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October 15, 2010 8:45:28 PM

Hello,

I tried to build a system, but I don't know if the parts are compatible. Will this system work?

Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?It...

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active

ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SAPPHIRE 100290SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BR-04B2T - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

PHILIPS 220S2SB/27 Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Have I forgot/did anything wrong? Are the graphic card/monitor worth the money?

Thanx

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October 15, 2010 11:50:07 PM

The link for the gpu is a 5850 not a 5870, which is way way way too over priced imo. Also consider a better monitor resolution for the gpu that your intending on buying, like 1920x1080.

Whats your budget for the project and what do you intend to use it for?

Id also advise against that combo you choose as you can get much better for your money.
October 16, 2010 3:10:34 PM

bavman said:
The link for the gpu is a 5850 not a 5870, which is way way way too over priced imo. Also consider a better monitor resolution for the gpu that your intending on buying, like 1920x1080.

Whats your budget for the project and what do you intend to use it for?

Id also advise against that combo you choose as you can get much better for your money.


For the budget i would prefer between 1200 and 1300$can. I'm a gamer, but not a hardcore one... so I need a system that can run the new games and that won't be obsolete in a year.
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October 16, 2010 4:08:33 PM

What i would build.
NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core & MSI P55A-G55 CrossFire DDR3 USB3 Motherboard - $319.99/$304.99 after mir
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=54941&vpn=i5%207...

Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE 24X Black DVD Writer SATA OEM -$17.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=45667&vpn=SH%2DS...

G.SKILL F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB -$82.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42746&vpn=F3%2D1...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA2 - $59.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=37232&promoi...

OCZ FATAL1TY 550W - $49.99/ $29.99 after mir
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=37047&vpn=OCZ550...

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W - $78.57/ $53.57 after mir
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220AC1267&v...

XFX 650W XXX Edition Single Rail Modular - $94.99/$74.99 after mir
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=55601&promoi...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit...


So far cost $5 more then Newegg system after rebates with the XFX psu,dvd, and a $100 case.
Better mobo,ram, and psu.
You could buy any case you like.

Lots of good 5850 deals out there but i would still wait for the 6000's to come out and see what gives.

Dell has very good deals on monitors all the time and have a 3yr warranty/free shipping.
You might have to spend a few more bucks but i bought a 23" 1920x1080 fully adjustable monitor with DisplayPort for $179 Can.
October 16, 2010 4:12:22 PM

If u have needs outside gaming such as

a. Encoding
b. Rendering
c. Compiling
d. Linux based workstation functions
e. Video/Image editing

then yes an X6 would make perfect sense else

If u insist on a 1680 x 1050 display

Rana 445 - Deneb 955BE
870 chipset (if SATA/UBS 3.0 is desired) else 770/785G
4GB DDR3
HD 5770/192bit GTX 460
500-600W 80+ PSU

good to go ^^
October 16, 2010 4:52:28 PM

davcon said:
What i would build.
NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core & MSI P55A-G55 CrossFire DDR3 USB3 Motherboard - $319.99/$304.99 after mir
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=54941&vpn=i5%207...

Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE 24X Black DVD Writer SATA OEM -$17.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=45667&vpn=SH%2DS...

G.SKILL F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB -$82.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42746&vpn=F3%2D1...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA2 - $59.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=37232&promoi...

OCZ FATAL1TY 550W - $49.99/ $29.99 after mir
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=37047&vpn=OCZ550...

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W - $78.57/ $53.57 after mir
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220AC1267&v...

XFX 650W XXX Edition Single Rail Modular - $94.99/$74.99 after mir
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=55601&promoi...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit...


So far cost $5 more then Newegg system after rebates with the XFX psu,dvd, and a $100 case.
Better mobo,ram, and psu.
You could buy any case you like.

Lots of good 5850 deals out there but i would still wait for the 6000's to come out and see what gives.

Dell has very good deals on monitors all the time and have a 3yr warranty/free shipping.
You might have to spend a few more bucks but i bought a 23" 1920x1080 fully adjustable monitor with DisplayPort for $179 Can.


Thanks for your answer btw. I'm really new to all this stuff so i had a few more questions :

1-can you explain to me what are those parts... if I understand the "OCZ FATAL1TY 550W" is a fan, the "OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W" is a power supply, but then what is the "XFX 650W XXX Edition Single Rail Modular"?

2-is there any "5850 deal" that you can suggest to me?
October 16, 2010 6:52:43 PM

XFX Radeon HD 5850 1Gb GDDR5 - $244.99 /$214.99 after mir free game
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=54265&promoi...

Makes me wanna cry! i paid over $300 for my 5850 in January and it came with a crappy game.
now i'm thinking xfire at that price !

btw Ncix pricematches any instock item in Canada.
Your best bet would be to get a case at Newegg since shipping cases can be very pricey(weight).
The 902 is a very good deal .Solid gaming case,good cable management,exceptional cooling and airflow.Quiet.
Cons - lacks mobo cut-out,psu filtered cut-out,readily accessible intake filters.
Was going to buy a HAF 922 but saw it in person.It's BIG.Also a very good gaming case.Preferred the aesthetics of the 902 up close.
The CM 690II is also a good deal,very nice to build in,good cable management,accessible intake filters.Well built and designed,nice airflow.
Btw i own a 902 and a CM 690II Basic both have exceptional airflow.
Cases are a personal choice though.
All i can say is the Antec and CM cases i own are well built and no cheap outs anywhere quality wise.
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