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This build seems to be missing a case to put it in. Do you have a case already?
    
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post #12 of 21
CPU- E7300 $130
Mobo- Gigabyte UD3-P $115 after $20 MIR
RAM- Patriot Extreme 4gig (2x2) DDR2 800 $29 after $25MIR
PSU- PC Power and Cooling 500w 80+ certified $60 after $15MIR comes w/ free 4gig thumbdrive
GPU- Sapphire 4830 $100
Optical Drive- LG DVD burner w/ Lightscribe $26
Case- Coolermaster 590 $60
Heatsink- Sunbeam Corecontact Freezer $30 after $10 MIR

Total after MIR- $550

This will allow for some very good overclocking with the 45nm cpu along with the best OCing mobo out and an aftermarket heatsink that performs well. If you want a better heatsink you can upgrade to the Xigmatek S1283 for $7 more.

You can also substitute out the gpu and get this XFX 9800GT for the same price after MIR and it comes with FarCry2 game.
Edited by Aawa - 2/17/09 at 9:39pm
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CPU- E7300 $130
Mobo- Gigabyte UD3-P $115 after $20 MIR
RAM- Patriot Extreme 4gig (2x2) DDR2 800 $29 after $25MIR
PSU- PC Power and Cooling 500w 80+ certified $60 after $15MIR comes w/ free 4gig thumbdrive
GPU- Sapphire 4830 $100
Optical Drive- LG DVD burner w/ Lightscribe $26
Case- Coolermaster 590 $60
Heatsink- Sunbeam Corecontact Freezer $30 after $10 MIR

Total after MIR- $550

This will allow for some very good overclocking with the 45nm cpu along with the best OCing mobo out and an aftermarket heatsink that performs well. If you want a better heatsink you can upgrade to the Xigmatek S1283 for $7 more.

You can also substitute out the gpu and get this XFX 9800GT for the same price after MIR and it comes with FarCry2 game.
Wow, I keep telling ppl, it's never been a better time then now to build a PC. Prices look so good right now.
    
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Seagate 250GB + 80GB WD for benching TT 875w, Corsair 650TX Custom bench station 
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post #14 of 21
My sig rig was built for about $470. I just didn't need the CD-ROM's or the OS.
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Sorry Guys I Just got home from my girlfriend. Thanks for the suggestions +rep
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post #16 of 21
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CPU- E7300 $130
Mobo- Gigabyte UD3-P $115 after $20 MIR
RAM- Patriot Extreme 4gig (2x2) DDR2 800 $29 after $25MIR
PSU- PC Power and Cooling 500w 80+ certified $60 after $15MIR comes w/ free 4gig thumbdrive
GPU- Sapphire 4830 $100
Optical Drive- LG DVD burner w/ Lightscribe $26
Case- Coolermaster 590 $60
Heatsink- Sunbeam Corecontact Freezer $30 after $10 MIR

Total after MIR- $550

XFX 9800GT for the same price after MIR and it comes with FarCry2 game.
This is a pretty solid build. The motherboard could be swapped out for a EP45-DS3L so there's money for the Xigmatek cooler, and I would grab the Asus version of the 4830 since it has better stock cooling, and RAM that can handle a decent overclock. The EP45-DS3L shouldn't have much trouble hitting a 400+ FSB giving the E7300 a pretty nice overclock.
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post #17 of 21
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This is a pretty solid build. The motherboard could be swapped out for a EP45-DS3L so there's money for the Xigmatek cooler, and I would grab the Asus version of the 4830 since it has better stock cooling, and RAM that can handle a decent overclock. The EP45-DS3L shouldn't have much trouble hitting a 400+ FSB giving the E7300 a pretty nice overclock.
the gigabyte ud3p is the mobo king of OCing getting up to 600+fsb on dual and 500+ fsb on quads. I would personally keep the board and go over budget by $7 to get the xigmatek cooler if it was my build. But i wanted to fit it within his $550 budget. The Patriot RAM can actually handle a decent overclock, much better than G Skills.
post #18 of 21
I know this is the intel forum..
EDIT: Added SS of shopping car (its around 450 USD w/out shipping)
EDIT EDIT: I know it says 600 but thats CDN
EDIT EDIT EDIT: *ahahah* If you plan to OC then dont get a budget build
EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT: My build below cost me around 1400$ CDN with sale prices (i had 2 9800 GT's before the 295) and if you take those out and add the 295 w/backplate its probably about 2100 CDN.

Edited by bloodmack - 2/19/09 at 7:55pm
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post #19 of 21
There is nothing wrong with OCing a budget build. That's what OCing is all about. Free extra performance.
    
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There is nothing wrong with OCing a budget build. That's what OCing is all about. Free extra performance.
It is also about achieving the most of what you buy.
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