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December 22, 2009 7:12:01 PM

hi guys im new to this forums and i would just like to say :hello:  hi to everyone

btw this thread is kinda long XD i just kept on writing ( golly i'm so excited to get my new computer :bounce:  )

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Boxing day on the 26th :kaola:  btw boxing day is just like black Friday for Canadians ;) 

BUDGET RANGE: 800-1200 it can go up to like 1400 if need be

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, operating system, router

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Tigerdirect.ca not tigerdirect.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to use an i5 or i7 interl cpu

OVERCLOCKING: Yes
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: lol i seriously have no clue what the resolution for my monitor is buts lets just go with 1600x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: can you guys tell me if i should go with i7 or i5 :pt1cable:  because my dad said my budget is about 1400 but if you guys can find a build with i7 920 with a good video card then i will be very happy. oh and 1 important thing is that this will be my first build :love:  so please no complicated terminology im sorta a newbie when it comes to computer

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Here is the i7 build

Hard drive
TSD-1500AS :: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB Hard Drive ST31500341AS - 7200RPM, 32MB Cache, SATA-3G (0.95 lbs) $120

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

case
NZXT M59-001BK M59 Gaming Mid Tower Case - ATX, mATX, Baby AT, Black $79.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

cpu cooler
Cooler Master Hyper N520 CPU Cooler - Socket LGA 775, 754, 939, 940, AM2, AM2+, 1156 $39.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

mobo
Asus P6T Motherboard - LGA 1366, Intel X58, SATA, SLI Ready, CrossFireX Ready, Triple Channel DDR3 support, RAID, Hyperthreading support $249.97

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

RAM
Patriot Viper Tri Channel 6GB PC10666 DDR3 Memory - 1333MHz, 6144MB (3 x 2048), CL7 $139.97
Memory CAS Latency: 7-7-7-20
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

power supply

Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty $59.97
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

CPU
Intel Core i7 920 Processor BX80601920 - 2.66GHz, LGA 1366, 4.8GT/s QPI, 8MB L3 Cache, Quad-Core, HyperThreading, Bloomfield, Retail $299.97
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

can some1 please suggest a good bank for the buck video card for this build because i always get stumped when i start looking at video cards and its just soo confusing

so the subtotal for this is $1150 not including the video card

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ok lets get started with the i5 build that i have in mind

i will again use tigerdirect.ca

for this i will be using the same power supply, case, cpu cooler, and hard drive as the build i showed you guys before

Hard drive
TSD-1500AS :: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB Hard Drive ST31500341AS - 7200RPM, 32MB Cache, SATA-3G (0.95 lbs) $120

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

case
NZXT M59-001BK M59 Gaming Mid Tower Case - ATX, mATX, Baby AT, Black $79.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

cpu cooler
Cooler Master Hyper N520 CPU Cooler - Socket LGA 775, 754, 939, 940, AM2, AM2+, 1156 $39.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

power supply
Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty $59.97
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...


RAM
Patriot Viper Tri Channel 6GB PC10666 DDR3 Memory - 1333MHz, 6144MB (3 x 2048), CL7 $139.97
Memory CAS Latency: 7-7-7-20
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

umm guys im just wondering if i can use this ram in my i5 build because it tri channel memory and i heard that i cant use tri channel memory in i5 so i was wondering if i can just use 2 sticks of this memory in my build because this memory seems to be a good deal

CPU Intel Core i5 750 BX80605I5750 Processor - 2.66GHz, LGA 1156, 8MB L3 Cache, Quad-Core, Lynnfield, Retail $199.97
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

motherboard Asus P7P55D Pro Motherboard - Intel P55, Socket LGA1156, Core i5 $189.97
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...

the total without the video card is $1000


so im just wondering if i should go with the i7 or i5 build and
UMM guys can you please find me a video card or 2 to put in this build the card should be at least $150 for 1 card so $300 for 2 cards or if you guys can find a video card that can play Crysis: Maximum Edition, LFD2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Assassin's Creed II, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Dragon Age: Origins at high or mid settings for under $300 without tax

oh and how much i can o/c my i7 or i5 too


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December 22, 2009 9:18:30 PM

+1 for what ares said.

For gaming there is no advantage to the i7, go for the i5.

For a balanced gaming system at this price point you really want a 5850, 5870 or a pair of 5770s.




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December 22, 2009 9:19:20 PM

yea, an i5 and a 5850 is almost the perfect match.
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December 22, 2009 11:18:08 PM

ares1214 said:
get this hdd instead:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

get this psu instead:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

everything else looks pretty good. i would go with i5 and a good video card. you can oc that i5 probably to 3.2-3.5 easily.



hi ares thx for the reply, and great suggestions but i was just wondering instead of spending another $40 to get this psu
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

why dont i just get the this psu
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
and if i decide to go the SLI route i can just get this SATA-2-Molex Adapter for $3

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...
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December 22, 2009 11:21:37 PM

well, the corsair id better, and much higher quality, and the psu is not something you want to skip on. the other looks ok, but i havent heard of that company much, so it probably isnt the best.
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December 22, 2009 11:23:31 PM

usermanual said:
hi ares thx for the reply, and great suggestions but i was just wondering instead of spending another $40 to get this psu
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

why dont i just get the this psu
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
and if i decide to go the SLI route i can just get this SATA-2-Molex Adapter for $3

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...


Because that PSU is a BIG POS you don't want a nice new system and have your PSU fry it.

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December 23, 2009 12:11:00 AM

+1 i was trying to say that in a nice way. corsair= amazing.....ultra=?POS? and you dont want a bad psu frying your great build.
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December 23, 2009 4:00:31 PM

Ultra isnt a horrible PSU company. They dont have the frying components rep like rosewill and some others.
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