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January 29, 2011 9:43:35 PM

Thoughts? should i go intel instead? this build will cost me around $1045 canadian(includes shipping and tax).will get about 50$ worth of rebates.
anymore info you need is here:

Approximate Purchase Date: this weekend or next week

Budget Range: 1k Canadian $

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Max setting Gaming, College computer works, video editing.

Parts Not Required: Already has Monitor 22" 1920x1080

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: because of value AMD is a good choice. prefer a hd6870 or better gpu.

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Crossfire (will buy 2nd card later on)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: im putting os as a needed part too. i have my set up here tho look below. and yes im using the mobo to unlock 3 and 4th core on my chosen cpu below. thoughts?







LG CD/DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP21 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136222
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$19.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119196
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$99.99
$89.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152181
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$49.49

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

ASRock 880G EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157191
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$109.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

GIGABYTE GV-R687OC-1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with ...
Item #: N82E16814125357
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$239.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ...
Item #: N82E16817341018
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$40.00 Instant
$30.00 USD Mail-in Rebate
$129.99
$89.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770
Item #: N82E16820226095
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$82.49

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision HDZ555WFGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103846
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

with OS
Grand Total: $1,044.21

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January 29, 2011 10:46:45 PM

Just an alternate suggestion, I made a few compromises to fit in that i5-2500K:
  • Rosewill DESTROYER
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM
  • LG DVD GH22NS50B
  • SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB
  • OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W
  • A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600
  • ASRock P67 Extreme4
  • i5-2500K + XFX Radeon HD 6870
    Use promo codes: CEMCKJHD22, CEMCKJHD32 and CEMCKJHD52 to save 30$
    Total should be ~960$+tx+shipping - 30$ promo codes - 70$MIR
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    January 29, 2011 10:49:16 PM

    If you can fit in a Hyper 212 Plus as well, you will be able to OC that CPU to at least 4.4-4.5GHz, it can also wait until you order that 2nd HD 6870 card.
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    January 29, 2011 10:52:35 PM

    Zenthar said:
    Just an alternate suggestion, I made a few compromises to fit in that i5-2500K:
  • Rosewill DESTROYER
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM
  • LG DVD GH22NS50B
  • SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB
  • OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W
  • A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600
  • ASRock P67 Extreme4
  • i5-2500K + XFX Radeon HD 6870
    Use promo codes: CEMCKJHD22, CEMCKJHD32 and CEMCKJHD52 to save 30$
    Total should be ~960$+tx+shipping - 30$ promo codes - 70$MIR


  • ahhh goodie i was looking for a good build like this! thanks for it imma see fit what i can put the scout case lol i really like that case and ill see if i can cash in an extra for the Hyper 212! thanks for this build i have 2 option now! :) 

    Edit* this build cost me about 1130$ btw with shipping and taxes :/ 
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    January 29, 2011 10:56:16 PM

    Zenthar said:
    Just an alternate suggestion, I made a few compromises to fit in that i5-2500K:
  • Rosewill DESTROYER
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM
  • LG DVD GH22NS50B
  • SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB
  • OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W
  • A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600
  • ASRock P67 Extreme4
  • i5-2500K + XFX Radeon HD 6870
    Use promo codes: CEMCKJHD22, CEMCKJHD32 and CEMCKJHD52 to save 30$
    Total should be ~960$+tx+shipping - 30$ promo codes - 70$MIR


  • btw is the board guaranteed crossfire?
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    January 29, 2011 11:06:10 PM

    defsam said:
    btw is the board guaranteed crossfire?
    Yes, both Crossfire and SLI at x8x8, but it doesn't make a difference compared to x16x16.
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    January 29, 2011 11:07:19 PM

    defsam said:
    Edit* this build cost me about 1130$ btw with shipping and taxes :/ 
    Using the 3 promo codes as well? Including the 70$ MIR?
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    January 29, 2011 11:11:22 PM

    If you really prefer the Sandy Bridge, you can also consider switching the HD6870 combo with this HD6850 combo, it would reduce the cost by another 36$.
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    January 29, 2011 11:20:00 PM

    Zenthar said:
    If you really prefer the Sandy Bridge, you can also consider switching the HD6870 combo with this HD6850 combo, it would reduce the cost by another 36$.

    yeah the cost i told you includes the discounts but not the mir. damn them taxes :/ 
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    January 29, 2011 11:25:55 PM

    Without the os the Sandy bridge build cost me 995 that includes tax + shipping. i guess ill go for linux for now? i really want sandy bridge lol. i have been hearing very good stuff about it. and i looked at benchmarks and it's almost close to it's brother processor lol.
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    January 30, 2011 2:05:02 AM

    Yes you can use Linux, I don't know how much gaming you could do in Linux tho. You could also check if you would have access to a Windows license any other way like through your job or through school.
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    January 30, 2011 2:22:41 AM

    ahh yes ill try to see whati can scratch to it. linux is an alternate for now til i get an extra for windows. Thanks for your help!
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    January 30, 2011 2:22:56 AM

    Best answer selected by defsam.
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