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1250$ i5 build

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December 2, 2010 12:55:18 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











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December 2, 2010 3:50:07 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.
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December 2, 2010 7:48:33 PM

Totally support above post !!
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