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Old 12-09-2006, 08:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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You guys and a friend talked my son and I into building his gaming PC just about 3-4 weeks ago. I am so glad we did.

Now its my turn to build mine, and get rid of this Dell, lol.

So I guess I will be around here awhile longer, probly asking for help.

Any way here is gonna be my pc.

The links may not show the price I paid for things, as we have been buying stuff here and there whenever we thought we saw a deal, lol.

Case $127 Shipped, final price includes $40 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119042

Mobo $307 Shipped {will order when back in stock}
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131073

Power Supply $89 Shipped that includes $50 rebate{I know its overkill , but the deal was too good to pass up...bought from Tiger Direct}
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131073

CPU $309 Shipped and includes a free copy of GRAW.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

Zalman 9500 Heatsink $48 Shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118003

Video Card $314 Shipped {My card is actually ATI X1900XTX 512MB and I got it on the open box at newegg....linked card is similar to mine {thought i got a great deal on this}
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121554

Memory $260 Shipped that includes $40 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034


Hard Drive $51 Shipped { this drive is for XP only}
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148148

Hard Drive $95 Shipped { for music, pics and GAMES}
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

Windows XP $95 Shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116169

Sony Floppy Drive $8 Shipped {for bios updates and my wife...lol]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116169

Grand Total with shipping and rebates, which added up to $130
$1703

I cant wait to get Mobo so I can start my build.
Also, thanks again for talking us into building and not buying prebuilt.





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Old 12-09-2006, 09:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like a real nice build to me. Enjoy pwning your son over christmas! haha.. unless he is the one with the jingleb@lls in the family :P
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Why didnt you go with a 8800GTS or GTX?
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I ran out of cash....lol

We only wanted to spend around $300 for my video card right now.....maybe next year at this time I can buy me a direct x 10 card and then I will give this card to my son and he can crossfire the x1900xts and that should let him be good for awhile for the stuff he plays.

After we saw the X1900XT in action,after we built his pc,we were pretty impressed by it.....it runs GRAW flawlessly at high settings.

Not really all that worried about having direct x 10 right at this moment
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dave39, have you tried the crossfire setup yet?
If you have, what did you think of it?
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