Build-up soon...ATI or NVIDIA though? - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-06-2008, 08:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
MetalHead Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,912
Default Re: Build-up soon...ATI or NVIDIA though?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BoysNightOut View Post
Here I'll make it simpler. Where can I cut back on this build to save money? Just in case I don't want to spend $1200.91 total haha.

Case - CoolerMaster RC-690 Mid-Tower ($69.99)
Power Supply - Corsair CMPSU 520HX Modular 520W ($124.99)
Motherboard - ASUS P5N32-E SLI 680i ($209.99)
Processor - Intel C2D Q6600 ($277.99)
CPU Cooler - Tuniq Tower 120 ($44.99)
Memory - OCZ Reaper HPC DDR2800 PC2-6400 2x 1GB Sticks ($79.99)
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 320GB SATA ($84.99)
Video Card - eVGA 8800GT 512MB ($249.99)
CD/DVD - [2x] LITE-ON LH-20A1S 20x+- DVD-RW etc. ($33.99)

That's about it. $1200.91 after rebates at Newegg. Other mail-in rebates not calculated in to that price. I figure I could save money on getting 1 burner at first, a lesser PSU maybe, maybe different memory...I dunno.
you can save money getting this board
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
__________________

__________________
Proc Intel 2500k
Video XFX 6950 1Gb
Display 22'' Monitor Chemei 5ms RT, 800:1 CR
Mobo Biostar Z68A+
Mem 4 gb PNY DDR3 1600
Case afk
Sound Logitech z-5300e 5.1 + Razer Orca's + Creative Soundblaster Audigy SE
PSU Corsair 520hx
OS Windows 7 64-bit
Cooling Corsair H60 Liquid Cooling
HDD Hitachi 1Tb
Invisible is offline  
Old 02-08-2008, 05:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 319
Send a message via AIM to BoysNightOut
Default Re: Build-up soon...ATI or NVIDIA though?

Sounds great, thanks for the heads up. I would prefer a Gigabyte board anyhow! Great news. The eVGA 8800GT card I looked at was $249.99 and it wasn't overclocked I don't believe. Just the regular 512MB version.
__________________

__________________
AMD 3400+ 2.4GHz
1GB DDR Crucial RAM
WD 120GB(2x)/250GB
BoysNightOut is offline  
Old 02-08-2008, 05:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,479
Default Re: Build-up soon...ATI or NVIDIA though?

You can get XFX 8800GT for $229.99
Newegg.com - XFX PVT88PYHF4 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
maroon1 is offline  
Old 02-08-2008, 06:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
Biohazardous
 
nOcLuE98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,673
Default Re: Build-up soon...ATI or NVIDIA though?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BoysNightOut View Post
Sounds great, thanks for the heads up. I would prefer a Gigabyte board anyhow! Great news. The eVGA 8800GT card I looked at was $249.99 and it wasn't overclocked I don't believe. Just the regular 512MB version.
or get veedubs card. He is a good seller

he doesnt offer rebates though...
__________________
http://www.conquestgraphics.com
nOcLuE98 is offline  
Old 02-08-2008, 06:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
veedubfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,979
Default Re: Build-up soon...ATI or NVIDIA though?

Rebates are the suck.
__________________
Nothing to see here.
veedubfreak is offline  
Old 02-08-2008, 06:47 PM   #16 (permalink)
Biohazardous
 
nOcLuE98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,673
Default Re: Build-up soon...ATI or NVIDIA though?

Quote:
Originally Posted by veedubfreak View Post
Rebates are the suck.
absolutely.
__________________
http://www.conquestgraphics.com
nOcLuE98 is offline  
Old 02-08-2008, 09:11 PM   #17 (permalink)
lolwut?
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,139
Default Re: Build-up soon...ATI or NVIDIA though?

yes they are. i sent in my rebate for my 830stacker three months ago, got a email today that they processed it, three more months tell i get the check. argg
__________________
| Taintedplay | Q6600 | evga gtx 260| XP 32bit
taintedplay is offline  
Old 02-11-2008, 09:31 AM   #18 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 319
Send a message via AIM to BoysNightOut
Default Re: Build-up soon...ATI or NVIDIA though?

Yeah I agree rebates stink. I could get the XFX card and save another $20 though, that sounds good as well. Isn't eVGA like one of the best though, or does it even really matter?'

Thanks guys, you're slowly saving me money on my build-up hehe. =)
__________________
AMD 3400+ 2.4GHz
1GB DDR Crucial RAM
WD 120GB(2x)/250GB
BoysNightOut is offline  
Old 02-11-2008, 09:35 AM   #19 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 319
Send a message via AIM to BoysNightOut
Default Re: Build-up soon...ATI or NVIDIA though?

That gigabyte board mentioned above seems to have ONLY bad reviews on newegg? Any light on this?
__________________
AMD 3400+ 2.4GHz
1GB DDR Crucial RAM
WD 120GB(2x)/250GB
BoysNightOut is offline  
Old 02-11-2008, 10:32 AM   #20 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
veedubfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,979
Default Re: Build-up soon...ATI or NVIDIA though?

People on newegg are very vocal when something has issues. I have a DS3R that i have been running for over 6 months now. It went from my gaming rig to my media rig and has been flawless.
__________________

__________________
Nothing to see here.
veedubfreak 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Free Copy of Portal: First Slice for all NVIDIA Gamers maroon1 PC Gaming 23 01-20-2008 06:51 AM
Free Portal Demo For NVIDIA Owners Osiris Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 0 01-09-2008 03:33 PM
I've been inspired... my build log... anime_dude07 Overclocking and Modding 25 12-17-2007 11:35 PM
NVIDIA has a surprise in store i kno it. Poizen22 New Systems | Building and Buying 31 10-25-2007 08:34 AM
In Depth PSU Guide: Please Read. Oreo New Systems | Building and Buying 18 10-13-2007 11:54 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.