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I5 1000 $ gaming system, need advice

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December 26, 2009 5:06:33 AM

What do you guys think about this build ? any suggestion to save more or improve more ?
(prices are in Canadian dollas)
Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower ATX Case - $53.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=29812

650W Antec Earthwatts PSU - $59.88
http://www3.ncix.com/products/index....c&promoid=1012

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 Motherboard - 145.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=46...cture=Gigabyte

G.SKILL DDR3 4GB Dual Channel Kit - $89.99
http://www3.ncix.com/products/index....l&promoid=1012

Intel i5-750 2.66GHz Processor - After Price Match it's $199.97
http://www3.ncix.com/products/index....l&promoid=1012
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...973&CatId=4731

PC Assembly and Testing with 1 Year Limited NCIX System Warranty - $41.09
Scroll down and add Assembly Option on the i7 750 deal as a bundle.

Samsung F3 500GB HDD - $58.85
http://forums.ncix.com/forums/?mode=...readid=2095922

LG GH24NS50 24X Super Multi SATA DVD Writer OEM Black - after Price Match it's $26.99
http://www3.ncix.com/products/index....s&promoid=1012

XFX Radeon HD 5850 BlacK Edition + Left 4 Dead 2 - $389.99 with free shipping for entire order
http://www3.ncix.com/products/index....X&promoid=1012

Downgrade to the 5770 which is also a DirectX 11 card but lower power:
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 - $178.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...E&promoid=1065

Or get a last year's DirectX 10 card, the Radeon HD 4890 which is currently more powerful than a 5770 but much weaker than the 5850.
XFX Radeon HD 4890 - $174.99 with free shipping for entire order
http://www3.ncix.com/products/index....X&promoid=1012

NOTE: If you downgrade the Video Card to the 5770, I'd highly recommend upgrading the Hard Drive to a 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black ($40 more than the Seagate) so you can still get free shipping.

Total
$1065.70 + tax with free shipping
December 26, 2009 12:54:00 PM

if you are going to be going with 5850 or 5770 dont go with a antec 300 or 900 series case because it will be difficult to wire with a card that big
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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better)) BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (e.g.: Grand Fenwick)

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes / No / Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)
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