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Old 01-02-2007, 11:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, my computer is currently at $1,626.05 after shipping but i need it to be under $1,500 after shipping. Im struggling b/c I dont really want to sacrifice anything = \. I need Help lowering this computer down about $126.05. I dont want to change my Videocard or my Monitor.

I dont really plan on overclocking. I just want to play WoW, CS 1.6, CS Source, BF:2, BF: 2142, FEAR, Company of Heros, and other games like that at max settings at a Res of 1680x1050 with VERY VERY good FPS. I think the Videocard can handle this if im not mistaken.

Heres what I have, Please Help!

ATX Case

APEVIA X-QPACK-BK Black Aluminum 1.0 w/ ABS plastic front panel MicroATX Desktop Computer Case ATX

$85.99


CD / DVD Burner

SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology Black

$30.99


Desktop Memory

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

$224.99


Intel Motherboard

ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965

$194.99


Internal Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

$69.99


LCD Monitor

CHIMEI 221D Silver/Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor

$299.99


Power Supply

Antec True Power Trio TP3-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply with Three 12V Rails

$99.99


Processor

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz

$322.00


Video Card

eVGA 512-P2-N635-AR Geforce 7950GT KO 512MB

$265.99


Total - $1,626.05 (After Shipping)
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cut the CPU down to an E6300... that alone will get you under your limit... you can always OC it and make up for it.
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You can make the Power supply a 450 Watt FSP Fortron. Its enough and it will save some cash.
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is dropping down to a E6300 really bad?

I have no clue how to overclock so that doesnt really help me much ><

my case comes with a 420w PSU is that enough to power my system? I know case PSU's suck but would it be good enough to last me for awhile? That would save me 99.99 right there.
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the e6300 is still really good, and i don't think it'll bottleneck anything in your system. my 4 suggestions are

1) drop the mobo to a gigabyte ds3 - ~$50

2) don't go with the case psu, but go with the psu Ste suggested its still a good one - ~$40-50

3) maybe even think about dropping to a 1gb stick and pick up another later? grab this, i think its the same as those 2 sticks you were going to get and that would save you ~$100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231088

4) or you could drop to the e6300 and save ~$120
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drop the case and get something bigger, a atx mobo will not fit in a matx case. just pointing this out, as it would suck to get everything from ups and open it all up and try to put it together and find out that the mobo wont fit.
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you sure it wont fit? i read reviews and havent heard anything about a motherboard problem.
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you sure it wont fit? i read reviews and havent heard anything about a motherboard problem.
"Motherboard Compatibility Standard Micro ATX / Baby AT"

Directly From Newegg. Either a MATX mobo or a BAT mobo will fit. But not a ATX Mobo.

The question you want to ask yourself is if you want to risk it. And have to return and buy one or the other.
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well do you or anyone know of some good cases? I was thinking of the Antec 900 but it went from like 124.99 to 149.99 = \
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There are alot of good cases.
Depends on how much you want to spend though.

For Big ones that have alot of modding potential I suggest taking alook around this website.
www.sundialmicro.com

This is the case I have.
http://www.sundialmicro.com/silverst..._1704_356.html
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