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March 1, 2010 9:15:57 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-2 weeks BUDGET RANGE: 1500 after Rebates

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

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.ca preferably tigerdirect works too COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: Reliable :) 

OVERCLOCKING: A little yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Eventually

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

- Quietish computer please
-Should I keep my copy of xp?
- should i wait for newer tech?

ok so I think I have finalized most of the parts on the list but if anyone has a comment or an idea on a better choice I'm all ears. The only part I'm really having trouble with is the hard drive and OS. thanks.

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March 1, 2010 9:22:08 PM

I would go for an 80 gig Intel SSD as a system boot drive, and a 1TB for any additional data. Western Digital Caviar Blacks are popular as well as Samsung F1's. But if that breaks the budget the Samsung F1 has been heralded as an amazing performance standard hdd.

Definitely go to Windows 7 64 bit (Home Premium is more than sufficient for gaming). Without a 64 bit OS you will not be able to utilize more than 4gb of memory.

If SLI/Crossfire is in your future, then I would do it right and buy an Intel i7 920 / X58 setup, and 6 gigs of DDR3 memory.

If not, then go with a i5 750 or i7 860 and 4gb of DDR3 memory.

Your wishlist looks pretty solid. I prefer Corsair power supplies though, and would probably go with a Corsair TX750, or HX700.

Also if you can get bing cashback in Canada, Circuitcity.com has 15% cashback, you can get an ATI 5870 made by XFX for $348 after cash back right now.
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March 1, 2010 9:26:39 PM

oh... right forgot about the memory thing thanks so im definitely going for win 7 :) 
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March 1, 2010 9:29:20 PM

Do you plan to overclock? The i7 920 hits 4ghz on air with ease, A lot of people like the TRUE 120, or the Prolimatech Megahalem, or the Coolermaster V8.

If you plan to stay at stock voltage, the stock intel fan isn't too bad. I don't recommend it though.
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March 1, 2010 10:06:00 PM

The following is what I just went with. Not the fastest or the greatest but pretty happy with what I got selected. The only thing I have that is not shown is a 500GB Barracuda I ordered from Amazon.

I hope this helps some.

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COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16835103065

Standard Return Policy

$34.99

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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231303

Memory Standard Return Policy

$114.99

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Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817371026

Standard Return Policy

$109.99

. 1

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151192

Standard Return Policy

$19.99

. 1

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115215

CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

$194.99

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DANE-ELEC DA-SDM25-80G-N-T-MK 1.8" with 2.5" adapter SSD Migration Kit - Retail
Item #: N82E16820157021

Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

$179.99

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754

Software Return Policy

$104.99

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XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16814150443

VGA Replacement Only Return Policy

$404.99

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ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131621

Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

$189.99

Shipped from TN, USA
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NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811146058

Standard Return Policy

$59.99

Subtotal $1,374.90
Tax $0.00
UPS Ground $25.97
Order Total $1,400.87
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March 2, 2010 10:53:47 PM

thanks guys for the replys yes seer i plan to overlclock so i should probably be looking for another cooler lol. But I' planning to overclock right away I'll look for a cooler after buying all the core parts first
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