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October 14, 2010 7:57:45 PM

I am new to rig building, and recently came into a bit of money, I alway's wanted a good PC and to build it myself and after about an hour of putting parts together, this is what I came up with, money isn't really a factor, but I need to know if it's worth the costs ($2,003.24 USD) and if all the componnets i listed are all compatable, I know this forum has alot of very computer friendly and smart people that's Why I am asking here. Thank you very much!

I am purchasing it all at Tigerdirect.ca, I used them before and I find them easy to deal with.
I put the link to the product in brackets at the end.


Processor- 1090t black edition x6 cores (http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...)

Motherboard- asus crosshair forumla IV (http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...)

Ram- 8gb corsair dual channel dominator 1600mhz (http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...)

video card- This was a tricky part for me, as I didn't know what to pick, I ended up picking the, xfx
Radeon HD 5770 Video Card (http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...)

sound card- Had no idea on this, just picked on with the best reviews and low price. star check 4 channel
(http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...)

hard drive- western digital black hard drive (http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...) Not sure if it's worth it or not???

cpu cooler- corsair H50 hydra *seemed compatable with my set up* (http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...)

Tower - This is another ??? for me, I ended up going with a mid tower that I liked and priced well, not sure if it's nessary or not... cool master atx black mod (http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...)

Power supply Unit- I plan on crossfiring my 5770's so I went with 750watt psu, not sure if it's compatable or not for my set up, (http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...)

Disk Drive- wasn't sure here aswell, ended up with this, (http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...)

That's all I ended up with, I am not user friendly with computers so I appretiate all your guys help, I know it's not easy to check all this, or maybe it is for some of you, but any help I am thankfull.

If I am missing any important componnents let me know as well, I will be installing windows 7 on this.

Thanks!

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October 14, 2010 9:19:11 PM

if money isn't an issue, you should be building with an intel core i7-980x, Radeon HD5970, and an ssd.
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Anonymous
October 14, 2010 9:23:10 PM

Sorry, I didn't mean I was rich, lol. What I meant was that that build at 2,000 wasn't an issue for me, as in if someone said that this build was not the best due to it's price, then it wouldn't be an issue as long as the build in itself was ok.

sorry should of clarified that a bit more :) 
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October 14, 2010 9:51:34 PM

haha ohhh ok.

try something like this:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item... ==> Intel Core i7-930, ASUS P6X58D-E, OCZ Gold 6GB DDR3 1600MHz
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item... ==> SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5970, OCZ Gold 6GB DDR3 1600MHz
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... ==> COOLER MASTER HAF 922
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... ==> XFX Black Edition 750W 80 PLUS SILVER Modular PSU
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683... ==> Thermaltake Frio
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... ==> LG 22X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... ==> SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB

You don't need a sound card, since the on-board sound is perfectly fine. So this build gives you 12GB ram, a 5970 (better than crossfired 5770s) and an i7 which is superior to the x6.

Taxes and shipping this comes out to $2,112.48 (Canadian) with an additional $75 (US) in mail-in rebates.
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October 14, 2010 11:06:05 PM

Woops :D  thats supposed to be a 2 as he said his budget was $2000. Thanks for catching that.
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October 14, 2010 11:50:41 PM

bavman... Solid build

I would go with ASUS SABERTOOTH X58 for the motherboard instead. It is cheaper and the better motherboard.
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Anonymous
October 15, 2010 12:50:23 AM

Thanks for the help guys, I love that build, but I live in canada and Newegg.com will not ship to me :( 
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October 15, 2010 12:59:51 AM

Just build the build using Newegg.ca instead :) 
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October 15, 2010 1:17:13 AM

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Thanks for the help guys, I love that build, but I live in canada and Newegg.com will not ship to me :( 


There's a newegg.ca (canada) out there too and I'm pretty sure if they are Canadian based, they ship to canada. :D 

Try looking up the parts listed from http://www.newegg.ca/

IMO -- good builds but I'd swap out the i7-930 for the i7-950. It's a small price increase because the 950 has been repositioned (repriced) to replace the 930's so the price difference is small ($6 in the US compared to $19 Canadian between the 930 and 950). It's about the same processor if "overclocked" but 1 will be continuing for a while whereas the other is hitting discontinued soon.
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October 15, 2010 1:47:12 AM

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IMO -- good builds but I'd swap out the i7-930 for the i7-950. It's a small price increase because the 950 has been repositioned (repriced) to replace the 930's so the price difference is small ($6 in the US compared to $19 Canadian between the 930 and 950). It's about the same processor if "overclocked" but 1 will be continuing for a while whereas the other is hitting discontinued soon.

Just a little FYI: All of the current LGA1366 CPUs will be phased out and replaced with 32nm Westmer based LGA1366 CPUs in mid Q1-Q2 2011.
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