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Old 11-23-2007, 09:00 PM   #1
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Default Computer Build (Need Help To Make Cheaper)

Hello Once Again:

My main purpose for this computer is for digital photography, photoshopping, and needs to be able to play Gears of War.

Computer Specs:

EVGA GeForce 8800GTS Superclocked 320MB 320bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card Retail 320-P2-N815-AR - $288.89

Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33 Ghz- $169.00

eVGA 680i Mobo LGA 775- $164.00

Vista Home Premium- $66

OCZ Technology GameXStream 700 Watt- $117.88

SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM - $31.99

LIAN LI PC-65B Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail- $129.99

Western Digital Caviar RE WD1600YS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s- $59.99

Artic Silver Thermal Paste- $5

Crucial Ballistix 2 GB-$114.99

TOTAL: $1150.45

Is there anything I can replace for a cheaper part but still perform good.

OR

Is there a cheaper configuration to run Gears of War for PC smoothly.

Thank you for your time.
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:27 PM   #2
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You could look at cheaper motherboards, and you could look at the ATI 3850's as a graphics card. Also cheaper ram.
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:44 PM   #3
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If you want to get a similar motherboard to what you have up there, but for a cheaper price, this one has a $100 mail in rebate for a total price of only $129:

ABIT IN9 32X-MAX LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127020

OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2-800 CL 4-4-4-15 ATI CrossFire Certified Dual Channel Kit Retail OCZ2P800R22GK
http://www.clubit.com/product_detail...A4308301&tab=4

Again, check the rebate.
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:48 PM   #4
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I guess I should wait for December because all the rebates end on 11/30 so by the time i receive the products I won't have enough time to send it to the company.
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:53 PM   #5
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Here is another motherboard. This is sooo pretty!!!

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L Rev. 2.0 LGA775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard Retail
http://www.clubit.com/product_detail...emno=CA4830813

You can still use that RAM from above. It's still cheaper even without a rebate.
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:27 PM   #6
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Woah nice find, thanks =)
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