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July 17, 2010 1:15:22 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tomorrow

BUDGET RANGE: 1000 after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: surfing web, lite photoshop, watching movies, gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NCIX

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I've already come up with this parts list, what do you think:

Intel Core i5 750 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.66GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42499&promoi...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=45271

Gigabyte P55A-UD4P ATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E RAID GBLAN CrossFireX SLI USB3.0 SATA3 Motherboard
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=46488

G.SKILL F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO Eco PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL7-8-7-24 1.35V Memory Kit
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=46501&promoi...

XFX Radeon HD 5770 850MHZ 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI Display Port DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video CARD-
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=44932

BFG GS-550 550W Power Supply ATX V2.2 EPS12V 24PIN 6PIN & 8PIN PCI-E 140MM Fan 1 Year NCIX Warranty
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=37325

Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=46792

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive OEM *3YR MFR Warranty*
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=36050

Coolermaster Storm Scout Black ATX Tower Case 5X5.25 5X3.5INT 120MM & 140MM Red LED Fan No PSU
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=38039

Comes out to about $1035 plus tax
July 17, 2010 2:41:49 PM

That's a really good build. Good latency on the RAM, good name brands on everything. I see gaming is listed last in your priority of use, so I assume the 5770 will be plenty.

But, judging by the rest of your build, I'd trust you know what graphics card you need. I don't really see anything to improve on.
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July 17, 2010 2:54:02 PM

As a fellow Canadian who is also upgrading his computer (although with about half or so your budget). I'm going to give you the same advice some other people gave me. When using Ncix.com, also use Shopbot.ca in order to get a slightly lower price. (Shopbot.ca looks through all Canadian online stores and compares the prices) Ncix has this "price match" program where if you can find a cheaper price on the exact same item and it is in stock, Ncix will/may match the lower price.

We just so happen to have selected the same hard drive and ram, rock on.

I hope this proves useful to you and, oh yes, the 1035$ is before tax and shipping costs.

Edit: For example, that motherboard is being sold slightly cheaper here:
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/223282/Gigabyte/GA_P5...

The graphics card is for sale cheaper here:
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180BD2804&v...

The case is being sold cheaper here:
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=19461BD6642&v...
(Yes, they are the same case, I checked the manufacturer's model number and compared)(SGC-2000-KKN1-GP)

Even these three comparisons bring the cost before tax and shipping down to about 983$.

Feel free to check the other parts.
July 17, 2010 9:55:39 PM

Thanks guys! The shipping is free because with the intel processor shipping for the whole order is free as long as its under 140 pounds, not a bad deal.

I swapped cases for the Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower which from reviews seems good, and got the 600w ocz power supply too... and I found pretty good prices with shopbot.ca (thanks danny)

Will let you guys know how it all works out when I get my goodies lol
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