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Old 10-11-2008, 08:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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no i dont have vista
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Old 10-12-2008, 03:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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That will up your total another 110$~. See if you find it bundled with some of your hard ware. That way you might save like an extra 10~15$ dollars here or there. Its not much, but it helps.

Also do NOT get a Ati 4550. Its not a card that's meant for gaming AT ALL...... Well it could probably handle Half Life 2, and some older games.
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:03 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Based on your money available, let's see what I can come up with on the fly here.. Keep in mind that I'll do as you did and shop from one location, NewEgg, just as you did.. However, there are other well-respected e-tailers that will sometimes have lower prices on certain items..

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Case : $69.99 + Free Shipping!

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Power Supply : $59.99 - $10.00 Mail-In Rebate = $49.99

Sunbeam PSU-ECO650-US 650W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

Motherboard : $69.99

BIOSTAR TForce TF720 A2+ AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 720a ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

CPU : $84.00 - $10.00 Promo Code AMD10610 = $74.00 + Free Shipping!

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 89W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

Memory : $67.99 - $15.00 Mail-In Rebate = $54.99 + Free Shipping!

mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Video Card : $129.99 - $30.00 Mail-In Rebate = $99.99

ZOTAC ZT-98GES3P-FSP GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Single slot, 660MHz core clock


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Now.. Shipping to MY location when it's all said and done puts the total at $525.61 (08302 zipcode, NJ, USA).. You could probably go with a lesser case and save a little money there.. There's $55 in Mail-In Rebates there, too.. Took me about 20 minutes to put that together.. So, with more time and a little searching around, you could probably cut another $50 or more off by finding lower prices elsewhere..

EDIT - Oh yeah.. Duh.. I'm in New Jersey, so I get charged TAX!! Tax total for me is $34.38.. So if you're lucky enough to not have to pay taxes when buying from NewEgg, without the rebates this setup is already under $500..
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:27 AM   #14 (permalink)
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he needs vista... so its more of a $400 build. and i wouldnt get a sunbeam psu, even if this is a very budget build.
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Heres my recomendations:
core2duo e7200
asus motherboard(any model in ur budget)
hd4850
atleast 2gigs of ram
samsung 20x super multi writer,
all of this comes well under 500 bucks
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N as fer the hdd, get atleast 250gigs
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:06 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Heres my recomendations:
core2duo e7200
asus motherboard(any model in ur budget)
hd4850
atleast 2gigs of ram
samsung 20x super multi writer,
all of this comes well under 500 bucks
this is a budget build...

thats $70 for a case, mb, psu, dvd drive and ram...

to newtek, im currently selling alot out of my system right now, if ur intrested, i can sell u a evga 680i, 9800gtx, q6700, 600watt psu, 2gb of 800mhz ram, and a os for around 500, maybe less idk let me thing about it, but all u would need after that would be a hard drive case and cd drive, now this would be over 500 prolly around 600, but that is a heck of a deal and will put u miles ahead of any thing u can get for 600 new and will last you for years. private message me if ur remotely intrested we might be able to work out a deal
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You can also get E5200 for $83.99 at newegg
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