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May 9, 2010 1:53:10 AM

I set my price to $1500.00 (Canadian) and the system will be used mainly for Gaming.

I decided to build my own this time instead of getting another prebuilt system, because you seem to get more bang for the buck, and it is a personal goal.

I just want to make sure all the parts are compatible before I finalize my purchase.

Here is the build I came up with.

CASE - NZXT TEMPEST EVO - 139.99 CDN
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146062

CPU - INTEL CORE i5-750 LYNNFIELD 2.66GHz - 208.99 CDN
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

CPU COOLER - COOLER MASTER HYPER N520 92mm - 32.99 CDN *for any OC attempts on CPU*
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057

MB - BIOSTAR TPOWER i55 - 179.99 CDN
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138159

HD - WD CAVIAR BLACK 1TB 720RPM - 109.99 CDN
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

GPU - XFX HD-577A-ZHFC RADEON HD 5770 - 179.99 CDN
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150457

MEMORY - CORSAIR XMS3 8GB(4x2GB)DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - 272.98 CDN
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145263

PSU - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W - 139.99 CDN
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

BURNER - SAMSUNG DVD BURNER SATA MODEL SH-S223L - 29.99 CDN
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188

OS - WINDOWS 7 PROF 64BIT - 144.99 CDN
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116758

Total Price $1439.89 CDN
Any constructive comments are welcome and appreciated ;) .

Cheers

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May 9, 2010 2:10:36 AM

Yes it all is and if thats your only question your going to have no problems with that build.
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May 9, 2010 2:39:20 AM

The jump from 5770 to 5830 wont be that great, but as far as the jump from 5770 to 5850 what I've heard is a great deal in resolution like going 1680 x 1050 to 1920 x 1080. As for a $300 graphics card I wouldn't pay that much.
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May 9, 2010 2:40:52 AM

jbakerlent said:
If you need more specific advice you'll probably need to fill out the build advice form in my signature.


Sorry about that.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Immediate BUDGET RANGE: 1250 - 1650 CDN before shipping/taxes etc.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing, spreadsheets

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Just parts listed are required

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: checked tigerdirect.ca and newegg.ca (better pricing I found) just want all from 1 site COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: CANADA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Compatibilty of parts

OVERCLOCKING: light SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not at the moment or foreseeable future so doubt it

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 to 1920x1080
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May 9, 2010 3:01:13 AM

Would you be willing to take a look at a build I could make for you that would only be about 800-950 so a lot cheaper with some better parts. Only if you want.
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May 9, 2010 3:13:18 AM

SHANEMARINES said:
Would you be willing to take a look at a build I could make for you that would only be about 800-950 so a lot cheaper with some better parts. Only if you want.


Only an insane person would say no, as long as some better parts does not translate into some worse parts too.
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May 9, 2010 3:13:49 AM

^Assuming you're suggesting a 955? That would be fine for his uses as well, not much performance loss. Oh, and I didn't mention that either way you don't need 8GB of RAM - 4GB is plenty.

Edit: typo
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May 9, 2010 3:25:52 AM

Nytemare77 said:
Only an insane person would say no, as long as some better parts does not translate into some worse parts too.


Okay here we go!

case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

graphics card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

power supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

cpu
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

memory
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

hard drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

dvd burner
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

total = $1,172.89

I hope you like my parts I picked and this build is pretty future proof which is good!

Well I didn't save you a ton of money, but I tried!
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May 9, 2010 4:08:15 AM

^

CPU - No. If you're going the AMD route get the 955 C3 or 965 125W
Mobo - Wouldn't get a full crossfire board for a single GPU, and wouldn't sacrifice quality and pay extra for it either.
GPU - 5830s aren't the best value really
RAM - All around poor. 1GB!? CL9
HDD - Ditto.
PSU - Decent, but severe overkill
Case - Fine
ODD - expensive w/ shipping, not the best reviews.
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May 9, 2010 5:16:24 AM

jbakerlent said:
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CPU - No. If you're going the AMD route get the 955 C3 or 965 125W
Mobo - Wouldn't get a full crossfire board for a single GPU, and wouldn't sacrifice quality and pay extra for it either.
GPU - 5830s aren't the best value really
RAM - All around poor. 1GB!? CL9
HDD - Ditto.
PSU - Decent, but severe overkill
Case - Fine
ODD - expensive w/ shipping, not the best reviews.


