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Computer build for less than $800?

By hellokitty[hk]
Apr 14, 2008
  1. So... Im working on a computer build for under $800, if i can, ill try to bring it down to under $700.

    What do you guys think? is there any way i could save money somewere withought really a performance reduction? Should i go AMD maybe? ive always liked intel but for a cheep build, i hear AMD is the way.

    I will be buying stuff like DVD drive from a local store and already have my OS.

    Does anyone know of any combo deals that would help with just slight modifications to the parts? I didn't get ANY with these. :(



    APEVIA X-JPJST-BK Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811144190
    $74.99


    GIGABYTE GA-P31-S3G ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813128077
    $64.99


    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz LGA 775 65W Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819115003
    $230.99


    Kingston HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819115003
    $64.99


    Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820134218
    $89.99


    EVGA GeForce 9600GT 512-P3-N861-AR Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16822136073
    $149.99


    SeaSonic SS-400ES 400W Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814130334
    $58.99

    Total: $734.93


    uhh i think i messed up somewere on the links. I have one more link than i do items...Thanks for looking.
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Topic Starter Posts: 4,370   +125

    oh nice thanks. i tihk thats good enough.

    Wait... i think that i will use a procesor with an FSB of 1066 lol.
    so...
    What is the difference between the E6300 and the E6320?
    or the E6400 and E6420?

    wait wtf i was looking and it says the Antec 900 is DEACTIVATED??!!
    WTF is this BS??! Why would it be deactivated? it makes no sense!!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021
     
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    Without looking at their detailed specifications on Intel's site, from what I can see the E**00 versions have 2MB of L2 cache, and the E**20 versions have 4MB of L2 cache.

    WTF!? OH NOEZ! There must be between 800 and 1000 cases on Newegg, pick another :).
     
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Topic Starter Posts: 4,370   +125

    oh ok.

    Its just that it makes no sense that they discontinued it!!

    heh oh ok do you know of any cases with good ventelation?
     
  6. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    To be fair, nearly any case can be turned into a case with decent ventilation with the addition of fans etc. If you're still looking to spend around the same amount, take a look at the "Enermax Uber Chakra". It appears to be a high quality case with great ventilation.
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Topic Starter Posts: 4,370   +125

    Yes it does except that it is HUGE!!!. Also its a bit too expensive and really overkill for this build which i changed to under $700. Preferably in the low 600's or high 500's.
     
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