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Here are the parts I'm thinking of getting for a gaming build:

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Processor - $198 from Micro Center after tax
MSI P67A-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $121 shipped from Newegg
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - $90 free shipping from Newegg
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - $60 from newegg free shipping
MSI R6950-2PM2D2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity - $250 from Newegg
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $66 from Micro Center after tax
LITE-ON Black SATA CD/DVD Burner - $20 from Newegg
Acer G215HAbd-1 Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 50,000:1 - $130 from Newegg

How can I save some money? Are there any promos at Micro Center or Newegg that can help me save by purchasing a combo/bundles?

I plan to buy the parts very soon.

thanks
Edited by externe - 5/5/11 at 11:11am
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...08&Tpk=100315L
6850
shows 169.99
post #3 of 12
That looks pretty good. You can scroll to the bottom of an item on newegg (I.E, 2500K) and click view all combo deals. You may be able to shave some pennies that way. Also, i didnt see an aftermarket HSF, you plan on using the stock one? Also, you may be able to save some money by buying somethings used (Ram, Videocard,etc....) good luck with your build
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Originally Posted by Smykster View Post
That was my mistake. I am actually getting the 6950. This one to be exact: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127555

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Originally Posted by GMcDougal
That looks pretty good. You can scroll to the bottom of an item on newegg (I.E, 2500K) and click view all combo deals. You may be able to shave some pennies that way. Also, i didnt see an aftermarket HSF, you plan on using the stock one? Also, you may be able to save some money by buying somethings used (Ram, Videocard,etc....) good luck with your build
I hadn't thought about an HSF. Any recommendations?
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For heatsink I would go with a cooler master hyper 212+ but not at $40 from newegg. They can be had for as low as $20 but usually $30.
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You can find F3 1TB for $50-60 shipped.
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Don't forget about your OS.
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Originally Posted by Ovlazek View Post
For heatsink I would go with a cooler master hyper 212+ but not at $40 from newegg. They can be had for as low as $20 but usually $30.
I can get it from microcenter for $25+tax. Is this the right one?

Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo
You can find F3 1TB for $50-60 shipped.
I hear a lot of problems with harddrives occur because of shipping damage. This is why I stuck to local stores and micro center seemed to be the cheapest. Are there other harddrives that perform as well? I can check prices for those at local stores.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ssgtnubb
Don't forget about your OS.
I have an msdnaa account, so I have the windows 7 disk/key already.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by externe View Post
I can get it from microcenter for $25+tax. Is this the right one?



I hear a lot of problems with harddrives occur because of shipping damage. This is why I stuck to local stores and micro center seemed to be the cheapest. Are there other harddrives that perform as well? I can check prices for those at local stores.



I have an msdnaa account, so I have the windows 7 disk/key already.
1: That's the one
2: I bought one off of Amazon and it came very well packaged. The hard drive had it's little plastic clam shell thing while being pinned by two black plastic mold things in mid air where it couldn't move at all. It was also double boxed. I was very please with the packing.
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