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$4000 dollar computer budget

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June 14, 2010 1:22:41 PM

Purchase date should be late July. Will this work well? It's primary use is gaming and server use. Will SLI at some point. Will upgrade to 6 core at some point. Maximum budget $4000 Canadian after taxes. PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers) May have multiple large 1080p/720p monitors in future.

Motherboard EVGA Super Record 2 $599.99 USD 1
CPU Xeon E5620 $407.69 pc USD 2
RAM  KVR1333D3D4R9S/4G $174.99 pc CAD 2
Case Lian Li ARMORSUIT (PC-P80-B) $298.99 USD 1
Video Card EVGA 015-P3-1480-ARGTX 480 $519.97 CAD 1
Hard Drive WD7501AALS 750GB $89.99pc CAD 2
DVD burner SH-S243N/BEBS $29.99 CAD 1
OS Windows 7 Professional $147.99 CAD 1
CPU cooler Prolimatech Megahalems rev b 59.99 pc CAD 2
Power Supply UCP RSB00-AAAAA3 1100W $219.99 CAD 1

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June 16, 2010 4:28:07 PM

Could you please fill out the sticky for systems? Helps us to help you ;) 

I won't even try to recommend most of the server stuff...

I don't know much of that mobo (and hence don't know the reasons why you probably got it) but it's $600...

Errm.. I don't really know much a bout servers...


June 16, 2010 4:41:41 PM

Could you explain what you mean by "server use"? That's pretty vague. Do you mean as a gaming server? Or teamspeak/ventrilo server? Or web/database server?

And yes, filling out the sticky would be helpful.

I can't see spending that much money and not including an SSD in the build.
June 17, 2010 1:50:51 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Late July BUDGET RANGE: $3000-4000 CAD Before Rebates, after taxes

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Gaming server, Intensive applications (calculating pi etc) and programing.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers



OVERCLOCKING: SLI in the future, Might overclock

MONITOR RESOLUTION: about 2-3 large ~22" 1080p Monitors

(I choose the motherboard because it could use the Xeon processor and had support for multiple sli video cards)