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July 9, 2010 10:37:15 PM

Hello, I'm new to this forum and building computers. I have lurked for a while and can see this is a really helpful forum, :) . I would really appreciate it if you guys could help me with this problem. I researched a bit and made out a build, I don't even know if they would work together. I was wondering whether I could maintain performance with a lower cost or even improve performance! Thanks! :D .

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-3 months.

BUDGET RANGE: 700-800 would be preferred. I can go a bit over.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming and surfing mostly.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: http://www.newegg.ca/

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada.

PARTS PREFERENCES: N/A

OVERCLOCKING: Probably not.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: None.

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What I have so far:

CPU: AMD Phenom X4 965 3.4GHz -
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

GPU: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VXL Radeon HD 5770 -
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB -
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W -
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

MOBO: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO -
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3-
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Optical: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X -
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel -
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Grand Total: $820.92

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July 10, 2010 12:42:16 AM

I have to say I would go with intel if I was planning on spending that kind of money on a cpu. Intel has better performing processors hands down. it can't even be argued for gaming. The only reason to buy amd for gaming is if you are trying to keep cost down and 230$ for a cpu isn't keeping costs down.
July 10, 2010 3:05:53 AM

Bump.
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