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Ok, this is what i'm thinking, and i'm also app'ing for a visa, plus getting a new job with more pay, and I may be able to get this soon. Or not at all, no idea.

Long story short, i'm looking at this, what can "I drop in price" and "choose better options" over what i've chosen, and so forth, to have less of a price ouch in the wallet rather then a deep scar.

Thanks,

Le_Loup

Considered the e6320, but would rather more power, though that's a savings initially right there.


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See link for updated spec's that i've so far narrowed down on. Reminder, this is canadian pricing, so i'm kinda sol, re: g-skill, and newegg, and good places like that with awesome prices...

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Part Model Qty Unit Price Ext. Price
Processor :Intel Core™2 Duo Processor E6600 2.4GHz w/ 4MB Cache 1
$269.95

CPU Heatsink / Fan :Thermaltake Big Typhoon 120mm Silent Heatpipe Cooler for P4 478/775, K7, K8 1
$69.95

Motherboards :Asus P5B Premium Vista Edition w/ DualDDR2 800, 7.1 Audio, Dual GB Lan, SATA II, 1394, PCI-E x16 1
$269.95

Memory :Corsair 2GB XMS2-6400 Dominator TWIN2X Dual Channel DDR2 Kit (2 x 1GB) 1
$239.95

Case :Antec P182 Advanced Super Mid Tower, Gun Metal Black 1
$149.95

Power Supplies :Enermax Galaxy DXX 850W Power Supply w/ Five +12V Rails 1
$279.95

Case Fans :Antec 120mm Blue LED Fan 4 x $19.95 = $79.80

Hard Drives 1 :Western Digital 320GB Caviar SE16 7200rpm SATA II w/ 16MB Cache 1
$109.95

Optical Drive 1 :None 0
$0.00

$0.00

Video Cards :XFX GeForce 8800GTS 320MB (560MHz) PCI-E Extreme w/ Dual DVI, HDTV-Out 1
$369.95

Monitors :None 0 <-- have a few crt's. for now... hehe
$0.00


Sound Cards :Onboard 8-Channel 7.1 Audio 1
$0.00 <-- have x-fi card, transferable.

Ethernet Cards :Onboard Dual 100/1000 Gigabit Lan 1
$0.00


Mouse :Logitech MX 518 Gaming-Grade™ Optical Mouse 1
$59.95


Operating System :Microsoft Windows XP Professional w/ SP2B, OEM 1
$169.95 Getting this over Vista FOR NOW, may run dual boot system when getting 2nd harddrive

Warranty :Memory Express 2-Year IPR Plan for PC Systems from $1501-$2000 1

$99.95


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Overclocking, the E6320, or E6420, hell, even an E4300 would be much better.

They can reach the same speeds a 6600 could reach and do it with a much higher FSB and lower multi, therefore more performance.

So when all is said and done, you could say a E4300 is BETTER than an E6600.
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Also, that RAM is great, but you don't NEED it, you could get 2gb of G.Skill HZ and overclock it, it would do fine with the overclocked Core 2, and cost so much less


For the HDD I recommend a Seagate 7200.10 strongly, get the one I have and save more money.

With these recommendations you could get a decent 19" widescreen LCD that you really, really won't regret.
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Hmm, I think i'll get the 6320 on the list then, adjust for that, plus go g-skill if memoryexpress has it, what ram rating should I have for it though? 6400, 5400? or whatever it is?

Thanks for the advice btw, and there's like a $10 diff between 320 and 250gb drives, so why not have 70gb more for less ? hehe (approx, I know that they go by 1000b, when it's really 1024, etc, etc).

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Ok, this is what i'm thinking, and i'm also app'ing for a visa, plus getting a new job with more pay, and I may be able to get this soon. Or not at all, no idea.

Long story short, i'm looking at this, what can "I drop in price" and "choose better options" over what i've chosen, and so forth, to have less of a price ouch in the wallet rather then a deep scar.

Thanks,

Le_Loup

Considered the e6320, but would rather more power, though that's a savings initially right there.
Well for starters... the PSU is kinda ... too much . I love enermax and all but 850.. Are you thinking on going Sli with two 8800GTX and add about 30 120 fans?.. You should reconsider the PSU. Its just more than too much .I like having some extra watts that my psu will not be using buyt you overdo it. Well I would suggest for starters to drop to around 700W.

Now for the rams. I am always going along wioth Gskill. Newegg has some gskill priced at 99usd and their timings are 4-3-3-5. Gskill has great prices and is a good OCer. Look into it.

E6600 all the way. Just make sure its the SL9S8 model (there are tow models around). THis model has great OCing potential pluss the 4mb buffer and thats something no lower CPU has I mean both oif them. Although if your going to pay this much for it wait a month and put a Q6600 thjat will drop at the same price.. Too high price you got there for a E6600..

Mobo is a P5B and it looks great.. although before buying it compare it with a model that has less extras and then consider if you will ever need all these extras the premium edition offers

Donno what else to comment right now. Actually i got to watch Pumpkin Scissors or else I will go crazy XD. Will post later if I think anything else.
    
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post #6 of 15
if you want it cheaper you could go for e4300(good overclocker) gigabyte 965p ds3 mobo (good ocing board) g skill hzs pc6400 if you can or you could go with crucial ballistix. also corsair 520w is a very good psu and will cope with that system easily
post #7 of 15
even if you want more power than e4300 may as well use it just now and get a quad when the prices drop on july 22nd
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are there some areas you are more willing to cut than others. I am looking at the build and seeing the PSU and mobo ringing in at $640, are you willing to compromise there or are you fairly determined that those are non-negotiable?
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Case Fans : Antec 120mm Blue LED Fan 4 x $19.95 = $79.80
Check eBay for fans instead of spending $80

Warranty : Memory Express 2-Year IPR Plan for PC Systems from $1501-$2000 $99.95
Do you really need that? All the components already have a warranty. Corsair has a lifetime warranty on their memory.

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Expensive... you can get that cheaper
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Case Fans : Antec 120mm Blue LED Fan 4 x $19.95 = $79.80
Check eBay for fans instead of spending $80

Warranty : Memory Express 2-Year IPR Plan for PC Systems from $1501-$2000 $99.95
Do you really need that? All the components already have a warranty. Corsair has a lifetime warranty on their memory.

Mouse : Logitech MX 518 Gaming-Gradeâ„¢ Optical Mouse 1 $59.95
Expensive... you can get that cheaper
Thumbs up for the mouse but it think they sell it a bit high. Or actually they sell everything high... hmmmm Damn I just realised your from canada.. Canadian dollars eh? Then good price. Don;t bend. Go for the mouse X3!!!!
    
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