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Old 09-10-2008, 11:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need everything besides Monitor and was wondering if i could find a setup better than this tiger direct PC they have advertised for being Crysis Warhead ready for only $699? I can get the link to work, but just google it and you'll find it. I was just wondering with maybe an extra 80-90 buck could a custom build beat its price/performance.
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Look at my signature, its a good build.

Or, I am about to update that sig to a new one with a 4870 at 920 with tax and shipping included
which becomes more like 890 after mail in rebate.
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Tiger Direct is one of the most expensive companies to buy from. Post the computer and we'll tell you if you can get the same for cheaper.
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cpu - Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
mobo- Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45D2-A7 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
ram - Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
g card - Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H485F512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
psu- Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
hdd -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218
also if your overclocking a xigmatek rifle 120mm cooler is great

this is alot better than the 699 tigerdirect pc and comes to 670 before shipping, without a case a dvd drive. note that a 9800gt IS a 8800gt with added support for tri-sli. if you really need it under 700 you could adjust some of the hardware for a cheaper build (rosewill psu, 320gb hdd) but thats a perfect rig and the 4850 is amazing it also o/c's like crazy. you could get a q6600 quad core if you wnated to but the e8400 will outperform that in nearly everygame except maybe crysis(not much at all), so its probably the better option.
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+1 baron5's build, it's really nice.
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"this is alot better than the 699 tigerdirect pc and comes to 670 before shipping, without a case a dvd drive."

Well that doesn't really help, since i would still need a Case, Dvd Drive, and OS, not to mention the 699 pc also comes with a keyboard and mouse. My budget really isn't going over 800, i need it to stay under if i can, and it looks like that pre build will be my best bet. i can always upgrade later i guess.
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Link plz, i looked but couldn't find "crysis, warhead ready" but that would only play crysis on low settings.. which makes the game not as fun.
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lol a crysis ready comp for 699.... AHAHAHAHA i remember when crysis came out and you had to spend about 400 to 500 to get a gpu to play it
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lower the GPU to a 9600gso and the CPU to a E5200 and overclock it.

Newegg.com - ASUS EN9600GSO MAGIC&#47;HTDP&#47;512M GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops


That will save you $166 after rebate.
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Or wait for the Ati 4670 to be released which will most likely be about the same or just a little under the 9600GSO price wise. While benchmarks have shown that it does indeed outperform the 9600GSO.
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