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$1300CAN High Performance PC

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June 4, 2010 3:07:08 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Hello, I've decided to replace my extremely outdated computer with something that will last a while.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: [url=http://www.tigerdirect
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