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1250$ i5 build
Dec 2, 2010, 12:55 PM
Budget : 1250 CAD tax & shipping included if possible
Buying Horizon : Around Christmas
Websites : Newegg or NCIX (Canada)
Platform : Intel
Motherboard : No preference, SLI or Crossfire capable though
Graphics : No preference
OC : Yes
SLI/Crossfire : Yes but in the future, must be able to handle it
Parts that I dont need : Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers
Intel i5 760 +215$
Asus P7P55D-E Pro +190$
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH + 75$
Corsair 750TX +110$
Antec 300 illusion +70$
Asus GTX 470 +300$
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB +57$
Kingston SSD 30GB +80$
Windows 7 home premium 105$
Total 1202$ before tax and shipping...
I'm pretty sure I could do better by bundling or switching some parts... Should I wait for boxing day or should I wait for SandyBridge or Bulldozer to come out?
thanks for your help
Dec 2, 2010
Dec 2, 2010, 3:50 PM
sandy bridge is due out Jan 5 (release)/Jan 9 (retail)
I'd consider a HD6870 over the 470. almost identical performance and cost for much less heat and energy consumption.
Dec 2, 2010, 7:48 PM
Totally support above post !!
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