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Old 06-30-2008, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Who can build the best rig for 1200$ contest.

With these three items involved.
Newegg.com - Acer P243WAid Black-Silver 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support 400 cd/m2 3000:1 ACM - LCD Monitors
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
Newegg.com - VisionTek 900241 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Whoever can build the best rig with these three items involved will win money after the order is placed.
You have a total of 400-500$ more to spend on the rest of the parts.

The prize won't be much and isn't announced, but I will send you money.

Thanks guys.

Good luck all.
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Easy... (consider dropping to an e7200 though, overclocks around the same and significantly cheaper, actually with this you could get a Q6600)
Corsair TX 650W ATX12V Power Supply - CMPSU-650TX - Buy.com
Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
Newegg.com - Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

About $480..you could also make a jump for a q6600 too, keep taht in mind
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why an ATI video card ???
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Because its better than a 9800gtx and its $200...

Don't thread-jack please...

EDIT: btw about that Buy.com, on Newegg its price is $150 which is why I recommended Buy.Com, also noteworthy is if you use Google Checkout for your first-time purchase you get $10 off the first item.. so thats noteworthy
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Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - 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
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - 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 DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Total: 500.89
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What if I tell you the case has to be a nxzt tempest?

And the budget now is 1400$.

Everything has to fit correctly.

Thanks guys. Best performance possible using these 4 parts.

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Ok get Peter's Build..

With the RAM I have... with a Q6600

and this board: BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP
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depends what u mean by best system, do you mean best performance without overclocking? or best for overclocking/bang for your buck?

if you wanted great overclocks you could get this system

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - Rosewill Stallion Series Single Ball Bearing Fan RD600N-2SB-SL-BK ATX V2.2/SSI, EPS 12V 600W Active PFC Power Supply-SLI Ready, Auto Switching/90-264V UL, FCC - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138123
Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
total = $454.94
even gives u a lil room for minor adjustments (better case?)

otherwise all the systems posted above would be good.
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Any of these builds would work with Overclocking, all have good HSF's and good Overclocking Boards
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