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Ultra Budget HD/3D Workstation + Gaming PC | First Build Review

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January 31, 2011 5:41:59 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: April @ latest

Budget Range: 500-600 CAD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Work in Adobe Production Premium CS5, Cinema 4D, Gaming(COD4 or BFBC2), and regular browsing use

Parts Not Required: Keyboard/Mouse, Monitor, OS,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Bestdirect, Newegg, DirectCanada

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: Trustworthy brands

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: Unsure Yet

Additional Comments: None, thanks for help !
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Case:
Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

PSU:
FSP Group SAGA+ 500R 500W ATX2.2 Power Supply

Motherboard:
Intel BOXDH67CL LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU:
Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

RAM:
OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

GPU:
Onboard ATM ( Will upgrade later )

HDD:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

DVD:
Sony Optiarc DVD Writer

TOTALS $598 after shipping +$15 MIR on PSU
January 31, 2011 1:37:15 PM

A very budget-conscious base gaming build list. I'd pull the trigger.
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January 31, 2011 2:07:33 PM

let's get you some better parts in there:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
- Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower: $75

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
- SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W: $70 -> you don't want to cheap out on your power supply... always stick with top quality.. your components depend on them..!

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
- SAMSUNG Black 22X DVDRW: $17

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
- SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB: $75

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
- Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2x2) SDRAM DDR3 1333: $40 -> with no overclocking... save money and stick with 'Intel specified' 1333

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
- ASUS P8H67-M LE LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0: $100

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
- Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz: $215

TOTAL: $592
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January 31, 2011 2:12:04 PM

if you go with your choice of case (which is decent too), then your total would come to: $572 (before shipping)
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