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I really don't think I need a 700w power. 500w should be enough.
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post #52 of 66
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Originally Posted by cluelessnoob94 View Post
This is my "final" specs. I'm still trying to hack down the prices, though. Any suggestions?

Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit at newegg $159.99
Mouse Logitech MX518 at newegg $39.99
Intel Core i7 Nehalem 2.66ghz $229.99, pickup at micro center
Gskill 6gb ram (3x2gb) at newegg $89.99
DVD-R burner at newegg $21.99, after savings $17.00
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard at newegg $199.99, after rebate $184.99
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB SATA 7200 RPM 32MB Buffer Hard Drive at zipzoomfly $84.89
NZXT Guardian 921 at newegg $79.99, after rebate $59.99
Cyber Acoustics computer speaking system at newegg $9.99
Kensingston Black keyboard standard at newegg $17.99
OCZ StealthStream600w at newegg $79.99, after rebate $69.99
LG WI952 TQ-TF Black 19” 2ms Widescreen LCD Moniter at newegg $139.99, pickup at best buy

Newegg purchase (+shipping to 22101): $721.10
Zpizoomfly purchase (no shipping): $84.89
Processer, pickup at Micro center: $229.99
Moniter, pickup at Best Buy: $ 139.99

Grand Total (with tax): $1194.45

I can live without sound quality and keyboard just needs to be convenient. Mouse, I went for a good one.

Can I degrade the powersupply to a 500w?
Yes, a 500w will do just fine. I would also go with a 4770 instead of the 4850. Benchmarks show they are about on par with each other (+/- 5%), and the 4770 is much cheaper.

Also, MS keyboards are really cheap on newegg. <$10 if I remember right.

Ummm, other than that, I can't really see any other places to cut costs. That should get you closer to $1,100 with tax though.

Also, I don't see an OS... do you have plans for that already?

EDIT: Here's a generic 500w power supply for $19.99, but lots of 5-egg reviews on the egg. Worth checking out. I know people here are going to shoot me for suggesting anything but the best for a power supply, but I'm a believer in saving money, and when you're on a budget, you're on a budget. Besides, with 56 people saying it's a decent power supply, it's pretty good odds you won't have any trouble with it. It does 16A on the 12v rail, and you only need ~7A for a 4770, ~9A for a 4850.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817339019

EDIT2: Nevermind on that last power supply - it doesn't come with the requisite 6-pin connector. You could always buy an adapter, but I'd probably just buy a little better power supply instead. I'll see if I can find another that might be decent.

EDIT3: Here's a good Rosewill power supply. Rosewill is reputable enough. This is 5-eggs from over 300 people, so you should be fine. It's got all the connectors you'll need for your build.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182016
Edited by SgtSpike - 4/29/09 at 4:45pm
post #53 of 66
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Originally Posted by cluelessnoob94 View Post
Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit at newegg $159.99
Can I degrade the powersupply to a 500w?
For that price I would just spend a few extra bucks and get a better video card, a 4870 or 260

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102834

Keep the 600w. Your build could run on a 500w but its nice to always have headroom.
Edited by Yogi - 4/29/09 at 9:47pm
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post #55 of 66
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I'm getting close. I increased the graphics card to 4870, and the power supply to 600w; but seriously; even if I'm playing crysis max for like 10 hours do I need it?

I'm pretty happy with the price now. But if there's any convenient way to hack it down, I'm all ears.

BTW I know that I should get a better moniter but 1) My desk is tiny, and a bigger monitor means that I have to keep it in the basement, and I really want to keep it in my room (weekend gaming marathons ) 2) I need to be able to slide the screen/keyboard/mouse into the corner of my desk against the wall when I'm not using it, but I can't see that happening easily with a 22 inch. I'm using a 17inch dell screen, complete with 512mb ram and 80gb hard drive desktop right now; I think I can live with a brand spanking new 19-inch LCD.

AND the OS. If my friend is getting the comp he wants from dell, then he gets a vista home premium CD. He was going to chuck it for XP 64-bit, and now he's giving me the CD for free. I'll just stick with Vista until Windows 7 comes out.

Now the build (almost final)...

Graphics Card: Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit at newegg $199.99 before rebate, $179.99
Mouse: Mouse Logitech MX518 at newegg $39.99
Processor: Intel Core i7 Nehalem 2.66ghz $229.99, pickup at micro center
RAM: Gskill 6gb ram (3x2gb) at newegg $89.99
DVD-R: DVD-R burner at newegg $21.99, after savings $17.00
Motherboard: Gigabyte 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard at newegg $199.99 before rebate, $184.99
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint 1TB SATA 7200 RPM 32MB Buffer Hard Drive at zipzoomfly $78.89
Case: NZXT Guardian 921 at newegg $79.99, after rebate $59.99
Speakers: Cyber Acoustics computer speaking system at newegg $9.99
Keyboard: Logitech Black keyboard standard at newegg $10.99
Power: OCZ StealthStream500w at newegg $79.99, after rebate $69.99
Monitor: LG WI952 TQ-TF Black 19” 2ms Widescreen LCD Moniter $139.99, pickup at best buy

Newegg purchase (+shipping to 22101): $756.77 before Rebate, $691.77
Zpizoomfly purchase (no shipping): $78.89
Processer, pickup at Micro center: $229.99 before tax, final $241.48
Moniter, pickup at Best Buy: $ 139.99 before tax, final $146.98

Grand Total): $1159.12
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Originally Posted by cluelessnoob94 View Post
I'm getting close. I increased the graphics card to 4870, and the power supply to 600w; but seriously; even if I'm playing crysis max for like 10 hours do I need it?

