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Can I build this CyberpowerPC 965/6870 cheaper than $949?

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March 16, 2011 12:46:59 PM

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I'm not the best yet at putting these combos together take advantage of discounts, as usually when I look for combos, the combos I want don't show up until I go into each individual part.

Anyway, after rebates, shipping, amd whatever discounts I can get my hands on, how cheap could I build this system for myself?

CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra 2062 Phenom II X4 965(3.4GHz) 4GB DDR3 1TB HDD Capacity AMD Radeon HD 6870 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

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March 16, 2011 1:02:44 PM

You don't even really need combos to beat that price.

CPU/HSF: X4 955 and Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B $176 (with shipping). Once you change the multiplier in the BIOS, it's the same as the 965.
Mobo: ASRock 870 Extreme3 $90
RAM: Corsair XMS3 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 9 $30 after rebate
GPU: HD 6870 $180 after rebate
HDD/OS: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB and Windows 7 Home 64-bit OEM $160 (only a $5 combo)
Case: Rosewill Challenger $55
PSU: XFX 650W $60 after rebate
Optical: Cheapest SATA DVD burner $18 (with free shipping promo)

Total: $769. That's only using $12 of combos...

You could also either step up the GPU or get the i5-2500K for less than that.

For example:

CPU/HSF: i5-2500K and Scythe Mugen $255 (with shipping)
Mobo: ASRock P67 Extreme3 $150ish (it hasn't been re-released yet)
RAM: G.Skill 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CL 9 $48 (the Sandy Bridge CPUs prefer 1.5v, or so I've heard...)

Total: $926.
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March 16, 2011 1:02:54 PM

Yes, you can build it cheaper.

ASROCK 870 Extreme3 (same 870 chipset as the bundle) is $90
The x4 955 is $140 (will overclock nicely with the below cooler)
Hyper 212+ CPU cooler is $38
4GB of DDR3-1600 is $40 (XMS memory can be had for $30 today)
Samsung F3 1TB is $65
HD 6870 is $200 (at most)
DVD is $20
A good 650w PSU is $80
Win7 Home Premium is $100


The above is $775ish and you need to find a case, keyboard and mouse you like...
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March 16, 2011 1:08:37 PM

Wow, that's a pretty darn good deal even without combo discounts. I'll put some discounts together and see what else I can come up with. Thanks!

MadAdmiral said:
You don't even need combos to beat that price.

CPU: X4 955 $140. Once you change the multiplier in the BIOS, it's the same as the 965.
Mobo: ASRock 870 Extreme3 $90
RAM: Corsair XMS3 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 9 $30 after rebate
GPU: HD 6870 $180 after rebate
HDD/OS: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB and Windows 7 Home 64-bit OEM $160 (only a $5 combo)
Case: Rosewill Challenger $55
PSU: XFX 650W $60 after rebate
Optical: Cheapest SATA DVD burner $18 (with free shipping promo)
HSF (if overclocking significantly): Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B $43 (with shipping)

Total: $776

You could also either step up the GPU or get the i5-2500K for less than that.

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March 16, 2011 1:12:30 PM

I've updated it. It's actually cheaper than that.

I'd recommend that you really consider going with the i5-2500K option I added. That'd be a lot more powerful.
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March 16, 2011 1:50:29 PM

MadAdmiral said:
I've updated it. It's actually cheaper than that.

I'd recommend that you really consider going with the i5-2500K option I added. That'd be a lot more powerful.


Thanks, but I wont be needing more horsepower than the 965/6870. That combination is more than enough to power 3 monitors for iRacing. my x3 445/5770 is just about enough. The cheaper the better... Thanks!!!
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March 23, 2011 12:33:08 AM

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