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$900-$1,100 Pc build

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February 16, 2011 1:48:17 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Mid to late March

Budget Range: $1,100 after rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, Monitor


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca, tigerdirect.ca, ncix.com

Country of Origin: Cananda

Parts Preferences: No preference
Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: Currently 1680x1050, (Want to upgrade to Higher res within the near future 1920x1080)

Additional Comments: Not a cheap plastic looking case.

More about : 900 100 build

February 16, 2011 2:16:06 PM

List the software & games you run.

You don't need overclocking. Can you do it? Can you watch the pc constantly? Checking for signs of instability? Basically, you have to babysit the pc or it may be permanently damaged. Best option is to get a cpu that has turbo. SB cpus aren't flawed, but the mobos aren't ready yet. AMD does have a Turbo cpu. The difference is Turbo is 100% stable & no need for babysitting the pc.

You don't need SLI for that resolution. It's for multi monitors or demanding games at very high resolutions. i.e. Crysis 1 & 2. If you really have money to blow around, upgrade that crappy LCD.

Why not ncix.com? They price-match anything that's in stock.
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February 16, 2011 2:37:47 PM

CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz Quad CPU $283 Combo deal with ASUS M4A89GTD MB
MOBO: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Motherboard

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 $85
HSF: CM Hyper 212+ CPU cooler 120mm $30
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s HDD $75
DVD: LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer SATA $18
GPU: XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB $225 $20 rebate

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX $105 $10 rebate
Case: CM HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Case $90
Win7 Home Premium 64bit $110

~$1021 before rebate, taxes and shipping.

Being four to six weeks out it's still too early to lock this down. Usually, a week out is plenty of time to go parts shopping for the latest deals.
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February 16, 2011 2:40:28 PM

sandybridge said:
Can you watch the pc constantly? Checking for signs of instability? Basically, you have to babysit the pc or it may be permanently damaged.
Are you speaking from experience?
My overclock has been rock steady for 2 plus years without any of that drama.
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February 16, 2011 4:18:00 PM

The reason I am maybe waiting till march is because I have heard that sandy bridge CPU's are really where its at.
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February 16, 2011 4:19:40 PM

Probably April for Canada.

And you did say 'Parts Preferences: No preference'
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February 16, 2011 4:25:04 PM

You could have had a Sandy Bridge build if you had asked for it.
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February 16, 2011 4:27:47 PM

Well i was just reading stuff now about the sandy bridge. Crysis 2 is the reason why I am getting a new pc though.
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February 16, 2011 4:30:50 PM

Waiting till April is OK with you?
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February 16, 2011 4:33:32 PM

sandybridge said:
Why not ncix.com? They price-match anything that's in stock.
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I was unaware of this website but I will lokk into it.

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