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December 18, 2007 1:16:58 AM

Building a new computer. Trying to minimize costs but keep quality as high as I can. I have built computers before but this will be my first Overclocking rig. I was to hit around 3Ghz on my processor with stability Not much higher because I want stability. I want to be able to play any game and stable enough to do schoolwork. Well onto the specs:

Case: SILVERSTONE TJ09-BW ~$279.99
Motherboard: ABIT IP35 Pro ~$179.99 (150 with rebate)
Video Card: EVGA 512-P3-N841-A3 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB ~$359.99 (includes Crysis)
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ~$159.99 (139.99 with rebates)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 ~$279.99
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 ~$74.99 (50 bucks with rebates)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler ~$69.99 OR Thermalright Ultima-90 ~49.99
CPU Cooler Fan: Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E 120mm Case Fan ~$14.99
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s ~$64.99
Total: ~$1,628.89

Again any suggestions on ways to minimize the costs a little more. I know the case is pretty expensive but I'm not too sure about the Lian-Li V1200 because of how its completely opposite. I want this to last and that was by far the nicest case I've seen. I didn't include operating system (vista premium) or the Drives (samsung DVD burner SATA).

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December 18, 2007 2:02:27 AM

My god father...

try to keep costs down and your getting a TJ09 and GTS (g92)...

Depending on your liking for cases (mind you that is an awesome case, but as you said expensive) Antec900, P182. Coolermaster Stacker series, Thermaltake Armour. I dont think Lian Li will be much cheaper but these are worth a look too A10 and A70

8800GT would be enough for you (depending on monitor size) for the increase in performance of the GTS aint work the price.

620HX could be replaced with 520HX as it would be enough to run the system comfortably...

There are also cheaper mobos around depending on your needs. GA-P35 from gigabyte and P5K from Asus
December 18, 2007 2:47:47 AM

You can save about 300 bucks by going with the Antec Nine Hundred Case, and a 8800gt
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