Re: 1st Game PC Build-- Budget System = Help!
Ah, man. I scrounged for a less expensive 1366 socket mobo...but there isn't one to be had on neweggs. The thing that has me worried about that motherboard are the reviews. I wouldn't go solely based on them, but there are some pretty negative events (for me in particular, since I have an ATI 4870 and one guy couldn't get his mobo to recognize the ATI's).
Lol I like the rainbow lights on the fan.
So this may have been a little preemptive of me, but I went ahead and bought the Apollo case and OCZ PSU...the OCZ PSU rebate ends today, btw. I'll figure out cooling when I need to.
SO! I put together my overall cost for the E8500 Duo build and EVERYTHING (including my GPU) took me to around $816.73... $945.73 with a 19' monitor (I have a 5 year old 17' from Dell, lol).
Comparing that to the i7 (and I require the Vista OS), I got $981.70! Without the monitor though.
Lol. Kind of a trade off, no? High end Duo?! Or low end i7?!