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The cheapo Gaming reBuild

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May 26, 2010 6:05:08 PM

i was so cheap if i wasnt gona save any money i was fine with my old rig that i had for nearly 8 years(but could only play new games in low settings

rebuilt my PC for $671.75

my old Rig:

parts below were boxed up and stored away:

- Intel Pentium 4 socket 478 3.0ghz with HT
- Albatron Intel 865PE Pro v2.0
- 3gb Kinsgton DDR400
- BFG Geforce 7800 GS OC 256b AGP
- Raidmax Volcano 630 watts modular PSU

parts bellow were recycled:

- 320GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM SATA I/Seagate Freeagent Pro 750gb USB/Firewire HD
- LG 20x DVD writer SATA I
- Themaltake M9 midtower case modded for 3 Intake fans LED fans(2x 120mm/1x 80mm), 1 120mm led exhaust and 1 Thremaltake iFlash Mini 80mm LED fan
- Micorsoft Wireless Multimedida Keyboard and Optical mouse/Razer Lachesis for gaming
- Logitech QuickCam Communicate Deluxe 1,3 mpxl webcam
- 23" VIZIO LED FullHDTV max 1080p running 1920x1080 resolution via DVI to HDMI cable connection



the new components:

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX
SRP $160, got it for $169

MSI 890GXM-G65 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
SRP $129, camewith the CPU Fry's B&M for $9( the $9 i payed extra at the cpu for)

A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
SRP $109. got it for $99

2 x VisionTek 900300 Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card CROSSFIRED
SRP $339.98($169.99 each) got them both for $225-$10(rewardzone) = $215
http://slickdeals.net/forums/show...&t=2019488

Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC
SRP was $169, went on sale to $99, had a rebate of $20, got it for $79

CoolIT Systems ECO Advanced Liquid Cooler for CPU
SRP $74, went on sale for $64, had a rebate of $20, got it for $44
http://slickdeals.net/forums/show...&t=2017828

NZXT Sentry 2 Touch screen LCD Fan control and temp monitor
SRP $29, got it $29, the only thing i payed full price, made me sad

Original SRP price:
$1068.60

i spent:
$671.75

i saved:
$396.85

*did not include recycled parts prices since they are atleast 1 year old so prices gave changed since i bought them

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May 26, 2010 6:25:45 PM

What i've done with some old parts is make a cheap internet/e-mail rig and donate it to a local kids club. Get to knock a chunk off my taxes for charitable contribution, and recycles what would just gather dust on my shelf.
May 26, 2010 6:27:16 PM

dirtmountain said:
What i've done with some old parts is make a cheap internet/e-mail rig and donate it to a local kids club. Get to knock a chunk off my taxes for charitable contribution, and recycles what would just gather dust on my shelf.


thanks for the advise, i already got buyers set up to get the old parts off my hands and get back some of the money i spent on the rebuild
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