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Old 09-15-2008, 02:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys.
I am having troubles with my build. I can't seem to lower the price of the parts, and about everything is at the specs i want. I want my price to around 800-900$ (CAD), but i have no idea on how to get it there. I want SLI support, a GPU that will play major games, and will support Vista, and a decent future proof CPU. Please base your suggestions around my criteria and help me if it is possible.

This is what i have put together myself.

CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 - 199.88 - Link
Mobo - EVGA - Nforce 750i SLI FTW - 186.65 - Link
RAM - Corsair - XMS2 TWIN2X 4GB (2x2GB) - 95.55 - Link
GPU - PNY - XLR8 GeForce 8800 GT - 129.99 - Link
OS HDD - Seagate - Brracuda 160GB 8MB Buffer - 46.72 - Link
HDD - Seagate - Barracuda 250GB 8MB Buffer - 60.99 - Link
Case - Apevia - X-Plorer ATX Mid Tower - 73.99 - Link
PSU - CoolerMaster - Xtreme Power 600w - 61.56 - Link
Optical - LG - GH2 2LS30 - 30.78 - Link
OS - Microsoft - Windows Vista Home Premium OEM - 125.68 - Link

Sub Total - 1011.79
Total - 1153.44*

* 14% Tax

Thanks in advance,

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Old 09-15-2008, 03:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The easiest area to cut costs would be getting a non sli motherboard. This Biostar TP43D2 is allot cheaper and is a good motherboard. - Buy Biostar TP43D2-A7 ATX LGA775 P43 DDR2 1PCI-EX 3PCI SATA2 HD Sound GBLAN CrossFireX Motherboard - TP43D2-A7 In Canada.

This ocz pus would be plenty of power for you system. - Buy OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W ATX12V 24PIN Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black - OCZ500SXS In Canada.

Also this ram has better timings than the ones you selcted. - Buy OCZ Platinum XTC PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL5-4-4-15 DDR2 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit - OCZ2P8004GK In Canada.

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