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June 22, 2010 8:46:31 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-2 weeks BUDGET RANGE: $1000-1200 Before tax,shipping, and rebates(the cheaper the better)

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

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: ncix.com (i live close to one)COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: amd, ati

OVERCLOCKING: maybe not SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe not

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 (not gonna upgrade in awhile)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i want it to last 3-5 years :) 

my build

HDD Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 32MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=49262 price matched with http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $79.99

PSU Antec Earthwatts 650W Power Supply ATX12V V2.2 EPS12V Active PFC 80PLUS 120MM Fan
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=30037 price matched with
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=1037184382G&v... $77.54

keyboard: Logitech Internet 350 USB Keyboard Black
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=26248 price matched with http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $19.99

optical dirve: LG 16X DVD-ROM Optical Drive SATA Black OEM
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=45429 19.99

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=45271 price matched with
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683... 109.99

mobo: MSI 790X-G45 ATX AM3 790X DDR3 CrossFire 2XPCI-E16 2XPCI-E 2XPCI SATA2 RAID GBLAN Audio Motherboard
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=49465 price matched with http://www.agileelectronics.ca/prod_details/tab/details... 89.16

case:
Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=29812&promoi... 49.99

monitor:
ASUS VW224U 22IN Widescreen LCD Monitor Black 1680X1050 16:10 2MS 5000:1 VGA DVI HDCP http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=50000 price matched with http://www.agileelectronics.ca/prod_details/tab/details... 171.98

gpu: Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 725MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E Display Port 2XDVI HDMI Video Card
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=52951 price matched with http://www1.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?item_i... $314.99

cpu:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor 3.2GHZ AM3 8MB Cache 125W Retail Box
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=47459 price matched with http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... 161.90

ram: G.SKILL F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH Ripjaws PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-21 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42744&promoi... price matched with http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... 108.49

total = $1204.01

Thank you

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June 22, 2010 9:38:55 PM

please help
June 22, 2010 9:40:35 PM

You should probably get a Midtower Antec 300 or 300 Illusion, not the mini tower.
You should also get a gigabyte USb 3/SATA 6 MOBO.

Newgg.ca links don't link properly so just copy paste.

no xfire
$95
newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128431&cm_re=gigabyte_usb_3-_-13-128-431-_-Product

xfire
newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128427&cm_re=gigabyte_usb_3-_-13-128-427-_-Product

Now to cut cost's.

You can drop to a 500 gb Spinpoint F3.
If you don't plan on xfire, you can use a OCZ 500W 80+ $70 $20 US MIR.
newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016&cm_re=ocz_500w-_-17-341-016-_-Product

Monitor
1920x1080 one $160 w/ $10 MIR
newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236053
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June 22, 2010 9:54:44 PM

I don't know, if you are truly interested in CAD and gaming, a highly overclockable Intel Quad core and at least 8GB or RAM and probably more would be at the top of my list. Just saying.
June 22, 2010 10:01:37 PM

He means canadian, not the CAD software.

This mistake appears to occur quite often >.<
June 22, 2010 10:13:24 PM

banthracis

isn't the antec 300 the same thing ncix:18" x 18.3" x 8.1 newegg:18.30" x 8.10" x 18.00"

and on the specs it says "atx mid tower"
June 23, 2010 12:03:02 AM

thebrave said:
banthracis

isn't the antec 300 the same thing ncix:18" x 18.3" x 8.1 newegg:18.30" x 8.10" x 18.00"

and on the specs it says "atx mid tower"


yea looks like they just mislabeled the title.
June 23, 2010 1:43:01 AM

is the gigabyte 790x worth the extra 50$ than the msi 790x
June 23, 2010 1:52:20 AM

well the GA board is better, and has USB 3 and SATA 6, but I don't think it's worth the $45 difference. Still feels weird recommending a board w/o those features though.
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