Friends Computer build

mrmodman

Limp Gawd
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He will be getting another 8800gt for sli later
he will be overclocking
games
is there anything missing? anything i could change to lower price?
grand total $980.53 need it around 800-900

PNY VCG88512GXPB GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 $114.99
LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS120-04 - OEM $20.99
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $59.95
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard $54.99
Acer X193W+BD Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail $129.99
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V $99.98
Saitek PZ30AU Black USB Wired Standard Eclipse Keyboard - Retail $34.99
Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) $43.99
MSI P7N SLI-FI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard $129.99
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core $189.99

grand total $980.53 need it around 800-900
He will be getting another 8800gt for sli later
he will be overclocking
games
is there anything missing? anything i could change to lower price without loseing tomuch performance he is trying to runn Gta4 @ pretty high setting
 

Mnx4

[H]ard|Gawd
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You're gonna have to list the actual parts individually. We can't look at your specific cart unless you give us your account info, and something tells me you don't want that...

Also, this fits better in the general hardware section.
 

DooKey

[H]F Junkie
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Apr 25, 2001
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Knock the processor down to a E2220 dual core and save $100 right there.
 

Falling Anvil

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Shouldn't this be in General Hardware?

PS, Ditch the Raidmax in favor of something like a Corsair or PCP&C or something like that.
 

Elios

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RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V $99.98

PSU is trash get a corsair or some any thing better

edit

yea an E7300 would be bad ether and OCs well with a nice after market HSF
 

caw2007

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I'd go with a cheaper, higher clocked Core 2 Duo to start for two reasons..you can save around 20-60 dollars and Nvidia chipsets get hot fast when handling quads:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115132
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115206
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037
Any of these are great overclockers and amazing bang for the buck, especially when overclocked.

If he's hell-bent on SLI then I guess the board will work. I'd recommend getting a 9800GT with the savings you get buy getting the cheaper processor.
 

MasterRex

n00b
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Aug 30, 2006
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i am NOT partial to this motherboard - MSI P7N SLI - and honestly i run a P6N (650i) in my rig.

i'm not sure what's going on, but it seems like there have been a very bad batch of 750i chipset motherboards lately... i've had three that simply wouldn't post.
also, maybe i'm a dual-core activist, but why a q6600? get an e6750. save ten bucks, get about the same processing power.
the last bit (as someone has mentioned) is the PSU.. you simply won't need that much power with dual 8800GT's. it seems like tech community has gone batshit crazy with 'bigger is better' in the PSU department.. while I'm running dual G92 8800GTS on a 500W XClio Goodpower 500W cheapy PSU with no issues.

for the motherboard, i'd point you in the direction of a P45 chipset based mobo.
for the PSU, get something cheaper. honestly, you're not building a super-rig.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104014

If you decide to purchase from FSP's website, you can enter the coupon 'quakecon' and get 20% off and free shipping.. or something like that, can't quite remember what the deal was.
 

DWade

Limp Gawd
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Dec 22, 2008
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Get him some better ram though. Like G.Skill Ram. Heard bad things about
Ballistix ram ;)
 
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