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Old 10-06-2008, 05:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I tried to put a decent gaming rig together for under about $700, but thanx to some advice from the people here, I've managed to get something decent for $600(I think). So here's what I got:

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 IDE 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM ($22)

Western Digital Caviar SE WD5000AAJS 500GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive ($64)

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply ($49)

CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory ($70)

BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
PCI Express 2.0 and Record Breaking OC Performance($90)

ASUS EAH4850 TOP/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Free World of Warcraft w/ purchase, limited time offer($180)

Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor; comes with Rosewill RCX-Z4 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler(all for $70)

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD($100)

Ok, so after all of the mail in rebates, it comes out right at $591. If you have any suggestions or tips, then please tell me what you think. Thank you!

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Do not get a Raidmax psu, they are low quality. This Rosewill is cheaper and more reliable. - Rosewill RP550-2 550W ATX12V v2.01 Power Supply - Power Supplies

Other than that it looks good.


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Don't get 4 gigs of ram. Get 2 instead and change that E2180 to a E5200. It is 2.5ghz stock clock and will overclock MUCH higher.
The reason why is, because you can always get more ram down the road. But its essential not to cheap out on the CPU, which is pretty much the driving force behind your computer.

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