Hello, a few weeks ago I came here asking for a build that cost around $800. After upping my budget a bit to $1000, plus or minus $200, I put together my own build and would like to see what you guys think. I already have the monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
The computer will be used for games such as Crysis, CoD4, UT3, and others with similar requirements.
Here are the parts I have come up with:
Cooler Master 690 case
EVGA 8800GT SC GPU
Corsair 520hx PSU
Intel Core 2 Quad q6600 CPU
Crucial Ballistix 2 x 1G DDR2 600
Seagate Barracuda 320gb HDD
LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit OEM
TRUE 120 heatsink
Scythe S-flex heatsink fan
MX-2 Thermal Paste
Total Price: $1255.88
Other than buying parts from other retailers, is there any way I could cut the cost to as close to $1000 as possible, while maintaining most, if not all of the same performance? (It's ok if that isn't possible.) Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your time.