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May 24, 2010 2:52:09 PM

Hi,
I'm looking forward to build my new computer to not only save some money in the process but also acquire a great deal of experience in that domain so when I'll need to switch a component, I will be able to do it myself.
So I've shopped online, looked at the builds people were asking about here and also met plenty of vendors at my local computer store (aka Microbytes). I've come up with this:

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: End of June, early July BUDGET RANGE: 900 $ max (should include shipping and taxes)

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

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Monitor, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.CA and Microbytes for some (http://www.microbytes.com/computer/ordinateur/index.php)

PARTS PREFERENCES:AMD and ASUS

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe but with the minimum of risk. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Probably not

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440 x 900 (19''), I guess I will eventually upgrade to a higher resolution

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet, not much of a war machine but future proof so that I don't need to change most of the component next year.

MY BUILD SO FAR:

AMD PHENOM II X4 945
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5770 VAPOR-X
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

G.SKILL RIPJAWS (2x2GB) 1600 MHZ
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

481.15 $ (including shipping)

ANTEC TWO-HUNDRED
http://www.microbytes.com/computer/ordinateur/product_i...

WD CAVIAR BLACK 500 GB
http://www.microbytes.com/computer/ordinateur/product_i...

CM 600W EXTREME POWER PLUS
http://www.microbytes.com/computer/ordinateur/product_i...

LG 22x DVD+/-RW
http://www.microbytes.com/computer/ordinateur/product_i...

ASUS M4A 77TD
http://www.microbytes.com/computer/ordinateur/product_i...

373,62 $ (after GST/HST and QST)


TOTAL : something like 850 $
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I really want to buy some sensitive components at my local store so that I don't have to ship them back in case of DOA or other problems (Mobo for example). I don't really need my computer to be able to run Crysis at Ultra with 4xAA and max res. I just want a «Best bang for the bucks» computer that will allow me to run (with good graphics though) COD6, SC2 and my other bunch of games that I already own.

I'm sorry if I made some really stupid english mistakes... It's not really my cup of tea. And I know that Microbytes ' website sucks.

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May 24, 2010 4:57:44 PM

A few recommendations...

HDD: SATA2 500.0 SAMSUNG 7200 16M HD502HJ - The Samsung Spinpoint F3 is cheaper and faster than the WD Black do to it being based on a single 500GB platter versus two 250GB platters.

PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W - With the savings on the hard drive, I would get a more reliable power supply for a little extra. Even though the Cooler Master says 600W, the Antec TP 550 is more powerful.

CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor You can drop down to the Athlon II X3 440 and have little or no performance decrease in gaming and save you $70
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May 24, 2010 5:03:39 PM

This build is using US Newegg combo's but shouldn't be too far off for you.
Could always just drop the HAF 922 to grab an Antec 300 for ~$50 and a Spinpoint F3 500 GB instead. That'll save you $15 and put it right below $850

Full Build
Optical LG $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
Ripjaw DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case/HD
HAF 922 and 7200.12 $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

MOBO/GPU
5850 and GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 $410 w/ $15 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU/PSU
Phenom II x4 955 and OCZ 700W $225 w/ $15 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total: $$863.5 after MIR and Shipping to NYC
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May 31, 2010 1:55:05 AM

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