1 x Cooler Master - Elite 310 Case w/ Window
1 x AMD - Phenom™ II X4 945 3.0GHz w/ 8MB Cache (Retail Box, Socket AM3)
1 x Gigabyte - GA-890XA-UD3 w/ DualDDR3 1333, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, USB3.0, 1394, CrossFireX
1 x Patriot - Extreme Performance Viper II Sector 5 Series DDR3 4GB (2 x 2GB) PC3-10666 Low Latency Dual Channel Kit
1 x Western Digital - 500GB Caviar Blue 7200rpm SATA II w/ 16MB Cache
1 x LG - Super-Multi 22x DVD Writer, SATA, Black (OEM)
1 x eVGA - GeForce GTX 460 EE 1GB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, External Exhaust
1 x Antec - EarthWatts EA 750W Power Supply w/ Quad +12V
Total comes to $886. I have a local store that does price matching on Canadian online stores. so if i use directcanada and pricecanada. I should be able to price match to ~$800 cad. Im aiming for $800 after tax so i was wondering if there are cheaper/better solutions for these parts. Thanks for looking.
Hey thanks for your input. Ill probably get the 955 since its a 2 dollar difference. The ram is $100 with MIR so im saving some money there. The mobo is $118 with shipping if i buy online, so thats a $25 difference compared to the one i had originally. so whats the biggest difference between the two boards? would it justify the $25?
As for the Antec NEO they dont have those at my store but it will cost $82 with shipping. They have the 550W Antec true power for $87 or the EarthWatts 650W for $85. Which one is better?
Either PSU would be a good choice. Go with the least expensive.
With only a $25 price difference between the GA-870A-UD3 & GA-890XA-UD3? Hardly matters then.
I thought it was more like $60 difference with the GA-890FXA-UD5 you had 1st linked.
The major differences are in PCI-e 2.0 support for Crossfire. (and you're going with a GTX 460 which uses SLI for dual cards)
GA-870A-UD3 CF @ x16/x4
GA-890XA-UD3 CF @ x8/x8
GA-890FXA-UD5 CF @ x16/x16
Ok, ill probably just end up getting the 890fxa if i can ever get another 460 for super cheap. Thanks for all the help! Seems like that CPU gets me the best bang for my buck or are there and intel equivalent ones out there?
Oh I see, well its no big deal if i dont run sli or crossfire. I ended up pulling the trigger and ordering a bunch of stuff from newegg, that antec 300 case with extra fans was a steal so i decided to order the 870A as well. Thanks a bunch for your help! Now the wait is gonna kill me lol.