Tell me if this system is good - Buying all parts on boxing day

Buying the following build tomarrow. I wish to buy all parts from canadacomputers www.canadacomputers.com

I would like to ask if there is anything I could change or should change that is available on the website.

Also if you know a good deal for the same items somewhere else at a cheaper price please let me know as the store will price match if its a valid dealer in Canada and I show them a valid URL or flyer.

Any help is most appreciated in advance.

Formata said:
Similar to my build... It's by no means over the top high end gaming, but will keep up with the best of em

and stay on a budget.

Asus P6X58D-E Socket 1366 Intel X58
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_342&item_id=030576

Intel Core i7 950
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4_65&item_id=023949

2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 460
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_557_559&item_id=032936

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series DDR3 1600MHz (possibly check this out to ensure compatibility, I have different but hear this is better)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=24_311_312_612&item_id=026165

Western Digital Caviar Black (Couldn't fing Samsung Spinpoint F3 on requested site)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=15_210_212&item_id=029337

Corsair HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_443&item_id=023484

Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower Gaming Case (see below)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_111&item_id=031796

Sony DDU1681S-0B Black SATA DVD ROM (or what ever cheap one you'd prefer)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=3_61&item_id=034995

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus (no expert on OCing... Have a few friends that use/recommend this one.)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8_129&item_id=025125

One thing I would stress to anyone buying a HAF X.... go and check the thing out at a retail outlet if possible 1st. The thing is

absolutely massive! A really nice quality build for sure, but having built on 1 recently.... It's just massive.

I like the HAF 922, but check it out, it might be missing a few of things you were wanting on the HAF X :
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_112&item_id=023780

The only other thing would be the 2 x gtx 460s. ATM it's a really well priced bang for buck solution... But there are newer cards out

now ATI 6xxxx series and nVidia 5xx series. Going SLI from the start removes an upgrade path later on (depends if you care)

Good Luck!
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  1. well depends... what are you going to use it for and how much are you willing to spend?
  2. alhanelem said:
    well depends... what are you going to use it for and how much are you willing to spend?


    Hope this helps

    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Boxing Day Dec 26, 2010

    BUDGET RANGE: $1500 to $2000

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:

    This is what I would like to do on this system

    High End PC Gaming
    RAID 0/1 would be nice
    Games to be played on System:

    Counterstrike 1.5
    Counterstrike Source
    Bad Company 2
    Any high graphic game that comes out in the next year

    DUAL BOOT SYSTEM (IF POSSIBLE. Would like WIN98/XP/WINDOWS 7/LINUX FEDORA - NOT NEEDED BUT WOULD BE NICE)
    Internet Explorer Browsing
    Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Access, Excel
    Outlook Express Email
    Regular Email (Example: google, yahoo, etc)
    Downloading/Uploading Streaming Video
    Music Player
    Computer Programming (Visual Basic, C++, Java, Perl, HTML/XHTML)
    Viewing youtube videos
    Flash player capable
    MSN/AOL Messenger
    Ventrilo


    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speaker, Operating System (Win 98, XP, Fedora, Windows 7)


    PARTS REQUIRED:

    CPU
    Motheboard
    Graphics Card
    Memory
    Hard Drive
    Power Supply
    Computer Case & Fans
    Heat Sink
    DVD/CD Burner
    Floppy Disk (If possible - Yes I know its not used anymore but would hope for it)


    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.canadacomputers.com

    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada, Ontario

    PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel i950 CPU

    OVERCLOCKING: Yes

    SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: Any Monitor resolution that will fit nicely across any LCD monitor for gaming, internet browsing, etc. (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Really need help :)
  3. How about a single GTX 570, then add another one a year or so when they are cheaper.
  4. sportsfanboy said:
    How about a single GTX 570, then add another one a year or so when they are cheaper.


    +1.. And on a side note, go for some other optical drive brand if possible.. Sony drives often come across media compatibility problems.. Lite-On is a good brand to choose.. Also, get a higher capacity cooler if you wish to go for uber high overclock levels..
  5. I say you may as well get a blu-ray drive if you can get one one sale. Got my lite on DVD-Write Blu Ray reader for just under $50 thanks to the recent sales. Of course, retail versions come with software to actually let you use it ^_^, so make sure that if you do get an OEM drive it comes with software rather than just the bare drive.
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