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Old 08-24-2008, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im planning on building a new rig before the end of the summer, so far this is what i came up with
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i was wondering what suggestions might you guys have? / where can i cut prices?
i was hoping to keep this build around the 700-800 mark
I will be mainly using this system for video and motion graphics work and some gaming on the side.
Some things i was questionable on was my choice of PSU, motherboard, and if i can find better ram.
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try to find ram with 4-4-4 timing, the psu is alright, they'll prob recommend
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 NVIDIA SLI Ready ATI CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

if you're going to OC i'd get the e8500, and for the mb
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards might go with that , but i'm sure you're going to get a few ideas from other people.
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They would recommend the above PSU but you won't need it... your build is fine.
If you want you can cut some big costs with the case.
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ah ty for the suggestions, i wont be overclocking though.
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The case he picked is fine, 100 bucks really isn't that bad, i spent over 200 on mine.. granted I haven't nor will I be able to use it until i upgrade my computer in a couple months, but it looks really nice and the feel to it is awesome, it is also a full tower, so... keep the case if that's what you want, My cousin is actually looking to get that case and i'll be building it for him, but that's when nahalem comes out so i can't tell you the performance on it
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Get this psu as mentioned: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 NVIDIA SLI Ready ATI CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

It may not be "needed" but for one it's cheaper and two, if he ever needs to upgrade again he probably wont have to buy a new psu.
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that psu isnt cheaper? its 10 dollars more expensive.
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You counted the rebate on the Neopower, but not on the Corsair.

Corsair - $89.99 - $25 Rebate = $64.99

Neopower - $109.99 - $30 Rebate = $79.99
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ah i personally dont normally like to deal with mail in rebates
but thanks for the heads up!
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You should probably change the CPU to a Q6700 or a E8400/E8500 since the q6600's atm are bad overclockers.
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