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September 26, 2010 7:08:30 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week


Budget Range: $1000 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Hardcore Gaming and Watching Movies


Parts Not Required: Monitor*I have a old Keyboard and Mouse*


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


Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: Anything Not Crappy

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050


Additional Comments: I have a old HP computer it has 3 gb of ram on it. But Im looking for 4gb of Ram.
I also need the OS

Please help. Make sure its compatible. This will be my first ever computer build

MY First Build From Ncix.com



AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.4GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM Retail Box

Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H 890GX AM3 ATX DDR3 2PCI-E 2PCI SATA3 USB3.0 HDMI GBLAN CrossFireX Motherboard

XFX Radeon HD 5830 HD-583X-ZAFV 800MHZ 1Gb 4.0GHZ DDR5 2XDVI HDMI DP PCI-E DIRECTX11 Video Card

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 500W ATX 12V V2.3 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan

Corsair VS2GB1333D3 2GB 1X2GB DDR3-1333 240PIN DIMM Memory

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


Subtotal: $855.64
No PST: $0.00
HST(12%): $102.68 (I hate HST)
YOUR TOTAL: CAD $958.32

Missing a Harddrive also =/

Please fix my combination up
September 26, 2010 5:04:20 PM

CPU-AMD Phenom II X4 955 -$147.92
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/223993/AMD/HDZ955FBGM...

MOBO-GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H-$119.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Boards that xfire
Gigabyte GA-890XA-UD3 -$ 139.99
http://www1.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?item_i...
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO-$149.26
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/227405/ASUS/M4A89GTD_...

RAM-@$100 i have no clue what your old ram is so i'll quote reasonably priced good kits
Right click open numerous times for Newegg.ca links to work
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit...

GPU-MSI GeForce GTX 460 Fermi Hawk OC 780MHZ 1GB -$259.99/$249.99 after mir 3 games
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=55409&vpn=N460GT...

PSU-Corsair VX550W 550W non-modular excellent price -$64.99/$54.99 after mir
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=25984&vpn=CMPSU-...
XFX 650W XXX Edition Single Rail Modular excellent price -$89.99/$69.99 after mir
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=48569&vpn=P1650X...

CASE-Antec Three Hundred -$54.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=29812&promoi...
Coolermaster Haf 912 -$57.99 much better cable management then the 300 has 3 fans even though i prefer the 300's cleaner looks that's your choice though good deal imo well worth $3
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=55583&vpn=RC...

OS-Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM-$93.79
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/222137/MICROSOFT/GFC_...

DVD-Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM -$16.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=46792&vpn=SH-S22...

HSF-Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus -$19.99 you won't find this cheaper
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=41337&vpn=RR-B10...

HDD-Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB -$37.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=36050&vpn=ST3500...

I realize what i've listed is probably over your budget but all very helpful i hope.
As always just Pricematch everything.
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September 26, 2010 9:53:37 PM

The Phenom II X4 955 is a much better deal if you are going to overclock. They both have unlocked multipliers so all you're paying for with the 965 is a slightly higher stock clock speed. The 965s are supposed to be binned slightly better, but I don't really believe that many of them are.

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor 3.2GHZ AM3 8MB Cache 125W Retail Box
$164.03
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=47459&vpn=HDZ955FBGMBOX&m...
$154.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Very good ram at a very good price (Davcon's choices from Newegg are a better value):

G.SKILL F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO Eco PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL7-8-7-24 1.35V Memory Kit
$111.27
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=46501&vpn=F3-12800CL7D-4G...

The Radeon HD 5850s are much more powerful and more efficient. NCIX has a very good sale on one right now:

Powercolor Radeon HD 5850 AX5850 1GBD5-DH 1GB PCI-E Video Card
$249.99 after a $15 rebate
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=55422&vpn=AX5850%201GBD5-...
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September 26, 2010 10:21:45 PM

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