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October 23, 2009 11:52:43 PM

Hi everyone, thanks in advance for your help!

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 7 days or less

BUDGET RANGE: 1100 after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, movies, internet, etc

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NCIX

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: shown below -> not dead-set on anything if there is a good reason to change

OVERCLOCKING: maybe, need to save money for a cooler SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe, farther down the road ex. in a years time

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1650 X 1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet is nice (case in point -> 640gb drive over 1TB WD Caviar)


Basically just asking if all this stuff will work when i put it together! Or if there are better options available. Power supply I know is overkill, but I would like to use it in future builds as well. And I like having a bit extra for more drives, video cards etc.

The list:


- Coolermaster cm 690 Mid Tower Black ATX Case 5X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound Firewire & eSATA

- Intel Core i5 750 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.66GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box

- G.SKILL F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH Ripjaws PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-21 Core I5 1.65V Memory Kit

- Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Black OEM

- XFX Radeon HD 5850 725MHZ 1GB GDDR5 4.0GHZ 2XDVI HDMI Display Port DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card

- Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan

- Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty

- Gigabyte P55-UD4P ATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E 3PCI-E1 2PCI RAID 2GLAN CrossFireX SLI Motherboard


Cheers,

frosty


Edit: one more thing, because I can't find a very good student price for win7 in canada as of yet (truth be told I haven't looked terribly hard) I was going to install XP on this machine until I could reformat with win7. Anyone see a problem with that using these parts? and/or have info about win7 student pricing in Canada that I do not? Thanks again!

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October 24, 2009 1:03:32 AM

You've done your research, everything looks good :) 

Try to get a hold of a copy of Windows 7 64 bit as soon as possible because you won't be able to utilize all your RAM and Graphics memory with Windows XP installed.
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