trying to trim down on the cost of my new build, suggestions?

Well I am going to be building a new computer in the next week or so. (First time wish me luck) and I am looking to trim off any unnecessary expenditures. Tell me your thoughts on what I can get cheaper or can get a different item. Thanks for any help.

Case - XCLIO Windtunnel - $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811103011

CPU - Intel Q9450 - $299
http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0287628

CPU Cooler - Zalman CNPS 9500 $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118003

RAM - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227267

Motherboard - DFI Lanparty DK X38-T2R - $184.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136045

GPU - ASUS HD 4850 - $194.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121253

PSU - XCLIO Greatpower 600W ATX - $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817189007

DVD Drive - LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model LH-20A1S - 30.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106057

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar - $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218

Monitor - Acer 22" 5ms LCD Monitor - $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009094

= $1389.91 without shipping added in so just tell me what you guys think and any ways that I can cut down the price a bit
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  1. Change the CPU cooler this one: saves money and its a better cooler:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003

    NO NO NO on the PSU. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703005&Tpk=PC%2bPower%2band%2bcooling%2b610W This one instead. It comes out $5 cheaper and is MUCH better.

    If you are only gaming change the CPU to E8400 and save $110.

    Are you Crossfiring? You don't really need to with your monitor you picked. Change your motherboard to Asus P5Q Pro and save another $40. It is a Crossfire board and will work fine below 1920x1200 which yours is. If you NEVER plan to Crossfire change the motherboard to MSI Neo 3FR and save $85. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130180&Tpk=MSI%2bNeo3-FR

    Get this video card instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131111 Save $25 with the MIR.
  2. The only thing is that the p5q board only has 8x/8x crossfire and if i planned to in the future wouldnt that bottleneck them or would that not matter for a 22" monitor?
  3. shadow that cooler sucks,
  4. crazywheels said:
    shadow that cooler sucks,


    Can I ask why?

    I own that cooler and it does amazingly well on my e6400. I can go from 2.13ghz to 3.0ghz and probably beyond that all under 55C.

    The push pins worked fine for me, so I can't complain about that. However, I'd recommend buying the bracket so you don't have to worry about breaking your motherboard.
  5. It doesn't suck, it works fine with the retention bracket (you have to buy that seperately).
  6. I have used the zalman 9500's and 9700's, they are the best in terms of cooling/noise. and you don't have buy a bracket so you don't have to break your motherboard
  7. ajhen314 said:
    The only thing is that the p5q board only has 8x/8x crossfire and if i planned to in the future wouldnt that bottleneck them or would that not matter for a 22" monitor?


    Under 1920x1200 it won't bottleneck. 22" fits into that category.
  8. It sucks really? News to me.

    http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2233 Frostytech seems to agree with me. :)
  9. for the cooler, try to get the cheapest out of these top 10. n u should be happy

    http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm
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