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Old 08-12-2007, 09:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well, I changed EVERYTHING but the case in my last build, new monitor/cpu/mobo/ram/mouse/speakers/hdd/opt drives/grphx/soundcard/psu/case fans... and I spent 1750 ish.. and my original budget was 1600.. soo I didnt do too bad.
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I started with a budget of $1k

i'm up to $1100 now and i still dont have a motherboard, processor or video card.
What the FUNK do you have? lol...
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What the FUNK do you have? lol...
I believe he bought an 8800Ultra.
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I believe he bought an 8800Ultra.
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Spent about ~$1670 Canadian on new PC below. Pretty close to my budget of 1600. Originally planned on getting Gigabyte P35 DS3R and E6750 processor which would have put it way below that.

I figured might as well get Q6600 with prices dropping to $298. Only sucky thing is its not G0, but I am ok with that since it was all luck of the draw. Funny thing is prices went on sale further a day after for $289. lol.

eVGA 8800 GTS 320mb was on sale for $278 too after I got the x1950xt... if it went on sale one day earlier I probably would have went with the 8800. oh wells.

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This hobby is VERY expensive. And with few decent games out now = AUGH.
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What the FUNK do you have? lol...
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actually just double checked my spreadsheet, im only $956 in the hole.

but i still lack a q6600, 8800 ultra, and 680i board

i waste too much money :sigh:
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