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March 17, 2009 4:38:07 PM

i got rid of my old laptop. which at the time when i bought it , i didntknow much bout the computer world. it cost me 1.2k(4yrs ago)

15 inch gateway
2.8g amd athlon x64
1g ram
100ghd
ati x600 mobility

now im getttin a new computer... i originally decided to get another gamin/multimedia laptop. b/c i can do those things and maybe take it to class to take notes.

then i realized that i NEVER took my old laptop to classes cause it was a beast(7.6lb) and the battery was ***(1h) . and i looked around. most gamin laptop are around 15 to 17inch. which is way too big to take notes on. and they cost alot of money . so im gonna build a desktop and then buy a netbook or somthin small to take notes on.

heres wut i have in mind.

a desktop that can:

gaming capablity(new games.. d3, sc2 , and fps shooters)
multimedia capablity(hd vid, remote control)

so obviously its gonna be 22-24inch monitor.
with room to upgrade(so a decent mobo) --> usb3 , windows 7.

my budget? around 1k.
(i got speaker+ mouse)

i have 3 month untill my current laptop is gone(already sold, buy is takin it with him in july)

so im gonna scour for deals around this time.

is this possible to do with 1k?

btw, might spend another 400 on a decent netbook for class(iphone doesnt type very well)
March 17, 2009 5:00:58 PM

You can make a nice Quad machine or Dual core for that price.

i7 wouldn't be to possible or wouldnt be worth it.

Now if you like AMD, its an alternative for the i7. You can get the 720BE x3(tricore) or the 940BE x4(quadcore).

Intel is always my pick so ill get a list goin here
Do you prefer nvidia or ati before i start
March 17, 2009 5:07:14 PM

tell you the truth. iam not really a fanboy of anything. lol

i dont really care as long as it gets the job done.

wutever will suit my need. is perfectly fine.

so i guess ill make it a bit more specific.

it will like half half btw multimedia and gamin(used to be a big time gamer, but i stopped... howver, i still wanna have a shot at the lastest games. lol)

but i wanna watch movies from my bed and just have a fast pc.


edit: btw why wouldnt i7 be worth it? i heard all the great things about i7 and how fast it is.lol
but i know its mad expensive..

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March 17, 2009 5:19:06 PM

Thats what i was saying, for 1k, it wouldn't be worth building, you would need that extra 400 for the notebook for the i7 build to work descent.

I'll spec out a Intel build, im sure Myck or thekid will spec out a amd build pretty fast or i will do both.
March 17, 2009 5:52:16 PM

Intel:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RC-690 Case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Q9550

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
WD HDD 640gb Black

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PI Black g.skills, back down i price :) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gigabyte UD3P, opens you a spot for crossfire, if you dont want to, get a UD3R.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
750w p&c for crossfire, if not, look at the 650tx.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
sapphire 4870 1gb.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Windows vsta 64-bit home premium

LG DVD drive will run you another $17-$25.00 so, you could downgrade the Q9550 to a Q8200 and still get good performance.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Q8200.


$1055 without the lg dvd drive and a Q9550.

$950.00 without the lg dvd and a Q8200.


Now you need to buy a new monitor to?

Sure you cold lower some stuff down on the rig and get a nice 22" for $179.99

Samsung 21.5

or

Asus 21.5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



March 17, 2009 6:20:52 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811129042 $59.95
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817341022 $79.99 ($59.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $84.99
GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $114.99 Free Shipping*
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835233001 $24.99 ($19.99 after $5.00 Mail-In Rebate)
XIGMATEK HDT-S963 92mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835233019 $8.49
XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99 ($134.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate)
MSI N250GTS-2D1G-OC GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231209 $44.99 Free Shipping*
G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136319 $79.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827136152 $24.99 Free Shipping*
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16832116488 $99.99 Free Shipping*
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $6.99
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $169.99 ($149.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)
ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 5000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail

Total: $950.33 *(not including shipping and rebates)
March 17, 2009 6:29:27 PM

Acer H213H bmid Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Full HD 1080P $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz/ GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX Combo $288.99

R4850-512M OC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 $44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(I recomend this one is for 2 reasons. Upgrade later to 2xGPU and its only $5.00 more than my first choice.)

LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW $21.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER RC-690 $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $810.93
Get your Keyboard local, Staples, Office Max etc. If there is a problem or you just dont like the action you can take it back. Look at the adds there are always some good deals.
If you need mo'betta Video card to start out with there is money left for that too.

Sorry, You need HDD and OS

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
These are the fastest drives in its class. No they are not involved with the 7200.11 problems.

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64 $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
32bit is the same price.

New Total $970.91
March 17, 2009 6:34:32 PM

Phenom II X4 and X3 is so much better price/performance than LGA 775 right now. (OK I exaggerated. It's just better).

Honestly, if you have a $1k+ budget, you should go i7. If not, go AMD.

Edit: the post above mine by knotknut is just about perfect. However, with your gaming intent in mind, I might go Tri Core Phenom II instead of X4 (I believe there is the same combo with the Gigabyte board), and then use the money saved to get an ATI HD 4870 1GB.

Here it is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

That's $45 less and you only lose 1 core, which won't help in gaming. Clock speed is almost the same, and they both overclock extremely well.

That extra $45 will get you a more current video card. Namely, the 4870.
March 17, 2009 6:37:51 PM

bmuell said:
Phenom II X4 and X3 is so much better price/performance than LGA 775 right now.

Honestly, if you have a $1k+ budget, you should go i7. If not, go AMD.


So that's why Intel LGA 775 stomps AMD on all the reviews?
March 17, 2009 6:42:04 PM

Why_Me said:
So that's why Intel LGA 775 stomps AMD on all the reviews?


You completely missed my point. If you have more than $1k to spend, go i7. If you have less, (i.e. you are going for the best price/performance), AM2/AM2+ is the better platform.

For a LGA 775 system to beat a Phenom II you have to pay for a more expensive processor (e.g. Q9400 or Q9550). And my point is that if you have the extra money, might as well go i7.
March 17, 2009 6:42:06 PM
March 17, 2009 6:44:50 PM

on an X4 940 build, its basically the same price as the Q9550 build i put together and it barely compares to a Q9550..Intel build was a little over so i went with the 8200 and that was the same price as the x3 720 build
March 17, 2009 6:48:17 PM

fullmetall said:
on an X4 940 build, its basically the same price as the Q9550 build i put together and it barely compares to a Q9550..Intel build was a little over so i went with the 8200 and that was the same price as the x3 720 build


Let me get this straight. A Q9550 costs $275. An X4 940 costs $200, moreover it combos with a fantastic Gigabyte board for $50 in savings. What are you doing to make up this $125 difference?

Phenom II X4 940 > Q9400, which is $30 more expensive. X4 920 > Q8200, though the Q is about $15 cheaper. And the X3 performs just as well as the X4 in a number of scenarios, and is even cheaper.
March 17, 2009 6:53:05 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... LG DVD Drive $22
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... WD 640GB AALS $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Antec 300 $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OCZ 600W $70 - $20MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 4GB DDR2 800 $45 - $25 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 1GB 4870 $200 - $30 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Phenom II 720BE and Biostar 790GX $212

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=P... Monitor is going to be $180 minimum
Base system cost $870 - $75MIR

Not sure if you need a copy of Windows...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Vista Home Premium 64-bit $99
If you need windows we are now at $970 - $75MIR, tax and shipping. After the dust clears your probably looking at being $25-50 under $1K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Upgrade to a Phenom II 940BE $48
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Upgrade to a Xigma CPU Cooler $36 - $10MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Upgrade to Artic MX-2 Thermal Compound $7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Upgrade to a CM 690 Case $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Upgrade to a Gigabyte 790GX-UD4H motherboard $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Upgrade to PCP&C 750W Red $45 (if you want to Xfire)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Upgrade to G.Skill PI Black DDR2 800 $25

I've organized the upgrades inorder of what I would consider best value to worst. Of course, depending your prefrences the order is up to you. If you don't need a OS then that frees up a good portion of the upgrades that would add the most value. With that said, I, like some others have posted an AMD based build which at this time feel that the AM2+ socket is more futureproof and has value than the current LGA 775 socket and CPUs combinations. However, you can't really go wrong either way, but if I were you and I were me, I would start with an AMD build.

