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Old 09-08-2008, 09:55 PM   #1
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Put together a build list that is like the HP M8530F. Or something failry close to it, with the same specs. I want to see if its cheaper to build it rather than buy. And want to know if I can save enough to jusify a build.At besbuy its $829 then you add the HP monitor, and it brings the total too $1100.

Heres a link to it at newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883107710
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:19 PM   #2
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Motherboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157127

$90

CPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=9550%20Agena

$140
RAM:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148097

2 Of These,$90
GPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814141065

$58
HDD:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136131

$130
DVD:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136144

$24
OS:

$223

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116469
CASE:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147095

$40
PSU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103939

$55
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Total $850

Plus Monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824005116

$1110
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:23 PM   #3
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The OS took a big chunk. If you have an OS already it would have been real cheaper. You could use the money to get a nice 9800GT or something. I would step down on the HDD. Come on, do you really need 750GB of space?
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The OS took a big chunk. If you have an OS already it would have been real cheaper. You could use the money to get a nice 9800GT or something. I would step down on the HDD. Come on, do you really need 750GB of space?
Why not buy an OEM OS?


Half Price ftw.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:32 PM   #5
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I have ubuntu. But i dont really know how to use it enough to make it my main OS. Heres the build i was thinking.
CPU -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017
RAM (4gb total) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145590
Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119115
Mobo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128078
HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136075
Monitor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236027
OS - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116485

PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371019
CD Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106228
And a wireless card.

Total before Shipping - $773.91 ( i really want to stay below $850)
Opinions? Good? bad? Piece of crap? I dont game. But, Maybe if someone can find a better mobo that will support SLI/Crossfire that would be cool. Also, should I keep the 4gb or ram? or go with 2 gb?
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Looks fine to me if you aren't gaming. Since you're on Vista, 4GB isn't a bad choice.

Also, why would you need SLI/Crossfire if you aren't gaming?
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:52 PM   #7
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the future. I might game some day.
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SLI/Crossfire isn't necessary at all for a decent gaming rig.
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:04 AM   #9
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Thanks for the info.
How well do you think this system will run? I can take the truth. haha. Is the mobo good? or should I get a better one?
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The truth will be fine, it will be nice and quick. I would get a different mobo if you were getting into overclocking.
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