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June 4, 2010 3:05:02 PM

Hello, I've decided to replace my extremely outdated computer with something that will last a while. This is the first time I've built a PC. I would mainly just like to know how I'm doing choosing parts. Are they all compatible with one another, is the power supply good enough for what I've chosen, and are there any changes I can make to reduce the price?

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within 2/3 weeks from now
BUDGET RANGE: $1100 - $1300 CAN After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, School Work, Programming/Development, Watching Movies, Surfing Web, Video Editing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Only sites I know of are newegg and tigerdirect, I've chosen tigerdirect but I'm easy if there's anything better.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe (I don't even know what it is)
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Mobo I've chosen supports SLI, so maybe.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Doesn't matter, I'll be worrying about getting a monitor afterwards. Don't need anything too huge.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: $1300 is a little over my original intended budget, so it's pretty much as high as I'll go.

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CPU: Intel Core i7 930 Processor BX80601930 - 2.80GHz, 8MB L3 Cache, 4.8GT/s QPI, HyperThreading, Quad Core, Bloomfield, LGA 1366, Retail, Fan
$299.97

Motherboard: EVGA X58 SLI LE Motherboard - LGA 1366, Intel X58, SATA, SLI Ready, Triple Channel DDR3 support, RAID, Hyperthreading support
$229.97

Graphics: 2 x Sparkle SXS250512D3L-NM GeForce GTS 250 Video Card - 512MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, DVI , HDMI, SLI Ready
2 x $151.99 = $303.98

Memory: Corsair Core i7 Dominator 6GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM - Tri Channel, 1600MHz, 6144MB (3 x 2048MB), DHX
$239.97

Hard Drive: Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200 rpm, 32MB, SATA-3G, OEM
$79.97

Optical Drive: Samsung TS-H663B DVDRW Drive - DVD+R 22X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, OEM
$24.97

Power Supply: Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty
$69.97

Case: NZXT M59-001BK M59 Gaming Mid Tower Case - ATX, mATX, Baby AT, Black
$64.97

Total Price = $1,333.77 (- $70 total of mail-in rebates)

Any and all help is greatly appreciated, this is a big learning experience for me.

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June 4, 2010 4:12:19 PM

The only question I might ask is - have you found a good review of that Ultra LSP750 750-Watt PSU?
It's rated 45Amps for +12V which is lower than you'd like to see in a 750W PSU. For example; the Corsair 650TX 650W PSU has +12V @ 52A. Corsair 750TX +12V@60A.

To reduce the overall cost and still keep an excellent gaming experience consider these options:

Core i5 750 Quad Core & Gigabyte P55A-UD3P DDR3 USB3.0 SATA3 Motherboard combo $395 (plus $15 rebate)
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB DDR3-1600 F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM $130
EVGA GeForce GTX 465 Fermi $300

Corsair TX650W 650W $99 (plus $20 rebate)


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June 4, 2010 11:52:50 PM

I'm sorry there are many Canadian site with better deals than Newegg and Tiger Direct like NCIX (Price match feature), best Direct, Direct Canada.
heres one off Best Direct:

LG 16X DVD-ROM Optical Drive SATA Black OEM
In Stock
usually ships in 1-2 business days $15.16


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive OEM *3YR MFR Warranty*
In Stock
usually ships in 1-2 business days $55.38

G.SKILL F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 9-9-9-24 Triple Channel Memory Kit
In Stock
usually ships in 1-2 business days $170.48

Gigabyte X58A-UD3R ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 4PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 Sound GLAN CrossFireX SLI Motherboard

1 per customer. In Stock
usually ships in 1-2 business days $219.79

Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan

1 per customer. In Stock
usually ships in 1-2 business days $109.79


Intel Core i7 930 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.8GHZ 8MB L3 Cache 130W 45NM Retail Box

10 per customer. In Stock
usually ships in 1-2 business days $298.49


XFX Radeon HD 5850 HD585XZNFV 725MHZ 1GB GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI DP DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card W/ Avp Game
In Stock
usually ships in 1-2 business days $324.94

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Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case Black 4X5.25 1X3.5EXT 6X3.5INT *No PSU*
In Stock
usually ships in 1-2 business days $80.85


Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM
In Stock
usually ships in 1-2 business days $22.00

Subtotal $1,296.88

Free shipping on top of that.

