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June 4, 2009 8:12:07 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this month
BUDGET RANGE: 2000-2500 USD

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
Primary use: gaming
Secondary use: graphics design

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.newegg.com www.newegg.ca

PARTS PREFERENCES: no preference

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: I’m not sure what this means.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: I am planning on plugging my pc into a a sony xbr HDTV. This tv has an hdmi port and a dvi port.
http://www.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/lcdtvreviews/sony-xbr-r...

It appears to have a 1366 X 768 (HDTV) or 720p resolution.



ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

I will be building this system myself; I have no prior experience with building a pc. Will I need a kit?
I would also like for my pc to run quietly as I might be using it to play movies.
I would also like a video card with an hdmi port and an audio card with a hdmi or coaxial port.
I would like for my pc to be able to run games like Fallout 3, Bioshock and Crysis on high to max settings. Is this possible with my budget?


Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts.
I don’t have any parts yet.


*Please fill me in on what parts to get. Thank you very much should you decide to lend me your help.

PS. I live in Canada so certain parts may be unavailable where I live. Does newegg ship to Canada? Thanks.
June 4, 2009 9:13:10 AM

For Canada, there are www.ncix.com, www.newegg.ca...
And if you are going to use that TV as your primary screen, then you would just need to spend about half the money to play the current games at the highest settings...
And even for 1080p LCDs, you wont have to spend that much for playing the current games...
Give us the budget in CAD and check out those websites that I had linked...
June 4, 2009 9:20:37 AM

Considering my 9800gtx+ runs all of those games with max aa and settings at the same res....he definitely won't need more than half of that...if even that much
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June 4, 2009 5:50:25 PM

cpu: core i7 920
mother: Asus p6t
ram: 3*2 gb DDR3 1333 MHZ
disco segate 1.5 gb
disco ssd intel 80 gb
video 2x 4770 CF
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June 4, 2009 9:51:30 PM

Thanks for the replies everyone. :) 

How about this?


Gaming PC Build: June 2009
This Build was originally posted by Why_Me @ http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/266225-31-1500-2000-g...
I changed all the prices and links to Canadian ones as I live in Canada. I also added a sound card and a surge protector.



PC Case:
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case – Retail
for $90 CAD
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

or

$111.99 -$12.00 Instant $99.99 1
COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 Evolution RC-830-KKN3-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #:RC-830-KKN3-GP
Item #:N82E16811119122
Return Policy:-Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$309.99 -$66.00 Instant $243.99


Power Supply Unit:
Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply – Retail
for $120 CAD
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard w/ core i7- Retail
for $302 CAD
Do stepping?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


CPU:
Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz LGA 1366 Socket 8MB Cache CPU
for 325
D0 Stepping ?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...




CPU Cooler:

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
For $50 CAD
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...


Cooling Compound:
Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound – Retail
For $5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835154003

Video Card:

XFX GX275XADQC GeForce GTX 275 896MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 (2.0v) Video Card Retail
for $300

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...



RAM:
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
for 195

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


Burner:
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 with LightScribe - OEM
for $34 CAD
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...



Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
For $110

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835233029

*Where can I get something like this in Canada?


roduct Description Unit Price Savings Total Price 1
HT | OMEGA STRIKER 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
Model #:STRIKER
Item #:N82E16829271001
Return Policy:-Standard Return Policy
In Stock

In Canada: Total: ~ $1800 on www.newegg.ca


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us [...] ID=mscomsc <--- Save yourself some money on an o/s until March 2010 and dl the 64 bit version of Windows 7

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128374 <--- more pics, specs, and customer reviews of that Gigabyte UD4P mobo used in this build

http://www.anandtech.com/weblog/showpost.aspx?i=584 <---short review on that D0 stepping i7. It runs cooler than the older C0 stepping i7's

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php? [...] 3&Itemid=1 <--- that's one way you can tell if you have a D0 stepping cpu or not










Peripherals:


Mouse:
Razer Mamba

For $160
http://www.compu2000.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=7...



