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March 14, 2008 12:40:08 AM

I am becoming obessive, and am frying my brain to get parts.
I have an $800 budget (only thing not included is monitor), I game, use photoshop, painter x, flash, etc. I need a wireless adapter, and I want to get a cheaper CPU I can OC cause Im waiting until these new 45nm quads come out and get cheaper. I am used to xbox 360 graphics and games. Thank you again, my other was for a different budget and I closed it cause im retarded. I have spent hours to no avail, and its really ticking me off. Please. Help. I am going crazy. Sorry to those in the other thread, you have lessened my craziness a bit.

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March 14, 2008 1:04:12 AM

You can get the E2180 CPU at tiger for $50 after MIR;
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
It's oem, you'll need a cooler.

I made several suggestions in the other thread that would have got you close to your budget, I just pass along the deals, I don't add 'em up.
March 14, 2008 1:09:43 AM

akore said:
I am becoming obessive, and am frying my brain to get parts.
I have an $800 budget (only thing not included is monitor), I game, use photoshop, painter x, flash, etc. I need a wireless adapter, and I want to get a cheaper CPU I can OC cause Im waiting until these new 45nm quads come out and get cheaper. I am used to xbox 360 graphics and games. Thank you again, my other was for a different budget and I closed it cause im retarded. I have spent hours to no avail, and its really ticking me off. Please. Help. I am going crazy. Sorry to those in the other thread, you have lessened my craziness a bit.

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For $800 you should be able to build a gaming system that makes your Xbox 360 graphics look very weak. With this budget you should easily afford an 8800GT w/512. You can't beat the E2160/E2180 for a budget build.
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March 14, 2008 1:37:56 AM

i agree start with a 8800gt, and a E6300 conroe, and go from there.
March 14, 2008 1:48:15 AM

If you are gaming, start with the best video card you can afford, second motherboard, third ram, then fill in the parts with cheap ones and see where you sit. You should fall under $800, and you can up the memory, or disk space, or whatever your priorities are.
March 14, 2008 1:53:21 AM

This is what I came up, please comment

Shopping Cart
Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1 SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S203N - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151154
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $9.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99
$33.99
1 COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119137
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$79.99
1 SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822152052
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $29.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99 -$5.00 Instant

$109.99
$104.99
1 EDIMAX EW-7128G PCI Wireless Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16833315041
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $9.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99
$24.99
1 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100007
Return Policy: Consumable Items Return Policy
$5.99
1 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128059
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $14.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99 -$10.00 Instant

$99.99
$89.99
1 Intel Pentium E2160 Allendale 1.8GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E2160 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819116036
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy
Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $14.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99
$69.99
1 XIGMATEK HDT-S963 92mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835233001
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$24.99
1
Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116202
Return Policy: Software Return Policy
MSI NX8800GT 512M OC GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814127329
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $69.99 -$20.00 Instant
-$20.00 Combo

$30.00 Mail-in Rebate
$339.98
$299.98
Subtotal: $734.90
$30 mail in rebates = 704

Plus, what 4gb of ram should I get. I want to overclock the new 45nm quads when they come out and price lowers. The cost of ram and psu need to be under $180 total (a little above budget). I plan on using a 22" monitor. What PSU should I get(I want to be able to add stuff to this comp as time progresses, ie quadcore.)

Thanks.
March 14, 2008 2:18:59 AM

ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
85$
just a suggestion, do the 8800 gts 512 from evga with crysis included
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
300$-30$ mir = 270$ ( - 40$ for crysis which i am guessing you will want anyway to test the system and play of course = 230$)
better and cheaper than your option + will run crysis better. if you already have crysis get the version without for 240$ EDIT: didnt see the vista combo, but i would still consider spending 30$ more for the gts

samsung hdd have a reputation for being bad, consider something else. depending on your storage need you can get a seagate barracuda 7200.10 250gb for 70$

if you have any cash left get a better processor or mobo
March 14, 2008 2:25:45 AM

e6550
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
e6300 is only 5$ less, but i dont know much about how these compare,. e6300 might better for all i know.
research it + compare with the one you already chose. if the performance isnt worth 100 $ dont spend it

or put in a better mobo. which i dont know....
March 14, 2008 2:28:21 AM

You're not taking the optional service plans listed on there, are you? That's a sucker's bet for virtually every electronic device. The only thing I'd get extended warranty on is laptop equipment, and that's because of the extra wear-and-tear on them, plus the proprietary aspect of screens, motherboards, etc.

Clint
March 14, 2008 9:58:35 PM

im just buying the product, not the services. I just copied and pasted.
March 15, 2008 12:52:53 AM

the order isnt processed yet, so If I should change anything just ask.

I plan to overclock e2160 on stock cooler as high as possible (around 3ghz)
I got ddr2-1000 to be ready when I get one of the new 45nm quads and overclock it.
I will only accept recommendations that lower the price for same performance, no 8800gts.
Will the motherboard handle the upcoming 45nm quads.
I am not getting the 45nm quads right away, I will wait till prices drop.
Should I modify my first post to this?

Shopping Cart
Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1 SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S203N - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151154
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $9.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99
$33.99
1 COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119137
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$79.99
1 Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148309
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $14.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99
$80.99
1 EDIMAX EW-7128G PCI Wireless Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16833315041
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $9.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99
$22.99
1 CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX ATX12V / EPS12V 650W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817139005
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $29.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99 -$40.00 Instant

$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$159.99
$119.99
1 G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231145
Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy -$40.00 Instant

$139.99
$99.99
1 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128059
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $14.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99 -$10.00 Instant

$99.99
$89.99
1 Intel Pentium E2160 Allendale 1.8GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E2160 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819116036
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy
Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $14.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99
$69.99
1
Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116202
Return Policy: Software Return Policy
MSI NX8800GT 512M OC GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814127329
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $69.99 -$20.00 Instant
-$20.00 Combo
ACS 5 cooling paste stuff

$30.00 Mail-in Rebate
$339.98
$299.98
Subtotal: $847.90

March 15, 2008 1:11:15 AM

Good choice. Overthinking these things is no fun. Building and playing is though.
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