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April 17, 2010 7:09:04 AM

Hi everyone,
MadAdmiral gave me a wonderful build recently:

CPU/RAM: i7-930 and G.Skill Pi 3x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $465
Mobo: ASRock X58 Extreme $170
GPU: HD 5870 $410
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55 *note: I subbed in the 1TB model.
PSU: Antec Earthwatts 750W $85 after rebate
Case: HAF 922 $80 after rebate
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $22
Monitor: Asus 23" 1080p $180 after rebate

I was all ready to buy it when to my disappointment I discovered that my Canadian credit card won't work at Also, the order is being shipped to California, and taxes tossed on an extra $120ish.

From what I can tell, TigerDirect seems to take Canadian credit cards. I've heard some bad things about them, so would of course prefer to use newegg. However, as that isn't really possible, I'll bite the bullet at take TigerDirect.

The problem comes because a number of the parts recommended by MadAdmiral aren't available on TD. So I was wondering if any of you amazing people here could help me find replacement parts comparable in both quality and price.

The parts I haven't been able to find are:
Mobo: ASRock X58 Extreme MoBo.
RAM: G.Skill Pi 3x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7
PSU: Antec Earthwatts 750W
GPU (Same card, though not the same maker. Is there much of a difference? The one I've picked out is this:

If you guys could help me find equivalent parts in price and quality (or better deals!) that would be wonderful!

Thanks again!
April 17, 2010 7:18:11 AM

I don't live in Canada, so I'm not sure, but shouldn't this work?

I would assume they take candian credit cards. And I would also think they have the same parts in stock. But then I don't know if they would ship it to california...
April 17, 2010 7:22:14 AM

too late XD, yadge said it before me :( .

Edit2: Check they accept canadian credit card and you can ship to USA
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April 17, 2010 7:44:07 AM

Did the build on NCIX, ram and motherboard are changed

CPU: i7-930

RAM: Corsair Cl 7-7-7-20

MotherBoard (ram is 200 instead of 225 if you buy the motherboard. Also check if it has all the things you wanted on the AsRock):
GB x58A-UD3R

HDD: Seagate 1tb

PSU: Antec EarthWatt 750w

Case: HAF 922

Optical: Cheap dvd burner

Monitor: Asus 23" 1080p ( it has speakers, is this the model you wanted?)

GPU: XFX 5870

Good luck,
sleep time for me!

Edit ( i love editing!):
If you still want to go with TD:



PSU: (not modular though)

GPU: for 10$ more i would take XFX over msi
April 17, 2010 2:59:09 PM

Thanks for the replies.
As for and NCIX, the same build comes to $300ish more when built in Canadian dollars. With me in the USA right now, and with the dollar hovering around even, it just makes much more sense to buy from an American site.

BigBurn, thanks for the build! As for the TD parts, they look great. I had a question about the PSU, though. It says it's SLi certified, but not Crossfire certified. For further expandability down the road, would I want to have a Crossfire PSU (since I'm using an ATI card), or does it not matter?

Aside from that, everything looks great!
April 17, 2010 3:19:38 PM

As for the certification, it doesn't matter. As long the power supply has enough connectors (and power) it will work.

Good luck!
April 18, 2010 9:16:16 PM

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