APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week BUDGET RANGE: approx $800 after Rebates SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, OS (XP), Case PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA, TX OVERCLOCKING: Yes, though modest SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a quiet PC
It’s time to replace my 3 year old Desktop – doing some research; I believe I can continue using my current Case (Rosewill TU-155 ATX Mid-Tower) and get most bang for the buck, by choosing these components.
Any suggestions/comments for more value, or cost down, is highly appreciated!!
you can get a i5 build with that budget(maybe just a little more), also you have no knowledge in building computers? if you go to a place, they'll charge you some money that's like equivalent to buying a pc at bestbuy = wasting money.
its not hard to build a pc, read some reviews, or watch how to videos on youtube..
also get a xfx or sapphire 4870 1gb instead, the asus blows the hot air into the case, which will heat up everything around which is bad.
Great suggestions - exactly what I was looking for! And thanks for the input putting it together myself
Overshocks: I didn't think about the i5 indeed, though reseaching prices/deals - it will still cost me at least $45 more - especially with that combo deal Hunter315 found, it's hard to beat...
Asus comment: I had NO idea - Thanks!
Hunter315: Great Combo find! Love it! Also thanks for the F3 suggestion!
Skora: am a bit concerned w that LG Burner - reviews about adware hidden in firmware make me hesitant buying this... also the OCZ is not modular - though the 700W, instead my 600W, is very tempting for future upgrades.
Does anybody have suggestions for another LCD perhaps?
quote " Overshocks: I didn't think about the i5 indeed, though reseaching prices/deals - it will still cost me at least $45 more - especially with that combo deal Hunter315 found, it's hard to beat...
Asus comment: I had NO idea - Thanks!"
well just to tell you i5 > anything amd has, but your build is fine too, was just a suggestion
take a look at this..which shadow suggested in other thread but dont use this because your at 1920x1080. this build has no monitor
Antec 300 $70
i5 750 $200 ($160 at Microcenter)
GSkill Ripjaw 2*2GB $80
WD Blue 320GB $45
Samsung LightScribe DVD RW $32
Vista Home Premium x64 with win 7 upgrade $110
XFX 4850 (512 MB version) $115
GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 $110
Total: $811 before MIR for the 400CX. With MIR $792. You can go to even lower if buying the i5 at Microcenter.