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Old 11-05-2007, 02:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Care to throw me a good $700 Gaming build, Need OS but no Moniter keyboard etc. Need a case

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What OS do you need? Do you need Vista....if not then just get a free XP somewhere as everyone has them.

I would wait for the 8800GT cards to go down a little more, give them a week and a half or so and you should see them in stock and reasonably priced.

When the 8800GT goes down and you don't need to actually buy an OS I would buy something like this.

CPU: E2180
CPU Cooler: Arctic Freezer Pro 7
Mobo: Abit IP35-E
Video: 8800GT
Case: Centurion 532
RAM: 2x1Gb A-Data DDR2-800 5-5-5-18
HDD: 250GB Western Digital
PSU: Rosewill RP500

Total comes to around $660 which leaves you room to upgrade the PSU, HDD, RAM, etc.

It would be hard to downgrade for an OS becuase any cheaper video card would have NOTHING in performance compared to an 8800GT.

E6300 w/ Arctic Freezer Pro 7 @ 3.6ghz 1.4Vcore
Antec 900 Case
EVGA 750i FTW Mobo
4x1GB of G.skill DDR2-800
2 8800GT in SLI
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you could probably fit ballistix in there...
and get this HDD
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
free shipping and 16mb cache
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
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Default Re: A good $700 Gaming Build?

Not sure how easy it will be to find a free OS?
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MS Windows XP Home - 90.00
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B 1 Pack - OEM

AMD X2 4200 Brisbane - 75.00
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Brisbane 2.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Processor - Retail
Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 - 90.00
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
XFX 8600GT 512mb - 130.00
Newegg.com - XFX PVT84JYAJG GeForce 8600GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Patriot 2x1GB DDR2 800 - 58.00
Newegg.com - Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Seagate 250GB 7200rpm/16mb Sata - 70.00
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Coolermaster Centurion - 50.00
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Antec earthwatts 500W PSU - 80.00
Newegg.com - Antec earthwatts EA500 ATX12V v2.0 500W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, FCC, TUV, CE, CB, C-tick, CCC - Retail
LG super-multi DVD burner - 29.00
Newegg.com - LG Electronics Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 18X DVD±R DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM Write - OEM

672.00 without shipping

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NZXT Source 530 / i7-3770K / Corsair H100 / ASRock Z77 Extreme4 / SoundBlaster Recon3d
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