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Welcome to the world of hardware. You buy a component, in 2 months it's half the price.
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post #12 of 29
A little bit....

Sabertooh + G. Skill 12GB RAM $315

GPU HD5850 $170

Newegg prices.

Edit: I see you bought them in October, still, your rig will serve you well.
post #13 of 29
Those prices are not bad atall and your rig will do great for years to come.
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post #14 of 29
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
So, I see a lot of planned builds with better components than mine yet the cost is near $1k. Now i feel like I've overpaid for my build, and I didn't even buy it that long ago.

MAIN components:
motherboard GA-X58A-UD5 $280
RAM corsair xms3/patriot $200
These are the 2 parts that I don't agree with. Spending $480 on 2 items that will have next to zero influence on overall performance. You could've used $200 of it on a faster video card and had a much faster gamer. Live and learn though, if you're happy with the system and you've already paid for it, then let it go and enjoy it
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post #15 of 29
I paid $1200 for mine, just have to put it in the case and fill the loop.
post #16 of 29
I did things piecemeal. My mobo+i7 cost me around $400 as a combo from Fry's. My SSD was free. My memory unfortunately was like $230. My 4x2tb drives were $260
My video card was $50, but I am buying a 6970.
My case was $130, I think. My cooler was $50. My power supply was free.
I work in computer repair so I get opportunities a lot of other people might not, but I am very happy with the cost of my computer. My computer performs great, will perform even better once I get my new video card, my 30" monitor is as good as you can get, etc.
The only thing left until my rig is perfect for my needs is a triple monitor stand. I have two 20.1" Dell 2007fp monitors, 1600x1200, that I want to run in portrait mode on either side of my 30", but I need a triple monitor stand and those cost upwards of $300.

Anyway, I have always found it best to shop around for months before buying, check used prices, check ebay, etc., and then you'll know what kind of sales and deals can be had. I am constantly on the look out for good deals on computer equipment.

If you are happy with your computer and it didn't leave you short on funds, then be happy. In the end its how much you like your rig that really counts.

EDIT: I looked closer at your list, I don't think you did too bad, especially for the time frame you bought them in.
Edited by Mygaffer - 12/20/10 at 11:46pm
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post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
These are the 2 parts that I don't agree with. Spending $480 on 2 items that will have next to zero influence on overall performance. You could've used $200 of it on a faster video card and had a much faster gamer. Live and learn though, if you're happy with the system and you've already paid for it, then let it go and enjoy it
i have to agree with you. my motherboard was overkill (and so was my psu but it was on sale).

i'm pretty happy with my ram though; more ram=easier workflow for video editing.
post #18 of 29
Somewhat shady prices on the RAM/Mobo.
Crazy price for a 5850.
$300?! Now?

And the Asus GA-X58 can be had for $35-$50 less in many places.
i7 builds are cheaper then they used to be but things still add up in the end.
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post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
MAIN components:

RAM corsair xms3/patriot $200 >>on sale right now..$140 for 12gb
case antec 900 >> usually on sale for $50AR
cpu cooler corsair h50 $80* >>Usually on sale for $60AR
x25-m 80gb $170 >> Was a sale for $140?
You didn't buy anything when it was on sale...so you did overpay for a lot of items.
    
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post #20 of 29
Only thing you overpaid for was a motherboard.
    
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