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Old 08-18-2007, 02:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...tTitle=cheaper

I brought that down from about $1200 to the current price by removing hard drives (already have some PATAs...the speed is fine for me), switching the graphics card from an 8800GTS, and getting a much cheaper sound card (Down from $90), since I have never had a non-integrated one before(so I will notice a sound difference no matter what), and I don't have such an an awesome sound system.

Is there any way I could make this cheaper without sacrificing too much power/functionality?

Let me know if you have any questions about what I really want.

Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Get rid of the sound card. Dump the case, and buy the antec 900 from fry's for 79 bucks. Get the 8800 gts and spend the extra money for a q6600 g0. Also get the crucial balistix. Oh ya, also get a p35-ds3r mobo, its the same price as the 680i you have pickd out but a much better overclocker.
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yeah but he'll also need a psu if he's buying the an900 which would raise the cost
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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veedubfreak, besides the cheaper case + the no sound card, that would raise the price.

806.89
-139.95 (case)
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666.94
-29.99 (sound card)
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636.95
-159.99 (graphics)
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476.96
-186.00 (processor)
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290.96
+70 (case)
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390.96
+289.99 (graphics)
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650.95
+289.99 (processor)
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940.94
+50-ish? (psu)
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990.94
+3 (mobo difference)
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993.94
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get X1950XT over the 8600GTS: it really does kill it.
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 - 165.50
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 Conroe 1.86GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L - 95.00
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 - 89.00
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
SAPPHIRE 100186L Radeon X1950XT - 168.00
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100186L Radeon X1950XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+RW - 34.00
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner With LightScribe Technology - OEM
COOLER MASTER CAVALIER 3 CAV-T03-UK - 60.00
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER CAVALIER 3 CAV-T03-UK Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

611.00 without shipping

** You have the hard drive and what not

You can get the 2.14 Ghz out of this chip by overclocking slightly and save you some money... you can figure out the rest...
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Man, I hate living in California...that tax is killing me.

Well, I added a $50 PSU, $55 heatsink/fan and a to what you picked above, and it came out to $800.33 ($745.46 before tax).

Thanks for the suggestions
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Hey hey, don't hate California. It's the Silicon Valley/San Jose that owns!
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Don't forget there's a few of them Frys over here and that ECS office in SJ haha
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Where's the ECS office? I ought to blow it up.
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