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Old 03-02-2009, 03:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Case Fan (if you dont like the colors, cut the LED leads... lol, i chose for price perpouses... you can get wutever color you want for about an extra 5-10 bucks)
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CPU(i7)/MoBo combo
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GPU
Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

PSU (honestly a great deal for the price you pay)
Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

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Subtotal: $961.41
Shipping: $010.55
SHIPPED: $971.96
after MIR($80) -------------------------------> = $891.96

So that leaves room to slowly upgrade... Water Cooler, Better/More RAM, 2nd GPU... wutever you plz! That leaves me kinda ****ed, cuz i thought i could do it for cheaper, but thats still not bad for a i7 build that will run almost any game you got at max lvls on 22" and under... iono about over haha! I'm sure it would still kick some A$$

P.S. if you want to change anything, it may add more to the price than just the paying price difference, because i strategically chose most of the products for either free shipping or MIR, but i still tried to use the better/more reliable brands at the lowest cost. Let me know what you think about the build... if you can cut cost anymore please share.
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Build looks good
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The hard drive is a little puny for 2009, but otherwise the build is solid.
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The hard drive is a little puny for 2009, but otherwise the build is solid.
its enough to get started... plus, most people already have a hd they can add to the build... or just purchase one later when they have the extra cash... but i tried to make the most reasonable build at the cheapest price. Personally, i dont really use too much space on my hd... programs, some pix & music... dont really save vids. iono, wut do you use the space for? (just curious)

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dont really save vids. iono, wut do you use the space for? (just curious)

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definitely not porn

games now a days takes up like 5GBs, it fills up pretty quick too
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I know what you mean... but 250GB seems big enough for me... and if i start to get close to 200 ill just get another and add it later... for 50 bucks? thats a pretty cheap upgrade... haha!
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Yeah my drive has a lot of stuff on it. Not the least of which is games. Modern games are huge, and I think they are becoming unreasonable.
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It's not bad, but you really shouldn't build an i7 until you have the money to buy better parts. I wouldn't get the MSI board myself, but it's interesting to see how low you could go to build one on a budget.
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Yeah, the cheapest board isn't going to be the best. cutting corners can always end up badly, but it is fun to see how low you can get it.
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You could save quite a bit of money by getting a HD4870n 512mb. While it would be slightly slower than the GTX 260 Core 216 the lower price more than makes up for it.

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