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$900 CAD build review

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August 9, 2009 9:08:46 PM

This came out to $900 from with shipping and taxes. Mostly for gaming, but I doubt I'll run anything too taxing.

1 x ($73.99) CASE APEVIA(ASP)|X-JPJGT-BK RT - Retail

1 x ($152.53) VGA XFX PVT98WYDFH 9800GTX+ 512M RT - Retail

2 x ($53.99) MEM 2Gx2|OCZ OCZ2G10664GK R - Retail

1 x ($187.99) CPU INTEL|C2D E8400 3G 775 45N R - Retail

1 x ($59.99) PSU XCLIO|GOODPOWER 500W RT - Retail

1 x ($99.99) MB ASROCK P43TWINS1600 775 P43 RT - Retail

1 x ($69.99) HD 500G|WD 7K 16M SATA2 WD5000AAKS - OEM

Looking at the price I feel like I could have done more with the money, what do you guys say? The PSU kind of worries me since I'm not familiar with the company, but maybe I'll get lucky. Thanks for any feedback.

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 9, 2009 11:02:12 PM

where you from?
a b B Homebuilt system
August 9, 2009 11:22:18 PM
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August 10, 2009 9:50:30 AM

or drop the 750w for a cheaper 550w and get a 4890 1gb instead =]
then the builds perfect heheh!
August 10, 2009 12:17:01 PM

@obsidian86 the OP's list has parts from and not that $800 parts would be more than $900 @ CA...But it is a very good setup that you have come up with...
So maybe changing the mobo to the ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX would bring the price down...

Or from the looks of the OP's initial build, it doesnt seem he wants to multiple card config...
Check out this config...

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955

Mobo -
MSI 770-C45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX'

OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Seagate 7200.12

CASE - Same

SeaSonic SS-500ET 500W

Graphics card -
ASUS 4870 1GB

Total - CAD 840 with USD20 Mail-In-Rebates...You can save money by using the's price matching too...
Has more powerful Quad CPU + High quality PSU + More powerful graphics card + A faster HDD + A current gen AM3 platform