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Old 11-28-2007, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all. I have a budget of $1250 to upgrade the case, psu, motherboard, cpu, memory, and graphics card, looking towards a gaming-orientated build. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Motherboard - ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
$179.99

Case - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$119.99

CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
$279.99

RAM - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
$69.99

Graphics - XFX PVT88PYDE4 GeForce 8800GT Extreme 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI
Newegg.com - XFX PVT88PYDE4 GeForce 8800GT Extreme 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
$289.99

Power Supply - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail
$124.99


Total = $1064.94
(probably get some off with rebates, im from uk so dont know much about that)

Sweeeeeeeeeeet gaming pc
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply. I'm also from UK, so currently trying to find them on local sites .
Heres what I've got so far:


Corsair HX 520W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant PSU (CMPSU-520HXUK)

Intel Core 2 Quad LGA775 Q6600 GO SLACR 2.40GHz Retail / Abit IP35 Pro / 2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC2-8500C5 DDR2 Dual Channel Kit - Bundle

XFX GeForce 8800 GT Extreme Alpha Dog 512MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (PV-T88P-YDE4)

That about right?
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yep. Thou 1 problem, quite a big one. Here in UK things cost more so that proposed build will definately cost more then that original budget. We pay close to double what they pay

But if you can somehow pay for it.. thats still a build for a wicked gaming pc.

I use Overclockers and Ebuyer for my bits too.

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Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro 25C/35C
Asus P5N-D Nforce 750i 1333FSB
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2x SataII, 2x IDE Total = 1.1Tb
EVGA 8800GTS 512mb 'Crysis Edition' @ 750/1900/2000
Onboard Realtek 8.1 Sound Jazzy!
Hiper Type-R 580w -Upgrade- Gigabyte ODIN GT 800W
Modded iCute -Upgrade- Antec 900
19" Iiyama CRT -NEXT Upgrade!- Samsung SM-T260HD 26" w/ Digital TV Tuner / Samsung SM-T240 24"

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