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March 16, 2010 11:03:37 AM

I am building a new PC and i was wondering if this looked good. I am also looking for some help for a cheap heatsink and fan.
Use: gaming (1280x768)
Country:Canada
Budget: 1000-1030$ Canadian
Future upgrades: Win 7, 2gb of ram cant upgrade now due to issues with XP and possibly an extra 5770.

DVD scavenged.



Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with pre-installed 2x 120mm Fan, Support up to 1x 140mm top fan, ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16811147135
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$40.00 Instant
$89.99
$49.99


HITACHI Deskstar HD31000 IDK/7K (0S00163) 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Retail
Item #: N82E16822145287
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$89.99


ASUS CuCore Series EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16814121363
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$175.49


Seventeam ST-850ZAF 850W ATX 12V V2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817176002
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$25.00 Instant
$164.99
$139.99


Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 991585 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820146736
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$5.00 USD Mail-in Rebate
$61.99


AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103808
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128435
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Combo
$322.98
$302.98
Subtotal: $820.43
Shipping: $41.05
Handling: $0.00
GST/HST: $43.07
PST: $68.92

Grand Total: $973.47

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March 16, 2010 1:40:45 PM

I wouldn't touch some of those parts.

First, that HDD. Hitachi's view on HDDs makes them naturally slower, louder and hotter. Look into either the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB or Seagate 7200.12 1 TB.

Second, 850W is huge overkill. If you were to Crossfire the 5770, you would only need 650W. I would also stick with an Antec Earthwatts, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, SeaSonic or Silverstone.

Third, you really need a dual channel kit of RAM. That means you need to get a 2x1 GB kit if you can only use 2 GB.
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March 16, 2010 1:43:20 PM

MadAdmiral said:
I wouldn't touch some of those parts.

First, that HDD. Hitachi's view on HDDs makes them naturally slower, louder and hotter. Look into either the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB or Seagate 7200.12 1 TB.

Second, 850W is huge overkill. If you were to Crossfire the 5770, you would only need 650W. I would also stick with an Antec Earthwatts, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, SeaSonic or Silverstone.

Third, you really need a dual channel kit of RAM. That means you need to get a 2x1 GB kit if you can only use 2 GB.

Thanks you ill take that into consideration.

Is this better?
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-2GBHK - Retail
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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Is the case any good
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March 16, 2010 1:43:30 PM

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