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August 2, 2009 9:12:06 PM

Hi guys whats up, i was wondering if someone could help make me a build that would be around 600-750 Canadian dollars? I want to use it to play games like oblivion and fsx, I would prefer an intel build but i hear that AMD offers more power in builds with a lower budget.

I might be able to bump the budeget to 800$ but lets try to keep it around 600-750 please :) 
And please use the following sites to list the parts.

Ncix.com

Newegg.ca (would prefer you use ncix since neweggs shipping is lame -____-)


BTW i will be playing on a 21.5" LCD which is currently hooked up to my PS3.
thanks in advance =D
August 2, 2009 10:17:15 PM

You should also consider DirectCanada and BestDirect because shipping will be free and, depending on where you live, you might not have to pay PST. Newegg.ca charges PST, handling fees and shipping.

I am ordering $600 in parts and BestDirect is the cheapest delivered to me. NCIX is cheaper (price matching), but shipping charges made them more expensive.
August 2, 2009 10:19:32 PM

GhislainG said:
You should also consider DirectCanada and BestDirect because shipping will be free and, depending on where you live, you might not have to pay PST. Newegg.ca charges PST, handling fees and shipping.

I am ordering $600 in parts and BestDirect is the cheapest delivered to me. NCIX is cheaper (price matching), but shipping charges made them more expensive.


Oh ya? Either will do i am fine with directCanada as well, both good sites. Also this is what someone else made for me.
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CPU:

$132 - NCIX.com - Buy AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Dual Core Processor Socket AM3 3.1GHZ 7MB Cache 80W Retail Box - HDZ550WFGIBOX In Canada.
Cooler:

$ 35 - NCIX.com - Buy OCZ Vendetta 2 Triple Heatpipe CPU Heatsink 120MM Fan 800-1500RPM 20-32DBA -BUNDLE W/ 1366 MOUNT- - VENDETTA2-1366 In Canada. ( has that extra backplate for when you do decide i7 )
Mobo:

$93 - NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P ATX AM3 DDR3 AMD770 PCI-E16 4PCI-E1 2PCI SATA GBLAN Motherboard - GA-MA770T-UD3P In Canada.
RAM:

$61 - NCIX.com - Buy Mushkin HP PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL5-4-4-12 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit - 996587 In Canada.
HDD:

$63 - NCIX.com - Buy Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB SATA2 7200RPM 8MB 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM - WD3200AAJS In Canada.
VID:

$110 - NCIX.com - Buy Powercolor Radeon HD PCs 4850 625MHZ 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E VGA DVI-I HDMI Video Card - AX4850 512MD3-PH In Canada.
CASE:

$78 - NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Centurion 590 ATX Tower Case Black 9X5.25 1X3.5 4X3.5INT No PSU - RC-590 In Canada.
PSU:

$65 - NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 500W ATX 12V V2.3 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan - RS-500PCAR-A3 In Canada.
DVD:

$32 - NCIX.com - Buy LG GH22NS50 Black 22X SATA DVD Writer OEM - GH22NS50.AVAU10B In Canada.


Is this a good build? What can i expect it to be able to run? Also shoudl i got for the GTX core 216 260?
Woudl appreciate the help =)

And this is anothe build that someone made.

came out to about 595.41$ CDN
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August 2, 2009 10:28:28 PM

Just looking at your first build, it's decent, I would have gotten 4gb of ddr3 1600, a x3 720, and better power supply. For the second one, pretty much the same thing applies except for the x3 720. I like the Antec case better than the coolermaster. Either get a 260 or a 4870 if those are within your price range, otherwise go for a 4850. What is your monitor's resolution?
August 2, 2009 10:31:53 PM

Hi thanks for the suggestions i will work on it and post back. NAd my monitor resolution is 1680 x 1050
August 2, 2009 10:44:15 PM

Then the GPU really could go either way depending on your budget.
August 2, 2009 11:09:16 PM

Ok so this is what i came up with.

MOBO - Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 ATX AM2+/AM3 AMD770 PCI-E16 2PCI SATA2 RAID 1394 HD Sound GBLAN Motherboard

CPU -
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Triple Core Processor AM3 2.8GHZ 7.5MB Cache 95W 45NM Retail Box

Vcard - BFG GeForce GTX 260 OC MAXCORE55 590MHZ 896MB 1.998GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I Video Card

Disk Drive- Samsung SH-S222A/BEBE 22X Dual Layer DVD Writer Black IDE OEM

PSU- OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W ATX12V 24PIN Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black

HDD- Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty

RAM-
G.SKILL F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit

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

comes out to around 703$ without tax, what do you think?
August 2, 2009 11:49:02 PM

Ok I see but other than that it's pretty good for a budget build? How well it play games like crysis and fax?
August 3, 2009 2:26:25 AM

Ill see the canadian prices on the parts you mentioned, i am still on budget so i will have to see. I will most likely make a i7 build about a year and a half or so from now so no need to have ti fully future proof. So if i just take the SATA ODD it shoudl all be good right? =)
August 3, 2009 3:04:32 AM

Yes, looks good in that case :) 
August 3, 2009 4:24:16 PM

OK cool then, i think i will go ahead with it, this is the final build then


MOBO - Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 ATX AM2+/AM3 AMD770 PCI-E16 2PCI SATA2 RAID 1394 HD Sound GBLAN Motherboard

CPU
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AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Triple Core Processor AM3 2.8GHZ 7.5MB Cache 95W 45NM Retail Box

Vcard - BFG GeForce GTX 260 OC MAXCORE55 590MHZ 896MB 1.998GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I Video Card

Disk Drive- Samsung SH-S223Q/BEBS 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Black Lightscribe OEM

PSU- OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W ATX12V 24PIN Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black

HDD- Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty

RAM-
G.SKILL F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit

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


Everything looks pretty good then, is the 500W PSU enough for the GTX 260? I hear it is but just want to make sure. And how easy is it to set up a PC? I mean i am really good with tech but i have never built my own PC before, this will be my first. How likely am i to screw something up =p
August 4, 2009 12:08:44 AM

They have similar specs and they cost the same. Buy the one with the rebate if you don't mind having to submit it; otherwise buy the stealthX which has 5 more amps on the 3.3V and the 5Vrails (not required for your setup).
August 4, 2009 12:36:20 AM

I personally would take the ModxStream because it is modular and although both are more than 80% efficient, the ModxStream is actually certified as such.
August 4, 2009 1:23:35 AM

Ok excelent thanks for the replies. I have chosen the ModX PSU as it gives 20rebate.

so the final build looks like this.


MOBO - Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 ATX AM2+/AM3 AMD770 PCI-E16 2PCI SATA2 RAID 1394 HD Sound GBLAN Motherboard

CPU-AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Triple Core Processor AM3 2.8GHZ 7.5MB Cache 95W 45NM Retail Box

Vcard - BFG GeForce GTX 260 OC MAXCORE55 590MHZ 896MB 1.998GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I Video Card

Disk Drive- Samsung SH-S223Q/BEBS 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Black Lightscribe OEM

PSU-OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W ATX 20/24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135MM Fan Active PFC Power Supply

HDD- Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty

RAM-G.SKILL F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit

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

I dont know i think its pretty good but some guy said that he would give the build a 5.5/10

0_0...its not that bad is it? I though it was a pretty descent build comming in at 774$(with tax and shipping) with 32$ rebate
August 4, 2009 1:27:25 AM

Ignore the moron giving it a 5.5 lol. Looks like a great build!
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