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March 24, 2010 2:51:39 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In a month

BUDGET RANGE: 1000$ CAD

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

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, OS, Monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Ncix

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe ?

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050.

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CPU
Intel Core i3 540 Dual Core Processor Clarkdale LGA1156 3.06GHZ Hyperthreading 4MB Cache Retail Box
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=48957

MOBO
ASUS P7P55D LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI 7SATA CrossFire GBLAN 8CHANNEL Audio Motherboard
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=43123

RAM
G.SKILL F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH Ripjaws PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-21 Core i5 1.65V Memory Kit
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42744

HDD
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=34286

VIDEO CARD
Powercolor Radeon HD 5830 825MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ DDR5 DVI HDMI DP PCI-E DIRECTX11 Video Card
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=50788

PSU
Corsair TX650W 650W ATX 12V 52A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=26414

CASE
Zalman Z7 Balck ATX Mid Tower Case 5X3.5IN 4X5.35IN 120MM Fans Front USB Mic eSATA Headphone No PSU
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=51105

OPTICAL DRIVE
LG GH22NS50 Black 22X SATA DVD Writer OEM
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=40435

Total : 1120$, ~1000$ after price matching.

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March 24, 2010 6:16:11 PM

Bump !

Advices/suggestions before I make my order ?

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March 24, 2010 8:01:33 PM
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I've got a suggestion. Start over. You've pretty much picked some of the worst possible parts for a gaming build.

Prices from Newegg.ca.

CPU/Mobo: X3 440 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $233. The Intel dual cores aren't very good gaming CPUs. This one would be just as good. As for the board, it's much more future proof.
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $123. Faster sticks.
GPU: HD 5850 $340. Much better GPU.
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $60. Faster HDD. Not to mention cheaper/GB, quieter and cooler running.
PSU: Corsair 750W 80+ $140 before 20 USD rebate ($120 in total below). Slightly bigger one. A 650W would work, but you'd need adapters to Crossfire the 5850.
Case: HAF 922 $110 before 10 USD rebate ($100 in total below). Higher quality case. This is easily the best case on the market.
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $24
HSF: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $30. If you want to overclock.

Total: $1,030
April 16, 2010 12:28:05 PM

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