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June 3, 2008 6:24:02 PM

Ok, so basically i'm building a new computer for gaming. The only catch is my budget is small. I have a budget of well... as cheap as possible.




DVD Drive - Whatever, doesn't matter.

Hard Drive -

OR C2D E6300 1.86 GHZ

I'm not sure which CPU best fits my MOBO, or if I should just get a new mobo.

VIdeo Card - 8800 GT 512 MB

WEll, thats the system I was thinking about, if you guys could help me out by giving me some advice on some cheaper parts, or if I bottlenecked myself somewhere. By all means, point it out!!

Thanks in advance!

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June 3, 2008 8:01:37 PM

I'm assuming you're in Canada, because you use NCIX.

Guys, don't give him Newegg links, they won't ship to him.

Go here:
and get the GA-EP35-DS3L with the Sonata 3 combo. Don't forget that promoId, I added it from a junk mail NCIX sends me, it saves you $10 on the motherboard.

Burner: get a SH-S203B

CPU: E8400. Don't forget the promoId again, it saves you $40.57 :)

Video: - another $22 saved through the promoId
BFG 8800GT, $163

Even better:
BFG 8800GTS 512MB, $199 (Save $35 thanks to promoId)

I strongly recommend you get the GTS 512MB, because it's faster and because ithas a dual-slot cooler. With a dual-slot cooler, the heat gets out of the case directly. The Antec Sonata is not designed for a hot card like the 8800GT to work with a single-slot cooler that leaves the heat inside the case.

Edit: I just checked, the promoId ends today, so hurry.

June 4, 2008 12:14:11 PM

Wow. That's an expensive mofo. I mean mobo. Repeat, mofo. Get the P35 & E1200 x2. Overclock it to 3ghz. For $150. Beat that. My family pc is made of the same combo. Same 3ghz. Crap ocz ram.

You missed out the $100 9600GT OEM deal. Not the fastest card, but for $100, it's the best.
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