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Expensive pc build

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August 4, 2010 12:36:26 AM


i am currently checking to upgrade (make that buy an entirely new) pc.

I just got back to checking computer parts since a few years and im not quite sure if my choices makes sense.

i plan to OC the pc a lot, and will buy an akasa nero S for my cpu.

here is my current build, all prices are canadian $

please comment and suggest what should be changed

and lastly, how much an improvement will i see over my 3.2ghz E6600 with a single 4870

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August 4, 2010 1:03:27 AM

Those prices are very high - compared to newegg... everything is about $10-$20 more. could save over 100 bucks buying from newegg...

Check out for monitor. I saw that same one on there last week for $160
August 4, 2010 1:28:07 AM

Thanks for the info i went to newegg and found out that:

the hard drives were more expensive on newegg by 5$ each,
the case is 10$ cheaper.
the video cards are 25$ more expensive each on newegg
the psu is the exact same price
the motherboard is 10$ cheaper on newegg
the processor is 5$ cheaper on newegg but out of stock and not guaranteed d0 stepping (although they are all d0 recently iirc)

i found ocz gold 1600 ram at 8-8-8-24for 150$ on my regular site, which cut the price down a lot.

also note i get free shipping (the site is in canada, as i am) and only pay 5% taxes since its in another province.

i would risk customs and shipping from the US.

also i might skip on the monitor, since i have found an old crt i could use with my current pc.

but what i wanted to more was as far as my picking of the equipment goes, is it good or should i aim for diff brands or models.

thanks again!