I'm pretty happy with the price now. But if there's any convenient way to hack it down, I'm all ears.

BTW I know that I should get a better moniter but 1) My desk is tiny, and a bigger monitor means that I have to keep it in the basement, and I really want to keep it in my room (weekend gaming marathons ) 2) I need to be able to slide the screen/keyboard/mouse into the corner of my desk against the wall when I'm not using it, but I can't see that happening easily with a 22 inch. I'm using a 17inch dell screen, complete with 512mb ram and 80gb hard drive desktop right now; I think I can live with a brand spanking new 19-inch LCD.

AND the OS. If my friend is getting the comp he wants from dell, then he gets a vista home premium CD. He was going to chuck it for XP 64-bit, and now he's giving me the CD for free. I'll just stick with Vista until Windows 7 comes out.

Now the build (almost final)...

Graphics Card: Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit at newegg $199.99 before rebate, $179.99
Mouse: Mouse Logitech MX518 at newegg $39.99
Processor: Intel Core i7 Nehalem 2.66ghz $229.99, pickup at micro center
RAM: Gskill 6gb ram (3x2gb) at newegg $89.99
DVD-R: DVD-R burner at newegg $21.99, after savings $17.00
Motherboard: Gigabyte 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard at newegg $199.99 before rebate, $184.99
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint 1TB SATA 7200 RPM 32MB Buffer Hard Drive at zipzoomfly $78.89
Case: NZXT Guardian 921 at newegg $79.99, after rebate $59.99
Speakers: Cyber Acoustics computer speaking system at newegg $9.99
Keyboard: Logitech Black keyboard standard at newegg $10.99
Power: OCZ StealthStream500w at newegg $79.99, after rebate $69.99
Monitor: LG WI952 TQ-TF Black 19†2ms Widescreen LCD Moniter $139.99, pickup at best buy

Newegg purchase (+shipping to 22101): $756.77 before Rebate, $691.77
Zpizoomfly purchase (no shipping): $78.89
Processer, pickup at Micro center: $229.99 before tax, final $241.48
Moniter, pickup at Best Buy: $ 139.99 before tax, final $146.98

Grand Total): $1159.12
Looks good, but you won't be able to use the OS key/cd from your friend's Dell. It will only work with a Dell motherboard, and usually tied to a specific model or product line as well.
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Now the build (almost final)...

Graphics Card: Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit at newegg $199.99 before rebate, $179.99
Mouse: Mouse Logitech MX518 at newegg $39.99
Processor: Intel Core i7 Nehalem 2.66ghz $229.99, pickup at micro center
RAM: Gskill 6gb ram (3x2gb) at newegg $89.99
DVD-R: DVD-R burner at newegg $21.99, after savings $17.00
Motherboard: Gigabyte 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard at newegg $199.99 before rebate, $184.99
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint 1TB SATA 7200 RPM 32MB Buffer Hard Drive at zipzoomfly $78.89
Case: NZXT Guardian 921 at newegg $79.99, after rebate $59.99
Speakers: Cyber Acoustics computer speaking system at newegg $9.99
Keyboard: Logitech Black keyboard standard at newegg $10.99
Power: OCZ StealthStream500w at newegg $79.99, after rebate $69.99
Monitor: LG WI952 TQ-TF Black 19†2ms Widescreen LCD Moniter $139.99, pickup at best buy

Newegg purchase (+shipping to 22101): $756.77 before Rebate, $691.77
Zpizoomfly purchase (no shipping): $78.89
Processer, pickup at Micro center: $229.99 before tax, final $241.48
Moniter, pickup at Best Buy: $ 139.99 before tax, final $146.98

Grand Total): $1159.12
If you wanted to cut back even a little, you could skip the Vapour-X, and just get a regular non-reference cooled 4870, you are mainly paying for the branding "Vapour-X". Also, you should go for a 500GB HDD unless you are a media junky. If you are a gamer, with an average media collection (like 100-300 movies, and like 10k-20k songs), then you can easily get by with a 500GB, and have room to spare for games
     
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...blach.

Windows 7 is coming out may 5th, right?

God, this is going to bankrupt me. I need to start working, and I don't even have my first car yet.

How much do you think windows 7 is going to cost?
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...blach.

Windows 7 is coming out may 5th, right?

God, this is going to bankrupt me. I need to start working, and I don't even have my first car yet.

How much do you think windows 7 is going to cost?
I believe the release date for windows 7 has been set to Oct 23, atleast that is what my RSS feeds told me today
     
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go with a Q9400, Gigabyte UD3P, 8 GB Ram, 1 500 GB hard drive and a 74 GB Raptor. than 2 4850 or 70s in crossfire!

this will save you money instead of going i7.
    
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