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Need a new pc build <come help! :3>

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November 16, 2009 1:40:15 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next week hopefully.

BUDGET RANGE: 600-700 after rebates.

SYSTEM USAGET: Games!

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, operating system, HDD.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.CA

PARTS PREFERENCES: ATI/AMD combo pref, but anything really if i can squeeze performance out for price.

OVERCLOCKING: No.

CROSSFIRE: No.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Probably 1280 x 1024, if higher that would be splended.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: No bling needed, no flashing lights, no spinners, etc. Basically a good computer best bang for buck. :D  TY!


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This is the build so far (If you can improve, or have comments please post!);

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Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-AG - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX620WFGIBOX - Retail +
GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...

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

CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Subtotal: $605.93
Shipping: $27.27
Handling: $0.00
GST/HST: $31.65
PST: $50.66
Grand Total:$715.51

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November 16, 2009 1:46:46 PM

Do you care about quadcore(better longevity) or dualcore(cheaper)?
November 16, 2009 1:53:04 PM

Hmm well I would prefer quadcore because they are newer and can run stuff faster right? I am looking for longevity.
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November 16, 2009 2:06:10 PM

Okay. Do you need to have highest settings on all games or are you content with medium/high?
November 16, 2009 2:22:58 PM

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Antec Three Hundred + BP430 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-AG - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM +
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...

AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX620WFGIBOX - Retail +
ASUS M4A785-M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...

Total: $766.92
November 16, 2009 2:36:21 PM

Hey a few questions,

Is that motherboard compatible at running DDR3? Also I heard that the default PSU that come with cases are really... crappy?

1 thing I forgot to mention that I don't need is a operating system. My bad! :pt1cable: 
November 16, 2009 2:39:16 PM

Nah, it comes with an Antec one, and those are one of the best :p 
Actually, I didn't look into the DDR3 compatability xD
My bad.
November 16, 2009 2:55:56 PM

mizzl said:
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Antec Three Hundred + BP430 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-AG - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX620WFGIBOX - Retail +
GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...

Total: $664.93


Thanks alot for the help. :3 I am going to wait for some other replies, sense I got like a week until I can buy them (Well Thursday.)
November 16, 2009 3:38:48 PM

Hmm okay if I was to do that it would bring me to

Subtotal: $695.92

Sweet. :D 

ps wanna see how insane our taxes are?

Shipping: $27.83
Handling: $0.00
GST/HST: $36.18
PST: $57.91
Grand Total:$817.84
November 16, 2009 3:48:14 PM

Damn, that sucks ):
Anyway, i hope you will have fun with your new rig!
November 16, 2009 3:49:16 PM

I'm thinking about salvaging my old HDD it's a Western Digital 1TB GreenPower bringing my cost to...

Subtotal: $605.93
Shipping: $27.27
Handling: $0.00
GST/HST: $31.65
PST: $50.66
Grand Total:$715.51
November 16, 2009 3:55:38 PM

GreenPower is slower than 7200.12, you know that right? :p 
November 16, 2009 4:04:21 PM

Yeah by how much? If it's a big difference I will just order it later, I am trying to fit this all into one paycheck so I can always buy it later. (I don't mind reformat.)
November 16, 2009 4:05:54 PM

Well you might notice it but i suspect it won't bother too much.
Have fun ;) 
November 16, 2009 4:07:11 PM

Thanks again. :3 Quick question, will I need to buy any cords or cables? Or will they all come with the appropriate parts I buy.
November 16, 2009 4:38:08 PM

travcarp said:
Thanks again. :3 Quick question, will I need to buy any cords or cables? Or will they all come with the appropriate parts I buy.


Generally, with very few exceptions, new motherboards come with far more than enough cables for everything you could possibly need. I think this is one of the reasons so many hard drives come as OEM.
November 16, 2009 6:30:06 PM

Will the 400w be enough to run everything?
November 16, 2009 6:32:10 PM

Sure, if you don't plan to overclock or crossfire your vidcards..
November 17, 2009 12:27:22 AM

IF you are not overclocking, stick with the stock cooler.
November 17, 2009 4:46:27 AM

sonic-boom said:
IF you are not overclocking, stick with the stock cooler.

Yes, definitely, only really make sure you're not going to overclock, it's not a lot of fun to have to remove the mobo and install the heatsink again.
November 17, 2009 10:49:19 PM

I've been researching more and I heard that this CPU is not that great for gaming? I guess because it has no L3 cache (what ever that is)?

If thats the case what do you think about going for this combo http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...

will the 400w still support all my needs?
November 17, 2009 11:10:01 PM

If you wanted to get a different processor and needed to cut costs, do not do it on the mobo, that is not the place. The 400w will still be fine. If you would like a L3 cache around that price go for the Phenom II x3. Its only triple core but will still give you about the same performance in games.
November 17, 2009 11:20:54 PM

sonic-boom said:
If you wanted to get a different processor and needed to cut costs, do not do it on the mobo, that is not the place. The 400w will still be fine. If you would like a L3 cache around that price go for the Phenom II x3. Its only triple core but will still give you about the same performance in games.


Well I'm not really tech savvy so I am going to ask is L3 cache a big difference in gaming?

Also if I was to use the new cpu/mobo combo/deal I CAN afford it as it just comes to under 800$ with shipping and taxes. It's a good deal right?
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