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Here is the build i've but together so far... Only problem is i've gone over budget and i'm having problems picking a PSU and Case. I want to spend somewhere between 750-800 tops after all taxes and shipping. The $718 is after taxes so theres not much room to work in. The vid card and monitor are taking up most of the cap, I am willing to get a more affordable monitor along with a cheaper vid card if necessary. Thanks for the advice in advance. Any questions just ask

ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996768 --- Combo $137.50

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive --- $69

=$263
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 850MHZ 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI Display Port Lite Video Card V2 --- $163

Samsung E2220X 21.5IN Lcd Monitor 1920X1080 Full Hd 5MS 70000:1DCR Vga Dvi - Black --- $160

AMD Athlon II X3 440 Triple Core Processor AM3 3.0GHZ 1.5MB L2 Cache 95W 45NM Retail Box ---$80

= $455

Total $718
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  1. Sorry gkay i forgot to mention Im a Canadian res so I need to use newegg.ca. Products and combos are a little difference there and they charge for shipping for most products. Thats why i used a site called DirectCanada for the GPU CPU and monitor and i didn't find any combo deals there. If there are good combo deals that I've missed at newegg.ca it may make up for the shipping fees though, as products do seem to be 5$ or so cheaper in most cases.
  2. Ohh...
    This is from newegg.ca
    X3 440 + Geil 4GB DDR3
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.487708

    Mobo -
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131649

    Video card -
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121363
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150462

    HDD - Same but you should know that Seagate nowadays have some what higher failure rates...

    CASE -
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133094

    PSU -
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022

    Total - ~$605 Not including rebates/ shipping/ taxes...Not including monitor...
    And I would suggest that you take a look at other stores too like ncix.com, memoryexpress, canadacomputers, tigerdirect.ca...
  3. I haven;t checked the other sites but tigerdirect seems to be priced up from both newegg.ca and DirectCanada. Also do you mid putting the product name? For some reason half the links just take me to the main newegg.ca page... or am i missing something?
  4. ^ Right-click and open in newtab...
    As for the names -
    Mobo -
    ASUS M4A88TD-M(No USB3.0)/ GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3/ MSI 870A-G54/ ASUS M4A87TD EVO/ GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-UD2H/ ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3

    Graphics card - Sapphire/ XFX/ ASUS/ Gigabyte HD 5770

    CASE - Thermaltake V3 Black Edition

    PSU - OCZ 550W
    The case and the PSU have Free Shipping @newegg.ca
  5. Thanks that seems to fix the problem.
    Is western any better for the HDD, theres a 750 gb one which is obviously less but a tad cheaper but i might as well get it if its better quality... The PSU I saw but didnt think i could fit into my budget but it seems i missed the $20 mail in rebate and free shipping so thats perfect. Only problem is the rest of your build puts me further over budget then i already am. I think the only places cuts really can be made are GPU and monitor... unless you see anything different?
  6. Best answer
    ^ If you want a gaming build, then HD 5770 is the best starting point if you want DirectX 11...
    But if you are not concerned about DirectX 11, then I would recommend this card -
    HD 4870 - In terms of raw processing power, it is more powerful than the HD 5770 but is DirectX 10.1
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121376

    And HDD - Get a 500 GB for now
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181
  7. IS the 500gb because of the budget or that their just better at this time... and what difference does directX 11 make? It is a gamind build but medium/ light gaming...
  8. ^ No not because of the budget...

