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November 7, 2009 4:50:03 PM

Approximate purchase date: within this month

Budget range: ~2000ish After Rebates (could go somewhat higher)

System usage from most to least important: Gaming(mostly) and watching 1080p movies (later use: video encoding)

Parts not required: GPU, Monitor, Speakers, Keyboard, Mouse, Hard Drives

Preferred website(s) for parts: newegg.ca or any other great websites

Country of origin: Canada, more specifically Toronto

Parts preferences: Intel CPU, Full-Tower Case

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

Monitor resolution: 1920x1200

Additional comments: Trying to replace my almost two year old build. Debating on whether I should be getting a second GTX 280 or just staying with a single and then either getting a second or upgrading to a 300 series later on.

Was thinking of getting the following things:

CPU: i7 860 or 920
RAM: Unsure (6GB Min.)
M/B: Asus P6T
Tower: Cooler Master HAF 932/Thermaltake Armor
OS: Windows 7
CPU Cooler: Unsure
PSU: Unsure (800w for two 280s?)

Post what else you think I should be getting or what I should be getting instead!

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November 8, 2009 4:28:06 AM

Almost certain that I will be going with a second GTX 280.
Thoughts on 860 over 920? And RAM suggestions would be great. :x
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November 8, 2009 4:31:03 AM

could you list what you already have please
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November 8, 2009 4:48:52 PM

I already have a Samsung T260 (25.5"), GTX 280, 700W PSU (Will probably get an 800W with the two 6-pin and two 8-pin needed), G15 Keyboard, G5 Mouse, Logitech speakers, and four HDDs.
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November 12, 2009 10:41:10 PM

Planning on getting a new DVD Drive too.
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November 12, 2009 10:50:29 PM

honestly id ditch the 280 deal and get something that supports DX11 unless u wanna buy a 280 sli it and then in a year and a half buy a DX11 card
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November 13, 2009 3:48:56 AM

Been reading about problems with the OCZ Platinum memory with the P6T not being able to use all three sticks.

For a PSU I was looking at the Antec 850W Modular and Corsair 850W.
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November 17, 2009 1:03:10 PM

just go i920 ( better ) , ocz platinum is much cheaper without giving up and performance (better ) , get a dx11 card sell hte old card to grab 1 ,trust me u dont wanna be without 1 .
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