APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP, next week or this week BUDGET RANGE: $1200 Canadian Before Rebates/Tax/Ship
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: - GAMING -(Starcraft 2, Call of Duty, Fallout 3, Total War Series, etc.)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: CASE-(already have a HAF 922 with additional 240mm side fan), keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Printer, Toaster
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca or Canadacomputers.com is cheapest in Canada IMHO
PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to use an Intel CPU (i5-750) and a GTX Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB Black Edition video card when all is said and done.
OVERCLOCKING: I will be doing minor tweaks to the cpu without voltage increasing SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No!! Never!!
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 on my 42" lcd and, 1920x1200 the rest of the time
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have done a lot of reading and research, but am still just a first time builder... I'm tired of getting ripped off so I'm going to do it myself now. ( Not rip myself off, but build my own computer of course ) I feel good about the list I have right now, but nothing is set in stone really. Here are my parts: (***BTW: I THINK YOU HAVE TO HOLD DOWN THE CONTROL KEY BEFORE CLICKING ON A LINK OR IT WONT WORK FOR SOME REASON***)
Total price with everything from Newegg.ca is $1,155.91 pre-shipping, and shipping costs I found out would only be another $14 total.
Any advice, criticism, tips, comments, feedback, insults, opinions are welcome... Please remember im A n00Bz0r though!!
nothing wrong with your pick same as cpu cooler and gpu
Just some suggestions as i said before they pricematch and usually have items cheaper if you check out the site.
I'll also mention that shipping is generally cheaper too!
Thanks for the suggestions my friend! I don't think i7 makes more sense than i5 for right now, however the first board option seems economical and same for the dvd drive.
The main reason I chose my ram was because it's been tried and proven already, even if the timings are a bit loosey goosey =/ Despite the lifetime warranty, you can never tell exactally how a ram will configure with your motherboard or if there will be compatibility roadblocks.
But that hard drive you linked to gives me the creeps... Many many nerds have been complaining about the drive dying after a few months ... which would be after the easy return to vendor date. On the other hand a lot of nerds also recommend it so I dunno.
Thanks again for the price lookup, anymore point of view's would be appreciated =)
Only reason i'm suggesting these ram modules is for the tighter timings
and my previous post said there's nothing wrong with the HDD you chose it's a good one
i take newegg reviews with a grain of salt i read them for entertainment when i'm bored
On my first build the cpu an i7 860 and a WD Caviar Black were defective and had to be rma'd.
The good thing about it is i bought them at my local Canada Computers so return was painless
Btw i replaced the WD hdd, with a Seagate and it's been fine ,fingers crossed lol!
Oh yeah i have 2 of those exact Samsung DVD's in my main rig and another one in an i3 530 rig.