Gaming pc 1450$ CAD

:) :) APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: July BUDGET RANGE: 1450$

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, internet, videos

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse (keyboard, OS, and monitor ARE REQUIRED)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Ncix.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: ATI

OVERCLOCKING: probably not

CROSSFIRE SLI: probably not

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050/1920x1080

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i want it to last for at least 4-5 years

thank you :)

my build:
monitor:ASUS VW246H 24IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1920X1080 20000:1 2MS VGA DVI HDMI Speakers pricematched with ASUS VW246H 24 WIDE 2MS 1920X1020 20000:1(ASCR) HDMI 300CD/M2 DVI-D SPEAKER price = $231.79

psu:Antec Earthwatts 650W Power Supply ATX12V V2.2 EPS12V Active PFC 80PLUS 120MM Fan price= 91.44

os:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM price matched with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM price = $106.67

hdd:Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 32MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM price matched with SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive price = 79.99

case:Coolermaster CM 690 Mid Tower Black ATX Case 5X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound Firewire & eSATA price = 79.83

motherboard:Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H 890GX AM3 ATX DDR3 2PCI-E 2PCI SATA3 USB3.0 HDMI GBLAN CrossFireX Motherboard price matched with GIGABYTE GIGABYTE SKTAM3 AMD890GX+SB850 4XDDR3-1866 2WAY CFX SATA3 USB3 price = 133.75

cpu: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor 3.2GHZ AM3 8MB Cache 125W Retail Box price matched with MD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor price = 169.99

gpu:Powercolor Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI Display Port DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card W/ DIRT2 price matched with PowerColor ATI Radeon HD 5870 Chipset (850Mhz) 1GB GDDR5 Dual Display DVI/HDMI PCI-Express 2.1 Graphics Card price = 409.99

ramG.SKILL F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL8-8-8-24 Core i5 Memory Kit price matched with G.SKILL Ripjaws Series DDR3 1600MHz (PC3-12800) 4GB (2x2GB) Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM) price = 110.99

keyboard:Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600 English Black USB pricematch with Microsoft ANB-00001 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Slim Keyboard 600 14.99

optical drive:LG 16X DVD-ROM Optical Drive SATA Black OEM price= 19.99

total cost: $1452.74
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  1. Have you had a look on newegg for yourself, might make it easier for everyone else.
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  3. please help
  4. Looks really solid. But if you really aren't going to crossfire, save yourself a few dollars and get:
    Gigabyte 870 - 110:
    http://ncix.com/products/?sku=52049&vpn=GA-870A-UD3&manufacture=Gigabyte

    Truthfully though if you want this to last 4-5 years you might as well keep the 890 board you've listed incase you want to boost performance by adding another 5870.

    You forgot to pricematch your CM 690: (69.99)
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

    Also maybe consider the new CM II 690 Basic version. (looks a bit better, better cable management, front ports are placed in a better place IMO but you lose like one fan (it only comes with 2 compared to 3 in the regular 690))
    Cheapest I can find is 71.50:
    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/225623/COOLERMASTER/RC_692_KKN3/

    Edit

    Also the Antec Earthwatts 650W: (77.54)
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=1037184382G&vpn=EA650&manufacture=ANTEC

    or go for the modular version of it:
    Antec Truepower New 650W (96.99)
    http://ca.buy.com/PR/Product.aspx?sku=210735603

    Go for a 750W if you consider crossfiring though to be safe.
    and get it quick before HST?
  5. thank you
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