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to whom are you referring?
I just got me one for $120 and saw most people pay over $200 for theirs
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If you get a quad core OR more than 2 gig rams then you need Vista Ultimate. If not then Home Premium is good. They don't list those titbits on the comparisons

If you can save the Vid Card till last, then go a month with your old card and save. Buy the best 600$ card you can, then put the old card back. It will help a lot.
 
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post #43 of 47
Why not buy, VISTA, sound card, HDD, and well anything that is not MOBO, CPU or Vid Card First.

This way you have msot of the components that will not devalue much out of the way and ready for the components to arrive.

I would then adjsut it so you reach the Intel Price drops for you Q6600 and leave the 8800 till last.

RAM should be bought in timing with prices, so either now or before the price rises
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post #44 of 47
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********************Original Post!************************

Let me begin by saying I HATE saving money. That said, I would like to begin building a new system. My plan is this : to buy $300 worth of components every two weeks, or every pay check, until it is completed. So, my task for overclock.net is to build me a system that not even one single component can be over the $300 limit! So a $600 8800 GTX would be out of the question, but say 2 x 8800 GTS 320MB in SLI at $300 a piece would be ok. for example. But as an overall limit, don't really have one, but don't get ridicoulous, if it takes to long to complete it'll be dated by the hardware on its way. Also, I realize that by the time my rig nears comletion, newer and better hardware will have adjusted the pricing, so you can "predict" what you think prices will be, but of course, round up. Let's see what you got...

**************EDIT Post!*********************************

Here's what we've come up with so far, if you see something you think needs changed, let me know!


Week 0 - OP650 + Antec 900 + S-ATA DVD Burner
Wekk 2 - 2x250GB Seagate 7200.10 Drives + Bluegears b-Enspirer Sound Card
Week 4 - Asus P5N32-E + 2GB G-Skill HZ DDR2-800 w/Black Heatspreaders
Week 6 - 8800 GTS 320MB
Week 8 - Core 2 Quad Q6600
Week 10 - 8800 GTS 320MB
Week 12 - SilverStone FM-121B's + Tuniq Tower 120
Week 14 - Windows Vista Ultimate

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I am going to agree with a lot of people here. It is silly to buy your system like this.

The power supply choise is excellent. However, I would move the purchase of the videocards back to the last 2 weeks because of potential price drops. Make sure you get the Q6600 after the price cut. Pick up the heatsinks, cases, PSU, drives first as their prices don't change as much. Also, you will definately want 4GB with Vista. I have Vista Ultimate and it is great, but it needs 4GB.

And it would make 10000x times more sense just to get 1 8800GTX than 2 8800GTS in SLI.

But I guess you are super impacient and you want to look at all your in-operative components.

Think about the end result. Your computer will not be functional for about 14 weeks. If you save your money for 14 weeks and buy it all at once, you will get a working computer and most likely cheaper or better components.


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Few questions...
1) What is stepping? And what is this new "G0" stepping as oppose to the old "B2" stepping?
2) Is there a large performance boost from the c2d and quads? (Will a Q6600 @ 3.0GHz yield higher performance than an E6600 @ 3.0GHz or 3.5GHz. I'm under the assumption there isn't software that utilizes the quad processors)

Thanks guys.
The stepping / revision is simply a hardware change Intel has made to the chip to make it more power efficient / cheaper to produce. New steppings / revisions are always coming out as Intel fine tunes the chip thoughout its lifespan.

The Core 2 Quad will out perform the Core 2 Duo in any multi-threaded application (Windows Vista, Crysis, Supreme Commander, 3dMark06, Folding@Home, Photoshop, Excel, Flight Simulator X to name a few). It is also future proof. There will be no performance loss from the Q6600, however, you will likely get a smaller overclock (Not by much).

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2) I'd wager not, actually. An E6600 at 3.4ghz should perform as well as a Q6600 at 3.4Ghz, if not better. The difference between number of cores is applicable in applications that can take advantage of multiple CPU cores. Folding is an example, Video Encoding/compressing, digital content creation. The benefit lies with the user's needs.
The E6600 will not perform better than the Q6600 at the same clocks.
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post #45 of 47
Don't go with retail Windows Vista. Buy an OEM version, save $100, and get some fans or start getting watercooling parts with the money saved.
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post #46 of 47
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Don't go with retail Windows Vista. Buy an OEM version, save $100, and get some fans or start getting watercooling parts with the money saved.
And then when you get a new motherboard or hard drive you need a new copy of Windows...
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post #47 of 47
Looks good I would just say get Vista a bit earlier so you have more time to buy the processor n 8800's in case another price drop or new products get announced.
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