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Updated First Build. Please Help. Thanks.

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April 20, 2009 4:32:13 PM

Hello, below is my new updated build thanks to everyone whose been so helpful here. Please give me any last thoughts/changes I should consider. This is my first build so I don't know much. The rig is mainly going to be used as a graphic workstation and gaming. I've never overclocked before, but it's something I'd like to try if it'll better the performance of this build. The total comes to $670 including tax + shipping. I'd really like to get this down if at all possible to around $600. If anyone has any suggestions, that'd be great. I'd also consider switching to AMD if that'll make it cheaper. Here's the build. Thanks again for all the help thus far...

case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP = $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cpu + mobo (combo): GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3LR + Intel Pentium E5400 Wolfdale 2.7GHz = $159.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

cpu cooler: XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V = $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

video: XFX GS250XYDFC GeForce GTS 250 512MB = $129.99 (is it worth spending $15 more on the 1 GB version?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

psu: OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W = $59.99 ($10 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hdd: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB = $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 = $42.99 (will this work on the mobo I chose?) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cd/dvd: LG Black 22X (CAV) = $24.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

fan: MASSCOOL FD12025S1L3/4 120mm Case Fan = $4.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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April 20, 2009 4:34:22 PM

cpu?

and if you go with an amd 720 BE with a mobo which has a 790GX chipset you could save about $60 while getting better performance in apps which can use the extra core and being equal or better in other apps.
April 20, 2009 4:58:23 PM

The Total of the AMD 720be would be at $640 without a heatsink and youll need one with OC'ing.

Heres my Specs using your psu/gpu/optical:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
wd black 640gb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
pi black 2x2gb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
amd 720be

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
asus 770 atx

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
rc-690

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ocz 500w

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gts 250 - see why your getting it :)  cod wow for free, im getting the gtx 285 to get it for free :D .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
lg x22 dvd

now thats at $640 without shipping and without any rebates.

adding the s1283v will bring it up to the price of the intel build you built. and you will need one of those if you OC.


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April 20, 2009 5:12:50 PM

I'd upgrade to a 780G motherboard though and downgrade the case to a 590 or antec 300 while using a silverstone psu.
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