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Old 08-05-2008, 12:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New game PC ordering mid-late sept.

A while back I posted about getting a new PC with a $1,000 budget... Well Things didn't go as planed and I will not be making enough money this summer for a $1,000 build. I have cut it down to around $500 with OS and I am planning on getting Vista Home Premium which is $109.99 so basicly $400 for parts. This may not sound like much to work with but I have already bought a PSU, HDD, and a Case so that should help.

I got these on when Newegg was having sales on them:

Case - Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 590 RC-590-KKN1-GP Black SECC / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

PSU - Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGR650PSU 650W ATX 12v 2.0 / EPS 12V Power Supply 115/ 230 V UL, CE, FCC CLASS B - Power Supplies

HDD - Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives


I have put together two different builds an AMD build and an Intel build, the only differnce between the builds are the motherboards, here is what I have picked out for parts not CPU/Motherboard:

Video card: Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100242L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards - 179.99

RAM: Newegg.com - WINTEC AMPO 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory - 74.99

DVD burner: 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 DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners - 23.99

OS: Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - Operating Systems - 109.99


Intel motherboard/CPU

Motherboard: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P31-S3G LGA 775 Intel P31 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards - $64.99

CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops - $69.99


AMD motherboard/CPU

Motherboard: Newegg.com - BIOSTAR A770 A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards - $69.99

CPU: Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops - $58.00
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I am willing to OC, but how well will I be able to OC with a cheap motherboard? And if I do OC I will most likely need an aftermarket heatsink, which will add to the cost of the build... All help is welcome

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Default Re: New game PC ordering mid-late sept.

You may want to consider that the new Intel chipset is coming out around September. And will probably have an effect on prices, and your choices may change.
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what time do you think the prices will start to drop? mid october?
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Yea around there, I think they usually drop like a month and a half later.
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the allendale can hit like 3.0 on stock cooling with little voltage change. but i don't think the prices on the allendale's will be affected, and thats really the only thing in your price range.
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Default Re: New game PC ordering mid-late sept.

go for the intel build

Switch the ram to some ocz platinum's or crucial ballistix.
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You're spending a lot on the HD4850 - you could get a reasonably good graphics card for $100 and that could save you money in other places. But I agree with the others and wait for the price drops to happen.
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Default Re: New game PC ordering mid-late sept.

the e1280's probibly won't go down that much, what other video card should I get? 3850/70 or and 8800GS?

Also what do you guys think about tuniq TX-2 for thermal paste?
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u might switch on to intel..
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^Yes I am planning on getting Intel now.
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