The point of most things in my list were to future proof, even if you just have one 5830 you can buy another one later and get a great performance boost out of it and with the motherboard I selected it runs crossfire 16x which is awsome! The CPU was fine 3.4 quad 965 black edition AMD II series. The RAM well the total cost was 4 one gigabyte sticks in dual channel for gaming purpose! PSU was for even flow and Over clocking which can be done easy with that motherboard and cpu I selected.

Disclaimer: This is my thoughts and please don't get mad.
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May 9, 2010 7:51:36 AM

OK, based on the comments and suggestions this is what I have come up with now. (Never thought to AMD before)

CASE - NZXT TEMPEST EVO - 139.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146062
I didn't see the advantage of the ANTEC 900 at 149.99

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Deneb 3.2GHz AM3 125W - 169.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674
Seems like this can be OC'd very easily to the 965 level if wanting to and is better valued as jbakerlent eluded to.

HEATSINK & FAN - COOLER MASTER N 520 92mm - 32.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057

MOTHERBOARD - ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX - 144.99 (has 15.00 Mail In Rebate as well)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131366
Seems bang for buck and has possability of dual PCIe 2.0 x8 if that ever happens with good OC ability if explored.

PSU - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V - 109.99 (has 20.00 USD Mail In Rebate as well)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
Seems like 750 was too much, this brings it down to 650 which still has future room and is 80 PLUS Certified

MEMORY - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - 111.49
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277
Have heard nothing but good things about G.SKILL

HARD DRIVE - WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s - 109.99 (Has extra 20.00 off till 11 May)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
Hitachi scares me and I have never had a bad experience with WD.

DVD BURNER - SAMSUNG Black 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LS Support - 29.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188
Might be just me but I have had bad experiences with Pioneer and I trust Samsung.

GPU - XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 - 309.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150477
Doubt I will get 2 cards with this 1, which seems to be close to 2x5770 in Crossfire, If I crossfire with another of these should be WOW.

OS - Windows 7 Professional 64Bit - 144.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116758

Total Price = 1304.40 less Rebates/Discounts (20+15+20) = 1254.40 CDN



Now due to the GPU being PCIe 2.1 and the board being 2.0, is there a conflict there?
Also the HD is SATA 6.0Gb/s and board 3.0Gb/s, is that a conflict?
The MB is where I am sorta stuck, but with the price knocked down to 1254.40 with better GPU if there is a MB conflict going up to a 250 for the board is not out of the question if I get better function from these components with a crossfire still in the realm of possability.

Thanks for all the input all :wahoo:  !
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May 9, 2010 8:22:06 AM

jbakerlent said:
You'll want this CPU with a new stepping
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

This RAM is a bit faster
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Nice deal on the WD.

Any particular reason for choosing Professional?

No, 2.1 cards work in 2.0 slots fine.

The 6GB/s is backwards compatible as well.

If you're looking to get a better mobo there's this one
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


In regards to the CPU - Way to add 3.00 :) 

In regards to the RAM - That was the fastest that MB handled

As for Professional, I do some work from home and some programs are designed for XP and the Professional version has that backwards compatibility option.

In regards to that MB - If I change to that one, then the faster RAM makes sense and I see it has SATA 6Gb/s support too.

Switching to your suggested components (CPU/MB/RAM) brings the total to $1350.90 less (20+20) = $1310.90 CDN

Seems like a better system then I first posted and over 100.00 cheaper too.



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May 9, 2010 10:39:34 PM

Well I put my parts out there and I hope that helped you out. The Motherboad I put out there was nice.
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