1500$ Gaming Build FINAL THOUGHTS

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

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

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=N82E16827151188

Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 1TB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152102

XFX Radeon HD 4890 1GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150359

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131386

Intel Core i7 920
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121014

ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236051
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  1. Also I realized I'm missing ram as well. If you guys can recommend a triple channel kit that would be awesome!
  2. OCZ XMP Ready Series 6GB (3 x 2GB)
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227388

    This memory looks pretty solid. Let me know.
  3. Looks good, for the ram i would suggest this CL7 ram, but since you are close on your budget consider the combo in the second link
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227408
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.231928

    Also use direct canada and tiger direct and then use the price match on NCIX to lower your price a bit.
  4. 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.
  5. Newegg just raised the i7 920 price about $30!?!


    cheaper motherboard:
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130226

    corsair ram: (not sure if its cheaper, but corsair makes good memory)
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145220

    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=N82E16811129042
    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=N82E16819103674
    or the cheaper 3 core
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649

    AMD motherboard:
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128398

    RAM:
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231189

    you could also save a little by going with a good 500GB HDD.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

    Hope some of that helps.
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