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Old 06-12-2008, 12:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Im in trouble, please help me tweak this $1000 mess!

Ok So I have $1000 USD to spend on a computer. I have made a list but its over bugdet a little.

Heres the List:

NZXT TEMPEST - - NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases ($109.99)

DFI LAPARTY DK P35 - - DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards ($129.99)

Q6600 - - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors ($199.99)

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 - - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks ($36.99)

G.SKILL 4GB (2x 2GB) DDR2 1000 - - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory ($84.99)

EVGA 8800GT - - EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards ($169.99)

LITE-ON DVD Burner - - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners ($21.99)

PC Power & Cooling 610W - - PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W Continuous @ 40°C EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, cUL, CE, CB, TUV - Power Supplies ($109.99)

Seagate 250GB 32MB Cache - ($79.99)

Tuniq TX-2 - - Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease ($3.79)

Vista Home Premium 64-Bit - - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - Operating Systems ($99.99)

Total - $1046.69 BEFORE Shipping ($1202.68 After Shipping)

I am over $202.68…I wish I could cough up more but I cant…

I live in alaska and it’s the Case that is costing SO much to ship here…it alone adds $80 of shipping…I need help tweaking my computer...I want to lower the price but not lose ANY performance or very little.

Here are some things I was thinking of:

PSU is 109.99 Maybe there is a PSU out there that is cheaper but still VERY good.
4GB is only 84.99 while good 2GB is 65$...idk about this one…
32 bit and 64 bit are the same price = \

I just don’t know what to do, please help.

Any tweaks/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


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Old 06-12-2008, 01:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you're not planning to overclock, get a different motherboard.

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You need 64 bit windows to be able to detect all 4gb of ram.

Anyway for you to get a case locally?
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If you like Rebates get an Antec 900.

are u going to step up? if not get an ECS 8800GTS
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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if ur using vista keep ur 4gb of ram. u could probably save about 30 on the psu and maybe get this - XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S4P3 500W ATX12V Power Supply 100 - 240V/ 200 - 240V UL, CUL, TUV, CB, VDE, FIMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO - Power Supplies
and maybe another 30 on the mobo if u get a ip35 - Open Box: ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

everything else seems like good choices. good build. you would have to downgrade to get 140 more of the price.
the only other thing is the case but u will be paying about the same price for another good case unless u go really cheap.
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off the wall suggestion is to build your own case are you good at wood carving?
i know it off the wall and not trying to be an a?? but it would save a lot of money
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Default Re: Im in trouble, please help me tweak this $1000 mess!

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You need 64 bit windows to be able to detect all 4gb of ram.
He already has 64-bit windows Vista chosen. As far as other price changes, I would go along the same lines as these guys and get a cheaper video card, maybe the Antec 900 to save a few extra.

And - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies

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Default Re: Im in trouble, please help me tweak this $1000 mess!

same exact cooler - KINGWIN Revolution RVT-12025 120mm H.D.T. CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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Go buy a case from them, or someone else in Alaska. Are you near Anchorage?
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The antec 900 is about as good as the tempest, and it has free shipping right now.

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