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June 5, 2010 10:53:35 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: IMMEDIATE (within 1-2 weeks) BUDGET RANGE: 700 - 800 after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: GAMING (run starcraft 2 at ultra)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor (ACER X223W), OS, case (old antec gaming case bought in 2005, its huge)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: either NEWEGG or a nearby computer store

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Toronto, Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: Not much preference. As long as it fits within my budget. I tend to think amd and ati are cheaper though.

OVERCLOCKING: no SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no (will only be using this computer for one year as i'm leaving the country afterwards. Will take the reusable parts with me though.)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680 x 1050 (i believe that is the resolution of my mon)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I was looking at the AMD x3 720 and ATI HD 5750 as my graphics card. What do you guys think?? Also I would like to keep the computer as quiet as possible. I am will not be building the computer myself, I will bring it to a computer store to have it assembled for me. I will either buy the parts from newegg or from the computer store itself. If any of you fellow canadians could give me any recommendations for pc stores, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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June 5, 2010 11:41:31 AM

Yes AMD and ATI will give you the best price and performance.
Go to NCIX.COM and check out the sales banner.
They price match and you'll have to purchase before July 1 if you don't want to pay HST.
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June 5, 2010 12:26:12 PM
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June 5, 2010 1:25:40 PM

^ No Sata 3 USB 3 support 1PCIe vs 2PCIe.
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June 5, 2010 1:41:32 PM

^ Still makes it more future proof but if he really docent want it go with the ones you said.
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June 5, 2010 1:52:00 PM

hey thanks for the answers so far guys. yes, i don't really need the computer to be future proof. once i leave toronto in a year, i will dump most of the parts in this computer anyways. I wouldn't mind paying a little extra for better cpu and graphics (are those the most retainable/invest-worthy components?), but mainly, i just want it to get through a year's worth of ultra quality sc2 gaming =P
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June 5, 2010 1:52:57 PM

The X3 is a great gaming CPU. It will last at least a whole year. You can also unlock the 4th core but that's not 100%.
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June 5, 2010 2:28:07 PM

You can send this way what you won't be taking with you.
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June 5, 2010 2:38:51 PM

If you hurry, there is BingCashBack on teh XFX 5770 along with the HUGE deal going on right now. Grab a 5770 for 112 bux!
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June 5, 2010 3:36:37 PM

iloqin said:
If you hurry, there is BingCashBack on teh XFX 5770 along with the HUGE deal going on right now. Grab a 5770 for 112 bux!

Where?
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June 6, 2010 6:15:59 AM

hi, sorry this question might sound noob, but do i need a 750 w power supply for the components i requested?? I won't be looking to CF my vid card. Also, what is my cheapest option for mobo?? I don't think I'll have any need for SATA or USB3 for the duration of this year, but if i choose a cheaper mobo, would it affect the performance of my cpu and vid card?? Thanks for the advice so far guys. I can't wait to finally put this plan into action!!
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June 6, 2010 7:14:09 AM

When you will move you can easily take with you the GPU, CPU, HDD and RAM. Here's a rig based on that:

MSI 770-G45
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/225846/770-G45/MSIMic...
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/223993/HDZ955FBGMBOX/...
G.SKILL F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM Ripjaws
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/221141/F3-12800CL7D-4...
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/208574/ST3500418AS/Se...
LG GH22NS50
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/217563/GH22NS50/LG%20...
Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 5770 (OC)
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/228903/11163-05-20R/S...
Corsair CMPSU-400CX
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/187564/CMPSU-400CX/CO...

$703.87

A cheaper mobo doesn't affect the performance, only if you overclock.


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