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April 17, 2010 9:57:43 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: End of April
BUDGET RANGE: 1500$ with taxes and shipping (note: tax in ontario is 13%)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, programming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, Monitor, Mouse/keyboard, HDD, optical and speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: anything in Canada

OVERCLOCKING: No
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No (1 5970 is good enough)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

CURRENT THOUGHTS:
*The only part that I dont really want to remove is the 5970. Other than that these parts can all be changed.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 (165$)
Motherboard: GA-770TA-UD3 (100$)
Video Card: Radeon 5970 (~650$ at a local store)
Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts 650W (90$)
Case: (100$) Wanted the CM 690 II but the 5970 won't fit...
RAM: G-Skill Ripjaws 4GB (120$)

Total: 1225$
Tax: 160$
SH: ~50$
TOTAL: 1435$

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like to have it as quiet as possible. Also, I don't need to do anything demanding on my pc except gaming, if theres anywhere I can save some money, let me know. If any parts can be swapped for something cheaper let me know as well! Also do i need any cooling??

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April 18, 2010 12:56:42 AM

Save like $8 with this RAM:
G.Skill Ripjaws 1333 Cas 7 - 116.49
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Go for a bit beefier PSU. (By beefier I mean one that has higher amps on the 12V rail 52A vs 25A)
Corsair 650TX - 109.99 (w/o 10 rebate)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Cooler Master 922 - 109.99 (w/o 10 rebate) This will fit that beastly 5970
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

You don't need any cooling since stock is fine for no overclocking.

Tip: Check out NCIX and try using their pricematch feature when you add items to the cart.
You can use this site to help pricematch http://www.pricecanada.com/c.php/Desktop-Components-14/
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April 22, 2010 2:17:28 PM

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