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You can never have too much storage keep the 1TB. I'm building a $600 rig for a friend right now and I pretty much used the same parts. Except that we got that HDD on sale for $50 and he settled for a $30 case (NZXT Alpha). We also got the CPU + mobo from Microcenter. Is there one nearby so you can save some $$$ and help out a bit on the laptop side?
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post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by starwa1ker View Post
You can never have too much storage keep the 1TB. I'm building a $600 rig for a friend right now and I pretty much used the same parts. Except that we got that HDD on sale for $50 and he settled for a $30 case (NZXT Alpha). We also got the CPU + mobo from Microcenter. Is there one nearby so you can save some $$$ and help out a bit on the laptop side?
What mobo did you use?

What do you guys think about this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121510
Edited by Infinite Jest - 8/15/11 at 7:05pm
post #13 of 22
Just the free mATX Biostar one that came with the CPU for free. Not the greatest, but can't really complain.
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post #14 of 22
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Nice simple build, May I suggest a SLI-able board so he can add another GPU when he get's the fever?

BIOSTAR TP67XE $125

GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 $115 (there is a $5 off promo for this, I got the email but I don't have it anymore, It's out there though)

I guess that 460's OK after the $40 MIR but some cheaper ones can be had. Especially on OCN marketplace.
Ok, so with that Biostar board and the coupon code for the psu it comes to $594 shipped, AR. Does that sound like a decent buy?
Edited by Infinite Jest - 8/15/11 at 7:49pm
post #15 of 22
Absolutely, It kills me a little inside seeing a build less than $100 off from the best CPU though (2500k). I suppose he has no choice with needing a laptop too.

Regardless that is a strong sub $600 (after MIR) computer, for sure.
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post #16 of 22
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Absolutely, It kills me a little inside seeing a build less than $100 off from the best CPU though (2500k). I suppose he has no choice with needing a laptop too.

Regardless that is a strong sub $600 (after MIR) computer, for sure.
Well, I'm going to give this to him and leave him the option of a 2500K and a 560 ti if he so desires. Thanks for your help guys.
post #17 of 22
If you take a look on evga's site they have gtx460 for a little less and with a mail in rebate.
http://www.evga.com/products/prodlis...+Series+Family

or if you really want too you can go with a b-stock 470 for about the same price too.

http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=20

those i3 setup are supposted to compete with a i7 920 with HT turned off on the i7. I actually would like to get a i3 setup myself for my server just to oc it and see what i can do with it.
post #18 of 22
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Man, I think I'm starting to have buyer's remorse about my rig. This one I proposed for him cost less than half of mine. Oh well, at least I can marvel at my case when it's open.
post #19 of 22
Go with a 2500k. They are $179 at microcenter.

http://www.microcenter.com/at_the_stores/fairfax.html
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Quote:
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Go with a 2500k. They are $179 at microcenter.

http://www.microcenter.com/at_the_stores/fairfax.html

If OP is in Staunton, He is over 2 hours away from Fairfax Microcenter. I don't think the savings worth the drive.
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