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Budget gaming build for a friend.

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Trying to build my friend a gaming rig, but he needs absolutely everything(I mean Everything Monitor,Keyboard,Mouse,OS) and has a budget around 700. I'm tapping in around 800(Lowest I've got it was 750) figured I'd post here and see if I can get it anywhere cheaper.

Monitor-(He wants this Monitor but if I can find a cheaper Monitor in 1080P for cheaper)- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...536&CatId=2775
Cd Burner- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106289
Case(He'd like a a case he cans see through since he plans on putting Cathodes and LED's)- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147144
Keyboard = Mouse - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823575006
RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231274
CPU+GPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.544489
HDD+PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.570931
OS+Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.552541
This is basically the list I've compiled and have been working on. Suprisingly there has been no great X-Mas deals that we've saw. Anything anyone else see's that I can do to Lower the price down on?
Edited by Dtrain - 12/12/10 at 9:49pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-5820k AsRock X99 R290 16GB DDR4 GSkill 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
3TB Hitachi Vertex 3 500GB Vertex 2 120GB Windows 10 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Samsung UHD28 Black Edition XFX 750W HAF X Xonar DX 
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post #2 of 5
everything looks good. Here's a case with a side panel and cheaper

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156237
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Phenom II 1090T 4.0ghz Asus Crosshair IV Exteme evga gtx 980 16gb G.Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
samsung evo ssd corsair h70 win 10 3x 27' ACER LEDs 5760x1080 
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razer blackwidow chroma Silverstone Decathlon 1200W corsair obsidian  razer deathadder 
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Phenom II 1090T 4.0ghz Asus Crosshair IV Exteme evga gtx 980 16gb G.Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
samsung evo ssd corsair h70 win 10 3x 27' ACER LEDs 5760x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
razer blackwidow chroma Silverstone Decathlon 1200W corsair obsidian  razer deathadder 
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chroma firefly 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by swisha View Post
everything looks good. Here's a case with a side panel and cheaper

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156237
I think if anything we might get the NZXT M59. And that case is more expensive when you add in shipping

Anyone care to chime in on some deals for me and my friend? He plans to order this tomorrow so virtually he's going to miss the Gift-Card deal.
Edited by Dtrain - 12/13/10 at 2:37pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-5820k AsRock X99 R290 16GB DDR4 GSkill 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
3TB Hitachi Vertex 3 500GB Vertex 2 120GB Windows 10 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Samsung UHD28 Black Edition XFX 750W HAF X Xonar DX 
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i7-5820k AsRock X99 R290 16GB DDR4 GSkill 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
3TB Hitachi Vertex 3 500GB Vertex 2 120GB Windows 10 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Samsung UHD28 Black Edition XFX 750W HAF X Xonar DX 
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post #4 of 5
RIPOFF RAM ALERT
1333 9-9-9 = generic prebuilt memory. This is low-quality RAM that can easily hold back overclocks. You should be going with 1600Mhz on AMD (anything lower doesn't scale well) and you can even get 1600Mhz for lower prices: i.e. this, this, this

Assuming a $500-600 budget, there's actually a crapload you can fit, here are some suggestions I have. I'd be more specific, but I'm at an airport and 45 minutes from departure:
XFX 650W + XFX HD 5830 - $215, $165 AR (that's right - a basically free power supply! Tiers above everything else on here)
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO - $119, $104 AR
NZXT M59 $45 promo code, $35 AR
Phenom II x4 955 - $135.50
PNY XLR8 1600 8-8-8 $63, 43 AR
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - $100

This will pass $600 without the rebates, but total in at around $550-560 with them. You are getting the best price-performance
post #5 of 5
RIPOFF RAM ALERT
1333 9-9-9 = generic prebuilt memory. This is low-quality RAM that can easily hold back overclocks. You should be going with 1600Mhz on AMD (anything lower doesn't scale well) and you can even get 1600Mhz for lower prices: i.e. this, this, this

Assuming a $500-600 budget, there's actually a crapload you can fit, here are some suggestions I have. I'd be more specific, but I'm at an airport and 45 minutes from departure:
XFX 650W + XFX HD 5830 - $215, $165 AR (that's right - a basically free power supply! Tiers above everything else on here)
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO - $119, $104 AR
NZXT M59 $45 promo code, $35 AR
Phenom II x4 955 - $135.50
PNY XLR8 1600 8-8-8 $63, 43 AR
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - $100

This will pass $600 without the rebates, but total in at around $550-560 with them. You are getting the best price-performance
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