Like it? :) 

Also WR2 please dont start the debate over 1156 and 1366 the OP will chose which one he wants. :) 
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June 5, 2010 12:07:03 AM

Aded an optical drive to the build.
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June 5, 2010 12:18:20 AM

Hi i'm Canadian and a very useful tool i use when selecting components is

http://www.shopbot.ca/

It's like pricegrabber in the States

This will give you a good idea who has the best deal at the moment
it is not perfect and up to date at all times but very useful

And when using it stick to the big guys like Userremoved suggested
DirectCanada,BestDirect,Canada Computers,Newegg and NCIX
the others are useless even if their price is cheaper it's not once you see shipping

I select the cheapest price for what i want then pricematch it at NCIX
It's a thing of beauty i tell ya!
Go HAWKS!
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June 5, 2010 12:19:38 AM

davcon said:
Hi i'm Canadian and a very useful tool i use when selecting components is

http://www.shopbot.ca/

It's like pricegrabber in the States

This will give you a good idea who has the best deal at the moment
it is not perfect and up to date at all times but very useful

And when using it stick to the big guys like Userremoved suggested
DirectCanada,BestDirect,Canada Computers,Newegg and NCIX
the others are useless even if their price is cheaper it's not once you see shipping

I select the cheapest price for what i want then pricematch it at NCIX
It's a thing of beauty i tell ya!
Go HAWKS!

there's like 100 of those sites.
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June 5, 2010 12:25:05 AM

Userremoved said:

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LG 16X DVD-ROM Optical Drive SATA Black OEM
In Stock
usually ships in 1-2 business days $15.16

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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive OEM *3YR MFR Warranty*
In Stock
usually ships in 1-2 business days $55.38
I'm wondering why it is that a first time poster like the newcomer etgohomeok is able to post useful links
while the veteran poster Userremoved is not able to do the same. Or clean up the the posts he does makes.
Update. Remove. So helpful to the OP, Im sure




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June 5, 2010 12:30:22 AM

WR2 said:
I'm wondering why it is that a first time poster like the newcomer etgohomeok is able to post useful links
while the veteran poster Userremoved is not able to do the same. Or clean up the the posts he does makes.
Update. Remove. So helpful to the OP, Im sure

Does it really mater? Really are you nitpicking? Please stop. I tough you were nice but this is really low. At least my phrases are not composed of LULZ, ROFL, OMG, etc.

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June 5, 2010 12:38:20 AM

It could certainly matter to the OPs
In some cases you don't even tell them what sites you've been using.
How can they even find the items you recommend?

And if they do figure out what site you're talking about they have to stumble around the site to find the item you could have taken 10 seconds to link in for them.
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June 5, 2010 12:45:03 AM

WR2 said:
It could certainly matter to the OPs
In some cases you don't even tell them what sites you've been using.
How can they even find the items you recommend?

And if they do figure out what site you're talking about they have to stumble around the site to find the item you could have taken 10 seconds to link in for them.

I said it was BEST DIRECT read. Please stop your just getting on my nerves and hijacking a thread. At least I try to help people. Not try to criticize them.

OP overclocking is when you put the Ghz up via BIOS or Software. i can make the CPU unstable and it voids the warranty but if well executed the PC will run fine.
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June 5, 2010 12:53:15 AM

Just a hint;
Everyone on the forum can see what time it is you edit one of your posts.

If you really want to help the OPs you'll make it easy on them to find the items you recommend.
Stop being lazy.
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June 5, 2010 1:01:50 AM

And you didn't tell him what site you were using till he complained.


I rest my case.
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June 5, 2010 1:12:28 AM

Look who just got a Home Brew badge congratulations. Can you give it a rest. I think I can report you for that actually:
Quote:
# Disrupt the natural flow of forum discussion through vulgar language, spamming, flooding, or any variant.
# Trolling, defined as knowingly soliciting strong negative responses simply for shock value.
# Posting off-topic posts in inappropriate forums.
# Hijack a topic. Stick to the original conversation.


If you want to overclock the Hyper 212 from Cooler Master (http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/218427/RR-B10-212P-GP...) is great for overclocking or if you want to make the temperatures lower.
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June 5, 2010 12:11:57 PM

OP can you reply if you chose anything?
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June 5, 2010 9:55:22 PM

Sorry about that, I've been busy with work so I haven't had alot of time to read through the suggestions thoroughly and look at the other components. I do appreciate it though and once I do decide on what I do I'll be sure to select a best answer.

Thanks for the help guys!
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June 5, 2010 10:11:32 PM

So have you chose a system?

Also sorry for the whole argument up there.
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June 17, 2010 3:58:04 AM

Best answer selected by etgohomeok.
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