edit: Its also possible to hold back on the GPU for now:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 512MB 4830 $90 - $15MIR, this will save you $95, but you'll probably want to play at 1280x720 instead of 1920x1080.
March 17, 2009 6:59:30 PM

Succinct! Very helpful post, MykC.
March 17, 2009 7:09:43 PM

bmuell said:
Let me get this straight. A Q9550 costs $275. An X4 940 costs $200, moreover it combos with a fantastic Gigabyte board for $50 in savings. What are you doing to make up this $125 difference?

Phenom II X4 940 > Q9400, which is $30 more expensive. X4 920 > Q8200, though the Q is about $15 cheaper. And the X3 performs just as well as the X4 in a number of scenarios, and is even cheaper.



Sorry sorry, I just checked the cart list and it showed 2 quantities of motherboards and video cards, i hate it when it does that automatically.

March 17, 2009 7:13:39 PM

There is a combo deal for the UD4H gigabyte and the x4 940.
March 17, 2009 7:17:04 PM

So O.P, you could either go with a Q8200/E8500 Intel build or the x3 720/ x4 940 AMD Build
March 17, 2009 7:17:59 PM

fullmetall said:
There is a combo deal for the UD4H gigabyte and the x4 940.

Yeah MykC has that listed in his post as a possible upgrade to the Biostar. For another $30 you get a better brand, better customer support, and perhaps better stability. The value of that is going to depend on the buyer.
March 17, 2009 7:27:48 PM

holy crap?

.........................

wow thats gonna take me like a day to decipher through...
grr
i was hoping to buy the component when they are on special sales... i hate MIR cause last time i pulled mir, i never got my money back.

i have 3 month to build my new system.

so wuts better... quad core or c2d?
i know that alot of games dont fully take advantage of quad core, but down the road, does quad have more potential or 3 core(x3 i guess)

and also i was hoping to squeeze the 24in monitor into my 1k budget. looks like that wont be happening...

and is it possible to have a gamin gfx card with like remote control?
im not too familier with that aspect.. is the remote control connected to the mobo? or the gfx card?

so i guess i should find deals on CPU + mobo 1st(lookin through everything posted here 1st..) cause thats the backbone rite?
then i look for a good gfx card.
then ram + case + psu?

then hdd,dvd roms, etc, then monitor?



Edit: ok after skiming through everything here.. seems like AMD have handsup on this one if i dont go i7.
also, i guess i want the 1920 x1080.

i bought my parents a dell setup bout a month ago. cost bout 600 bucks
with e8400, 160g hd. 4g ram and a 24in monitor, intergrated gfx card. the 1920 res looked really good. and i was able to run cod4 on med seting with intergrated card. i was surprised. lol

so i guess 1920 is superior then the 1280 especially if i wanna watch hd movies on it rite?
March 17, 2009 7:34:27 PM

MykC said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... LG DVD Drive $22
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... WD 640GB AALS $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Antec 300 $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OCZ 600W $70 - $20MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 4GB DDR2 800 $45 - $25 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 1GB 4870 $200 - $30 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Phenom II 720BE and Biostar 790GX $212

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=P... Monitor is going to be $180 minimum
Base system cost $870 - $75MIR

Not sure if you need a copy of Windows...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Vista Home Premium 64-bit $99
If you need windows we are now at $970 - $75MIR, tax and shipping. After the dust clears your probably looking at being $25-50 under $1K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Upgrade to a Phenom II 940BE $48
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Upgrade to a Xigma CPU Cooler $36 - $10MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Upgrade to Artic MX-2 Thermal Compound $7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Upgrade to a CM 690 Case $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Upgrade to a Gigabyte 790GX-UD4H motherboard $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Upgrade to PCP&C 750W Red $45 (if you want to Xfire)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Upgrade to G.Skill PI Black DDR2 800 $25

I've organized the upgrades inorder of what I would consider best value to worst. Of course, depending your prefrences the order is up to you. If you don't need a OS then that frees up a good portion of the upgrades that would add the most value. With that said, I, like some others have posted an AMD based build which at this time feel that the AM2+ socket is more futureproof and has value than the current LGA 775 socket and CPUs combinations. However, you can't really go wrong either way, but if I were you and I were me, I would start with an AMD build.

edit: Its also possible to hold back on the GPU for now:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 512MB 4830 $90 - $15MIR, this will save you $95, but you'll probably want to play at 1280x720 instead of 1920x1080.


