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September 11, 2010 1:57:41 AM

Hello there,
I was trying to get some suggestions on a new $800 budget build that includes shipping. After taking a few suggestions, I made some adjustments so I can get the best out of $800. I do not know if these are good adjustments, so please help me review the parts.

CPU: Intel Core I5 760 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.8GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200AC1456


GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 715MHZ 1Gb GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=54506&promoi...


RAM: G.SKILL F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL8-8-8-24 Core i5 Memory Kit

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42746&promoi...


PSU: OCZ FATAL1TY 550W ATX12V 20/24PIN Active PFC ATX Modular Power Supply 120MM Fan 80PLUS Black

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220AC3355


Mobo: EVGA P55 V SLI mATX P55 LGA1156 DDR3 SLI 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 Sound GBLAN Motherboard

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11610BD1118


ODD: ASUS DRW-24B1LT 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR1104


HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive Oem *3YR Mfr Warranty*

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14120DR8025


Case: Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=29812&promoi...


OS: Ubuntu, I heard its good and its free, which saves me like $100 =P.


If the build isn't that good, please help me make some edits so I can make the most out of $800

Thank you!

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September 11, 2010 2:01:52 AM

looks good to me.

I would get windows 7
I would get the HAF 912 (case not in stores yet but will be soon)
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September 11, 2010 2:44:29 AM

If you don't have experience with Linux and general computer programming, Ubuntu would be a nightmare.

The build looks good for the most part. That motherboard is an odd choice (mATX & SLI ready, very limited expansion options, no USB3.0 or SATA III), though. I would go with a full size ATX motherboard instead. Otherwise that case is unnecessarily large. If you eventually want to run two GTX 460s in SLI, you will need a better power supply (at least a high quality 650W model).
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September 11, 2010 4:11:49 AM

read the toms hardware build your own articles. They did all the guess work for you and its tested and rated.
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September 11, 2010 2:59:42 PM

What motherboard should i get? My maximum budget is $850. ncix.com, directcanada.com and tigerdirect.ca are the websites I prefer the most.
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