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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
He's got about a $700-$800 budget for this build, and I believe he's got a keyboard and mouse, monitor, and operating system, so this is what I came up with:

Antec Sonata III w/ Earthwatts 500W Power Supply - $130
Updated: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L - $90
E8400 - $200
2x1GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800 - $55
XFX Geforce 8800GT 256MB - $130
Updated: Tuniq Tower 120 - $50
Western Digital WD2500AAKS - $65
LG Black SATA DVD Burner - $25

That comes out to $745 + shipping, about $880 if he needs an operating system. Is there any way I can trim the price down at all without losing any major performance?
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Intel P8600 @ 2.4Ghz Geforce 9400M 6GB Crucial DDR3-1066 OCZ Vertex 2 128GB 
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External 1TB Broken and Making Funny Noises OS X Lion Windows 8 Preview 
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External 1TB Broken and Making Funny Noises OS X Lion Windows 8 Preview 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
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post #2 of 11
Drop the E8400 and overclock a E2xx0. Get the Tuniq Tower 120 for an extra $5 and you're set in my opinion.
post #3 of 11
Get the 90 gigabyte.
PSU get a corsair PSU, its 90 with MIR, plus its 550W
Get the 8800GTS 320mb thats 115 with MIR.
Use the stock fans.
Get a cheaper RAM, like the corsair, for 30.
Yeah I think that cuts it down by 100-200.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L eVGA 9800GT Stock Speeds GSkill 4GB (2x2GB) PC6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 500GB Samsung 22X DVD Drive Windows 7 64-bit 22" Acer x223w 
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IBM Model M Model 1391401 Antec EarthWatts 500W Troglodytic Tech Terminal Razer Deathadder 
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E8400 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L eVGA 9800GT Stock Speeds GSkill 4GB (2x2GB) PC6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 500GB Samsung 22X DVD Drive Windows 7 64-bit 22" Acer x223w 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
IBM Model M Model 1391401 Antec EarthWatts 500W Troglodytic Tech Terminal Razer Deathadder 
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Steelseries Qck+ 
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post #4 of 11
What resolution will your friend be running at? If it's under 1440x900, you can get away with an 8800GS.
post #5 of 11
damn us dollers sound cheap $130 XFX 8800GT is Aus its $388 for a xfx 8800gt 9800GX2 are $700 lol.
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
The 8800GT I've got is the same price as the GS's on Newegg, and it's probably going to be faster. I want to stick with the E8400 so I can hopefully get 4Ghz for him. He won't have to upgrade for a much longer time that way.
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External 1TB Broken and Making Funny Noises OS X Lion Windows 8 Preview 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
13.3" 1280x800 Dell 2407WFP-HC Backlit Lithium-Polymer Battery 
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Unibody Multi-Touch Trackpad JVC Marshmallow's 
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Intel P8600 @ 2.4Ghz Geforce 9400M 6GB Crucial DDR3-1066 OCZ Vertex 2 128GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSOS
External 1TB Broken and Making Funny Noises OS X Lion Windows 8 Preview 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
13.3" 1280x800 Dell 2407WFP-HC Backlit Lithium-Polymer Battery 
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post #7 of 11
Looks perfect to me, great deals on everything .
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Intel 5930K @ 4.4GHz Asus Rampage V Extreme MSI Lightning 290X Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Deskstar NAS 4TB Pioneer BDR-2209 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2407WFP Rev. A02 Ducky Legend Black w/ White Backlit Vortex Caps EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W Phanteks Enthoo Primo White 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Deskstar NAS 4TB Pioneer BDR-2209 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2407WFP Rev. A02 Ducky Legend Black w/ White Backlit Vortex Caps EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W Phanteks Enthoo Primo White 
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post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks. If he needs a keyboard and mouse, anybody have any recommendations for something inexpensive?
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Intel P8600 @ 2.4Ghz Geforce 9400M 6GB Crucial DDR3-1066 OCZ Vertex 2 128GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSOS
External 1TB Broken and Making Funny Noises OS X Lion Windows 8 Preview 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
13.3" 1280x800 Dell 2407WFP-HC Backlit Lithium-Polymer Battery 
CaseMouseAudio
Unibody Multi-Touch Trackpad JVC Marshmallow's 
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Macbook
(17 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel P8600 @ 2.4Ghz Geforce 9400M 6GB Crucial DDR3-1066 OCZ Vertex 2 128GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSOS
External 1TB Broken and Making Funny Noises OS X Lion Windows 8 Preview 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
13.3" 1280x800 Dell 2407WFP-HC Backlit Lithium-Polymer Battery 
CaseMouseAudio
Unibody Multi-Touch Trackpad JVC Marshmallow's 
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post #9 of 11
You could get a cheap logitech keyboard and mouse for 15.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L eVGA 9800GT Stock Speeds GSkill 4GB (2x2GB) PC6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 500GB Samsung 22X DVD Drive Windows 7 64-bit 22" Acer x223w 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
IBM Model M Model 1391401 Antec EarthWatts 500W Troglodytic Tech Terminal Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries Qck+ 
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Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L eVGA 9800GT Stock Speeds GSkill 4GB (2x2GB) PC6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 500GB Samsung 22X DVD Drive Windows 7 64-bit 22" Acer x223w 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
IBM Model M Model 1391401 Antec EarthWatts 500W Troglodytic Tech Terminal Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries Qck+ 
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post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Turns out, he's already got all of the peripherals and about $200 more than I thought he did, so this is what we decided to order:

Antec Sonata III
Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R
E8400
4GB G.SKILL DDR2-1000
XFX 8800GT 256MB
Seagate 7200.11 750GB
Samsung Black SATA DVD Burner
Tuniq Tower 120
Macbook
(17 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel P8600 @ 2.4Ghz Geforce 9400M 6GB Crucial DDR3-1066 OCZ Vertex 2 128GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSOS
External 1TB Broken and Making Funny Noises OS X Lion Windows 8 Preview 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
13.3" 1280x800 Dell 2407WFP-HC Backlit Lithium-Polymer Battery 
CaseMouseAudio
Unibody Multi-Touch Trackpad JVC Marshmallow's 
  hide details  
Reply
Macbook
(17 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel P8600 @ 2.4Ghz Geforce 9400M 6GB Crucial DDR3-1066 OCZ Vertex 2 128GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSOS
External 1TB Broken and Making Funny Noises OS X Lion Windows 8 Preview 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
13.3" 1280x800 Dell 2407WFP-HC Backlit Lithium-Polymer Battery 
CaseMouseAudio
Unibody Multi-Touch Trackpad JVC Marshmallow's 
  hide details  
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