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First build, any advice before pulling the trigger??

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September 7, 2008 5:15:04 PM

Alright, live in Canada so no using NCIX for most of my components. If anything seems out wacky or have a much better deal let me know :) . Thx in advice for any information you can give me.

Visiontek Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI-I Video Card
$314.99

ASUS P5Q Pro ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E16 Crossfire 3PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN eSATA Motherboard
$156.76

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
$133.28

Corsair HX620W CMPSU-620HX ATX Triple 12V 50A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply 120MM Fan 2X PCI-E
$152.64

Samsung SH-S203N Black SATA DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 DL18X/12X Lightscribe DVD Writer OEM W/ SW
$34.54

Logitech G15 2ND Gen Gaming Keyboard USB Black Silver Amber LCD Panel Programmable Backlit Keys
$78.54

NCIX Heavy Duty Shipping Box
$5.99

G.SKILL F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit
$99.99

Cooler Master Haf 932 Full Tower Black EATX Case 6X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PSU USB eSATA 1394 Audio
$163.83

Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive OEM 3YR MFR Warranty
$99.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 3.0GHZ Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB Retail
$199.99

LG 22" Widescreen Glossy LCD Monitor (L227WTG-PF) - Black
$309.99

Total $1,800.54
September 7, 2008 6:09:23 PM

well im going to ignore the prices as i know nothing of how much ncix charges... but 315 for a 4870 is a bit much in US

and im assuming your not going to overclock because of the lack of a aftermarket heatsink, and in that case, skip the ddr100 and go for ddr800 with lower timings and voltages... everything else looks good

THEY RELEASED THE HAF 932? tell me how it is ;)  it looks sexy... i got the stacker 830
September 7, 2008 6:52:11 PM

Hmmm looks good... what can I say... You need a mouse to accompany that keybaord? Maybe a Razer mouse... That and I would also get a Q6600 over the E8400, but that's just personal preference.
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September 7, 2008 7:11:33 PM

thx for the advice, i have an mx revolution that should last me a little while longer. Chose E8400 because i here it works better on crysis.
September 7, 2008 7:47:48 PM

If you're planning on OC'ing the CPU, then you can get a Q6600 easily above 3Ghz with just a simple FSB tweak. So any advantages that the E8400 would have over the Q6600 would be negated by that. Remember you can always OC your CPU, but you can't add more cores.
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