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Old 09-18-2010, 11:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yes, as well as on Black Friday, but that's a ways off (two months).
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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He has now done more shopping around and made some changes to his build. I will put them here in the order he sent them.

1st change:
He changed the hard drive and DVD drive to what trotter said, changed the GPU and PSU and also added a aftermarket fan and heatsink.

It comes out to around $630 after mail-in rebates.

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2nd change:
He changed the PSU+GPU combo deal to get 700W instead of 600W. It's about $10 more.

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3rd change:
He changed the ram and case. The case comes with 2 fans installed.

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What do you guys think of these changes and the build overall? I think he will probably buy it now instead of waiting till later.
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Those will work.
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Well he bought it on Tuesday so I'll probably need help in about a week for assembly advice (I'm going to help him). Thanks for all the advice everyone.
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