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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Middle of August

BUDGET RANGE: $600-$800 CAD

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Surfing the Net, Minor Video Editing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Optical Drive ( Lightscribe DL DVD ROM) HDD (200GB Samsung SP2004C) Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Tigerdirect.ca, NCIX.com, newegg.ca

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768 or higher

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm Simply putting together a cheap PC that can play games Like Starcraft 2 / Diablo 3 on High settings

The Parts I have picked out so far are

ECS A785GM-AD3 (V1.0) Motherboard and AMD ADX635WFGIBOX Athlon II X4 635 Quad Core Processor Bundle
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6498246&csid=ITD&body=MAIN#detailspecs

XION XON-160P ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - MicroATX, 500W PSU, Blue LED, USB, 5x 120mm Fan Ports
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6430027&CatId=1845

Kingston ValueRAM 2048MB 1066MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 Desktop Memory Upgrade, 1x2048MB, 240 Pin x2
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4433876&CatId=4534

Diamond 5770PE51GXOC Radeon HD 5770 OC Video Card - 1GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, Dual DVI, Display Port, HDMI
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6435907&CatId=3669

Windows 7 32 bit OEM
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5213931&sku=M17-7300


This will currently be my first build so im not looking to go crazy I just want a second opinion if someone has similiar ideas that could help me save a bit of money
or if you notice a few things that will not be compatable please any feedback is greatly appreciated.
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  1. Negative to free PSU with case
    For Win 7 hit the 64 bit version?
  2. I Shy'd away from the 64 bit version because I didnt really see any need for it. Also I've heard its had a few issues with compatability for older programs. Any reason why not to get the free psu with case?
  3. 1. 32 bit OSes limit you to addressing 3.x GB RAM so unless u running XP try to hit 64 bit as it's the way of the future

    2. Quality and reliability? A PSU, when it blows could also take out other hardware in your rig @@
  4. Well in that case do you think I could squeeze by on a 400W? I have a Sparkle Power ATX-400PN in my current rig.
  5. Hit something like an Antec Earthwatts 380/Corsair 400CX
  6. Alright Ill add the 400 to my list aside from that hows everything looking? My main concern is verifying compatability before I order the parts. As i said its my first build so I'm looking to get it right the first time. I appreaciate the time your taking to help btw
  7. Well given a choice i would go lowest DDR3 1333 but ya with a decent PSU in there it's all good
  8. Corsair Value Select PC10600 RAM - 2GB, DDR3, 1333MHz
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5286068&CatId=4534

    Something like this?
    came up cheaper than the kingston 1066.... so works for me
  9. Best answer
    Ya looks good ^^
  10. Excellent Thanks Again for your help :)
  11. You are welcomed and happy shopping/building ^^
  12. Best answer selected by Wolftrap.
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