Hi gang, have used lots of research on this site to put together my final build. I am in Winnipeg, Canada which doesn’t have a lot of great hardware stores, so thinking of going with NCIX. Here is my proposed build:
Hoping to order soon however NCIX is waiting 2 to 4 weeks to get the case back in stock so I will prob wait. Approx price of above at NCIX.com is around 2100 CDN before tax, shipping and price match. Hoping I can get everything down to around 2000 all in with some price matches.
I have a couple of concerns I would love thoughts on:
1. Is everything compatible?
2. The mobo may look like overkill but I really need a lot of sata ports. This one has 10, but haven’t seen any others with this many. Also am a first time overclocker but looks like this board has everything to make oc easy plus great cooling
3. Not sure about ram- but have seen it recommended. Anyone agree with this choice or have any other suggestions?
4. I read about adding a $10 gift card to your NCIX cart to get free shipping… is this available all the time, or just once in a while?
5. Any suggestions for price matching? I was going to use the link on the front page and also probably shopbot.ca but is there anything else I should be aware of?
1. As I can see, yes. Try to check up on the version of your RAM sticks, and make sure that your mobo supports that version. I had this trouble myself, resulted in random restarts of the system.
2. Why is that many ports needed?
3. Awesome sticks, I would myself go for the special offer that your Mobo had to save a few cash, but I assume you've already discussed in previous threads about this question.
4. No idea, I'm not from America.
5. There's probably another cheaper Optic Reader, I'd go for a cheaper, and maybe another drive in order to burn files directly from CD Media?
Thanks for all the feedback. To answer both questions, I need a lot of sata ports as my case has 5 5.25 bays and 10 3.5 bays.... I won't fill them ALL but between them I will easily need 10 ports. Unless I am missing something? in the old days you could hook up 2 devices to an IDE port, but I thought SATA was one-to-one? Please let me know if otherwise
I have about 5 sata hard drives currently for my movie collection- I use my pc as a media server to my home theater (in addition to being my main computer)