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Semi Final Build list for $900! Please Critique!

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June 5, 2010 3:11:45 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: THis week!
BUDGET RANGE: 900, in total

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Video editing, Surfing,

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboards, Mouse, Monitor, PSU(buying 2nd hand), speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NCIX, Newegg.ca
Country of origin: CANADA

PARTS PREFERENCES: None, good quality parts.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: a good possibility for xfire 5750 or 5770

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Below is 2 List for parts, One is from new egg. For ur viewing convenience and critiquing, the 2nd is the same parts, but gather from different vendors all price matched to order at NCIX

USB 3.0 Is very important with the mobo!



NewEgg.ca Part list/price
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Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$95
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


HP 24X Multiformat DVD Writer Black SATA Model 1260i
$35.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811146058
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$76.00


GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
$109
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC Power
$79.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

$122.49
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX
$169
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...



Final after shipping/tax comes to$ 830





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Revised build(same Parts) with Price match




Western Digital WD WD10EALS Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 3GB/S 7200RPM 32MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM
$69.99

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor 3.2GHZ AM3 8MB Cache 125W $169.99

Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 AMD870 ATX AM3 DDR3 1PCI-E 2PCI RAID HD Sound GBLAN SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard
$102.65


G.SKILL F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM Ripjaws 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL7-8-7-24 240PIN Dual Channel i5 Memory Kit
$122.


NCIX Price matched total: 486.60

L12-1344 OEM ::HP HPDVD1260I Multiformat DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD-RAM 12X, SATA (OEM)(1.95 lbs)
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
$22.97


A406-1094 ::NZXT M59-001BK M59 Gaming Mid Tower Case - ATX, mATX, Baby AT, Black(17.2 lbs)
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
$64.97

TigerDirect.Ca Subtotal: $88


OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply
buying Second Hand for $60, sales pending


TOTAL SUBTOTAL: $634

account taxes, it will prolly be around ~700.


I have a couple questions.

The Mother board
Is this motherboard gonna bottle neck in anyway if i were to buy a high end grapics card or xfire 2 cards together.?
is there a much better mobo out there for the cpu for less than 150?

USB3.0 Is important to me

The Ram
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

which is $113, about 10 dollars cheaper then the one below.
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42745&promoid=10...

vs
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
$122

graphics Card

I Have 200 dollars left over if everything goes through.

What should i get for gfx card?

xfire two 5750 together? or just get a 5770 instead?

there might be a lil flexibility, so there is a chance i might be able to xfire 2 5770, provided i find them 2nd hand around ~130 each.

Thank you!
June 5, 2010 3:20:41 PM

Faster HD at the same price, seagate 7200.12
Search N82E16822148445
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Asus DVD drive, no need to pay more for no reason
Asus dvd, search N82E16827135210
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

I prefer gigabyte but your msi board looks fine. Btw your links arent working.

OCZ PSU is good but Corsairs are better, heres a 650w, couldn't find a 600w right away.
N82E16817139005
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

AMD 955 C3 stepping version. (latest)
N82E16819103808
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

And no you don't want the cas9 version of the ram vs the cas7. Speed > $10.00 CA

As for graphics cards in the ~$200, you're probably looking at a 5770.

edit: That's weird my links arent working either. So I added the search names.
June 5, 2010 3:40:04 PM

thx for the quick reply. the original MSI mobo was out of stock at ncix.. so i had to pick another gigabyte board. can u take a look at it?



Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 AMD870 ATX AM3 DDR3 1PCI-E 2PCI RAID HD Sound GBLAN SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

ill keep the cas 7 version then
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June 5, 2010 5:44:41 PM

made the format neater for viewing =)
June 5, 2010 5:58:03 PM

For the video card I think the best option would be a ATI 5830 it's $200 after rebates
June 6, 2010 12:38:54 AM

anyone else wanna look at the mobo?
Anonymous
June 6, 2010 11:01:11 PM

Solid motherboard. It just won't support crossfire if you are still considering it.
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