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~1k$ Gaming Comp. Maybe some CAD. Needs to be reliable.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: in the next week

BUDGET RANGE: CAN$ 900-1300

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Schoolwork, Possibly some CAD modeling. (eng student)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Need all.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Canadian Website

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference. Has to be Reliable.

OVERCLOCKING: No
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Doesnt matter. Needs to be decent

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Needs to run cool and be very reliable.

I made a post a few weeks back. I'm just looking for a greater selection.
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  1. Probably a phenom ii x2. I personally enjoy my gtx 260s in sli, but maybe you could go with a two of those because I think that those in sli are a better value than a single 295 or 285. But if you really want the most out of your components, you should definately overclock it. Take a look at the new systems builds on here.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-2-overclock,2310.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-sff,2312.html
  2. Best answer
    Here's a nice build in your price range:

    AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103696

    OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR16004GK - Retail
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227320

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.237854 $264.98 (CPU + RAM combo)

    GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392&Tpk=gigabyte%20sb710%20770

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116677CVF

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.205117.13-128-392 $237.98 (motherboard + OS combo)

    SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102825 $163.99

    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042 $69.99

    CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004&Tpk=550vx $98.49 - $20.00 MIR

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319&Tpk=wd6401aals $79.99

    ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 5000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236050 $179.99

    Total - $1,095.41 - $20.00 MIR
  3. Don'tt buy on Newegg.ca, their prices are not the best. Use NCIX for all your computer needs. They offer price match, extreme deal of the day, weekly deals and low cost shipping deals.
  4. If I were you, I would invest 30$ more in a crossfire motherboard with 2 4850. It will suit all your gaming needs for a while.

    You cannot get more power for that kind of money. My 2 4850 OC are as strong as a GTX285 costing twice the price of my 4850s.
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