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That case is free if you buy it today
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Yep it is I took the rebate off the total. Only will cost you shipping ($10)
    
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post #13 of 45
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I have a cart here...it's not Intel, but it is cheap.

Athlon 64 AM2 3200+ ---------------------------$81
Linkworld Mid-tower case w/500watt PSU---$38
WD 250Gb HDD -----------------------------------$80
AM2 Gigabyte S4 SLi------------------------------$83
evga 7900GS---------------------------------------$180
XP Home--------------------------------------------$80
Speakers--------------------------------------------$4
DDR2 533/keyboard/mouse/monitor-----------$0
shipping---------------------------------------------$30
===Around $580,

or would it be better to go with Pentium D??
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post #14 of 45
Oh... you needed an OS sorry.

I'd at least get the Hipro PSU I linked... much better... and the case I linked is free after rebate if you hurry.

Why the 7900GS... bit out of budget for this build... and I don't think it's *that* much better than the 7600GT.. is it?

Let me redo again:

Subtotal: $627.46 + $25.38 shipping = $652.84 - $40 MIR = $612.84.

Add about $10 (including shipping) for some junk speakers... and you got it.

Replace with Pentium D805 if you want to save more. That'll knock off another $90

Preferable over the AMD rig yuo posted. Easy to upgrade.

Don't spend too much on the video card... you'll replace it anyways in about a year for a mid-range DX10 card
    
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post #15 of 45
When are you wanting to get all of this? I can give you a deal on a board and cpu. Its socket 939 though.
    
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There are always killer deals on 939 board combos. Or get a good dfi board, x2 3800,7600gt, and a nice 2gb kit and you got a great gaming rig.
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post #17 of 45
But no upgradability with 939.

with the Core 2 Duo, you have better performance, and much more upgrade options. And the price is just a hair over the $600 he mentioned at first.
    
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post #18 of 45
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Why the 7900GS... bit out of budget for this build... and I don't think it's *that* much better than the 7600GT.. is it?
Its actually quite a bit better. In terms of old/older generation cards.

6800 Ultra is to 7600GT, as 7800GTX is to 7900GS (even with the lack of pipes).
    
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post #19 of 45
Thanks fatal. (I am not much of an nVidia guy..LOL)

I'd still go for the better CPU rig

Edit: let me flame you a lil... congratrs on 100 rep
    
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post #20 of 45
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hey CHOZART, I just bought that case. $10 after rebates w/ shipping!!

Also, I need a DDR2 board so I can use my 1Gb of DDR2 533. I can upgrade later so I can get other better performance parts.
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