    As for DirectX 11, the game would look better, but again if your monitor's resolution is high, then you would need a more powerful graphics card to play the game @ high settings in DirectX 11...
    Forgot to ask, which gamesor type of games do you play ?
  9. mmo's mainly, some fps not too much though. What do you recommend for that? So 500gb's are better pretty much then the 1tb ones now?
  10. ^ If MMOs mainly, then the HD 4870 is good enough as MMOs are generally not based on DirectX11(SC2 is also not DX 11)
    500GBs if you dont store much data on your HDD and anyways you can add more later on if you want to...
  11. ALright thanks that helps my budget significantly... the link for the vid card you sent me can be combo-ed, is the difference between the 1333 and 1600 worth the $20?
  12. Combo with what ?
    And which RAM are you talking about? Even if you are getting OCZ RAMs cheaper, I would not recommend those are OCZ RAMs nowadays are pretty flaky so looking to save money, you should not loose on stability...
  13. oh alright, how are mushkin ram quality wise?
  14. Mushkin RAMs quality wise are one of the best...
  15. awsome, ill stick to the mobo ram combo deal... i just hope they restock on them be4 the combos over.... Quick question. for the processor, should i go with the 440, 445, or go for a stronger 2 core or possibly weaker 4 core? ---- with the extra cap room and all
  16. X3 440/ 445 would be my choice for a gaming PC...
    But if you want to take chances, then you can get the Phenom II X2...you might be able to unlock the 3rd and the 4th core. But then again I wouldn't rely completely on that though...
  17. ill stick to the 445... if u factor shipping it comes to the same price
  18. do you know if all these are compatible with each other?
  19. AFAIK they are...
  20. Thanks for all the help gkay. everything's set now just need to decide between HDD and size.. i've heard spinpoint ain't that great... guessing you disagee?
  21. Heard from where? If you search the net, it would say otherwise...
  22. someone i know had a bad experience with one... could be faulty though...the tech report said it was good for regular stuff but was less impressive for high demanding things... You seem to know your stuff you recommend it over western?
  23. cause there the same price : samsung 500gb and western blue 1tb
  24. seems like the internet seems to favor the spinpoint also :p thanks again for all the help, MUCH appreciated
  25. Best answer selected by Raffi_14.
  26. ^ Over the WD Blue, Yes...
    Maybe they are not suited for Server usage, but definitely for Personal use they are fine...
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/2tb-hdd-7200,2430.html
  27. Raffi_14 said:
    Sorry gkay i forgot to mention Im a Canadian res so I need to use newegg.ca. Products and combos are a little difference there and they charge for shipping for most products. Thats why i used a site called DirectCanada for the GPU CPU and monitor and i didn't find any combo deals there. If there are good combo deals that I've missed at newegg.ca it may make up for the shipping fees though, as products do seem to be 5$ or so cheaper in most cases.


    Don't use newegg.ca. Part for part the prices are more expensive because they are shipping from the states. Use a canadian supplier like Best Direct or Canada Direct or any BC based supplier (I think they are all the same company, because I bought from Direct Canada and the box was taped with NCIX packing tape lol) which isn't employing customs brokers to ship their goods cross-border.

    I built my first system from newegg becasue I was brainwashed into thinking they are the best value (mainly because of the American Newegg being superior and the fact that most posters here seem to be from the states). I spent

    Also, free shippign on orders over $400.00

    I saved $102 compared to newegg on my last build.

    Think about this:
    I will already predict flames about the power supply, but before anyone starts ranting about it, its has been used in budget build articles on this site. I've used it in three builds now with no problems.

    $830 Shipped - Everything your asking but OS. (I don't think you mentioned OS)

    Case: CoolerMaster 330
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC3149

    PSU: BFG 550W
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=23310AC5129
    (elitists will tell you to do better :\ But this will get you started. )

    CPU: Athlon 440
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10360BD1367

    RAM: Your preference - I use
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD4658

    Mobo: For budget - No Crossfire - still 2600Mhz
    M4A78LT
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD2018&vpn=M4A78LT-M%20LE&manufacture=ASUS

    GPU: XFX 5770
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180BD2804

    Cheapest DVD Writer

    WD 500GB -
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350DR9550

    Monitor - Samsung 21.5 1920x1080
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14040MN4087

    $830 shipped

    $860 with full Asus ATX board.
  28. I noticed that there was free shipping on stuff over 300$ but the thing is newegg.ca has a bit better selection and the ability to combo. This along with specials allow me to get a better pricing than solely Canadadirect. After everything shipped with the bundles It costs about 775$. So about 55$ difference. You do however have the 5770 as apposed to the 4870 i used in the build but I get 1Tb HDD the amd athlon 445 with the stronger board. I think your right however, the free shipping is a huge bonus but some of the deals newegg.ca is offering is also free shipping so after weighing everything out it ended up being cheaper to go solely newegg... by $10 or so.
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