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~1000-1100 CAD Build

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October 31, 2010 8:53:14 PM

Hey guys, I am looking to help build a computer for my brother since I already built mine last year. The key thing is he isn't planning to overclock anything soon (never overclocked), but wants the computer to last a long time for gaming. I am buying from NCIX since the shipping is just horrible on (live in Canada). Lastly, he also wants a decent monitor to game on. Here is what I have so far:

Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 900 ATX 9 Drive Bay No PS Top USB2.0 1394 Audio

EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Superclocked Fermi 763MHZ 768MB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card

NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal Intel Core i7 930 Quad Core & MSI X58M mATX SLI DDR3 Motherboard

1 x MSI X58M X58 mATX LGA1366 DDR3 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 1PCI-E4 CrossFire SLI SATA2 GBLAN Motherboard
1 x Intel Core i7 930 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.8GHZ 8MB L3 Cache 130W 45NM Retail Box

Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM

Corsair TX650W 650W ATX 12V 52A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan

G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit

Samsung 2494SW 24IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1920X1080 16:9 5ms 50000:1DC VGA DVI-D HDCP
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.

Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.

The only problem I have is the price is a bit over $1200 CAD. I would preferably like it lowered closer to around $1100. I also think the i7 is kind of a hit or miss, since he's not planning to overclock anytime soon anyway, just play games like Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 on Ultra high settings.

On, I saw a deal for the Rosewill Challeneger case that seemed to have very good reviews at a lower price than the Antec 900. Would you guys recommend getting that instead? Here is the link:

Any advice or pointers would be appreciated, thanks for your time.

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November 1, 2010 12:36:22 AM

BTW I am hoping to get this before the Halloween Sale ends, which I think is tomorrow
November 1, 2010 3:12:26 AM

I really don't mean to bump this so fast, but it's just that the sale ends at midnight and I don't want to miss it if the parts are worth it. Once again sorry, I just hope someone would give me an answer
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November 1, 2010 9:23:55 PM

Hey guys, I decided to fix my format for easier viewing. I found out the sale didn't end today xD

Approximate Purchase Date: Before Christmas, but sooner would be better

Budget Range: (1000-1100) Before Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Starcraft, Diablo 3)

Parts Not Required: Speaker, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NCIX

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: Asus motherboard, Good brand power supply (Corsair, Seasonic)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I am still on the fence about getting i7 930. I think it would be wiser to get i5 760 and get a better case. I am also not sure if the power supply is too much?

Also, what do you guys think about this system configurator build:

Thanks again