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What can i cut down i this system to safe money

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by mark35, 19 Feb 2006.

  1. mark35

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Sep 2003

    Posts: 1,504

    hi guys want to save a bit of money on this system what can i change to keep the spec high all readying getting cpu thats why they are not there
    also no maxtor hard drive please they are crap

    MB-018-DF DFI LanParty NF4 SLI-DR EXPERT (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-018-DF)
    £129.95 £129.95
    MY-058-OC OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC4000 Dual Channel Platinum Series EB-DDR CAS3 (OCZ5002048EBPE-K) (MY-058-OC)
    £194.95 £194.95
    GX-070-XF XFX GeForce 7800GT Extreme Edition 256MB GDDR3 VIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (PVT70G-UDF7) (GX-070-XF)
    £199.95 £199.95
    HD-050-WD Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 400GB 4000KD SATA 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-050-WD)
    £126.95 £126.95
    CD-035-PO Pioneer DVR-110 16 x 16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter - (Beige) OEM (CD-035-PO)
    £26.95 £26.95
    CA-090-CM CoolerMaster Stacker 830 RC-830 - Silver Trim (No PSU) (CA-090-CM)
    £149.50 £149.50
    CA-024-EN Enermax Liberty 620W ELT620AWT ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant PSU (CA-024-EN)
    £89.95 £89.95
    Subtotal £918.20
    VAT £160.69
    Total £1,078.89
     
    Last edited: 19 Feb 2006
  2. basmic

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    Location: Darlington, County Durham

    Which system?
     
  3. mark35

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Sep 2003

    Posts: 1,504

    sorry posted at top now
     
  4. fenderbass86

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,986

    Location: Chelmsford

    Why the hell are you getting 2 different 7800GT cards, it won't work in SLi if they're different. Save money by just getting plain GT's, why do they have to be extreme editions? If your trying to save money why have you chosen a CM stacker? Could try the Mushkin 2GB PC4000 RAM, it's a little cheaper and OCZ ain't compatible with the DFI board.
     
  5. Defcon5

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 6,424

    Location: Whitwood, West Yorks

    Get a different mobo, pc3200 ram and maybe two cheaper gfx cards?
     
  6. mark35

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Sep 2003

    Posts: 1,504

    the chip im gettintg is the 170 so will need to overclock
     
  7. fenderbass86

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    Location: Chelmsford

    Could try the Asus Crossfire and get a Sapphire X1900XT-X, it's cheaper than SLI 7800GT's and much better.
     
  8. mark35

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Sep 2003

    Posts: 1,504

    got it to this but still need a case

    OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC4000 Dual Channel Platinum Series EB-DDR CAS3 (OCZ5002048EBPE-K) (MY-058-OC)
    £194.95 £194.95
    HD-050-WD Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 400GB 4000KD SATA 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-050-WD)
    £126.95 £126.95
    CD-035-PO Pioneer DVR-110 16 x 16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter - (Beige) OEM (CD-035-PO)
    £26.95 £26.95
    CA-024-EN Enermax Liberty 620W ELT620AWT ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant PSU (CA-024-EN)
    £89.95 £89.95
    GX-042-HT HIS Excalibur ATI Radeon X1800 XL 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-042-HT)
    £179.95 £179.95
    MB-118-AS Asus A8N32-SLi Deluxe nForce4 SLi X16 (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-118-AS)
    £119.95 £119.95
    Subtotal £738.70
    VAT £129.28
    Total £867.98
     
  9. mysticsniper

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    Joined: 1 May 2003

    Posts: 9,797

    Lian-Li PC-60 PLUS Silver or Black Aluminium Midi-Tower Case £82.19

    Coolermaster Wave Master £88
     
  10. Dureth

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Mar 2005

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    First best way to save money would be 2GB of Geil Value instead if the OCZ. Also if your getting the ATI card why not go for a crossfire motherboard?

    Do you really need 400GB of hard drive space? The samsung DVD-RW is cheaper by a few quid as well and the one I've got has been find for all the media I've burnt with it.

    For a case try going with any of the antec ones. They are all reasonable quality.

    Also the 500w Enermax Liberty will be enough for this system. With only 1 hard drive and 1 graphics drive it will be plenty. Even adding a 2nd graphics card and hard drive wont be pushing it beyond its limits.