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Can you build a Q9550 base pc cheaper...

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August 10, 2008 12:02:43 AM

Ok, here's the challenge... build a better, faster, cheaper PC....

start with the 9550 at $340
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041

budget mainboard at $109
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157133

Video card at $180
http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/Search.do?c=1&searchType=user&keyword=4850&searchSection=All&go.x=0&go.y=0

Seagate 1TB at $150
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10005936

2GB ddr2 at $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227139


This puts you at $800. I use my pc for the basics, I play Star Wars Galaxies (with 3 instances) and I par/unrar 8GB HDWMV files so I there may be some overkill....

currently I run vista ult on a Pentium D 805 with 2GB ddr2 and a radeon x850xt so this would be a huge upgrade... thanks for the input.
August 11, 2008 9:46:43 AM

/bump
August 12, 2008 11:02:19 PM

I would keep everything you except change the processor to the Q6600 which for $190 and get a after market cooler for about around $30 overclock to 3.0-3.2 are set. Its still quad core this will save you over $100.
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