=21494&vpn=90...
GPU- http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=26782&vpn=BF...
Case- http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=13954&vpn=CA...
Ram- http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=19337&vpn=OC...
CPU- http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=22211&vpn=BX...
Hard Drive- http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=22211&vpn=BX...
PSU- http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18184&vpn=OC...



- Im thinking i could possibly get a cheaper mobo.
- If i dont keep that graphics card ima turn this pc into like a microsoft word/e-mail pc so im keeping that.
- case is a piece of **** but this pc is going to my parents after i get my gaming rig so im getting a plain case.
- Ram is fine i think lol.
- Processor.. well im not too sure on this, i always tell people quad core or nothing but i wont be ocing this pc so not too sure what to do here (go with 6850 or Q6600, or something cheaper).
- Hard drive fine
- PSU is good because it leaves room for upgrades
November 2, 2007 10:13:26 AM

great build! but

only get a 680i board if you wana go sli in the future, i dont see the point of going sli unless you play at 1920 by 1200. if not get a p35 board like the p5k.

well i would get the e6850 no reason to get the quad, plus the new quads are coming out soon so after a year or so you can just replace the cpu with the 45nm quads.


so yep all good!
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November 2, 2007 10:49:58 AM

I would go with a p35 board and a 6850 and then upgrade to a new quad down the road.

Also as far as the case goes you can get a Cm690 for the same price usually, but the 690 has monster cooling, 7 120mm fans. (You can usually get it for $50 US.
November 2, 2007 7:35:44 PM

p35 and 6850
November 3, 2007 12:20:54 AM

If you're looking to shave off a little more cash, go with a dual core instead of the quad (6850 or even the 6750) and go a little cheaper on the mobo

I have the ASUS P5k-E and love it. It's cheaper than the P5N and it has WIFI.

Also maybe go with a smaller hdd to save some cash as you can always add another a little bit down the line

November 3, 2007 12:45:50 AM

P35 & 6750, best bang for the buck. Mildly O/C to beat the performance of the 6850 if necessary.
November 3, 2007 2:47:27 AM

The cooler master cm690 looks like a great case and they have it for around $70 right now at tiger direct.ca
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