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November 1, 2008 9:16:22 PM

Im picking out parts for building my new comp, but it is way over what I intended.
I was intending on 800, but in total everything is almost 1500
I also did some math and it turns out that 560 of that is just extra stuff, like a mouse keyboard and lcd screen
The actual system stuff is the rest.
I need help saving money
So, here is most of my build

if u have a newegg account, check this link

here is most of my build: (though I think its out of stock)

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November 1, 2008 9:22:04 PM

I would get a better keyboard and a 2.0 speaker set the sub is a total waste.
November 1, 2008 9:33:30 PM

Go with the Antec Three Hundred with Antec NeoPower 650
$114.94 + shipping I recommend getting two 120mm case fans for the case to improve cooling.

Go with HIS Hightech H485F512P Radeon HD 4850
There is no sense in paying $100 extra to have the board factory overclocked. Your better off with a SAPPHIRE 100257L Radeon HD 4870 for that price range.

Everything else seems fine, I don't see a motherboard in your list though...
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November 1, 2008 9:41:28 PM

cause, im getting this stuff in a while, and mobos are things that come and go pretty fast, at least thats what happens to me
November 1, 2008 10:03:14 PM

Well there are quite a few things that I'd consider:
* I'd go with a single 4870, since that screen is only 1680 x 1050. Savings of about $190!! $235 shipped!!
SAPPHIRE 100257L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
* Save $ on the 22" monitor. This one listed below for $170 shipped!!
Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 - Retail
* Antec 900 is a good case. If you need to shave about $45 off. I'd go with the Antec 300 case. Nice case and hard to beat at $55 shipped!! Possible savings of $45!!
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
* Get the Antec 300 case w/650w Neo Powered PSU!! It has 52A on the combined 12v rails. Comes w/1 x 6pin and 1 x 6+2pin PCI-e power connectors. This combo is $115 shipped!!
3rd combo from the top!
* e7200 is a good mainstream CPU. So you can do better, but if your trying to fit the budget, I'd consider sticking with this chip.
* MOBO???? Don't know if you already have one, but you need one to complete this build?? I'd consider Biostar/Gigabyte/Asus p45 based mobo's. They are about $100-$140.
$145 shipped - $20 MIR = $125!!!
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
* Memory???? Did you forget the memory on the list???
$65 - $20 MIR = $45!!! Runs at stock speed of 1.8v!! Fast too!!
mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
* HD looks good, no change needed there, unless you want more space!
* Vista Home Premium OEM is the one you should get. Don't spend $223 for the one you selected. The OEM one is $110 shipped!! Possible savings of $113!!
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM

Total with your options that you previously listed (speakers/mouse/keyboard/thermal paste) and with the changes listed above: $1106 - $40 MIR's = $1066!! Now that is still over your $800 limit, but is well over $300 in savings from your original build. Are you still wanting a $800 build?? If you want closer to the $800 build price your going to have to make some bigger changes to meet that requirement. First would the GPU would need to be dropped down to a 4850 or 4830!!
November 2, 2008 1:15:30 AM

lunyone's advice is the best. I suggest you take it.
November 2, 2008 1:36:47 AM

The 650TX PSU is $15 less than the 520HX at newegg right now, and it's more powerful too.