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post #1 of 16
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Hi guys I am back once again with a request..
I will be building a new rig for my friend and as the title suggests his budget is 500 bucks, he is an avid gamer and doesnt care bout rest of the stuff except for how the case shud look.

*Case: NXZT- Apollo( black/silver)
*GFX: EVGA 9600gt
*RAM: i want to get him tracers for sure
CPU: dont know dual core or C2d
MOBO: probably decent overclocker p31 or p35
HDD: he plays games so u guys shud know how much is enough
DVD drive: any good asus or smsung or lg doesnt matter it shud work.
PSU: strong and reliable enough to power a 9600 gt..

* will most probably want to keep those specially the case , but i am open to suggestions.

slight overclocking might be done, i guess ill be better off using stock cooler

again 95% of the time the rig will be used for gaming..

I know its a lot to ask for such a small budget, but i know u guys will do it.

Also will prefer ZZF or clubit, Newegg( tax for TN), or other good etailer tat dont charge tax in the state of TN eventhough i like the Egg better
post #2 of 16
Heres the best I could go, 564$ after MIR (plus shipping) and pretty much the best bang for the buck, period.
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post #3 of 16
^^^ amazing build, do that, I see nothing wrong with it, at all.
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post #4 of 16
I would go for E2180 instead. hits 3.0+ no probhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...6052&Tpk=e2180
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post #5 of 16
Swap the C2 Allendale for a Pentium E2180 and the DS3L for an ABIT IP35-e. That drops it to about $500.
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post #6 of 16
drop another $10.00 after mail in rebate for the tracers you want. i thought i read $35 for them.
swap the ide dvd writer for a serial one. I thik it might also be cheaper
    
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post #7 of 16
Missin' CPU heatsink (made the mistake myself many times before)
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post #8 of 16
+1 for the abit board.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145590

that ram is even cheaper and yet just as reliable
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post #9 of 16
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i thought tracers cud hit higher speeds, also how bout ga p31, since focus is on budgt more than oc potential,
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by holtzman View Post
Heres the best I could go, 564$ after MIR (plus shipping) and pretty much the best bang for the buck, period.
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430W isn't enough for the 9600GT, you're going to run into stability issues. Overall its still a good build.

Just switch the Allendale for an e2180 and maybe consider switching the NZXT for a Sonata III, its $130 but the PSU it comes with is made by Seasonic(the standalone model costs $90 on Newegg alone) so its comparable to Corsair, Silverstone etc.. in quality, and is certainly enough for a 9600GT. The case, while it doesn't have a side window, still looks amazing and its also really quiet.

All of this can be had for around $540.
    
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