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I5 760 boxing day build - please review (1000$)

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December 25, 2010 4:03:50 PM

* FREE Intel 40GB SSD * - Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core CPU + Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 OEM
This product can only be exchanged or replaced with the exact same item.
57889 1 $299.99 $299.99
1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
1 x Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.8GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box
1 x FREE Intel X25-V 40GB 2.5IN SATA2 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive W/ Mounting Kit
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM
41337 1 $19.99 $19.99
Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 900 ATX 9 Drive Bay No PS Top USB2.0 1394 Audio
21123 1 $79.99 $79.99
Corsair VX550W 550W ATX 12V 41A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan
25984 1 $69.99 $69.99
XFX Radeon HD 6870 900MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI 2x Mini Display Port PCI-E Video Card
56262 1 $229.99 $229.99
ASUS P7P55D-E LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFireX USB3.0 SATA 6GB Motherboard
Note: Supports Intel K series CPUs since BIOS 910
48019 1 $160.89 $160.89
G.SKILL F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH Ripjaws PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-21 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit
42744 1 $53.99 $53.99
Samsung SH-S223L/BEBS 22X SATA Black DVD Writer Lightscribe OEM
42349 1 $19.99 $19.99
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Hard Drive OEM *3YR MFR Warranty*
37232 1 $44.99 $44.99
PC Assembly and Testing With 1 Year Limited NCIX System Warranty (PRE-CONFIG WIN. OS If Purchased)
FREE GROUND SHIPPING FOR THIS ORDER!
7842 1 $50.00 $50.00
Shipping Insurance (1.5%): $15.45
SUBTOTAL: $1,045.26
No PST - Outside BC residents: $0.00
GST(5%): $52.26
YOUR TOTAL:
All quoted prices are in CANADIAN DOLLARS $1,097.52

Everything from NCIX with assembly and 85$ worth of mail in rebates would bring it to my target of 1000$ (12$ close..)

Please let me know if this sounds right

Thank you
December 25, 2010 4:17:58 PM

Looks like a good system for the price.

Merry Christmas!

(For those of us in the US, you should mention that 'Boxing Day' is December 26th! - LOL)
December 25, 2010 4:20:06 PM

I know, but for some reason, NCIX is offering the boxing day prices today =)
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December 25, 2010 4:21:14 PM

I forgot to mention, would this 550w power supply handle a second card in crossfire?

Thanks
December 25, 2010 10:17:27 PM

The 750hx is too much for anything less demanding than 2 gtx 480s.It is also overpriced.The Antec TP 750W is a similar but cheaper choice.I have to mention though that the psu you will need depends on the cards you will cf or sli.2X6850s or gtx 460s for example can run with a quality 650w psu.
December 25, 2010 11:29:06 PM

If even contemplating a 2nd graphics card in the future, I'd get the bigger PSU now...
December 26, 2010 12:19:36 AM

650W for gtx 460's or 6850's.
750W for GTX 470's, 6870's, 6950's, or 6970's
December 27, 2010 1:51:00 AM

Thanks,


Well as far as i'm concerned, when I'll be on the hunt for a 2nd card (maybe a 1 year or 2) I'll check for more juice. With the savings of the card drop I should find something good enough to powerup 2x6870.

Moreover, this powersupply is very good quality, switching it to another rig should be fairly easy.

Thanks for the pointers :) 
December 27, 2010 3:16:56 AM

this looks like it could power my whole house, lol ;) 
December 27, 2010 11:53:27 AM

Better to have more power than necessary, than not enough!
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