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May 5, 2010 1:31:56 AM

Hi, so I've been saving up my dollars for a while now and I think I'm ready to not just buy but also build a new gaming rig. I don't know everything about computers, however I do know enough to build and upgrade.

Anyway... I have a blurred idea of what my new system could be like. Here's a quick rundown...

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Before the Summer BUDGET RANGE: 1500 - 1800 (CAD, minus GPU)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Video Editing, Regular Teenage Stuff.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Headset, Speaker, HDD, ODD

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada, eh!

PARTS PREFERENCES: Whatever's best. In terms of CPU though... Intel.

OVERCLOCKING: Yessir. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: In the future.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I've had my eyes on the ATCS 840 for a while... Other than that, it's up to you guys right now, haha. One thing I need answered though is: i7 860 or i7 920/930? I'm not too keen on these details... lol.

Also... I won't be buying a graphics card right away. I currently have a GTX 285 so I'll use that for a bit until I save up enough for a 5970 or whatever's the best card by then...
May 5, 2010 1:43:54 AM

Psha. Intel.

All you really need for gaming is below and its quite a bit cheaper than your budget.

Subtotal: $1,114.90 USD

1114.90 U.S. dollars = 1142.8835 Canadian dollars



ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
$24.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$54.99

DIAMOND 5850PE51G Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$304.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
$109.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
$99.99

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
$29.99

COMBO :

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$114.98


COMBO :

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$389.98
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May 5, 2010 1:50:34 AM

Replace the CPU/MOBO with a top of the line i7 :

COMBO :

Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

$479.98

Your total price changes to : $1,219.90 = 1250.51896 Canadian dollars


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Throw in a 5870 for an additional 100 USD = 102 CAD

Or a 5970 for an additional 300 USD = 307 CAD
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