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July 25, 2010 3:15:00 AM

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...

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...

Kingston ValueRAM 2048MB 1066MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 Desktop Memory Upgrade, 1x2048MB, 240 Pin x2
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

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...

Windows 7 32 bit OEM
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...


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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July 25, 2010 3:18:48 AM

Negative to free PSU with case
For Win 7 hit the 64 bit version?
July 25, 2010 3:22:55 AM

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?
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July 25, 2010 3:29:03 AM

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 @@
July 25, 2010 3:32:09 AM

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.
July 25, 2010 3:35:35 AM

Hit something like an Antec Earthwatts 380/Corsair 400CX
July 25, 2010 3:40:27 AM

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
July 25, 2010 3:44:23 AM

Well given a choice i would go lowest DDR3 1333 but ya with a decent PSU in there it's all good

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July 25, 2010 3:53:48 AM
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Ya looks good ^^
July 25, 2010 3:55:02 AM

Excellent Thanks Again for your help :) 
July 25, 2010 3:59:57 AM

You are welcomed and happy shopping/building ^^
July 25, 2010 12:50:07 PM

Best answer selected by Wolftrap.
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