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Old 12-09-2007, 11:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here are the parts i am buying for a new pc but i cant buy them untill January 5th. i was just wondering how different the price would be and if there are new things that i should get instead? Or something?


ASUS Maximus Formula LGA775 X38 ATX DDR2 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI 2GBLAN SATA RAID 1394 Motherboard
269.99

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 32BIT DVD OEM
$99.99

Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-12 240PIN Dual Channel Kit W/ LEDs
Combo Deal (22211)
$84.80

Diamond Viper Radeon HD 3870 512MB GDDR4 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDMI HDTV Out Video Card
$239.99

Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 900 ATX 9 Drive Bay No PS Top USB2.0 1394 Audio
$117.02

Corsair CMPSU-620HX 620W ATX Triple 12V 50A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply 120MM Fan 2X PCI-E
Combo Deal (21123)
$152.64

Logitech G51 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System 155W RMS Black
158.52

Samsung SH-S203N Black SATA DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 DL18X/12X Lightscribe DVD Writer OEM W/ SW
$41.19

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive
$137.37

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor LGA775 Kentsfield 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 8MB Retail Box - Slacr
$268.88
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one thing I can recommend you to do is, shop around!

NewEgg.com has that HDD for $120 shipped ($110 if you signed up for their news letter)
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Nice build but I recommend this video card
NCIXUS.com - Buy Galaxy GeForce 8800GT 600MHZ 512MB 1.8GHZ DDR3 PCI-E DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out OEM Video Card - 88YFF6HUFEXX.

8800GT cost 10$ more but it performs 15% faster than HD3870, according to this review
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but im planning on getting another one for crossfire
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id get two gt's
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id get two gt's
he can't... the Maximus Formula is Crossfire... he'd have to get two hd3870's which is way better than the 8800gt's in SLi
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yup thats what ill get
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he can't... the Maximus Formula is Crossfire... he'd have to get two hd3870's which is way better than the 8800gt's in SLi
exactly, why change the Mb to a 680i with SLI when he can have one of the best MB's out right now with a cheaper video card setup that performs much better?

i still think you should get another 2 Gb's of ram, vista flies with it.

One more very critical peice of advise, dont do what i did. i bought my comp the day after all the sales ended, lost over 150$. half of that was MIR but still, it stung

Keep an eye on when the sales end, yes there will be other sales, but not on the same items, and you have 2-6 days gap in between sales. What you should do is buy the items that are on sale now, and maybe you will get lucky and the rest will go on sale by Jan.
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Here are the parts i am buying for a new pc but i cant buy them untill January 5th. i was just wondering how different the price would be and if there are new things that i should get instead? Or something?


ASUS Maximus Formula LGA775 X38 ATX DDR2 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI 2GBLAN SATA RAID 1394 Motherboard
269.99

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 32BIT DVD OEM
$99.99

Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-12 240PIN Dual Channel Kit W/ LEDs
Combo Deal (22211)
$84.80

Diamond Viper Radeon HD 3870 512MB GDDR4 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDMI HDTV Out Video Card
$239.99

Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 900 ATX 9 Drive Bay No PS Top USB2.0 1394 Audio
$117.02

Corsair CMPSU-620HX 620W ATX Triple 12V 50A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply 120MM Fan 2X PCI-E
Combo Deal (21123)
$152.64

Logitech G51 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System 155W RMS Black
158.52

Samsung SH-S203N Black SATA DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 DL18X/12X Lightscribe DVD Writer OEM W/ SW
$41.19

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive
$137.37

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor LGA775 Kentsfield 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 8MB Retail Box - Slacr
$268.88

Great choice on the 3870 paired with that X38, definitely get a second 3870 in the future for crossfire. That 5.1 surround sound system is sweet but consider the Logitech X-540, I'm getting it for Christmas and I saw it at best buy. It is a really good 5.1 system but for 70.00 instead of the 150+ you'd be paying for the G51, so you could save yourself some money there.

I'd be careful about the OS you select... you never know when you might wanna upgrade to 4 gigs of RAM down the road so maybe think about getting the 64-bit version of vista. I really hope that SP1 is out by the time you buy that though...

Also nice choice on the modular PSU I didn't know about modular PSU's when I bought mine and it would have made cable management much easier for me.

It looks like a pretty solid build. One last thing though, if you want to overclock that Q6600 then you'll be needing a good after market cooler like the Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 (or TRUE 120 as a lot of people call it).
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