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OMG it's official, just maxed out my credit card...opinions please!

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September 18, 2008 10:20:34 PM

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

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 3.0GHZ Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB Retail
27784 1 $179.99

OCZ Vendetta 2 Triple Heatpipe CPU Heatsink AM2 LGA775 S939 S940 S754 120MM Fan 800-1500RP *IR-$10*
29311 1 $39.99 with a $10 mir = 29.99

OCZ X-750 Equalizer Laser Gaming Mouse 2500DPI USB Dual Laser Engine
22874 1 $29.99

Logitech G15 2ND Gen Gaming Keyboard USB Black Silver Amber LCD Panel Programmable Backlit Keys
26151 1 $48.88

Noctua NF-P12-1300 120MM Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan 1100-1300RPM 63-92M3/H 12.6-19.8DBA Molex
27129 2 $39.98

SUBTOTAL: $996.65
No PST - Outside BC residents: $0.00
GST(5%): $49.83
YOUR TOTAL:
All quoted prices are in CANADIAN DOLLARS $1,046.48 - $30 mir = 1016.48

+$150 for 8gb of Mushkin DDR800 Dual Channel RAM 5-4-4-12@1.8v

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!
September 18, 2008 10:39:52 PM

Who's your supplier?

Larry
September 18, 2008 10:47:25 PM

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 :D 
there is a NCIXus.com that delivers to the US aswell.
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September 18, 2008 10:50:52 PM

Heres my advice.. Chop up all your credit cards.. =P
September 18, 2008 10:55:37 PM

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

Order Details
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
# This order will ship Free Ground Shipping
# This order is FULLY insured for the full value.

Shipping

Insurance

Sub Total

GST(5%)

No PST - Outside BC residents

Total


$0.00

$21.53

$1,435.57

$72.86

$0.00

$1,529.96

September 18, 2008 11:08:53 PM

JeromeG said:
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

Order Details
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
# This order will ship Free Ground Shipping
# This order is FULLY insured for the full value.

Shipping

Insurance

Sub Total

GST(5%)

No PST - Outside BC residents

Total


$0.00

$21.53

$1,435.57

$72.86

$0.00

$1,529.96

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
September 18, 2008 11:16:18 PM

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.
September 18, 2008 11:25:37 PM

it's the sonic version! factory overclocked, and better cooler.
rawrsome.
can't wait...hah...excited for both of us i guess ;) 
pretty much the same rig minus the quad
cheers!
September 18, 2008 11:53:19 PM

so.....any critique/opinions/suggestion on my build so i can make changes before it's too late!?
September 19, 2008 12:49:07 AM

I'm seeing $215.90 for the E8400 atNCIX. Where are you seeing it for $179.99?

Larry
September 19, 2008 2:40:44 AM

goto ncix.com
click on the customer appreciation SALE picture with all the cartoons
it'll give u all the sale prices for everything
September 19, 2008 2:41:24 AM

sooo..i'm still looking for suggestions on my build! :( 
any suggestions on improving it?
September 19, 2008 5:03:20 AM

so judging by the lack of posts...my build is PERFECT!?
;P jk...common help me out
September 19, 2008 10:06:23 PM

Don't worry, it's a dream build.. I envy you and your budget!
September 20, 2008 5:14:42 AM

lol that's gotta be sarcasm! :p 
i wish i had 2k to blow on a rig...and then another 5k to blow when nehalem hits :p 
!