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Budget PC build

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June 2, 2010 3:50:08 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within a week
BUDGET RANGE: $700-800 CAD

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: anything with good quality
OVERCLOCKING: Yes
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

I'm not too computer savvy so please point out any incompatibilities if they exist.

How future proof is this build?

For $100 more on the budget what would be some decent upgrades?

Build:

Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 ($49.99)

CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz 3 x 512KB L2 ($76.99)

heat sink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus ($29.99)

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX ($109.99)

Video card: XFX GS250XZDFU GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 ($159.49)

PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V ($69.99)

burner: ASUS Black CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner ($29.99)

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 ($116.99)

HD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s ($58.49)

Total: $701.91

Any help/criticism would be great thanks

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June 2, 2010 4:19:20 PM

I have the OS already I should have mentioned that sorry. As for the card you linked it seems to have a fair amount of 1 eggers. Does HIS have a bad rep for bad quality?
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June 2, 2010 9:59:31 PM

I've had a couple of HIS cards in systems i've put together and haven't had any problems with them. Most of the 1 egg reviews were early in the 5770 release cycle and can probably be attributed to driver problems. I wouldn't have any problems with a HIS card, but you can always go with a XFX card with a lifetime or double lifetime warranty for about $10 more.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

and also your build looks very good, you obviously did your homework and research for a good build.
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