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February 1, 2010 1:49:16 AM

I will be buying at the end of this semester (2-3 months from now)

It will be a gaming system, will probably use to backup school projects as well. $700-$900.

No need for a monitor, keyboard, mouse, optical drive

Preferred website: newegg.ca

As for parts... I dont really wanna pay for a Intel CPU or Nvidia GPU without due cause. Manufacturer doesn't make any difference.

No overclocking, SLI/Crossfire - maybe in the future

I basically want it to work on first boot and run new games at a playable frame-rate. I'm not sure about the motherboard-RAM-CPU compatibility, I know that's kind of hit and miss.

Thanks for any input.


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Case Good price/size/ventilation
IN WIN Maelstrom Black SECC(0.8~1.0mm) ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

139.99


Motherboard Good reviews, USB3.0, room for 2 GPUs
GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
$159.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Graphics Card Good performance/price
MSI R5750-PM2D1G Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$144.49

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Power Supply May upgrade to 750W
LOGISYS Computer PS600A12 600W ATX SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power $49.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


CPU good performance/price
AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX945WFGIBOX - Retail
Model #:HDX945WFGIBOX
$164.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


RAM Should be compatible with the motherboard and CPU
Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1066D3N7K2/4G - Retail
Model #:KVR1066D3N7K2/4G
$109.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD5000AADS

Total: $829

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February 1, 2010 1:58:01 AM

$140 should buy a better case than that. Unless you have a specific reason for wanting that one, look elsewhere. And a $50 PSU? Ugh... and an ATI 5750? Phew... I'm gonna let someone else offer guidance on this build... it seems way off track to me.
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February 1, 2010 2:15:08 AM

I would do something more in this line

quantity of item 1


COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119197
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$10.00 Instant


$119.99
$109.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152181
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



$56.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
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GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128416
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



$159.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814102864
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy

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Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan

The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info14-102-864.0.82)

* 1 year: $19.99
* 2 year: $35.99

-$5.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card14-102-864

$175.49
$170.49
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC

Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817371025
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$15.00 Instant


$139.99
$124.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231180
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy



$113.49
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103674
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy



$179.00
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Subtotal: $914.94
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February 1, 2010 2:32:36 AM

I see a few possible issues with the parts you have picked out so far. The only real major one I notice right off, is that you should get at least a 700W PSU, and remember that going cheap on a PSU isn't really the best idea. Because remember man if your PSU fails then theres a chance it could hurt your system too. So its for sure not something you want to risk going cheap on. Especially since you might be wanting to use a Crossfire or SLI setup somewhere in the future.

Also just so you know you could pull off a Intel based build at this price point so I don't really see much of a reason not to. Seeing as Intel's CPU's are pretty much owning any AMD CPU at this point. Don't get me wrong though because you can build a GREAT budget system with most AMD CPU's. Because if you look at most Benchmarks Intel's i5 or i7 lineup beats AMD the majority of the time.

Other than that nothing else really pops out at me. (For now at least) But anyways man GL with your build. Your going pretty dang good so far.
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February 1, 2010 3:19:34 AM

Thanks alot niklas_13

I was on the fence about a better PSU like that one... and I realize now that the Radeon 5770 is a significant margin better than the 5750

@ComputerNovice I'm not all that concerned with the best-in-class performance, I was tempted to go with an intel i5 and an intel board but.. it was a $80 difference for an unconvincing boost in performance.

Thanks for all the help thus far (except rodney ><)
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February 1, 2010 11:12:13 AM

I love how the OP singles me out for giving bad advice, but everyone else basically said "Change the case, change the PSU and get a better video card" and that's what I advised.
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February 1, 2010 11:32:40 PM

rodney_ws said:
I love how the OP singles me out for giving bad advice, but everyone else basically said "Change the case, change the PSU and get a better video card" and that's what I advised.


I am not a Expert but it might of had something to do with, after the Ugh and Phew you didn't fallow it up with ( this would be a much better PSU )

But i still liked it :) 

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February 2, 2010 4:44:27 AM

The Intel i5 750 KILLS every AMD CPU at the moment for the most part.... But if you want to do a build go for it. Plus you can OC the crap out of the i5 750's you can hit 3.8Ghz on AIR no problem. Anyways GL with the build
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February 2, 2010 6:24:55 AM

If you're still 2-3 months away from the build right now, you will probably want to come back for ideas at that point, as it's quite possible a number of things will change between now and then. New nVidia cards, SSD prices may (not likely though) drop, graphics card price wars, etc.
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February 2, 2010 3:06:22 PM

The i5 750 is also about $60 more than the AMD I mentioned for a speed boost I can't see myself ever using. I havn't ruled out i5's or disputed their superiority but, for now I'm going with AMD.

@ coldsleep In my experience the market doesn't change very much in three months, I bought my laptop 8 months ago and I still can't find one I'd rather have. The Radeon 5000 series has just arrived (prices don't usually fall for 8-10 months or more); even though the NVidia 300 series is coming I dont see ATI lowering their prices by much for the occasion - or NVidia making a card comparable in price/performance to the 5770. I may switch processors but, that will be about it I think.
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February 4, 2010 8:36:26 AM

Honestly I think the 4870 is still a better value than any of the 5000 series cards, but don't get me wrong because the 5000 series cards are still great buys.
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