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HOW ABOUT MY SYSTEM UPGRADE

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May 9, 2010 3:37:47 AM

MY UPGRADE BEFORE MY OLD MACHINE DIES AGAIN

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next two MONTHS

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: multi-taksing, surfing web, occasional video/audio transcoding, BLURAY VIEWING, gaming,

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor, keyboard, mouse, OS, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS/COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: SO FAR NEWEGG OR DIRECTCANADA ARE BEST PRICE

PARTS PREFERENCES: INTEL CPU ASUS MOBO AND VIDEO CARD

OVERCLOCKING: not now but maybe in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024 (I have a DELL 24-inch monitor - not sure the resolution)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I will be running Win XP home.

This is what I have PLANNED so far:

CPU : Intel Core i5 750 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.66GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box ($213.00)

MOBO : ASUS P7P55 LX P55 DDR3 LGA1156 ATX 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI 6SATA CrossFireX ($131.00)

MEMORY : Kingston ValueRAM KVR1333D3N9K2/4G PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL9 240PIN DIMM ($113.00)

CASE : Logisys CS-51WBK Black ATX Tower Case with 480W PSU ($35.00)

VIDEO CARD : Powercolor Radeon HD 5750 700MHZ 1GB 4.6GHZ GDDR5 VGA DVI HDMI DIRECTX11 PCI-E ($135.00)

ANY SUGGESTIONS?

IT IS A SYSTEM ON A BUDGET, TOTAL APPROX COST : $627.00CDN + SHIPPING + TAXES.

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May 9, 2010 4:32:04 AM

1. Negative on cheap case with 'free' PSU - explosive accident waiting to happen @@
2. Dell 24" would be 1920 x 1080 native resolution
3. Far far better options at that price point for 2 x 2 DDR3 ....
4. You may play modern games on HD 5770 on your native resolution but i wouldn't drop to anything lower ^^
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May 9, 2010 5:13:32 AM

+1 to batuchka, i'd stay away, far, far away from that logisys 480w power supply. Look for an OCZ, Antec, Seasonic,Corsair power supply about 500-550watts. Rosewill makes pretty decent cheap cases, as does Antec.
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May 9, 2010 6:16:18 AM

I suggest that you get some GSkill Ripjaws ram sticks as they are generally better in cooling than value rams from Kensington.
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