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1200-1300 Before Taxes Cdn Gaming Build

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December 27, 2009 2:28:20 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Video Editing, general PC stuff

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I will buy monitor, case, and the externals from an outlet nearby.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:
www.tigerdirect.ca (Canada)

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU and MOBO, Corsair 750w PSU

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet as possible. Want to be able to upgrade later if necessary.

Here's my current build plan:
CPU: Intel i5 2.66Ghz Quad
Motherboard: Intel supports SLI
Combo for $450.00
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

RAM: Corsair PC12800 RAM - 4GB, DDR3, 1600MHz, Core i5, Dual Channel, Class 9 $145.00
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Power Supply: Corsair 750w with 1400mm fan $120.00
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

DVD-Drive: Samsung External to use with Macbook as well $50.00
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB drive 7200rpm $120.00

Video card: EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX 1GB, (Can't really afford the $500 new ones right now, and this should do) $150.00


Fans: 1200mm fan x2 $30.00
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

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

Any ideas/critisism? Would like to shave price down without sacrificing too much quality.

Total:$1350.00 with tax, free shipping
December 28, 2009 4:31:37 PM

for 30 bucks more the msi p55-GD65 would be my choice and it has some cooling for the motherboard the intel has a very small p55 heat sink
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December 28, 2009 5:09:22 PM

9800 GTX is a poor choice, at least get the newer model called the GTS 250. I still would recommend you go with the ATI 5750, which has DX 11, the same performance and uses less power. For around $25 more than that 9800 you can get a 5770 which is around 50% faster (equivalent to a GTX 260) and has dx11.

That seagate 1.5TB is likely to be a 7200.11 model which has had firmware problems. The Samsung F3 1TB is newer, faster and more reliable for less money.
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