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Old 09-20-2008, 03:28 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I found a deal on egay.
Some times you find good deals on Ebay. But if you can help it, buy parts, and put it together yourself. That computer deal could have a cheaped out motherboard, psu, or even probably ram.
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:49 AM   #12 (permalink)
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no just a deal on the processor. I'm def. putting it together myself.

$140 from newegg.......I'm gonna see if I can get it cheaper

Intel BX80557E4700 Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6ghz Processor - eBay (item 220282853143 end time Sep-20-08 17:00:00 PDT)
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Seems like an ok deal, just keep it under $70 otherwise get this:

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

It's better than the e4700, the only reason its so expensive (the e4700) is because it was supported by Intel for one Q2 and the price didn't drop much, then they discontinued it
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I didn't realize that one on ebay wasn't C2D........

I guess I'll just get from trusty ol' newegg

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
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Its a Pentium Dual-Core a stripped down version of the Core 2 Duo (half the cache)
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decided to drop the case and the expensive asus mobo, and use my stock microatx hp case w/this microatx mobo w/great reviews

GIGABYTE GA-EG31M-S2 LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EG31M-S2 LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards


this dropped my total after rebates to $375, which is pretty close to my original max amount.

Only thing I am sacrificing is SLI.....but when it comes time to upgrade I'll just get a new case/mobo and swap over everything else.

Heres the whole list of what I just ordered.

GIGABYTE Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EG31M-S2 LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz LGA 775
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

EVGA GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB Video Card
Newegg.com - EVGA 384-P3-N966-TR GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB 192-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards


OCZ StealthXStream 500W Power Supply
Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W ATX12V / EPS12V Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Rosewill CPU Cooler
Newegg.com - Rosewill RCX-Z775-LX 92mm Ball CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks


Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound
Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

LITE-ON 20X DVDĪR DVD Burner Black SATA
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVDĪR DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners



Total before rebates including shipping: $468.38
-$95 in rebates for: graphics card, powersupply, and ram
$373.38

I think I got quite a bit for that price. Can't wait to put it together!!

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got her running xp pro 64bit.....had trouble finding the right pci network card and the hp printer drivers, but I got that fixed and she runs like a top!!


New Parts:


Old parts in the case


New parts installed



sending in the rebates tomorrow......they be a pita!
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Sweet price for a kick *** system. How high are you planning to overclock?
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