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August 30, 2010 10:39:01 PM

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... -$50

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... -$40

Hanns·G HH-221HPB Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $150

OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... - $45

ASUS EAH4870/2DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $113

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision HDZ555WFGMBOX
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...$103

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
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item... -$149

Total 776

Athlon x3 would save me $20, athlon x4 would be same price.... still iffy

Also, would I get all the necessary cables to put this computer together?
August 31, 2010 12:51:49 AM

Caviar Blue is a slow drive. Samsung F3 500GB or Seagate 7200.12 for $55 would be much faster for booting and program loading.

I chose to go with the AthlonIIx3 2.9GHz. I have had it overclocked as high as 3.6GHz and can unlock the 4th core, but not with that fast of an OC. The third core seems to help alot if you look at the article Toms did about #of cores and gaming machines. A fourth core doesnt help much in most games.
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August 31, 2010 1:08:34 AM

Oh alright, i just thought the 15$ off was a steal, but if its slow then i guess its not really worth it.
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August 31, 2010 2:16:16 PM

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Good mobo/ram combo
Ncix will pricematch any instock item in Canada
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August 31, 2010 5:07:04 PM

Nice davcon... musta missed those when i went on those sites LOL. Thanks
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August 31, 2010 11:52:20 PM

Raffi_14 said:
Nice davcon... musta missed those when i went on those sites LOL. Thanks

No problem ! btw all the needed cables will come supplied.
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