Read this again. That is a very good build given your budget and intended use.
March 17, 2009 7:40:03 PM

Rebates are fine. Just follow the instructions exactly and have patience because some most of them will take months.
March 17, 2009 7:42:57 PM

i wasnt expectin you guys to pull out the setup and the price listin this fast.im a part of RFD(red flag deals) and there are always deals on stuff. thats why i was askin if its possible to build with that money. thats why i said i got 3 month lol...


but say if i wait and startin buy stuff in like may-june(cause my laptop will be gone by july)
will i find deals to make the builder cheaper and have equal or better quality, cause we all know how fast components gets upgraded. would that be better?

or will it not make a difference when i buy? the price wouldnt change much? (<$50 change)
March 17, 2009 7:49:30 PM

replicat0r said:
i wasnt expectin you guys to pull out the setup and the price listin this fast.(cause im a part of RFD(red flag deals) and there are always deals on stuff. thats why i was askin if its possible to build with that money. thats why i said i got 3 month lol...


but say if i wait and startin buy stuff in like may-june(cause my laptop will be by july)
will i find deals to make the builder cheaper and have equal or better quality, cause we all know how fast components gets upgraded. would that be better?

Yes. If you don't need the computer now, then by all means wait.
replicat0r said:
or will it not make a difference when i buy? the price wouldnt change much? (<$50 change)

In 3 months, the price of the system will go down much more than $50. Prices seem to drop between 5-10% a month.
March 17, 2009 7:56:42 PM

bmuell said:
Yes. If you don't need the computer now, then by all means wait.

In 3 months, the price of the system will go down much more than $50. Prices seem to drop between 5-10% a month.


holy crap 5-10% a month..?! so if i wait for 2 month.

currently the setup provided by you guys( 900-1krange) will be around 700-800 ish?

wow now i feel bad...

im sorry i made you guys go out n scour deals for me....
March 17, 2009 10:45:38 PM

Yea, i made a P45 build on a biostar and 2 3870's and it cost me $1100 around last september, couple months later, that build was worth probably $800, now, it's probably worth around $500-$550. It's amazing how things flo' in technology.
March 18, 2009 1:18:08 AM

ok change of plans.

i have decided to buy it now. the buyer for my laptop is getting buyer's remorse. i gotta hand the laptop over to him soon.


Ok my budget has become flexible.
anything around 1000-1100 is good. this excludes monitor.

i want the best possible cpu + mobo i can get with the money for gamin and multimedia.

1tb hd
a decent case
decent psu for future possible upgrade
atleast 4g ram

does a sound card matter that much? im using logitech z10. they use usb output(have line in as well)

a remote control for the system
a decent gfx card for gaming(doesnt have to get it now)

Also Im in canada. so newegg.com wont work for me...


March 18, 2009 2:11:28 AM

i7 build... now tell those draft beer, 2 gigs of RAM XP only Biostar/Asrock mobo using... ghetto '74 Ford Pinto driving, profesional wrestling watching, trailer trash AMD boyz to take a hike. :p 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-750w-tx-series-80-plus-... $104.99 Price After Rebate(s): $79.99 Shipping: FREE
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189.99 ($169.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)
MSI X58 Pro LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.smksuperstore.com/products/viewproduct.ashx?... $272.15
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 ($89.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $194.99
SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $24.99 Free Shipping*
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 Free Shipping*
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM

Total: $1,197.06
Total: $1,132.06 w/rebates
March 18, 2009 2:40:52 AM

Why_Me said:
i7 build... :sol: 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-750w-tx-series-80-plus-... $104.99 Price After Rebate(s): $79.99 Shipping: FREE
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189.99 ($169.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)
MSI X58 Pro LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.smksuperstore.com/products/viewproduct.ashx?... $272.15
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 ($89.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $194.99
SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $24.99 Free Shipping*
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 Free Shipping*
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM

Total: $1,197.06
Total: $1,132.06 w/rebates



That price doesnt apply to me. b/c i am in ]canada and will be using newegg.ca. and the price is higher for the canadian counter part.



