well i know i posted a while back but i have continued to play with prices and i was wondering how this build looks im thinking i might need a slightly bigger power supply but thats just me. i would like it to be somwhere in the $1300-1400 range after mail in rebates and before shipping.
Without OS and Monitor you can get yourself a very nice system for 1200-1400.
Case:Antec 900 $80 after rebate
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L $110
CPU: Zalman 9500 92mm $45 and some Artic silver 5 $5
RAM: 4gb PC2 6400 $100
HDD:Seagate Barracuda 500gb 7200RPM 32mb cache $100
GPU: Depending on what you play you could get a 8800GT, GTS or maybe up to a stock 9800GTX which is $300.
PSU:CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W $120
All that will come out to $900-$1100. With what I picked out it depends on the GPU. If you get a 8800 GT it will be like $900 If you go up to a 9800GTX it will be $1100. Just get the GPU that fits your gaming needs.
I have gotten this RAM up to 1000 or so with tight timings. Just a suggestion , and it is hard to beat the prices.
Take it you don't need an OS?
Monitor: Acer 22"- the one I use. 2" bigger than you one you picked and it only costs $30 more. Since Newegg offers free shipping on it- the net extra cost is $14- and you get a 2" bigger screen. Easy upgrade choice.
well hmmmm as much as i would like to get a gx2 its a bit beyong my pricepoint lol unless we can figure out how to cut back some stuff. also there is still $170 diffrence between gx2 and 2 9600gt's. well look at my new wish list this is the best i can do for price cuts that i can find :S