Budget Build...Ordering Tomorrow... - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-03-2008, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Posts: 299
Default Budget Build...Ordering Tomorrow...

So after years (yes years!) of waiting and hoping and money expectations falling short/being delayed (I won't go into the time that I bought a 42" Plasma TV when I finally had enough money) I finally have enough money for a budget build!

My Budget is $500 shipped to zip code 46845. I know it's not much, but right now, I'm gaming on an integrated graphics set on my laptop....or attempting to lol. I do not need a monitor, mouse, or keyboard....but I do need all the rest of the parts along with a flash drive and and cheap headset for gaming. I do plan to OC this sucker as well.

Here is what I'm thinking, but correct me if I am wrong:

LG DVD Burner: Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Antec 300 Case: Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

WD 250 GB HDD: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YD 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

ATI Radeon HD 4670: Newegg.com - MSI R4670-2D512 Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Antec earthwatts 500W PSU: Newegg.com - Antec earthwatts EA500 500W ATX12V v2.0 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

OCZ Platinum 2x1Gb DDR2 1066 Ram: Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

BioStar TForce P43 Mobo:Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

E5200 Wolfdale:Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

AData Flash Drive:Newegg.com - A-DATA 4GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model S701 2.0 4GB Black - USB Flash Drives

(2x) Rosewill 120mm Case Fans: Newegg.com - Rosewill RFA-120-WL 120mm 4 White LEDs LED Case Fan - Case Fans

Rosewill Headset: Newegg.com - Rosewill RH-001 3.5mm Circumaural Multimedia Stereo Headset

Right now is $514.27 shipped. Any way I can scrape off the $15? I know it seems petty, but already stretching the budget a little as a college student...

Should I get the extra case fans? or will the fans that come with the Antec 300 be enough (at least for now)?

Anything I forgot?

EDIT: Would this be better ram? Slower speeds, but tighter timings...
Newegg.com - OCZ SLI-Ready 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
__________________

Millenniumtiger is offline  
Old 11-03-2008, 08:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
1337 §tatus
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Southern California
Posts: 574
Default Re: Budget Build...Ordering Tomorrow...

Get the saphhire 3850, or a 9600GSO <<< ON SALE!!
__________________

1337_JohnN is offline  
Old 11-03-2008, 08:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
Puddle Jumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,286
Default Re: Budget Build...Ordering Tomorrow...

It looks good. I would get the second set of ram you posted since the extra speed wouldn't make much of a difference.

To save money now you could try the 300 without the two extra fans and if you decide you need them, you can always order them later.

Also you could save a little money by getting this psu.

Newegg.com - Rosewill RP500-2 500W ATX12V v2.01 Power Supply - Power Supplies
__________________

AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition : Asus M4A89GTD PRO : Corsair 550VX
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4x2gb DDR3 1600 : MSI Geforce GTX 770 2gb : Antec 300
OCZ Agility 2 60gb SSD (OS) : SanDisk Ultra 120gb SSD (Apps) : Crucial M500 240gb (Steam) : Win 8.1 Pro 64bit
2x Samsung 2494LW & 1x Dell U2312HM Eyefinity

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 : Core i5 2410M : 12.5" 1366x768 IPS LED display : Intel 320 Series 120gb SSD

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 stock 4.3 : Nexus 7 2 stock 4.4

Puddle Jumper is offline  
Old 11-03-2008, 08:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Posts: 299
Default Re: Budget Build...Ordering Tomorrow...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Puddle Jumper View Post
It looks good. I would get the second set of ram you posted since the extra speed wouldn't make much of a difference.

To save money now you could try the 300 without the two extra fans and if you decide you need them, you can always order them later.

Also you could save a little money by getting this psu.

Newegg.com - Rosewill RP500-2 500W ATX12V v2.01 Power Supply - Power Supplies
Changed the PSU that you selected, and changed ram...also put the Flash Drive to a 2Gb version since I am only using it to flash bios and a little bit of school stuff....