OK not gonna gonna go with i7 build(lookin at newegg.ca, too expensive)
so gonna go with phenom 2 940 3.0ghz black.

donno wut mobo i should get. i prolly wont be using SLI or crossfire(too expensive)
i want a mobo with variety of ports...
my external HD has a Esata.. so i want my mobo have esata port to connect to .
possibly have onboard soundcard(if it has thats great, if it doesnt meh, best bang for the buck)

gonna get a tv tuner for the remote capablity
freind recommanded me 600-700w psu for future upgrade capablity
possible setup raid for future

a good case(~$100) , he said those cause where u dont need a screw driver to install.. all u need is to slide it in(if this is possible)


im scouring through newegg.ca and ncix.ca for stuff rite now. but there is so much i dont understand.. so can someone recommand me somthing with newegg.ca with those paramenters! thx so much!
March 18, 2009 3:05:53 AM

i7 in canada dollars not going to happen under 1000
March 18, 2009 3:10:34 AM

replicat0r said:
That price doesnt apply to me. b/c i am in ]canada and will be using newegg.ca. and the price is higher for the canadian counter part.



OK not gonna gonna go with i7 build(lookin at newegg.ca, too expensive)
so gonna go with phenom 2 940 3.0ghz black.

donno wut mobo i should get. i prolly wont be using SLI or crossfire(too expensive)
i want a mobo with variety of ports...
my external HD has a Esata.. so i want my mobo have esata port to connect to .
possibly have onboard soundcard(if it has thats great, if it doesnt meh, best bang for the buck)

gonna get a tv tuner for the remote capablity
freind recommanded me 600-700w psu for future upgrade capablity
possible setup raid for future

a good case(~$100) , he said those cause where u dont need a screw driver to install.. all u need is to slide it in(if this is possible)


im scouring through newegg.ca and ncix.ca for stuff rite now. but there is so much i dont understand.. so can someone recommand me somthing with newegg.ca with those paramenters! thx so much!


I'm sure glad you stated that in your first post so none of us here wasted our time on your build.
March 18, 2009 3:17:08 AM

Why_Me said:
I'm sure glad you stated that in your first post so none of us here wasted our time on your build.



im sorry for wastin u guys time..

but i have read all the build and they are EXTREMLY helpful. so i did a lil building my self.

the only thing im stuck on is the motherboard, the powersupply and the ram...

heres wut i got so far...


AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor Model HDZ940XCGIBOX - Retail $276
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

ZALMAN 9500A 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail-$62.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM-$87
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $103
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Currently sittin at $530.46



I dont know how to pick out my mother board. and i know ram is related to that....
cant find a decent power supply..

so a mobo is like $200? ram $60 psu $100

so currently with that estimate its around $900.

with dvd rom, multicard reader thrown in, with shippin n taxes. around $1000?
March 18, 2009 4:07:09 AM

ok actually NEWegg charges like 120 in shippin n handling.. which is too much.

so i looked at canadadirect.


Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive Oem -$120
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350DR7429

Coolermaster CM 690 Mid Tower Black ATX Case 5X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound Firewire & eSATA-$86
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC2711


Amd Phenom Ii X4 940 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM2+ 3.0GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM Retail Box-$290
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10360BD7705


$506.74

with free shippin n handling.. which saves me big bucks.

i still have trouble with mobo, psu and ram.... and a cpu cooler(cant find one thats compatible with phenom II on canada direct)

March 18, 2009 4:44:15 AM

damn.. i am lookin through newegg.ca, canadadirect. both dont seem to have alot of selection on mobo with the setup..

can you guys help me find a good mobo under $200 on ncix.com(CANADA) or any retailer that ships to canada....

thx..
March 18, 2009 5:50:11 PM

I chose the foxconn for that matter and the 750a for SLI if he would just rather get 1 gtx 260 now and the other later.
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