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$1000 Gaming PC - Rate and/or Advise!

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November 14, 2008 1:22:53 AM

I have $1000 budget for this thing so every part HAS to count!

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #:Three Hundred
Item #:N82E16811129042 - $54.95

ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #: P5Q Deluxe
Item #:N82E16813131297 - $189.99

VisionTek 900241 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFire Supported GPU - Retail
Model #:900241
Item #:N82E16814129112 - $169.99


Antec EA650 650W ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Model #:EA650
Item #:N82E16817371015 - $69.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500 - Retail
Model #:BX80570E8500
Item #:N82E16819115036 - $188.99


CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail
Model #:TWIN2X4096-6400C5
Item #:N82E16820145184 - $54.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Model #:ST3500320AS
Item #:N82E16822148288 - $69.99


Saitek PZ30AU Black USB Wired Standard Eclipse Keyboard - Retail
Model #: PZ30AU
Item #:N82E16823175103 - $39.99

Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Model #:ET.EX3WP.001
Item #:N82E16824009145 - $169.99


steelseries Ikari 62001SS Black 6 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser Mouse - Retail
Model #:62001SS
Item #:N82E16826249020 - $69.99


steelseries 63004SS QcK Mouse Pad - OEM
Model #:63004SS
Item #:N82E16826995022 - $9.99


SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F - OEM
Model #:SH-S223F
Item #:N82E16827151171 - $24.99


ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
Model #:ACFZ7-PRO
Item #:N82E16835186134 - $26.99

Grand total of $1140.83 (minus shipping)

Basically I'd like some advice in dropping the total down to my $1,000 budget. The only constraint that I have is that any motherboard suggested HAS to have a S/PDIF Optical/Coaxial In. I don't want to have to buy new speakers as well. Let me know what you think!
November 14, 2008 1:34:41 AM

I'd say the rig is fine. Looks like my old rig, at 1680x1050 you won't have any issues. You can also get a 500/550 watt PSU. I'm running crossfire and its only consuming least than 420watts.

That board is a good board - so I'm not gonna make any recommendations... thats just me anyway. You also might want to check the ram - GSkill Pi Black Edition
November 14, 2008 1:49:56 AM

gryn said:
I have $1000 budget for this thing so every part HAS to count!

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #:Three Hundred
Item #:N82E16811129042 - $54.95

ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #: P5Q Deluxe
Item #:N82E16813131297 - $189.99

VisionTek 900241 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFire Supported GPU - Retail
Model #:900241
Item #:N82E16814129112 - $169.99


Antec EA650 650W ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Model #:EA650
Item #:N82E16817371015 - $69.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500 - Retail
Model #:BX80570E8500
Item #:N82E16819115036 - $188.99


CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail
Model #:TWIN2X4096-6400C5
Item #:N82E16820145184 - $54.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Model #:ST3500320AS
Item #:N82E16822148288 - $69.99


Saitek PZ30AU Black USB Wired Standard Eclipse Keyboard - Retail
Model #: PZ30AU
Item #:N82E16823175103 - $39.99

Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Model #:ET.EX3WP.001
Item #:N82E16824009145 - $169.99


steelseries Ikari 62001SS Black 6 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser Mouse - Retail
Model #:62001SS
Item #:N82E16826249020 - $69.99


steelseries 63004SS QcK Mouse Pad - OEM
Model #:63004SS
Item #:N82E16826995022 - $9.99


SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F - OEM
Model #:SH-S223F
Item #:N82E16827151171 - $24.99


ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
Model #:ACFZ7-PRO
Item #:N82E16835186134 - $26.99

Grand total of $1140.83 (minus shipping)

Basically I'd like some advice in dropping the total down to my $1,000 budget. The only constraint that I have is that any motherboard suggested HAS to have a S/PDIF Optical/Coaxial In. I don't want to have to buy new speakers as well. Let me know what you think!

looks gooooood :) 
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November 14, 2008 1:51:53 AM

Yeah a buddy of mine swears by the P5Q Deluxe/E8500 combo like it was cake. So I'm pretty much sold on those two. I guess I pretty much can't get this build any cheaper unless I buy the parts from different places and pray for free shipping huh.
November 14, 2008 2:02:20 AM

well for cutting cornersi would say....

drop the after market CPU cooler the stock can always be upgraded later...

drop down to a 320 gb Hd you can always more later

get a cheap mouse for now

that would drop it about 100 bucks if you find some sales you can bring it down the rest
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