G13
For 100
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard/de...



G15
For 130
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard/de...


Total for peripherals: $390 CAD
June 4, 2009 10:12:34 PM

You don't need to spend 150$ ****** on a damn mouse are you stupid? i use a 15$ mouse with no damn problem at all...and no don't buy the g13 thats just a waste as well...you don't need a g15 either....spend 50$ on a mouse and keyboard then call it a day....

And now you don't neeeed a GTX 275 graphics card....but it would allow you to use full AA and AF along with all max settings in games....i would opt for a 260 GTX if its a bit cheaper since you don't even need the power of a 260 GTX in the first place....there you have about 390 CAD saved...

You also DO NOT need a dedicated sound card unless you have 7.1 surround sound and not some cheap ass walmart system/receiver....the onboard sound will more than suffice for a 5.1 system and if your using a tv for sound it will be fine as well...

If you would like to save some more money you really don't need the 750w corsair...downgrade to a 620w corsair...
June 5, 2009 2:37:43 AM

Valkore apparently doesn't understand exactly how much force is needed to propel 720p graphics ^_^.

(Not very much) The 275 will eat a lot of things alive even at 1920 * 1080... 720p is a joke for that kind of a card. You can save money and electricity by buying a cheaper card, like the 260 (216) which'll STILL be overkill for the needs you stated.

Follow Rewindlabs recommendation; the days when onboard sound was the worst thing on the planet are over, and the difference between a dedicated sound card and an onboard one is negligible unless you're some (sick) audiophile.

and yeah, unless you're planning to add another gtx 275 (or another card in crossfire/SLI) you don't need 750w or 60A on your 12v.

For RAM, you're paying a pretty high premium for a "Dominator" series. Use this instead
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Better timings (7-7-7-24 vs 8-8-8-24) and cheaper by about 70 cad.

Valkore, are you a hardcore, professional gamer? I don't know why you're willing to spend another ~$400 cad for peripherals... The experience won't be as rewarding as you're thinking it will be, except maybe for the mouse, and even then you could still settle for less (the mamba looks like a palm mouse... check out the deathadder
http://www.compu2000.com/product/2926/RZ01_00150100_R3M...
a mouse I love for playing skill-sensitive FPS...)

The keyboards I see as unnecessary... what are you planning to do with the gamepad anyway? I've hardly ever needed more than a keyboard and a good mouse, RTS, RPS, MMORPG, anything.

June 5, 2009 2:45:59 AM

Just compare ncix.com, newegg.ca and directcanada.com for the price. there is a tons of site that sell stuff in canada.

My recommend if you can affort it :

CPU : I7 920
MOBO : Asus P6T or Gigabyte X58
RAM : 3x2gb of good ram. Not too cheap.
HDD : 7200rpm and 32mb cache ( Western Digital is my choise )
GPU : GTX260-GTX275-GTX285 or HD4870-HD4890
PSU : The corsair you listed is one off the best ! 750w-850w is fine for SLI-CF
DVD : the one you want ...
CASE : its your choice.
Cooling : a good 120mm Heatsink

Mouse and Keabord ... your choice too.
I have a G15 + razor DeathAdder and im pleased.

For the Resolution of the TV you have. the GTX260 is PLENTY ... if you plan on buy a new Monitor the support 1080P the GTX260 is still enough but less futurproof. but speaking about futurproof ill recommend the GTX260 or HD4870 cause the newer DX11 card are comming so youll have to swap some soon if you want to have DX11.

have fun !
June 5, 2009 5:00:32 AM

@ Rewind, the peripherals and other stuffs are more of a personal choice and you shouldn't be kinda harsh while objecting to it...
Better put it in a softer tone so that he would atleast see what you are trying to say... ;) 

And for the OP, you have a lot of CPU and graphics power, that you will not be putting into good use at all with that LCD TV of yours as a screen...
So you can invest some cash on better screen like a 1900x1200 monitor or a 1080p TV...
!