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June 14, 2010 4:03:53 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within two weeks

BUDGET RANGE: 600-700 before Rebates /w delivery charges

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, running multiple programs (watching multiple videos, word, excel, etc), surfing the internet, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Recommend me please (newegg.ca, ncix.com, canadacomputers.com)

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: Don't have one as long as they run and reliable

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Huh?

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet computer is nice but willing to sacrifice for a better performing/non-overheating one. Since I have a GPU already, I hope that the system will have upgrade space/compatibility for other graphics cards.

Also someone already recommended me a system before but the link was dead ... didn't act quickly enough sorry! :( 

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This was atticu5's suggestion, but I can't get hold of the other one.

CPU: Intel Core i3 530 (Dual-Core) (I got no preference of brand)

GPU:
I already got one from a friend, original ATI 4850 (But hopefully for future reference someone can recommend me something, needless to say the system should be compatible with the 4850)

RAM: Kingston ValueRAM 2x2GB DDR3-

HDD: Samsung 1GB SATA 3.0GB/s

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2

DVD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD-RW

Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 534

PWR: SILVERSTONE ST50F-ES 500W




Thanks a bunch guys! I got a great answer last time hopefully theres a follow up~

June 14, 2010 5:08:40 PM

Quick question, I will be ordering from Canada, and I know there is a newegg.ca which I don't see having the same deal, can I still order from newegg.com?
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June 14, 2010 5:32:26 PM


What about this guys?

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June 14, 2010 5:42:52 PM

joehan said:
What about this guys?



NO. mobo looks. not just what u need. follow tecmo's advice

and THIS you can save more money for the case and dvd drive.

or maybe just go with a cheap amd build

cpu:athlon rana
mobo:GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3
ram:tecmo34's advice

rest is the same and follow my dvd/case combo :D 
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June 14, 2010 7:08:26 PM

Also my friend said for future upgrades 500W may not be enough, is this something I should worry about?
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June 14, 2010 7:36:45 PM

joehan said:



SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Huh?



crossfire or sli means using two video cards together. you also need a motherboard that can support crossfire and sli
HERE so you can learn more. read
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June 14, 2010 7:39:06 PM

joehan said:
Also my friend said for future upgrades 500W may not be enough, is this something I should worry about?


no, it would be fine. BUT if your going to crossfire or sli. your gonna need may be 750 watts. but in your case with that mobo. it dosent support sli or crossfire. so your good.
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June 14, 2010 7:45:35 PM

Thanks xurwin for advice and link to tutorial~

FYI: I chose the cheapest AMD rana (I didn't know which one to choose, and the link you had I couldn't connect)

and if anyone else has advice or criticism about the updated build above please let me know I would like to finalize and buy this system by...lets say in a few days!

thanks for all your help!

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June 14, 2010 7:52:21 PM

amd rana "440" is the one
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June 27, 2010 3:57:01 PM

Best answer selected by joehan.
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June 27, 2010 3:57:46 PM

got the stuff guys works great,

i have about 150 spare decided to get a new gpu, any sugguestions?
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