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Gaming Build 1000$CAN after Rebates

I posted multiple times about a new System but now that I have the money I want your opinions & advices.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week-end (19th & 20th of June 2010) BUDGET RANGE: 1000$ Canadian After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: 1.Gaming; 2.Web Surfing; 3.Photoshop; 4.Watching Movies & Video.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor (20' Acer 1680x1050), Speakers, OS (Ubuntu 10.04).

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada.

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD or Intel; Mid Tower (ATX).

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Later down the line.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Plain and Simple. Will allow me to run newer games at max settings and will allow me to continue playing at lower settings for the next few years.

[Picked Items]:

CPU:

Mother Board:

RAM:

GPU:

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX

DVD R/B: SAMSUNG Black 22X

CASE:

Thanks, ZereoX.
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  1. Bump.
  2. ^ If you run Linux most of the time, then it would be better to stick with Nvidia cards as their drivers are more optimized for that OS than ATI...
    Here is a build...
    i5 750 + ASUS P7P55D-E Pro - Has SLI support as well as Crossfire...
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.413367

    RAM -
    Corsair 4GB DDR3
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260

    DVD - Get a SATA drive instead of IDE - Thinner cable - less clutter
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    Video card - GTX 465
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130557

    CASE - A very good -
    CM 690 Black
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119215

    Rest same - Might come about CAD 30 more than your budget, but IMO if you want a build that would run Linux great as well as game well, then sticking with Nvidia seems sensible...

    But if you just want a build that would run games great in Win, then AMD + ATI would offer very good performance for comparitively lower amount...
    X4 955 + HD 5850
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.409620

    Gigabyte/ ASUS 890GX
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128435
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631

    Rest same...The HD 5850 is faster than the GTX 465 and the X4 955 does offer very good performance for the money...

    So its upto you to decide...
  3. Another option for your RAM would be this, better cas timing than the corsair

    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=N82E16820231303
  4. After a little bit of searching my research has ended and the following has taken the spots for my next build. Please leave comments or possible improvements:

    [Picked Items]:

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition C3 (Combo with RAM)

    Mother Board: GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H

    RAM: OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (Combo with CPU)

    GPU: EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260

    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB

    PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX

    DVD R/B: SAMSUNG Black 22X

    CASE: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW

    Total:
    881.91$CAD.
    943.05$CAD with Shipping and Additional fees.
  5. ^ You cant do SLI on that mobo, so no 2 Nvidia cards and hence no use of going for such a high powered PSU and a Crossfire supporting mobo...
    I would rather suggest you to drop to a good 550-600W PSU, a cheaper mobo with 870/ 880 chipset and invest in a more powerful graphics card like the GTX 465 or GTX 470...that would be a better build for gaming...

    And check out other canadian sites like ncix, memoryexpress, canada computers...you could save on shipping and additional charges...
  6. Here are my updated picks after your Recommendations. I'm still not to sure about the motherboard and I still haven't checked other site for pricing but will be doing this once I know what MB I will be using

    [Picked Items]:

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition C3 (Combo with RAM)

    Mother Board: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD

    RAM: OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (Combo with CPU)

    GPU: MSI N470GTX-M2D12-B GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi)

    HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB

    PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W

    DVD R/B: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner

    CASE: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW

    Total:
    953.92$CAD.
    1,036.55$CAD with Shipping and Additional fees.
  7. That case isn't very good for what you've got.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144

    That RAM is very tall I don't know what aftermarket heatsink will cope with that.
  8. My pick would be this one...After Rebates and including shipping, the price difference would be about CAD 10, and IMO that case is worth it...
    COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN3 CM690 II Basic Black
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119215

    The rosewill that mosox suggested is good, but the CM is a better buy IMO...
  9. And dont get the OCZ RAMs...their newer DDR3 ones are not as stable as their DDR2 RAMs...have seen many bad reviews about them...
    As for the mobo, MSI 870 would suffice...
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.407937

    RAM -
    GSKillz DDR3 1333 MHz CAS 7
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276
    or
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321
  10. Maybe get a HD 5850 so you can have some other better parts.
  11. I almost bought a Phenon II x4 965 combo with the OCZ RAM, but backed out because of the really sketchy reviews. I opted to combo it with the MSI 870 MoBo. After savings and rebates, they will come to $250, and you can find RAM by itself at decent prices.

    The 870 has solid reviews and is a really good value as well.
  12. [Update Bump]

    I will be ordering my PC tomorrow and I have decide do go for a AMD Phenom X6 1055T. I know the gaming performance are lower than a AMD Phenom X4 955 BE or a i5-750 but the Thuban allows for a better future-proof PC in the long run. With only a 30$ difference between the 955BE and the 1055T it was hard for me to ignore it + more and more Games/Software will take advantage of multiple cores in a 2 or 3 years. I should be able to achieve really high FPS and also be able to run at a lower settings down the line. So here is what I chose:

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (201.79 $CAD)

    Mother Board: Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H (134.96 $CAD)

    RAM: G.SKILL F3-10666CL7D-4GBECO Eco PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 (112 $CAD)

    GPU: XFX Radeon HD 5850 (308.55 $CAD)

    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB (39.79 $CAD)

    PSU: Antec Earthwatts 650W (79.32 $CAD)

    DVD R/B: LG GH22NS50 Black 22X (19.72 $CAD)

    CASE: Coolermaster Elite 310 (36.30 $CAD)

    Price: 932.43 $CAD
    Price + Fees + S/H: 993.74 $CAD.
  13. Best answer
    ^ The 1055T is also a very good CPU and when overclocked, it will surely perform better...
    And as for the parts, vertainly a better ventilated case...With such components, I dont think it is a good idea to go with such cases...
    Get this case at the least...
    https://www.bestdirect.ca/products/223641/VL80001W2Z/THERMALTAKE/
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/ttake_v3_bk_edition/
  14. gkay09 said:
    ^ The 1055T is also a very good CPU and when overclocked, it will surely perform better...
    And as for the parts, vertainly a better ventilated case...With such components, I dont think it is a good idea to go with such cases...
    Get this case at the least...
    https://www.bestdirect.ca/products/223641/VL80001W2Z/THERMALTAKE/
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/ttake_v3_bk_edition/


    Thanks a lot. I will definitely check out that case and any other case to maximize airflow. Next time I post here I will have picture of the build.

    Thanks, ZereoX.
  15. If you were to get something like that, which is actually in the range im looking at, it would be very helpful to put a fan in the front slot.
  16. Best answer selected by ZereoX.
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