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$1500 Cad Gaming Rig

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September 21, 2010 2:11:10 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 WEEKS

Budget Range: (e.g.: $1500 CAD) Before Rebates & Taxes

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca, ncix.com, canada computers

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel, Evga

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Current 1280x1024, Future: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: Look mean, upgradeable, Playable games on high setting (BFBC2), VAlue


Here's what I put together:

EVGA P55 SLI 132-LF-E655-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX

Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

EVGA GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 012-P3-1470-AR Video Card

PSU: SILVERSTONE DA750 750W Power Supply

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window

Corsair Nova Series CSSD-V64GB2-BRKT 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive

Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

Current Cost with tax before rebates: $1630

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September 22, 2010 2:22:45 PM

I'm sorry no one responded.

This is what i would change with the build.

Motherboard
I would go with this motherboard because it has the NF200 chip on it, in English that means it will run SLI/Crossfire on demand at x16/x16. The EVGA boards aren't very good until you get up to the 3/4-Way SLI boards or any classified.

SSD
Corsair SSDs are nice... but they are overpriced for what they deliver. This is a great SSD, it has the sandforce 1200 controller. It will run extra fast and for a good price.

OS
You said this is a gaming build, you only need Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

PSU
Well when you do SLI, you are going to need some power! 750W is fine though, you can get this power supply for $20 more and you get 100W extra.
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October 9, 2010 1:15:56 PM

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