Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Double Check My $400 Budget Build
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Double Check My $400 Budget Build - Page 3

post #21 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrtn400 View Post
You do know that the E160 costs $0.00 more right now?
Does it?? Then go with that, even at stock, this build would out perform the build you first outlined...
post #22 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by SerenityKill3r View Post
Very nice!
Just one thing I would change. I would stick with the G.Skill RAM PC6400.
    
MotherboardGraphicsRAMRAM
TF8200 A2+ Radeon HD 5770 G. Skill G. Skill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
ST3500418AS Samsung DVDRW Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
S231HLbid @ 1080p Logitech G110 Antec NeoHE 500 XION Predator 
MouseAudio
Microsoft Intellimouse 3.0 ALC888 , Saitek GH 30 
  hide details  
Reply
    
MotherboardGraphicsRAMRAM
TF8200 A2+ Radeon HD 5770 G. Skill G. Skill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
ST3500418AS Samsung DVDRW Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
S231HLbid @ 1080p Logitech G110 Antec NeoHE 500 XION Predator 
MouseAudio
Microsoft Intellimouse 3.0 ALC888 , Saitek GH 30 
  hide details  
Reply
post #23 of 26
For $68 you can get a nice open box 8600GT. I bought that exact card, open box and all, for my HTPC and it worked out great. MIR FTL, half the time you end up not getting them.
I built a new rig for one of my cousins just a few days ago for $550 w/o shipping with a 9600GT. Only OC'd the E2160 to 2.4GHz, but the computer is pretty quick and plays everything he wants it to. Had some artic silver and an SATA 80GB HD laying around so I didn't need either of those. He plays Crysis at mixed high and medium settings at 1280x800, not bad for less than 600 bucks. It's probably overkill for what you need, but here's the cart:

COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 $49.99
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L $89.99
Intel Pentium E2160 $69.99
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 1066 $59.99
ECS N9600GT $149.99
Rosewill RCX-Z775-LX $14.99
CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX $79.99

Subtotal: $514.93

Some may question my choice of CPU cooler, but I will say this. It's 100 times better than stock and with artic silver it idles at 37C and loads around 46C, that's all I needed it to do. If you want it cheaper drop the 9600GT for the 8600GT I recommended and drop the ram for the G.Skill DDR2 800 for $45. With the cheaper ram and video card it should come to $420.
Backup
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 1.86GHz Intel DG965MQ XFX GeForce 8800GT 512MB Alpha Dog Edition mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 @ 5-5-5-12 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 250GB + Samsung HD501LJ 500GB Toshiba 20X DVD±R Burner Windows XP MCE x86 19" Gateway FPD1975W LCD 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair VX550 uBTX Wireless Laser 
  hide details  
Reply
Backup
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 1.86GHz Intel DG965MQ XFX GeForce 8800GT 512MB Alpha Dog Edition mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 @ 5-5-5-12 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 250GB + Samsung HD501LJ 500GB Toshiba 20X DVD±R Burner Windows XP MCE x86 19" Gateway FPD1975W LCD 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair VX550 uBTX Wireless Laser 
  hide details  
Reply
post #24 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by C.Jackson View Post
For $68 you can get a nice open box 8600GT. I bought that exact card, open box and all, for my HTPC and it worked out great. MIR FTL, half the time you end up not getting them.
I built a new rig for one of my cousins just a few days ago for $550 w/o shipping with a 9600GT. Only OC'd the E2160 to 2.4GHz, but the computer is pretty quick and plays everything he wants it to. Had some artic silver and an SATA 80GB HD laying around so I didn't need either of those. He plays Crysis at mixed high and medium settings at 1280x800, not bad for less than 600 bucks. It's probably overkill for what you need, but here's the cart:

COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 $49.99
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L $89.99
Intel Pentium E2160 $69.99
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 1066 $59.99
ECS N9600GT $149.99
Rosewill RCX-Z775-LX $14.99
CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX $79.99

Subtotal: $514.93

Some may question my choice of CPU cooler, but I will say this. It's 100 times better than stock and with artic silver it idles at 37C and loads around 46C, that's all I needed it to do. If you want it cheaper drop the 9600GT for the 8600GT I recommended and drop the ram for the G.Skill DDR2 800 for $45. With the cheaper ram and video card it should come to $420.
Thanks for the ideas. I added the CM case and the Rosewill cooler to my build.

I think for the GPU I'm going to get a 2600Pro, which now brings my build to a $406 subtotal. I was expecting to go over, and with shipping and tax (damn CA warehouse) should come to about $450. Thanks for the help everyone! Also, I'll be going back through the thread giving everyone a rep that helped contribute to the final result.
Cataclysm
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 GA-EP45-UD3P Rev. 1.0 Sapphire 4850 4x 2GB DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD1600AAJS Random IDE Sony DVD Burner Tuniq Tower 120 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
6x 120mm Scythe SY1225SL12SH Fans Thermalright T-RAD2 2x 92mm Scythe DFS922512M-PWM Fans Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 19" @ 1400x900 Sceptre 19" @ 1280x1024 Cherry G81-7000LPAUS-2 (MY Switches) Corsair 650TX 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec 900 Razer Diamondback 3G A black one with a cat in a hammock Asus Xonar D1 
  hide details  
Reply
Cataclysm
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 GA-EP45-UD3P Rev. 1.0 Sapphire 4850 4x 2GB DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD1600AAJS Random IDE Sony DVD Burner Tuniq Tower 120 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
6x 120mm Scythe SY1225SL12SH Fans Thermalright T-RAD2 2x 92mm Scythe DFS922512M-PWM Fans Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 19" @ 1400x900 Sceptre 19" @ 1280x1024 Cherry G81-7000LPAUS-2 (MY Switches) Corsair 650TX 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec 900 Razer Diamondback 3G A black one with a cat in a hammock Asus Xonar D1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #25 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrtn400 View Post
Edit 3: Just what's the best GPU (not counting DX10) for $60?
7800gt:
http://www.overclock.net/sale/307131...ds-pcix16.html

7600gt 256:
http://www.overclock.net/sale/308317...ance-sale.html

7600gt 512?:
http://www.overclock.net/sale/301191...7950gt-ko.html

the bargaining talk is up to you =P
post #26 of 26
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Double Check My $400 Budget Build