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Venomos

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Hi there... just looking for an opinion ... Would I be better off running an IP-35 with like a E2100 for starters then upgrading up to a Q6600 later on ??? I mostly online game and do a little photo editing and rendering... I know Lilbuddy has some great rigs out there but I'm looking to stay under $500 with out a monitor and there are some great deals out there I know.. mainly looking to start buying pieces/parts in April... Could ou post up a system for me ?? I will prolly be getting a 512M 8800 series card as well... but will not be buying the main parts quite yet... Thanks in advance
 

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Did someone call my name?

I left the GPU out since I wasn't sure if you were going to buy one later and not with the $500 of the original budget. If you need to include one in the $500 you could find a 8600GT for the time being that would put you right around $500, if you got the 8800GT you would be way over budget. I didn't include an OS but you can pick between Vista and XP, whichever you prefer. If you are buying one I'd go with Vista though. If you are going to be gaming often I would go with the E8400 over the Q6600.

Intel E2180 - $79.99

Abit IP35-E = $89.99 - $30 MIR = $59.99

Corsair XMS2 2x1gb PC6400 - $69.00 - $40 MIR = $29.00

Antec 900 - $99.99 - $40 MIR = $59.99

Corsair 550W PSU - $99.99 - $20 MIR = $79.99

Seagate 320gb 7200.11 SATA HD - $79.99

Lite-On DVD+RW - $29.99

AC Freezer 7 Pro HSF - $26.99

Total: $575.93 - $130 MIR = $445.93
 
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Venomos

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yep.. thats what I was looking for... and you included the MIR's as well.. very cool... The IP-35 does support the Q6600 as well right ? That would be aways down the road but from reading I think it could. and I can OC that 2180 to at least 2.5Ghz on air right ???
 
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Venomos

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yep.. just that the E8400 is mostly out of stock everywhere.. might change when the new stuff comes out... all I'm worried about is being able to upgrade later on.. the current rig is ok.. not for much like I want to do... but eventually will want to quad in the future ... hehe..Thanks Lilbuddy.. will start with a few pieces of the main rig .. Case and PSU for sure.... that case looks bad azz ...
 

ØC

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Thought i'd just show you a pretty darn good gaming machine

E2160 1.8GHz (3.0GHz OC'd) Dual-Core Processor ($70)
EVGA GeForce 8800GT 512MB Video Card ($230)
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard ($90)
G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory ($100)
Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache ($80)
Antec 900 ($120)
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS ATX12V / EPS12V 600W Power Supply ($89.99)
ASUS Black 20X DVD Burner with LightScribe - Retail ($35)


TOTAL: (~$700) before rebates
 
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Venomos

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yup.. thats right on par with what Lilbuddy had + the 8800GT.... thats about the right prices.. bigger PSU.. but I'm sure that 550 will be plenty.. so a few bucks there but another damn good build.. taking both under advisement... thanks... :)
 

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Well if you plan on building in April I would go ahead and get the Abit IP35-E and the Antec 900 while the MIR's are still good. The Antec 900 was $120 on Newegg last week and now it's down to $70 with shipping. Those deals don't come around that often so you are best to get it now. Same with the MB, $59.99 is a steal if you are going with an Intel build.

If you find other parts on sale grab them because you can save a ton of money by getting stuff while it's cheap even if you don't need i for a few weeks.
 
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Venomos

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too bad those rebates end in March.. I'm looking to buy in April.. hope I run across some more deals.. .sheesh... hehe...
 

LilBuddy

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The Antec 900 is already up to $80. If you want to do this wisely map out what you want and shop around for the next month. It would suck if you decided to buy April 15th and that Antec case was back at $119.99 + 15.99 shipping when you could have gotten it for $99.99 - $40 MIR + 9.99 shipping.

If you are going to do a budget build you need to capitalize on these rebates. Otherwise if your budget is $500 strict you won't be able to build a system this good or you will have to spend even more.
 

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Edited my post... lowered power supply a little and added some goodies

E2160 1.8GHz (3.0GHz OC'd) Dual-Core Processor ($70)
EVGA GeForce 8800GT 512MB Video Card ($230)
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard ($90)
G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory ($100)
Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache ($80)
Antec 900 ($120)
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS ATX12V / EPS12V 600W Power Supply ($89.99)
ASUS Black 20X DVD Burner with LightScribe - Retail ($35)
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM ($5.99)
Thermalright Ultra-120 CPU Cooling Heatsink ($60)


TOTAL: (~$900) before rebates and basically no savings... so you can expect to take off around $200-300 from the price I listed
 
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Venomos

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yup.. if I could get the wife to stop buying stuff she doesn't need but think she does.. lol
 
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Venomos

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wait a minute you got a 2160 OC'd to 3Ghz on air ??? Stable ??? wow.. will definitely need that info when I get this thing built.. wow...