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December 15, 2009 12:21:01 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: planning to buy new parts in a week or 2 about $400-$500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, record tv shows a lot so my comp is almost always on other than power outage. =P

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drives, speakers, OS, Power supply is Thermaltake Purepower RX ATX12 V2.2 600W **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: canadacomputers.com or any other good sites.. i will use newegg too if it is a good deal.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: I prefer a stable and fast AMD setup but if intel is better I will get that too. Cooling fan or heatsink recommendation would be great too.

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: i have 2 monitors thats 19" with res 1440x900 but i might get a new 22" soon

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want to get a new mobo, cpu, ram and video card but i don't know what works well with what or my power supply works well with the newer hardwares. I use my comp a lot and always dual mon so a good video card is almost a must. I will throw in more cash if i can get a good performance for a little more than my budget.
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December 15, 2009 1:36:34 AM

i would look at this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
that is great mobo, ram, and cpu

and also get this

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this should make you have an amazing pc perfect for gaming, hope this helped :) 

by the way, go with this cooler

Thermaltake V1 Max-Performance CPU Cooler with Massive 110mm Blue LED Full-Range Variable Speed Fan CL-P0401
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i have it and it works great
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December 15, 2009 3:37:00 AM

You can check out the thread I posted a few days ago.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/276317-31-ordering-to...

The original setup was $460 shipped, then I changed it to accommodate a better power supply (scroll down a couple posts) the Corsair 400w. Would still be in your budget.

As the post shows, I was able to pull more of the budget and increased the ram/mobo/Power supply and a much better video card, even that after $30 rebates came to abotu $560 shipped if you were able to go over a bit. But the final setup seems to be a great rig. DDR3 mobo and ram, great video card, can crossfire the onboard with the GPU for added, lots of room to grow. The CPU/Mobo on my list were a bonus package, so if you search for that be sure to look up the package deals for it. (like a 20 dollar dicount)


Either setup would be great (the first with the corsair mobo) or the later one. I'm looking forward to it arriving.


Edit-- I see that you already have a power supply and hard drive. So you could remove those from the list and lower the price even more. Should probably look at the final post of that link and go with that minus the PSU and hard drive. Would be in budget and a killer machine with room to grow. (could probably swap in a Phenom chip for a few bucks more by saving from the PSU and HD)
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December 15, 2009 6:39:27 PM

Thanx for the replies and recommendation. You guys are fast. i am wondering about the G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB ram. I have always got kingston cause of their lifetime warranty even tho i never had problems with ram. Is there a kingston ram as good as that G.SKILL ram or G.SKILL ram is the best option for that setup?

i will get the ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X motherboard and AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
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