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July 6, 2010 9:42:12 PM

Hey guys. I am looking to put together a gaming computer for about a 1000 dollars Canadian. This site was well recommended to me and i hope you guys can point me in the right direction.

I threw something together quickly and would like your inputs. The build is not set in stone, and the only firm limitation is that it must be from canadacomputers.ca 100 dollars is the limit but i can possibly go another 100 dollars higher if its justified

This is what i am looking at:

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (125W) Six Core Socket AM3, 2.8GHz, 9Mb Cache,

2000MHz HT, 45nm (HDT55TFBGRBOX)

Asus Crosshair III Formula Socket AM3 AMD 790FX

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series DDR3 1333MHz (PC3-10666) 4GB (2x2GB) Dual

Channel Kit (F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL)

Western Digital Caviar Black (WD5001AALS) 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 32MB

Cache (OEM)

Cooler Master CM 690 II Basic Black ATX Mid Tower Case (RC-692-KKN3)

MSI R5850-PM2D1G-OC (Overclock Edition) ATI Radeon HD 5850 Chipset

(765Mhz) 1GB GDDR5 (4500Mhz) Dual Display Dual DVI/HDMI/Display Port

PCI Express 2.1 Graphics Card

ASUS DRW-24B1ST Black SATA 24X DVD-Writer 24xDVD+R/-R 24xDVD+/-R DL

8xDVD+RW/6xDVD-RW 48xCD-R OEM


the total price is around 1050.00 The motherboard is abit pricey but I am being told that using an asus crossfire motherboard with the amd 1055t makes it very clockable and well worth buying.

What is everyone's thoughts?

Thanks.
July 6, 2010 10:43:39 PM

It would help to know what you are using it for... I'll assume gaming is a priority since you are buying a pretty good video card. I'd HIGHLY reccomend a 6gb ram kit... The motherboard is worth it if you plan on overclocking... but there isn't much point. If you're more about gaming, you should be buying a quad core with higher clocks like the x4 955 black edition
July 7, 2010 6:02:18 AM

Dude, I got almost the same thing, I had a 1000,00 limit too!
My Spec
X6 1055t
Gigabyte 870
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series DDR3 1333MHz (PC3-10666) 4GB (2x2GB) Dual
Asus GTX 470 and it included at the time a free DVD RW
500 GB 7200 RPM
Haf 922

The only reason I went with Nvidia is because my buddy has the 5850 and I wasnt happy that it couldnt do Cuda or PhysX.
But hey your system sounds solid! Good luck
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July 7, 2010 9:47:42 AM

A good OCing motherboard is worth it.
If gaming is your thing I personally would drop to a 955 and overclock that - the 6 cores offers nothing for gaming.

With the cost saved you should be able to get the 1600mhz G Skill RAM with CL7, this will help with OCing. 4gb is all you need, 6gb only worth it if Triple Channel RAM with the i7 Intel chips.
Also the mopney saved may allow a decent CPU cooler instead of the stock one, again this will help with OCing.

I don't know how much that MSI 5850 was, but you may consider getting a non OC'd one and doing it yourself to save cash

I would swap the HDD with the Samsung Spinpoint F3 as it is known to be the best performing 7200 HDD
July 17, 2010 12:12:21 AM

great build overall but recommended get the 955 or 965 its the same as the 1055 for gaming, the 6 cores dont do anything in games, also and this is important dont try to OC with stock cooling,

when I tried to go for 3.8 GHZ on my 965 the temps were 70C so dont OC on stock coolings, I am now stuck on only 100 mhz just so I say I overclocked :) 

note:my ambient temp is quite high though 30C, also where is the PSU on this
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