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So here we go, all parts from Newegg, obviously when I really decide to go through with it I will look for the cheapest deals around.

Case/PSU Combo [HAF 932 + CM 850W Modular PSU]: Link
CPU/Motherboard Combo [Intel 2500K + Asus P8P67]: Link
RAM [G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB]: Link
Video Card [EVGA GTX460 1GB]: Link
Old Cost: 1069.92$
New Cost: 974.93$

Saved: 94.99$

So what do you guys think? I will be using the hard drive from my sig rig. Also, in order to keep costs down, I will not be getting any extra cooling, unless it is an absolute must (like a CPU cooler). What will be funding the majority of this purchase is hopefully my sig rig and a few other items.

EDIT: So far, you guys have helped tweak my build helping reduce it's cost by 100$.
Edited by cubanresourceful - 1/26/11 at 12:51pm
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This is almost identical to my build!!

I used the Asus P67 Pro as a placeholder for cost comparison.. waiting for the EVGA P67
I am also getting the Thermalright Silver Arrow from ebay for a coolor

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=14799605

I think you have made some great choices...
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This is almost identical to my build!!

I used the Asus P67 Pro as a placeholder for cost comparison.. waiting for the EVGA P67
I am also getting the Thermalright Silver Arrow from ebay for a coolor

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=14799605

I think you have made some great choices...
This is good to hear, I am just unhappy that my system is probably going to sell for less than half my new system. Damn outdated components.
post #4 of 28
You expected more?!

6 months and a new system looses half value.. imo lol

I am still running my old X6800.. 4 years strong.
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You expected more?!

6 months and a new system looses half value.. imo lol

I am still running my old X6800.. 4 years strong.
Yeah, been rocking AMD/ATi since before the merge. I remember the AMD XP days, haha Pentium 4 my ass. Now I want to try something new, so going with Intel/NViDiA this time 'round.
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Yeah, been rocking AMD/ATi since before the merge. I remember the AMD XP days, haha Pentium 4 my ass. Now I want to try something new, so going with Intel/NViDiA this time 'round.
Good luck! I used to use AMD.. till I fried 2 processors over 6 months. Wasn't even OCing them.

Was AMD Athelons?? I think
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looks good, i should have waited for sb, but oh well, i would however switch to the cm storm sniper insead of the HAF, the HAF just looks to cobbled together for me, also, you might want to consider a 560 or 470 for more longevity
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Good luck! I used to use AMD.. till I fried 2 processors over 6 months. Wasn't even OCing them.

Was AMD Athelons?? I think
Athlons are AMD, since Athlon 64 to the now current Athlon II X2-X4.

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looks good, i should have waited for sb, but oh well, i would however switch to the cm storm sniper insead of the HAF, the HAF just looks to cobbled together for me, also, you might want to consider a 560 or 470 for more longevity
Point taken, but the prices are pretty much astromical compared to the price of a 460 or maybe I am exaggerating. I've read reviews where the 560 is not that much faster than the 460, but I guess since it's a new revision it will receive updates to improve performance, no?
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I'd spend a few more bucks on some RAM. Grab these if you are hard up on getting 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445

Unless you plan on doing some heavy multitasking I would just get a good pair at 4gb
These are 65$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303
These run 80$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231444
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I'd spend a few more bucks on some RAM. Grab these if you are hard up on getting 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445

Unless you plan on doing some heavy multitasking I would just get a good pair at 4gb
These are 65$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303
These run 80$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231444
It's not so much the multitasking, it's the fact that I tend to run quite a few VMs at the same time. Point taken though, I'll leave the oodles of RAM to my server. I'll check out those links you've provided.

EDIT: So I reduced my RAM from 2x(2x4GB) modules I have before to the link to the G.Skill RipJaws 2x4GB. So instead of 16GBs of RAM, I will now get 8GBs. May sound excessive, but I have many VMs open due to work.
Edited by cubanresourceful - 1/26/11 at 12:38pm
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