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1000-1200 CDN Gaming PC

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June 26, 2009 2:03:56 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a few days - Cash in hand (need the advice first ;o)

BUDGET RANGE: 1000-1200 Canadian Funds

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming (WoW, TF2), surfing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Operating system

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: ncix.com, directcanada.com, newegg.ca

PARTS PREFERENCES: No CPU Preference. Min. 22" Monitor. Nvidia > ATI(But you tell me which is better)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes please.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Prefer one good card for now so I can SLI/Crossfire in the future.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have not had a decent machine for many years now. To give you an idea, I am running an Athlon XP2600+ with 512 megs of ram on a 80gig ATA100 harddrive, Geforce TI4600. I'm tired of playing the only two games I play at extremely low resolutions/FPS.

Please keep in mind I need absolutely everything. speakers, Mouse and keyboard too, mine are 10+ years old.

I don't have a preference for CPU but I've always heard good things about the overclockability of an Intel chip.

PARTS CHOSEN ALREADY:

Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio



I really like this chipset as Ive heard great things about it. Correct me if I'm wrong and if its not in my budget range to build a solid computer.

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

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June 26, 2009 7:53:19 PM

Tried my best here. Can anyone offer advice? Is this ok?

Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM $96.99

Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio $49.99

Gigabyte EP45-UD3R ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 1366+ 1PCI-E SATA2 RAID HD Sound GLAN 1394A Motherboard $130.68

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 3.0GHZ Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB Retail $184.79

OCZ Reaper Hpc Edition PC2-8500 DDR2 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 Dual Channel EPP Memory Kit $75.99

EVGA GeForce GTX 275 Superclocked 648MHZ 896MB 2.376GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card $269.99

LG W2243T-PF 21.5IN 1920X1080 Black 1080P LCD 5ms 30000:1 DVI VGA Monitor *IR-$40* $185.76

LG GH22LS30 Black 22X SATA Lightscribe DVDRW OEM $30.24

Corsair VX550W 550W ATX 12V 41A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan $95.70

Logitech X-540 5.1 Speaker System Black 70W RMS W/ FDD2 & Wired Remote $78.00

Logitech Classic Keyboard 200 Spill Resistant USB Black Keyboard $13.00

Logitech G5 Laser Gaming Mouse 2000DPI USB Blue Black ENG/FR $55.00

TOTAL: 1,281.41
1,281.41
June 26, 2009 9:38:41 PM

Antec 300 : $59.99
Intel e5200 : $79.99
A&C freezer 7 pro : $30.21
WD Caviar Black 640gb : $79.99
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3L : $113.99
Kingston HyperX 4GB 800mhz : $50.99
OCZ500SXS : $59.99
BFG 9800gtx+ : $137.54

The reason for e5200 and 9800gtx+ is because there is no need to have e8400 or gtx275 just for wow or tf2.
Total (excluding mouse,keyboard,etc) : $612.69 The other half grand you can spend on a monitor,mouse and keyboard while having spending only about 900$ total excluding tax and shipping
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