Issues I ran into with this build! First of all, I need to scale down my budget to closer to $2000. Second, I can't order from newegg or NCIX (crazy shipping costs) since im in cali, so only tigerdirect.com. (been having a nightmare trying to order from 3 different sites, NCIX, newegg, tigerdirect) ONLY TIGER DIRECT PLEASE!!
Can someone help me scale down this set up without compromising too much fire power?
edit: this comp is used for gaming. SC2, WoW, and Crysis.
Harddrives: OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD3-2AGT120G 3.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $299 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] ef935qvd9y
Using old Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (free because i just need to take it out of old machine) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 4f938buv6d
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R. It's a good $170 cheaper, and it's basically the same.
GPU: Dual 470s is a bad idea. Also, they wouldn't run on 750W. I highly recommend getting the HD 5970. It should cost around $650, which is a lot less than the dual 470s. You'll get about the same performance, and be able to Crossfire later to keep an upgrade path.
Case/PSU: I personally don't like the 1200. It's expensive and a tad small. I'd pickup a HAF 922 with a 850W PSU from Corsair, Antec, Silverstone, SeaSonic or XFX.
SSD: Feel free to drop this out of the build. It's extremely expensive right now, and will only get faster and cheaper in the coming months.
You could also save a lot of money by getting cheaper extras. Gaming keyboards and mice are just basically money pits. Also, paying $250 for a 24" monitor is insane. Newegg's got an Asus 23.6" 1080p (which is as big as their 24") for $180.
If you want a complete list of what I'd build with $2,000 (Newegg links), here it is:
The only other site I can think of is ZipZoomFly, but I've never been impressed with their prices or the site in general.
I also forgot to mention that I certainly wouldn't want to buy a $600+ GPU off eBay. If you ask me, it's worth the extra $50 to buy it from somewhere with a real reputation and a clearly defined support/return policy.
August 23, 2010 8:02:39 PM
yeah i didnt think of that until now. gonna stick with tiger for everything