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cpu (processor) 6 17.65%
gpu (video card) 18 52.94%
psu (power supply) 0 0%
ram (memory) 2 5.88%
hard drive (hard drive) 1 2.94%
case 0 0%
other (list your other in your post) 7 20.59%
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default so whats your most expensive desktop part?

cpu?
gpu?
pus?
ram?
case?
hard drive?
other? (list it!)

my best guess for most of us, its the gpu.

if your cpu is most expensive...
a) your running a budget build
b) your running some fancy hardware all around
c) you bought a dell

but others may be different..
other--->water cooling kit, some fancy smancy cooling device, or even blue ray (altho these are fairly cheap nowadays)

just wanting to gather some info.


edit: ill start it out,
my video card @ $333 was my most expensive part.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: so whats your most expensive desktop part?

Its a tie between my mobo & vid cards as each piece was $200 after taxes
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crap, just noticed i didnt put mobo in there!

for mobo, use "other" or if a mod could squeeze it in the list, that would be wonderful.
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pretty sure most people are gonna be gpu
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Yeah, everybody hear is most likely gonna be GPU, I7 builds and Extreme cpus will be more.

Some servers, or computers with a heck load of DDR3 ram could be the most expensive though.
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Default Re: so whats your most expensive desktop part?

Whoops put ram meant other I take it monitor counts mine was £656?
Including vat in order (including original prices from feb 07 my first build mixed in)

Gpu (8800gts 640mb sli) £280 + £60 to make it sli
hdd (1.32tb seagates) £240
Cpu (E6600) £180
ram (2x2x1gb corsair xms2) £168
Case (lian a71a) £155
psu (bfg Es-800W) £127
mobo (asus p5b deluxe) £125 old
mobo (asus striker 2 formula) £115 current one

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I did not see a selection for sata cables so I had to go with gpu.
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GTX260, £200. Most expensive thing by £80, as my Q6600 was £120.
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^huh? How did you get a q6600 for that cheap?
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Well your CPU or GPU would normally be the more expensive of the lot.. but here is one that NO ONE will think of..

Easily the Monitor can be the most expensive mine was 350 U.S. and I want to get an HD monster for between 2 and 3 thousand U.S. find another single part of a build that would be anywhere near that
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