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