I know this adds to over 800$ but can anyone please suggest some changes that could make this system a little cheaper, Perhaps maybe buying a cheaper proccessor ( Intel E7200) and overclocking save a little bit of money? Any suggestions that would turn this sytem down to around 700-800$ would help.
I believe i forgot a few things and could someone tell me if im missing any parts.
As far as I can see, you forgot a DVD drive/burner and a power supply.
For the power supply, get something 550W+ and get Corsair or PC Power & Cooling brands.
For the DVD drive, get whatever brand you want but I prefer Samsung.
You could lower the price by switching the Mobo to a P35 or P45, Gigabyte or Asus brand is usually good.
Also, you should get DDR2 memory, you can get 2GB for half the price(or less) of DDR3, and DDR3 doesn't give any significant performance over DDR2.
Yes, you could get a cheaper processor and overclock it, but, you'll need an aftermarket cooler and some thermal compound. I like Zalman CPU coolers and Arctic Cooling MX-2 thermal compound but pick whatever you prefer.
If you can, buy your parts from Newegg.com, they are usually cheaper(unless you live somewhere they don't ship to then forget it).
I hope this info. helps and I hope I didn't forget anything, good luck!
Power supply and a DVD RW- a pretty high end system with the X48 motherboard and DDR3 RAM. Any particular reason you're shopping at Tigerdirect.com instead of Newegg.com ? Some comparable prices at tiger, but others are lower at newegg with a wider selection.
Thanks everyone...I did not notice the missing PSU and DVD burner!
That comes out to $781.88 after all your rebates come back. It is in your budget. Some cuts had to be made in terms of GPU and CPU. Maybe someone else can make some more cuts so that you can get that 4850. Don't waste your money on DDR3. It won't do you much good with the core architecture. Wait until your next system.
Also: Where is the monitor? If you do not have one already you'll have to make more cuts in this system.