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Buying some parts to upgrade system, looking for opinions

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November 25, 2008 12:45:47 PM


Christmas rebuild for my kids gaming computer.. any input?

-ASUS P5Q SE PLUS LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
-Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
-EVGA 896-P3-1260-AR GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
-Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YD 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
-LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe

I have a case, power supply and ram for this machine.

Any logical places to save money or gain performance?
November 25, 2008 1:10:04 PM

How about i7 for $1,110.00?

Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz -- $320
]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202]

MSI X58 Platinum LGA 1366 Intel X58 -- $220
]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130216]

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 -- $250
]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145220]

SAPPHIRE 100257L Radeon HD 4870 -- $250
]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102797]

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB -- $70
]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218&Tpk=WD6400AAKS]
November 25, 2008 1:12:49 PM

Looks great, but I am trying to stay under $ 600.00
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November 25, 2008 1:12:59 PM

EDIT: Sorry didn't see your last post.

You can add in this drive for $27.99:

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 25, 2008 1:40:42 PM

The GTX260-216 cards give you a nice boost to mear GTX280 speeds at a small increase in $. The EVGA superclocked version is $40 more. Look for deals on this.
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