Have the price down to $500.60! Any other suggestions are still welcome.
Millenniumtiger is offline  
Old 11-03-2008, 10:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
Biostar Stole my heart
 
Hussein19891's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,209
Send a message via MSN to Hussein19891
Default Re: Budget Build...Ordering Tomorrow...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1337_johnn View Post
get The Saphhire 3850, Or A 9600gso <<< On Sale!!
+1

+1

+1

+1
__________________


Hussein19891 is offline  
Old 11-03-2008, 10:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Posts: 299
Default Re: Budget Build...Ordering Tomorrow...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hussein19891 View Post
+1

+1

+1

+1
Changed to the 3850....Didn't realize it and the 4670 had equal stream processing units and it is 256bit compared to 128...

So this is the one I picked:
Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AX3850 512MD3 Radeon HD 3850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

And this HDD cuz the previous one changed prices...basically the same thing though.

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Millenniumtiger is offline  
Old 11-03-2008, 10:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
veg1992's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 19,993
Default Re: Budget Build...Ordering Tomorrow...

The interface really doesn't matter in this case... the performance is pretty much equal either way
__________________
I do not accept help requests and/or deleted threads/complaints by PM, Profile or IM/Email. Just ask on the forums! Also, I do have Lockerz invites if you want them, feel free to PM me your email if you want one :0

If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the
or under my avatar; it helps me know that my advice actually helped you.


.. But things don't go according to plan! My Actual Rig, 2009:
veg1992 is offline  
Old 11-04-2008, 04:51 AM   #8 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,479
Default Re: Budget Build...Ordering Tomorrow...

9600GT is overall faster than HD4670

$69.99 after MIR
Newegg.com - KFA2 by Galaxy 96GFF6HUUEXV GeForce 9600 GT OC 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
maroon1 is offline  
Old 11-04-2008, 05:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
baron5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,984
Default Re: Budget Build...Ordering Tomorrow...

agreed, for low end cards in general, i say its better to go nvidia because their cards are usually more optimized for games and u want the most out of ur cards.
__________________
<<<Please give me Rep if I have helped you<<<

I7 930 @ 4GHz : Noctua D-14
Gigabyte X58A-UD7 : Asus GTX 480
G.Skill Trident 1600MHz 6-8-7-18 : Samsung F3 1TB
OCZ Vertex 2 50GB : Silverstone RV02 Case
Silverstone Strider Plus 1Kw : Sony DRU-870s Optical
Samsung P2350 Monito
r

baron5 is offline  
Old 11-04-2008, 07:26 AM   #10 (permalink)
Electical Engineer
 
BongWizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: OZ
Posts: 916
Send a message via AIM to BongWizard Send a message via Yahoo to BongWizard
Default Re: Budget Build...Ordering Tomorrow...

the 9600GT and the HD 3850 should perform about the same in most situations (cept mainly Crysis), so i'd go with whichever you can get cheaper now

have you got a heatsink for that?? you're gonna need one if you wanna OC... have a look at this -> Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm &#34;Core Contact Freezer&#34; CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
__________________

__________________

NZXT Lexa BlackLine w/ Red LEDs | Corsair TX-750 | Gigabyte EP45-DS3P | Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 @ 3.6GHz
2x 2GB Kingston HyperX PC2-6400 @ 960MHz (5-4-4-13) | 3x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB HDD in RAID5
2x HIS Radeon HD 4850 @ 761/1129 in CrossFireX w/ Thermaltake DuOrbs | Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro



Got a problem?? Click Here before posting!

BongWizard is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Entry Quad Core $800 Budget, Check my Build zerodayATK New Systems | Building and Buying 19 02-23-2008 06:12 PM
Thinking about this Budget Build dave39 New Systems | Building and Buying 11 10-11-2007 07:31 PM
My first budget build Dipdip System Upgrades 17 10-04-2007 07:30 PM
Help with a low budget build Flame Hawk New Systems | Building and Buying 34 08-22-2007 07:18 AM
Awesome X2 Overclockers Budget Gaming Build Sora New Systems | Building and Buying 10 04-07-2007 01:43 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.