Budget build - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-23-2007, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 22
Default Budget build

Hello all,

I want to build a system around these 2 pieces of equipment. I have a budget of $2000.

Video Card EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR Geforce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express X16 559.99
Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP Wide Screen 674.00

Need Ideas on the below items with a total budget of $766.00 Can it be done?

Hard drive
Sound Card

Thank you in advance for you help.

mtndew9 is offline  
Old 02-23-2007, 12:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 133

A budget build of $2000? whoa. ATM I don't have time to put together all the suggested parts but when I have time I'll see if I can help.
I have to tell you not to skimp on the processor or mobo though. you can always get new ram/hdd/CPU/etc. but the mobo will be the basis for everything. Any money you don't spend on the mobo now, you will regret later. A good CPU is necessary though, to feed info to the 8800GTX fast enough to take advantage of its massive power. I would suggest an E6600 or E6300(with 2.8+GHz O.C.)

eVGA nForce 680i
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 2.92GHz
eVGA 8800GTS
2 x 1GB Kingston DDR2 800 HyperX
2 x WD Caviar 250GB in RAID 0
Antec TP3 650W
Arctic Cooler 7 Pro
apdrummer is offline  
Old 02-23-2007, 01:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
saltynay's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Coast, Singapore
Posts: 5,149

mobo: abit AW9D-max
Cpu: e6400 or e6600
Ram: g-skill 2x1gb sticks (the good ones are the black colour lol)
Harddrive: seagate barracuda 7200.10 320gb
Psu: antec trio 550w
Case: any with 3 fans preferably 120mm
soundcard: Only really needed for auiophiles but the x-fi soundcard
HSF: id recommend the zalman with 120mm fan but any with lots of copper heat pipes and a fan

You may struggle with such a small budget for other components and bottleneck your system causing you to not use the full potential of your graphics card.
saltynay is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:24 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.