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1500$ Gaming Build FINAL THOUGHTS

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August 26, 2009 6:08:59 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: $1500-1600

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming....general use

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca, ncix.com - CANADIAN

PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like the i920 for overclocking but wouldn't mind going AMD to save some money

OVERCLOCKING: Wouldn't mind if it is simple
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes crossfire 4890 in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

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So the total comes to around $1660 and I would love to bring it below 1500$ if possible. I am thinking of scrapping the i920 and going with the AMD Phenom X4 955 but am not sure if that is good or not. Would I still be able to overclock the AMD card if I wanted too? I also love the case but am not sure if it fits everything and I'm pretty sure 750W should suffice for two 4890s. I also need advice on coolers because this is my first time building a PC so I am wondering what is the best for me and is it easy to install?Please check out my build and show me some suggestions to lower the price as well!

MY BUILD:

SAMSUNG Black DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 1TB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

XFX Radeon HD 4890 1GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Intel Core i7 920
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
August 26, 2009 6:35:57 PM

Also I realized I'm missing ram as well. If you guys can recommend a triple channel kit that would be awesome!
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August 26, 2009 6:48:04 PM

Ok it seems like it turned out to be like 1800$ with the ram which is a bit too much. Is there a suggestion to bring it down to 1500$ maybe. Going with AMD? I don't mind if I don't overclock so no biggy.
September 1, 2009 11:50:37 PM

Newegg just raised the i7 920 price about $30!?!


cheaper motherboard:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

corsair ram: (not sure if its cheaper, but corsair makes good memory)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

you can save $20 by getting an antec 900 instead of the Two model or you could save alot by dropping back to the antec 300
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
I think you want to stick with a bottom PSU case since you have all those cables to deal with.



If you go AMD you want a BLACK edition processor for overclocking.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
or the cheaper 3 core
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

AMD motherboard:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

you could also save a little by going with a good 500GB HDD.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Hope some of that helps.
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