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September 25, 2010 10:00:02 PM

Hey, I've been looking at getting a new desktop for awhile, generally for gaming, and this is what I put together, does it look like a good package?



Memory:
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
$118.49

Motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-X58-USB3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
$184.99

Processor:
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
$285.99

Power Supply:
Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-D-B 850W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
$99.99

Graphics Card:
MSI N460GTX Hawk GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
$254.99

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
$75.99

CD/DVD:
LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
$19.99

Case:
Rosewill R218-P-BK Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
$29.99


I also need to get a monitor, but I'm doing that last as I don't really know what kinds to look for.

Thanks for any help!


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September 25, 2010 10:08:00 PM

Pretty good, except Rosewill isn't known for being a good company....
You may want a larger size PSU tooo..
Try this monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
A little expensive, but good.
Try this case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
There are different colours too... but it just changes the colour of the red in the front.
This PSU is pretty good, plus it is a little larger and has 10% off right now http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 25, 2010 11:55:22 PM

feylic said:
Memory:
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
$118.49

That RAM isn't a great value. Consider one of these kits instead:

Mushkin Enhanced SP 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory (High Quality Brand, Low Voltage DDR3 doesn't need heatspreaders)
$108.49
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory
$130.49 w/free shipping
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

feylic said:
Processor:
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
$285.99

Yeah, the i7-950 is probably a better value.

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
$309.99 +$4.99 shipping
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

feylic said:
Power Supply:
Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-D-B 850W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
$99.99

Rosewill is Newegg's generic brand. Their power supplies aren't the highest quality. A nice 750W power supply would be powerful enough for your processor and two GTX 460s. Consider this model:

XFX Black Edition 750W 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Power Supply (Highest Quality, Much higher efficiency, Modular)
$114.99 after $15 rebate +$9.19 shipping
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

feylic said:
Case:
Rosewill R218-P-BK Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
$29.99

I wouldn't skimp quite so much on the case. Buy a slightly nicer one and avoid the finger cuts and overheating components. Try one of these highly rated bargain cases:

SILVERSTONE Precision Series PS05-B Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Tool-less Installation Design Computer Case
$29.99 after a $10 rebate +$9.99 shipping
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$41.49 +$21.74 shipping
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Rosewill Destroyer
$54.99 +$9.99 shipping
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

feylic said:
I also need to get a monitor, but I'm doing that last as I don't really know what kinds to look for.

Look at these 1080p monitors:

Conventional Backlight (Less Expensive, somewhat less efficient, contrast isn't quite a good)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=Pr...

LED Backlight (More Expensive, somewhat more efficient, very good contrast ratios)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=Pr...
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September 26, 2010 4:00:03 AM

wielander wins
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September 26, 2010 5:14:02 AM

Don't buy from Newegg.ca unless the shipping is free for the item otherwise if their price is good but the shipping isn't pricematch it at Ncix.
The cpu and mobo price you linked are very good though.
Ram-G.SKILL F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM -$138.23
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD0324&v...
Pricematch these kits
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit...

I doubt you need a 850w or even a 750w a good 650w will do the job.
But a bigger then needed psu never hurts anything.
PSU-Antec Truepower Quattro 850W -$89.99 after mir
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=24765&vpn=TPQ-85...
XFX 650W XXX Edition Single Rail Modular -$69.99 after mir
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=48569&vpn=P1650X...

HSF-Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus -$19.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=41337&vpn=RR%2DB...

GPU-EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 720MHZ 1024MB -$239.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=55077&vpn=01G%2D...
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 715MHZ 1Gb -$224.25
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/229919/Gigabyte/GV_N4...
ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit -$236.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

HDD-Seagate Barracuda (ST31000528AS) 7200.12 SATA 3.0Gb/s 1000GB (1TB) -$ 59.99
http://www1.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?item_i...

Cases-I agree with wielander on the SILVERSTONE Precision Series PS05-B just buy another fan for intake.
Antec Three Hundred -$54.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=29812&promoi...
Coolermaster Haf 912 -$57.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=55583&vpn=RC...
Real cheap
Thermaltake V3-$29.99 after mir
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=46894&vpn=VL...
The Silverstone(better quality then Thermaltake imo) would be the best value if you can't budget for a $60 case.

For a monitor i would seriously peruse Dell.ca everyday for the UltraSharp U2311H 23-inch i've seen it for $180 on sale more then once.
It's stand is fully adjustable,3yr warranty,free shipping.
It's an IPS panel and has DisplayPort and usb ports.
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September 26, 2010 5:49:23 PM

Best answer selected by feylic.
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September 26, 2010 5:50:10 PM

Thanks for the help everybody, I think I've got it finalized now :D  If I could pick more best answers i would!
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