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November 10, 2008 5:48:13 PM

I plan to buy a new comp this week, will mainly be for gaming, I may overclock a bit. Everything is from DirectCanada.

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Asus P5Q Pro Atx LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E16 --------- $155.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 LGA775 3.0GHZ 1333FSB 6MB --------- $194.88
G.SKILL PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-12 --------- $68.02
Gigabyte Radeon HD 4870 750MHZ 512MB 3.6GHZ DDR5 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out --------- $316.42
Antec Three Hundred --------- $57.84
OCZ GameXStream 600W ATX12V --------- $100.80
Samsung SH-S223F/BEBS 22X Black SATA DVD Writer OEM --------- $31.02
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty --------- $88.83
Western Digital Caviar 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Buffer (OEM) (I already have this one)
SB Audigy 2 Lite (I already have this one)
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For a total of $994.85 with free shiping.

Does that looks like a well balanced comp ? I'd like some feedback =).

Thanks !

edit: replaced Antec Nine Hundred for Antec Three Hundred.
edit2: replaced the HD 4850 for a 4870, thanks to the cheaper case.
edit3: replaced the Seagate 500GB hard drive for WD 640GB.

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November 10, 2008 7:06:48 PM

well balanced machine. You could probably ditch the extra 500gig drive if you don't really need it. By the time you want more space, it'll be cheaper to buy then.
November 10, 2008 7:10:58 PM

Yeah I dont want to ditch it since it actually will be for the space ;p
system on the seagate and backup/datas on wd.

thanks for reply.
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November 10, 2008 7:18:18 PM

For $5 more, you could get a wd 640gb. Everything else is superb.
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November 10, 2008 7:40:41 PM

Looks pretty good to me for the $. I'd probably get a different PSU, but that one has a $30 MIR, so it'll be hard to beat at that price range for you. I'd also go with the WD AAKS 640 gb HD too. I'm also going to ASSUME that your using a 64 bit OS to take advantage of all of your 4 gb's of RAM??
November 10, 2008 9:06:38 PM

Yeah thanks for th HDD, I'll take that instead of the seagate. For the cooling stuff, I don't plan to overclock that much (if I even overclock at all) so I'll stay with box air cooling.

thanks for all your reply!
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