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Old 03-02-2009, 04:54 AM   #51 (permalink)
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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?!

$164.97 difference.
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There is no such thing as low end i7 lol. And if the difference is only $164.97, it should be pretty obvious which way to go
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Savings of $59 if can go local: Micro Center - Intel® Boxed Core® i7 Processor 920
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hey bro... that build includes a GTX 260... which in your case... you dont need. So i forgot to say... for you, you can drop the card and spend the $200 on an LCD 22"... cuz you already have the vid card part covered!
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:34 AM   #56 (permalink)
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well SHIOT!!! i forgot you need an OS! well i went to Best Buy a few days ago and they had an off brand 22" LCD on sale for $139.99... so maybe take that last 100... steal another 50 from some old lady... and head out to your local stores and see wut you can find... i guess!

OR there is always my Dual Core build (don't tell pinscher though!!!)





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Don't buy that HDD. It is rather small and has a small cache which will make it slower. Get this one instead

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AACS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (bare drive) - Internal Hard Drives
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^ Agreed, don't get a 250Gb with 8mb of cache, it will be filled up before you know it. As games come out, they're getting larger and larger.
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Okay. Thanks.

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

New price = 949.73
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You can't spend another $15 to get double the space? I highly recommend you do. You won't regret in the long run
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