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June 1, 2010 9:52:10 PM

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (When I chose best answer :)  ) BUDGET RANGE: (-$1400) .

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: ( gaming!, surfing the internet, watching movies).

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, speakers, case ) "I need OS".

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: ( www.newegg.ca ncix.com ) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (Ottawa).

PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to use an Intel CPU & Asus Motherboard with a 24" LCD and good graphics card).

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1920x1080, 1920x1200)And help me choose good monitor.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (I would like to use my new pc for gaming ) .

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June 2, 2010 11:46:09 PM
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Here's what I did for you, in American dollars it's less than 1400... Not sure if you meant Canadian when you said that.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Take a look. If the link doesn't work, let me know.

There's also two HDDs for RAID 0 setup, which will speed up load times.

Also, the mobo is not ASUS, but it's a great motherboard.

However, wait for some more advice before you jump on my build.

Ideally you would want a LGA 1366 board with triple channel ddr3, but this is as cheap is it gets on a budget for great performance.
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June 3, 2010 12:03:09 AM

Keep in mind I didn't add in a Sound card, which can help take stress off of your CPU. HT offers a good one for about 90 bucks, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , however it only supports eax 2.0 (if you want more EAX, even though above 2.0 is rare, you'd have to go with Creative Labs). If anything, you'd have to cut down on the video card to afford a sound card.
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
June 3, 2010 12:22:01 AM

How about this?

CPU: Intel i5-750 $209 ($9.99 shipping)
Mobo: MSI P55-GD55 $135 ($4.99 shipping)
Combo: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item... $329

CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $30 ($7.49 shipping)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

GPU: HIS H587FN1GD Radeon HD 5870 1GB $415 ($11.49 shipping)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM: OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) OCZ3P1333LV4GK (7-7-7-20 1.65V) $114 ($9.99 shipping)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB $59 ($7.49 shipping)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC $80 ($13.30 shipping, $20USD rebate)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

OS: Windows 7 64bit Home Premium OEM $120 ($6.99 shipping)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Monitor: ASUS VH242H $200 ($16.99 shipping, $10 rebate)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
I only put this in because phasmantis did.

Total: $1422

I don't think a sound card is necessary at all. Surely the lack of one would not slow down a fast Intel quad core to a noticeable degree?
June 3, 2010 3:15:07 AM

Silvune said:
How about this?

CPU: Intel i5-750 $209 ($9.99 shipping)
Mobo: MSI P55-GD55 $135 ($4.99 shipping)
Combo: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item... $329

CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $30 ($7.49 shipping)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

GPU: HIS H587FN1GD Radeon HD 5870 1GB $415 ($11.49 shipping)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM: OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) OCZ3P1333LV4GK (7-7-7-20 1.65V) $114 ($9.99 shipping)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB $59 ($7.49 shipping)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC $80 ($13.30 shipping, $20USD rebate)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

OS: Windows 7 64bit Home Premium OEM $120 ($6.99 shipping)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Monitor: ASUS VH242H $200 ($16.99 shipping, $10 rebate)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
I only put this in because phasmantis did.

Total: $1422

I don't think a sound card is necessary at all. Surely the lack of one would not slow down a fast Intel quad core to a noticeable degree?

Links doesn't work.
June 3, 2010 3:20:10 AM

phasmantis said:
Keep in mind I didn't add in a Sound card, which can help take stress off of your CPU. HT offers a good one for about 90 bucks, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , however it only supports eax 2.0 (if you want more EAX, even though above 2.0 is rare, you'd have to go with Creative Labs). If anything, you'd have to cut down on the video card to afford a sound card.

Yea.HT omega is good better than creative I think.
June 3, 2010 4:24:04 AM

Creative is nice, they just seem to have driver issues. I've had a creative card for 3 years now and never had a problem with it. Creative does offer "X-Ram" on the sound card, not sure how effective that is, but it offers the most EAX support for future games. Also, the CMSS-3D is awesome. I use it with my Sennheiser PC-350 headset, and it's like having surround sound. I can pinpoint enemies by footsteps all the time in CS and BC2.
a b B Homebuilt system
June 4, 2010 10:46:39 PM

Hmm

Drop the OCZ ram and get the cas7 G.skill ripjaws ddr3 1600.

