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Where can I cut some costs on this build?

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June 25, 2010 2:40:27 PM

So I am looking at building myself a new gaming desktop and I am pretty much starting from scratch. I went on to NewEgg and as usual my eyes got bigger than my wallet and right now my build is sitting at about $1700. I'd like to lower the cost some without significantly affecting its performance or long term viability. I don't overclock and the types of games I will be playing are Dragon Age, Team Fortress 2, WoW, L4D2, The Old Republic, Diablo III, and Starcraft II.

Here is the wish list (will link it once NewEgg publishes it):

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $99

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $139

Western Digital Caviar Black WD10000LSRTL 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive $105

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor $200

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $215

SAPPHIRE TOXIC 100282TXSR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $340

Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ... $115

steelseries Merc Stealth Black USB Wired Ergonomic Gaming Keyboard $75

Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse $60

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK $170

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX $160

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June 25, 2010 4:16:01 PM

1. No CF? Drop to the 870 chipset
2. I wouldn't go with a V.Raptor if u looking for a fast boot/OS drive: Samsung F3 1TB and look to hit a 50-80GB SSD later?
3. RAM + PSU combo?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
AM3 runs in dual channel so 2 x 2
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 25, 2010 4:17:42 PM

Alternatively : non CF build, upgrade the GPU with a wee bit more teeth ^^ $898AR w/o LCD/peripherals U stated non OCer and i sense that CH IV is way over priced for your usage patterns ^^
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