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First Homebuild System (budget) please check

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November 17, 2008 5:20:34 AM

All parts are in Canadian Dollars from newegg.ca trying to stay under $600

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKA1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Real Power Pro 550W Power Supply $122.79

HITACHI Deskstar 7K160 HDS721616PLA380 160GB 7200 RPM SATA $50.49

Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G $82.25

SAPPHIRE 100265L Radeon HD 4830 512MB $147.25

WINTEC AMPO 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 $34.49

AMD Phenom 8450 Toliman 2.1GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Triple-Core Processor $122.49

LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DH-20A4P-04 $26.99


I am looking to do some minor gaming on this computer and i don't plan on overclocking. I have a monitor, OS and KB/mouse.

November 17, 2008 5:47:31 AM

Good choice on the Case/PSU but consider the following for the rest of the parts:

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner(free shipping, worth the extra $2)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Memory has a $30 USD mail in rebate, will cost the same as your 2 gigs after rebate!

ASUS M3A78-EM
bundled with
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz
http://c1.neweggimages.com/WebResource/Themes/2005/Nest...

SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Comes with a $20 USD mail in rebate


With these changes, your total would come out to $632.89- $50 USD MIR($61.71 in CAD based on current exchange rate)= $571.18 CAD

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