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Over Budgeted Gaming PC ($1500)

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April 7, 2010 6:13:52 PM


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2-4 Weeks BUDGET RANGE: 1300-1600

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming,Mixed Media,Image editing,Mapping(CSS,TF2)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:Keyboard,Mouse,Speakers,Monitor,OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.ca I am canadian!

OVERCLOCKING:Maybe SLI or CROSSFIRE: In the future, yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1680x1050,

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Hello, I am trying to build a PC to be used for gaming and also for media. I also want plenty of room for upgrading as my last build I could not upgrade at all with the parts that I chose. When I chose my parts now though, I ended up at $1966 (tax inc) which is almost 500 dollars over what I would like to spend. I do not mind going a little over my budget though!

DVD Burner

CoolerMaster HAF 932 - Not sure If I need the full tower case, if a mid tower will work for my parts I will probably go with the HAF 922

1TB HD - 7200 RPM

XFX HD 5870

Thermaltake 750W - (Is this overkill? Remember I will be upgrading this build later on)

Corsair 6GB 3x2GB

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz

So yeah, all taxes and shipping included this comes out to $1966.00

Thanks in advance,

-Jordan

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April 7, 2010 6:40:44 PM

You can save ~450 by getting this AMD CPU, RAM, Mobo, and HDD

Games right now don't really make use of hyperthreading, so you are better off using an AMD processor for now. Also, I would suggest the HAF 922, there should be plenty of room in there for upgrades.
a b 4 Gaming
April 7, 2010 6:43:19 PM

Newegg.ca prices are so weird (5850's and Hyper 212 Plus are cheaper than US...), and their combo's suck....

Anyway, my suggestion is you go 1156 and grab an i7-860.

OPtical
$25.49 same as above
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Case
Haf 922 $109.99 $10 MIR
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

HD
2x 7200.12 500 gb $59.99 each, $119.98 total
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Much better performance from these. Also you can RAID 0 em and have even better performance.

GPU
XFX 5850 $316.49 cheaper than US wtf...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

PSU
Corsair 750TX $139.99 w/ $10 MIR
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM
G Skill Eco ddr3 1600 7-8-7-24 $122.49
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

MOBO
ASUS P7H57D-V EVO LGA $219.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CPU
i7-860 $304.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

HSF
CM Hyper 212 Plus $29.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Total $1389 Before Shipping and Tax and $20 MIR
~$1617 with tax and shipping before $20 MIR

Ok so scratch the 5870 fitting.

You could fit the 5870 into there, but honestly that thing is 33% more expensive for a 10%-15% performance increase. There's no game out there that a 5870 can run smoothly that a 5850 can't also run smoothly.

Mobo has SATA 6.0/USB 3.0 and a second x8 slot for a future 5850.

PSU has the wiring and overhead for second 5850 and OC on both CPU and GPU"s.
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April 7, 2010 6:43:51 PM

how much is tax?
April 7, 2010 6:48:43 PM

Thanks for the quick responses guys!

Tax was around 300 bucks on my first build
April 7, 2010 6:50:24 PM

Just wanna note something to banth, the 5850 on the US site is 309.99, I don't think the one on newegg.ca is cheaper at 316.46
a b 4 Gaming
April 7, 2010 6:50:29 PM

Well his components added up to 1684, I plugged in toronto Postal code, came out to $48.89 shipping and $86.73 GST/HST and $138.79 PST.
Total $1960.33

Damn that's a lot of tax.
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