So I finally pulled the trigger on my rig...after 1.5 months of deliberating and waiting for hawt dealz.
Here it is, excluding the 8GB RAM I'm going to unload into it. I have about 12 hours to reconsider, please let me know if you have any suggestions/advice on my build!
Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition 775MHZ 512MB GDDR5 2XDVI Display Port PCI-E Video Card
32991 1 $258.88 with a $20 mir = 238.88
Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive OEM 3YR MFR Warranty
30004 1 $72.99
Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower ATX Gaming Case & Antec Truepower Trio 650W Power Supply Bundle
33351 1 $149.99
1 x Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 900 ATX 9 Drive Bay No PS Top USB2.0 1394 Audio
1 x Antec Truepower Trio 650W Power Supply ATX12V V2.0 Active PFC SLI Certified 120MM Fan
Samsung SH-S223Q/BEBN TruDirect 22X DVD+R/-R Lightscribe DVD Writer Black SATA OEM
33180 1 $31.98
Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound Paste NON-ELECTRICAL Conductive 4 Gram
Note: This item is warranted by the product manufacturer only.
26895 1 $3.99
ASUS P5Q Pro ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E16 CrossFire 3PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN eSATA Motherboard
FREE GROUND SHIPPING FOR THIS ORDER!
30418 1 $139.99
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All quoted prices are in CANADIAN DOLLARS $1,046.48 - $30 mir = 1016.48
+$150 for 8gb of Mushkin DDR800 Dual Channel RAM firstname.lastname@example.org
I really ended up splurging on the unecessary keyboard/mouse/noctua fans just before I finalized it...now I feel guilty haha...please let me know what u think. I have 12 hours to reconsider my build! Any opinions are welcome!
NCIX.com, Canadian based.
they've been having weekly sales for about a month and a bit.
i've been waiting until they give me a good price on an ATI GPU, and now they have
there is a NCIXus.com that delivers to the US aswell.
OMG I just come from buying something very close to your configuration but with an Q9450 instead at directcanada.. but I paid my 4870 a little more..
My other CPU has just took lot of water ... but insurance of my university are paying me the whole thing brand new
Description Qty In stock Unit Total
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Quad Core Processor LGA775 2.66GHZ Yorkfield 1333FSB 12MB Oem No Hsf 1 Yes $319.99 $319.99
OCZ Vendetta 2 Triple Heatpipe CPU Heatsink AM2 LGA775 S939 S940 S754 120MM Fan 800-1500RPM 20-32DBA 1 Yes $39.90 $39.90
Asus P5Q Pro Atx LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E16 Crossfire 3PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound Gblan Esata Motherboard 1 Yes $138.88 $138.88
Patriot Viper Extreme Performance 4GB DDR2 2X2GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 4-4-4-12 Memory Kit 1 Yes $94.50 $94.50
Antec Sonata III Black ATX 16IN Mid Tower Quiet Case 3X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5IN 500W 120MM Fan 1 Yes $111.83 $111.83
Antec TriCool 120MM Blue LED Case Fan 3PIN 4PIN W/ 3 Speed Switch 1 Yes $10.81 $10.81
Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition 775MHZ 512MB GDDR5 2XDVI Display Port PCI-E Video Card 1 Yes $288.36 $288.36
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 Keyboard English USB WIN/MAC Black 1 Yes $16.10 $16.10
Samsung SH-S203N Black Sata DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 DL18X/12X Lightscribe Dvd Writer Oem W/ Sw 1 No $25.99 $25.99
ALTEC LANSING VS4121 3PC 2.1 SPEAKERS 31W RMS Black 1 Yes $59.40 $59.40
Thermalright LGA775 BOLT-THRU Kit for for Ultra 90/120 & HR-01 Retail Box 1 Yes $5.61 $5.61
Western Digital Raptor 36GB Sata 10000RPM Hard Drive 5.2MS 16MB 5 Year Mfr Warranty 1 Yes $121.52 $121.52
Cyberpower 615 Surge Suppressor 900 Joules 1 Yes $14.99 $14.99
Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive Oem 3YR Mfr Warranty 2 Yes $78.88 $157.76
OCZ Dominatrix Laser Gaming Mouse 3200DPI USB2.0 Weight Adjustable 1 Yes $29.93 $29.93
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# This order is FULLY insured for the full value.
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haha that IS similar! i was thinking about the dominatrix...but...the name really turned me off haha.
btw, how come u went with the sonata? a case does wonders for OCing and keeping your other components cool, and PSU will let u OC more/handle xfire. but if you're not gonna be doing any of that it's all good
i really love ncix though...they're having some nice promo's like the antec case+psu and free shipping with the p5q pro.
university gonna cover it, so just go nuts! haha
They're gonna cover it for 1500buck the price I paid my other PC... Since all buy over 300bucks are free shipping I go for directcanada all the way, but both ncix and directcanada have great prices
My other case was a Sonata too and I've LOVED it. I've OCed my last cpu to 3.4ghz without problem, and keeping it cool with a xigmatek but I've read that the OCZ vendetta 2 is a little bit better !! Anyway, I'm wondering how the Palit 4860 will do, my last PC had an 4850... but I've switched from a 19in to a 22in so I decided to go with an 4870, since the Palit was kindof cheap I decided to go for it.