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post #1 of 17
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Hey everyone.
I'm trying to convince my wife to let me build a new computer. Here is what I have so far.

CPU-http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...y=REVIEWS#tabs
MoBo-http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128059
RAM-http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231098
Video Card-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127329
HDD-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136075
CPU Cooler-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134
Case-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133145
O/S is vista home premium

The total so far is 678.92 USDs. 20 bucks or so short of my current 700 USD budget. I am planning to OC the system. Fortunately i have a 500w PSU a buddy gave me and an old DVD r/w sitting at my house, and I'm set on I/O devices.

I'm planning on using the box mainly for gaming with the heaviest game being BF2, and folding when I'm not on it. If anyone has any suggestions on anything that would bring the price down, I'm all ears.

And, of course, +rep to anyone who can help out.

Thanks
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post #2 of 17
This case > The Soprano

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119137

I have it and you won't regret it.
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WD 640GB Black Samsung DVD-RW SATA Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 245BW 
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post #3 of 17
I'd have to agree, the CM690 is a really good case for the money. Other than that, looks like a top notch build. I'd personally go for a different brand 8800GT, but that's just me. I prefer eVGA and XFX myself for their lifetime warranty. But the MSI ought to treat you well. Great looking build .
 
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Kingston HyperX 16GB (4x4) DDR3-1600 Crucial MX100 512GB RAID0 (2x 256GB) CoolerMaster Liquid Pro 240mm Windows 10 x64 
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(Fut.) Crossover 34" 3440x1440 Curved (Cur.) Dell 20/30/20 PLP Eyefinity Razer Chroma PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK II 950w 
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Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
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Kingston HyperX 16GB (4x4) DDR3-1600 Crucial MX100 512GB RAID0 (2x 256GB) CoolerMaster Liquid Pro 240mm Windows 10 x64 
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post #5 of 17
Yep, for the same price, you can get the Cooler Master 690, and have a superior case.

As for your video card, does the DS3L mobo support PCI Express 2.0 x16? I don't think it does because the specs say nothing about it. Take a look into that a little further. The video card is PCI Express 2.0 x16, and I am only guessing that it may not work on the regular PCI Express x16.

Your HDD: I strongly encourage you to go with Seagate Barracudas. They are superior to WD Caviars. I have always had problems with Caviars. I have 2 Barracudas (see sig rig), and one of them is over 5 years old, and it's still operating just like it did on the first day I used it. All 3 or 4 caviars I went through got louder and louder as the months progressed, and then they eventually died.

I still can't hear my hdd's.

Oh, and about the mobo: and I've been here for about 3 weeks now. I came here with a pre-built that I customized on the custom computer shop's site who is a local shop. It had an ASRock mobo. Everyone made some sort of negative comment about ASRock. One guy flat-out told me to simply stay away from ASRock as they simply suck. And for a few bucks more, I could get the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L and have something way better. You've made an excellent choice there.

I'm thinking that you have found some pretty sweet deals on NewEgg. Now, I knocked over $50 off my future build by going to Google Shopping and searching on the model number (for example, the CM 690 is RC-690-KKN1-GP. I click on the first link, sort price low to high, and shop! At Provantage.com, you can get it for $84.03 after shipping. However, it's not returnable, which is explained on their site. At NewEgg, it's $79.99 plus approximately $15 in shipping!)

Keep up the good work. And as always, check overclock.net's Online Deals forum. People are selling things there for prices you would be a fool to turn down.
post #6 of 17
In fact, here's a 160GB SATA 3.0Gb/sec Seagate Barracuda for $52.99 on NewEgg. It's a tiny bit more expensive, but I promise you that it's worth it. It will outlast and out-perform the WD Caviar.

For some more bargain hunting in Firefox, just click here. Or, if you use Internet Explorer, then click here.

That's the Product search results page with the price sorted from low to high as performed in Firefox and IE7.

I used Google Shopping to knock off about $50 from my still future order.
post #7 of 17
No on the Asrock motherboard it wont let you OC. To save 30 dollars you can get an ABIT IP35_E which is basically the same thing compared to the GA-P35-DS3L except its cheaper after a $30 rebate. The cm690 is the price/performance king out there and its a nice case for the budget enthusiast. Also get teh Crucial Ballistix for $35 after rebaate and get the money you saved for a tuniq tower.
post #8 of 17
I think the thread starters build is better than this one IMO. Why the ASRock1333? A-Data ram? Their cheap I guess.
post #9 of 17
cheap but not good although the RAM should serve him fine the motherboard is just pure no. I remember here was this time when those RAM had a rebate and the final price was under $50 those are the times i would recommend those RAM just like how the 2x1Gb set cost $25 dollars.
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Aaron_Henderson View Post
I think the thread starters build is better than this one IMO. Why the ASRock1333? A-Data ram? Their cheap I guess.
Actually you have a point there. I thought that his budget was $600.

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