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post #1 of 11
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How's this for a budget build, with the goal to keep the cost as low as possible while still having a system that can play new games on decent settings? Recycled components will be: case, hard drive, optical drives. New components needed: mobo, cpu, PSU, GPU, and memory

Gigabyte P35-DS3L
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059

Intel E6750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115029

G.Skill 2x2GB DDR2-800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122

eVGA8600GT 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130292

Antec TruePower 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371002


The biggest question mark I have about that build is the video card. Is there something else that I can use that will be more effective but keep the cost around $100? Please don't recommend me an 8800GT or 9600GT, as that is above the price range I'm looking at, even tough I know they are excellent cards. I'm not an expert on ATi cards, so maybe there is something in the price range over there I have over looked.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 Gigabyte P35-DS3L ASUS 9600 GSO A-DATA (4 x 1GB) PC6400 @ 800MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Lots of SATAs Sony DVD+-RW, Samsung Lightscribe DVD+-RW Vista Ultimate 32bit Samsung 22" LCD 
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Logitech LX710 Cooler Master eXtreme 500W Cooler Master 690 Logitech LX710 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Lots of SATAs Sony DVD+-RW, Samsung Lightscribe DVD+-RW Vista Ultimate 32bit Samsung 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech LX710 Cooler Master eXtreme 500W Cooler Master 690 Logitech LX710 
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post #2 of 11
Personally u said not offer.

8600gt is rubbish plain and simple (if u cant afford the 9600gt then just get a 8600gt )

The 9600gt will give u a massive peformance gain for the extra u have to pay

Also change ure PSU to the Corsair 550 Watt much better than the Antec one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...corsair%2b550w

memory wise i personally would go for the ballistix
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146565

Also they are cheaper


The Processer is da bomb mate very good.

great budget board for overclocking
post #3 of 11
Looks good. Regard the GPU, $100 is a trick mark. Since you already have a good 550W PSU, how about this

Abit Ip35-E board $60
HD2900GT $120

It is about same price but give you a GPU performance boost.
post #4 of 11
would not use the 9600gt, tests have shown that even though the 9600gt puts out a bit more performance than the 8800gt, the 8800gt outperforms it in games. :-P

anyways, back on topic, what's the price range for this??? and if you wanna save some money check new-egg. they got some stuff for good prices.
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Originally Posted by Benny99 View Post
Personally u said not offer.

8600gt is rubbish plain and simple (if u cant afford the 9600gt then just get a 8600gt )
I have no idea what you just said.

Quote:
memory wise i personally would go for the ballistix
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146565
I've heard a lot of horror stories about Ballistix recently. They seem to be going downhill. Maybe the quantity of RMAs is just due to the fact that they're so popular, but I still think I might stay away.

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Abit Ip35-E board $60
HD2900GT $120

It is about same price but give you a GPU performance boost.
That's not a bad idea. Does the 2900GT have a good gain over the 8600GT? Like I said, I'm no expert on the ATi cards. I am partial to Gigabyte P35 boards though, they've been good to me
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 Gigabyte P35-DS3L ASUS 9600 GSO A-DATA (4 x 1GB) PC6400 @ 800MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Lots of SATAs Sony DVD+-RW, Samsung Lightscribe DVD+-RW Vista Ultimate 32bit Samsung 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech LX710 Cooler Master eXtreme 500W Cooler Master 690 Logitech LX710 
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E6750 Gigabyte P35-DS3L ASUS 9600 GSO A-DATA (4 x 1GB) PC6400 @ 800MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Lots of SATAs Sony DVD+-RW, Samsung Lightscribe DVD+-RW Vista Ultimate 32bit Samsung 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech LX710 Cooler Master eXtreme 500W Cooler Master 690 Logitech LX710 
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post #6 of 11
[QUOTE=rcf22;3506549



That's not a bad idea. Does the 2900GT have a good gain over the 8600GT? Like I said, I'm no expert on the ATi cards. I am partial to Gigabyte P35 boards though, they've been good to me [/QUOTE]


Here you go. That's difference. Then keep the GA board and put extra $20, I think it is worthy.

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...ance/page6.asp
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post #8 of 11
I'd go for the 9600gt as said above, it is slightly worse than the 8800gt but for $179.99 it can't be beat.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130328

Stick with your ram, G.Skill ram is great for overclocking, I love them, I'd choose them over anybody right now.

Check out Pricewatch.com they have the best prices found.
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
These things don't need memory any more? I have thought about the 2180 though, it's not out of the question.

Good alternatives guys, keep them coming!

Oh, the price range is:

(-infinity, $600) Cheaper is always better though.

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 Gigabyte P35-DS3L ASUS 9600 GSO A-DATA (4 x 1GB) PC6400 @ 800MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Lots of SATAs Sony DVD+-RW, Samsung Lightscribe DVD+-RW Vista Ultimate 32bit Samsung 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech LX710 Cooler Master eXtreme 500W Cooler Master 690 Logitech LX710 
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E6750 Gigabyte P35-DS3L ASUS 9600 GSO A-DATA (4 x 1GB) PC6400 @ 800MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Lots of SATAs Sony DVD+-RW, Samsung Lightscribe DVD+-RW Vista Ultimate 32bit Samsung 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech LX710 Cooler Master eXtreme 500W Cooler Master 690 Logitech LX710 
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Powercolor Radion 3650 512MB @ newegg.
    
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Dual WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB in RAID1 LITEON SATA W\L-SCRIBE DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS XSPC RASA-750-RS240 Water Cooling Kit Win 7 Pro x64 
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Dual Samsung 215TW S-PVA LCD's Logitech K350 Wireless CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 Rosewill BlackHawk Mid Tower 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Dual WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB in RAID1 LITEON SATA W\L-SCRIBE DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS XSPC RASA-750-RS240 Water Cooling Kit Win 7 Pro x64 
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Dual Samsung 215TW S-PVA LCD's Logitech K350 Wireless CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 Rosewill BlackHawk Mid Tower 
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