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$1500 gaming pc

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July 5, 2009 9:24:52 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2-4 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: $1500 Canadian including taxes - can pickup locally for free shipping

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, movies, web junk

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: have keyboard/mouse, have a 24" monitor, 8800 GT video card (will look at replacing this when DX 11 is released), have a 1TB for storage but I'm very interested in SSD

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.ncix.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: no preference on brands but I am looking for quality, future-proof parts (at least as future proof can be these days)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not yet, but want the option for later upgrades

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I don't care about a fancy case but I am concerned about cooling. I've listed parts below that I've picked out, hoping someone can provide advice

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Motherboard: MSI 790GX-G65 ATX AM3 790GX DDR3 2PCI-E16 CrossFire 2PCI-E1 2PCI HDMI SATA GBLAN Motherboard - $155

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.2GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM Retail Box - $286

Memory: Mushkin XP3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL7-7-6-18 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit - $142

Disk: OCZ Agility Indilinx 60GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD x2 in Raid0 - $469

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 900 ATX 9 Drive Bay No PS Top USB2.0 1394 Audio - $126

PSU: Antec CP-850 850W Cpx Dual Pcb Power Supply Modular ATX12V V2.3 80PLUS Active PFC SLI 120MM Fan - $124


$1305 total
$1461 with taxes

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July 5, 2009 10:34:45 PM

solid choices

but y did u choose tripple channel memory for a dua;l chaqnnel board

and i was going to choose another single ssd, but who can argue with 460MB\s
July 5, 2009 11:21:09 PM

Hmm good point there something I overlooked. I replaced the memory in my original post.
July 6, 2009 12:10:41 PM

The PSU that you have listed will not fit the Antec 900...It would fit only the Antec 1200/ P 183/ P193...

And spending so much money and not going with i7 ???
I do agree having 2 SSDs in RAID 0 would be incredible...but I feel you should pair it up with an equally high performing CPU...

And FYI intel is set to release newer cheaper SSDs soon...So instead of getting the SSDs now, invest in the i7, later get them...And anyways prices go down so you would get them cheaper only...
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