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August 9, 2009 4:37:28 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1st september BUDGET RANGE: 625-775 $

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming,Music,Movie,Stream website, Download

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: directcanada.com

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe later

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900 --maybe later 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a quiet PC, I'll probably learn and overclock my PC, For now, i've took "random" power supply and case, Not sure if i need 4 core or ddr3 1600 RAM, Not sure about the motherboard, Not familiar with cooling system, I live in Canada and it's canadian price and money, Can pay more if it worth it.

Coolermaster Extreme Power 550W ATX 12V V2.01 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan
60.95$
Apevia X-PLORER 17IN ATX Tower Case 4X5.25 2X3.5 5X3.5INT 2X80MM Fan Window LCD TEMP. DISP. Black
73.44$
Black Corsair XMS3 TWIN3X2048-1333C9DHX G 2GB DDR3 2X1GB DDR3-1333 CL 9-9-9-27 Dual Channel Memory Kit
2x52,50: 105$
Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P AMD790X ATX AM3 DDR3 2PCI-E SATA2 RAID Sound GLAN Motherboard
120.75$
AMD Phenom II X3 710 Triple Core Processor Socket AM3 2.6GHZ 7.5MB Cache 95W 45NM Retail Box
136.77$
Gigabyte Radeon HD 4850 700MHZ 1GB 1.92GHZ DDR3 PCI-E CrossFireX Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card
125.56
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive Oem *3YR Mfr Warranty*
57.88$

Total Price: 691.35$

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August 9, 2009 4:49:23 AM

Save some money get this ram, its cheaper and will out perform the XMS3 ram
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Also thats a really bad PSU, it states W/O PFC which is not good, you want something with active PFC to clean up the power your components get fed, for slightly more you can get this PSU which is significantly better
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I would suggest paying the 7 extra and getting the XFX 4850, its not OC'ed to 700MHz like the gigabyte one, but it comes with a better cooler that exhausts the heat and a double lifetime warranty.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
August 9, 2009 4:52:11 AM

Thats easily the hardest website to navigate and search on I have seen for a very long time

Its actually incompetent since you cant search for products you want

For your build you shouldnt use 4 1 gig sticks of ram , instead you are better off with a 2 x2 gig kit of DDR3

Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB 2X2GB PC3-10666 DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-20 Dual Channel Memory Kit
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13410BD2601&v...

is $94.25 so that saves you a few dollars as well

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August 9, 2009 4:52:42 AM

Thx for the advice!
Newegg... hmmm i'll check their price!.
August 9, 2009 4:54:57 AM

Dont forget that you can use NCIX to price match so if direct canada is better on some and newegg is better on others you can still get it all shipped in one box.

@outlander Thats why i stopped using the random canadian sites to piece out builds for people, i cant figure out their interfaces while i have neweggs memorized, i figure if they have an idea of the right parts they can find the lowest price from there.
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August 9, 2009 4:02:57 PM

If you aren't going to crossfire then here is a great board for you.
Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P ATX AM3 DDR3 AMD770 PCI-E16 4PCI-E1 2PCI SATA GBLAN Motherboard ~ $83.33 - $10MIR = $73.33

With the amount you save on the motherboard you can go put a bit more on the video card or CPU. Just note that the 770 chip does not support crossfire or "Multi-plex" GPU which is basically GPU with the 'X2' on it.

PS. If you aren't limited to directcanada now, use this site to find the lowest prices on your products. (Just make sure it is from a reputable company)
Price Canada: Desktop Components
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