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Old 01-15-2010, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay so I have my parts list, i'd like to shave a little money off this build, it has around 55 in rebates. My original budget was 800. I don't want to sacrifice much quality. Can somone help me change some things around, maybe some cheaper parts with the same quality? This is my first build btw. Heres what i got

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C8 - Retail
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-US-BA-WOPSU Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Hanns∑G HH-221HPB Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full - Retail
Total 1297.91
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You don't need a 750 to power that.

I ran a cosair 520hx to power my sig rig, less the 2nd 260.

You can ditch the Ultimate and just get Home, and not a retail version.

Drop it down 200 bucks.... maybe
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So if i get the Home edition, should i go with a system builder kit?
thx for the reply btw
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No Idea, I don't knows about the differences, Hopefully Mak will respond as thats his bag of tricks.

I also don't have a clue on the other components... I build ever other year or more.
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So if i get the Home edition, should i go with a system builder kit?
thx for the reply btw
You mean OEM? Yeah sure, I think that is the one most recommended around here.
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You could step down the graphics card and use a 5770. Little less performance, but DX11 makes it worth it in my mind. Can save up to $45 if you use PowerColor or Sapphire. If you really like the lifetime warranty on the XFX 5770 then you'd save $15.
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Thanks for all the suggestions everyone!
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I can back up the xfx 5770. I love mine. Once I upgrade to a better rig, Ill add another.
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