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Old 03-04-2009, 08:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings all pro builders, due to newegg's "egg saver" doesn't support my location(hawaii) I have to pay ~150 for shipping which is driving my budget tight. therefore, I'm here to seek for advice to fix my build budget to 800USD(that including the shipping fee XD). My needs are mostly for gaming...
Highly apprecited!!!
The following is my rigs:
I will be using a HDTV as monitor.

SAMSUNG 22X DVDR DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q

SAMSUNG 22X DVDR DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q
Item #:N82E16827151173
Return Policy: 30 Day Return Policy
-$4.99 Saving
$26.99
$22.00
1

Samsung 5 pack of CD media

Samsung 5 pack of CD media
Item #:N82E16800990002
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$4.99
1

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
Item #:N82E16819115037
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy
$164.99
1

Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500AAJS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Item #:N82E16822136113
Return Policy: 30 Day Return Policy
$47.99
1

ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
Item #:N82E16835118019
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$64.99
$54.99
1

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817139006
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$70.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$179.99
$109.99
1

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Antec Nine Hundred Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
Item #:N82E16811129021
Return Policy: 30 Day Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
$139.99
$109.99
1

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3L ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813128372
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$98.99
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G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPQ

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820231241
Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy
$46.99
1

EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512-P3-N871-AR Video Card
Item #:N82E16814130339
Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$154.99
$144.99
1

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
Item #:N82E16835100007
Return Policy: Consumable Items Return Policy
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Get this cooler instead:
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
It's better and comes with thermal paste (TX-2) which is also better than Arctic Silver.

That power supply is a little overkill, this will do:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

Don't get the old 9800gtx, get the newer + version:
Newegg.com - XFX PVT98WYDFH GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Or you could go with this instead, which has the same performance:
Newegg.com - MSI R4850-512M OC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Do you plan on overclocking? If not, 1066 ram won't be necessary:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Has good timings and free shipping.

To save on shipping you should get this Optical drive instead:
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 DVDR DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners
It will do the same things as the Samsung, but it has free shipping.

You might wanna spend a little extra for a hard drive:
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
The one you listed only has 8mb of cache which isn't that great.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Get this cooler instead:
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
It's better and comes with thermal paste (TX-2) which is also better than Arctic Silver.

That power supply is a little overkill, this will do:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

Don't get the old 9800gtx, get the newer + version:
Newegg.com - XFX PVT98WYDFH GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Or you could go with this instead, which has the same performance:
Newegg.com - MSI R4850-512M OC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Do you plan on overclocking? If not, 1066 ram won't be necessary:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Has good timings and free shipping.

To save on shipping you should get this Optical drive instead:
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 DVDR DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners
It will do the same things as the Samsung, but it has free shipping.

You might wanna spend a little extra for a hard drive:
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
The one you listed only has 8mb of cache which isn't that great.
Thanks for the quick repspond.
the problem is free shipping are not support where I live(hawaii)
the total turned out to be $954.78
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Ah, thats lame.
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Ah, thats lame.
yep, can't believe I am that lucky to be one of the unsupported states....
is there any other option to shop online ?
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