Drop the 600w OCZ and get a similar corsair.

And why a HIS 5870? Why not a Sapphire?
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
June 4, 2010 11:44:10 PM

This turns out to be same price as the OCZ with the free shipping: Corsair TX650 $99 ($20 USD rebate)

Strangely the link goes to a G.Skill set now, dunno if it did originally or not I don't remember.

I chose that HIS because it was cheaper than most other cards and had a good fan. It's not like HIS are a bad brand either. Altho this XFX is cheaper atm: XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB $414 ($11.56 shipping)
June 6, 2010 7:46:54 PM

Give me list of parts please with nvidia.
June 6, 2010 7:55:51 PM

As much as you might like Nvidia, ATI is way ahead of the game at this point, so you'd save money and gain performance with ATI. Unless you care about PhsyX, which is unlikely, then ATi is the way to go.

If I'd replace anything on my build it'd be the 470 I told you about and make it a 5850. You'd save about 70 bucks and lose absolutely no performance.
June 8, 2010 3:35:24 PM

On the motherboard front, i would go with the Asus P7P55D-E PRO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
its the cheapst board that gets around the PCIe lane bandwidth bottleneck that cuts down the number of lanes on the GPU on 1156 socket when using usb3

I've just bought an XFX 650w psw for my rig, really nice units, cos theyre rebranded seasonics and they look great, and still less than $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 8, 2010 3:50:13 PM

phasmantis said:
Keep in mind I didn't add in a Sound card, which can help take stress off of your CPU. HT offers a good one for about 90 bucks, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , however it only supports eax 2.0 (if you want more EAX, even though above 2.0 is rare, you'd have to go with Creative Labs). If anything, you'd have to cut down on the video card to afford a sound card.


You don't need a soundcard unless you are doing professional sound editing/production. The onboard sound on your motherboard will be more than sufficient, and won't put stress on your cpu (maybe .5%? has anyone actually tested this?). In terms of gaming, adding a sound card would, at best, add a half a frame on average (if that, I'm being generous).
June 8, 2010 5:57:00 PM

Omniblivion said:
You don't need a soundcard unless you are doing professional sound editing/production. The onboard sound on your motherboard will be more than sufficient, and won't put stress on your cpu (maybe .5%? has anyone actually tested this?). In terms of gaming, adding a sound card would, at best, add a half a frame on average (if that, I'm being generous).


I've noticed as much as 3-7 FPS gains from sound cards, especially more demanding games. Also, sound cards tend to offer better sound management and pseudo-surround sound (which does indeed work, and does not induce a placebo effect).
June 8, 2010 7:19:03 PM

Hereisphilly said:
On the motherboard front, i would go with the Asus P7P55D-E PRO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
its the cheapst board that gets around the PCIe lane bandwidth bottleneck that cuts down the number of lanes on the GPU on 1156 socket when using usb3

I've just bought an XFX 650w psw for my rig, really nice units, cos theyre rebranded seasonics and they look great, and still less than $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

How much 4 pin connectors?
June 8, 2010 7:40:07 PM

For 650, I'd stick with the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... power supply. Not only is it cheaper, but Corsair is makes some of the best power supplies, and the reviews tend to back up every model they make.

However that ASUS board is nice, and if you plan on using SLI/Crossfire, look for a PSU with 4x 6 pin connectors.
June 10, 2010 7:05:11 PM

phasmantis said:
For 650, I'd stick with the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... power supply. Not only is it cheaper, but Corsair is makes some of the best power supplies, and the reviews tend to back up every model they make.

However that ASUS board is nice, and if you plan on using SLI/Crossfire, look for a PSU with 4x 6 pin connectors.




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June 10, 2010 7:11:26 PM

crazygamer95 said:
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June 17, 2010 9:50:38 PM

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