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Hey guys,

Last time I posted, it was for a $1000 budget. Since, I've done a lot of reading and a lot of drooling especially since the price drops is occuring very soon. I have decided to up the budget, since I (hopefully) don't plan on upgrading for another couple of years. I say this because I'm still in school, and I just don't have the funds to do this a lot.

Anyway, I just bought the RAM, Optical Devices, and the HDs:
RAM -- Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2x1GB PC2 8000 (DDR2 1000)
HD -- 2xSeagate Barracudas 320GB Sata 3.0gb perpendicular recording.
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$460.00 shipped from newegg.com
($100.00) mail in rebate for RAM
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$360.00

So build the rest of this for me with $1060.00 (or very close to it)

I want to P182 (Found it for $153.00 shipped)
At least the 8800GTS 640MB
Leaning towards Q6600

I will be OCing mildly until I get a WC setup. I'm thinking about the Tuniq Tower.

Any other suggestions are welcomed.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 19
Nice setup
  • P182 is one of the best. $169.99 still you can get P180B for $129.99
  • You can save money by getting EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB for $279.99. No need to spend that extra $100 coz there aren't any performance gains (Just don't make the same mistake)
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 is for $480.00 or Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 for $222.90
  • ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro would be a fine alternative for $34.99
  • Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM for $5.99
  • SeaSonic S12 Energy Plus SS-650HT PSU for $159.99 (A must have )

Cheers
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post #3 of 19
P180 is on asale at the egg for $99.99
post #4 of 19
Oops...it dosnt show it on neweggs site. There is a promo code on the newegg newsletter from liek yesterday or something and, i deleted the email. So..if anyone else gets the newsletter and has the promo code, please post it up
post #5 of 19
Promo code for the P180B is EMC713DANTE
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Rep + Mate for promo code
post #7 of 19
get a 2900xt; its close enough in price to the 8800GTS 640 to justify getting, and can fit in your budget.
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post #8 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcogan10 View Post
get a 2900xt; its close enough in price to the 8800GTS 640 to justify getting, and can fit in your budget.
Still, 8800GTS 320MB is the best option for the money.
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get a 2900xt; its close enough in price to the 8800GTS 640 to justify getting, and can fit in your budget.
isn't the 8800 better?
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post #10 of 19
They're pretty dang close now with the new ATI drivers. Honestly, I can't tell you which one is the better one as I haven't tried the 2900 personally.
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