Lookin to build GTX260 $800 Budget System Need Help!

I have gotten lots of comments on my old build and how un-efficient it was so i diecided to take some advice and do this i do know that i want the GTX260 and a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137 as a case because it is a great company and a great case! so lets see what yall can come up with!

HERE IS MY LATES BUILD !!!!
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148262

SAPPHIRE 100242L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102747

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146764

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037

I know there is no mobo but i do need help with that!! so plz gimme some suggestions

If you can build a kickass system with the HD4850 (excuse my language) I am now open to the fact of ATI cards again...
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  1. Not going to build a list for you. There are 100s of threads posted in the last week. Read them and put together your list and then we'll look.
  2. the 4850 is a better deal its about the same performance of an gtx260 but alot cheaper and for a $800 build the gtx260 is out of your price


    dvd burner sata $26.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151154

    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $75
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152100

    OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI 600W ATX12V Power Supply $90- $30.00 rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341001

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory $80
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122

    Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor $125
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115052

    ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard and asus 4850 video card combo $307-$30 rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductCombos.aspx?Item=N82E16814121253&SubCategory=48&SortField=0&PageSize=10&page=1

    $804-$60 rebate
    =$745
  3. ok i just picked up a DvD burner it is very good for me...i like my HDD because i dont need that much room...the pover supply that i got is said to be goood for what i am doin but i might have to up it due to now i wanna crossfire in teh future!
  4. Hey cal8949, he forgot to mention that he doesnt need a hard drive or dvd burner


    Here is my list since i was the one who suggested he post this because his old thread was getting to confusing to follow

    Motherboard ASUS P5Q P45 $130
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131295

    Power Supply - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W One of the very best! $109
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139005

    Case - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $75
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119137

    Ram - mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) $51
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146673

    Video card - EVGA 896-P3-1262-AR GeForce GTX 260 Superclocked Edition 896MB $255
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130372

    CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor $175
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037


    Total is 797 not including shipping (does have a bunch of rebates not reflected in this price 740 after rebates).


    Did I miss anything?

    Spunks
  5. umm...no you didnt but i think i am goin for the 4850 because it can match the 260 with a bit of tinkering! and well it is just sooo much cheaper build and i get the same performance out of it.
  6. *smacks hand on forehead*

    Thats what we were trying to tell you in your other thread

    LOL i only suggested you open this one cause you started out dead set on Nvidia.

    the mother board I have in the list is a good choice


    Good luck

    Spunks
  7. Umm.....really i like mine because it has annother pcie 2.0x16 slot for annother 4850 is that not worth about 10 bucks more?
  8. okay... now were getting a hard drive too (getting a little bewildered here LOL)


    5 bucks more gets you a 320gb Barracuda 7200.10
    15 bucks more gets you the 500gb version


    Spunks
  9. ummm which one was that? I dont see it listed


    Spunks
  10. I like it better because it has a heat pipe over the north bridge and voltage regulators. I could care less about the crossfire support unless you have a 1080P television your hooking it up to or have a 24" or larger computer monitor. the Cosair 650tx should power two hd4850's without any trouble, but most people recommend you bumb it up to the 750w version. (dont try and power two HD4870-x2's with it which is the dual gpu cards coming out next month, though the 650tx will power one just fine)


    If it fits your budget go for it. If not you know a 20 dollar cheaper board that will suit you too

    Spunks
  11. SWEET I DID A GOOD THING!!! lol a first lol
  12. ok this system cost is........(drum roll)...........816!!!!! plus shipping and handling!!!!
  13. OK, I'm totally confused now, with all these changes, no idea what you've decided on so far. Get a P5Q Pro, a 750TX, and a single HD 4850 for now. Add another later. And if you still have money left, upgrade from 2x1GB to 2x2GB RAM.
  14. I agree with aevm. I'd go with 4 gigs of ram, it's only like $60-70. It'll make your whole experience better, not just with gaming, and 2 sticks is better than 4 1 gig sticks if you upgraded later.
    About the 4850, with two, when you can afford another one, you can play anything besides Crysis at 2560x1600 or whatever it is with the highest settings. Crysis at 1920x1200. The only way you'd be playing at those resolutions is if you had a huge display. 22" is the minimum for 1920x1200.
    Save some money, except maybe get an X48-DS4 if you're sure you want to crossfire for better performance than a P5Q Pro. If you're not sure, but you think you want to be open to the possibility, the P5Q Pro is perfect.
  15. ZomgHacks said:
    I have gotten lots of comments on my old build and how un-efficient it was so i diecided to take some advice and do this i do know that i want the GTX260 and a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137 as a case because it is a great company and a great case! so lets see what yall can come up with!

    HERE IS MY LATES BUILD !!!!
    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148262

    SAPPHIRE 100242L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102747

    CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

    mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146764

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037

    I know there is no mobo but i do need help with that!! so plz gimme some suggestions

    If you can build a kickass system with the HD4850 (excuse my language) I am now open to the fact of ATI cards again...


    It might be worth mentioning that the drive you have chosen is rather old... Maybe a seagate 500GB 7200.11 drive with PMR? It will be cooler, quieter and faster.
  16. ZomgHacks said:


    there's a combo deal with this board and a 4850 $30 off and the asus 4850 in the combo get another $30 off in rebates
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