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April 16, 2011 1:15:46 AM

Hi everyone, i'm planning to build a new computer and this is my very first time building one. So i hope i get some advice from everyone about the parts im getting. Thanks so much.

Approximate Purchase Date: end of April

Budget Range: 1000-1300 After rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the net, homework

Parts Not Required: keyboard, monitor, mouse, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ncix

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: Doesn't matter about the brand, it must be efficient

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 (might plug into tv)

Additional Comments: I think around 1000 dollars will get me a good enough computer to play most games and as well as do everything i need on the computer.

EDIT::http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore ( go to this link to check out the $1000 build. I might get this instead of what i have below, so check it out.)

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 6 Core Processor
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=52067&vpn=HDT90ZFBGRBOX&m...

MSI 790FX-GD70 ATX AM3 790FX DDR3 4PCI-E16 CrossFire
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=37088

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline Stiletto 8GB
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=55544&vpn=996770&manufact...

Cooler Master Haf 932 Black Edition Full Tower
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=53875&vpn=RC-932-KWN3&man...

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=50895&vpn=WD1002FAEX&manu...

Antec Truepower New 650W Modular Power Supply
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=36263&vpn=TP-650&manufact...

MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr OC 880MHZ 1GB
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58303&vpn=N560GTX-TI%20Tw...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=45271&vpn=GFC-00599&manuf...

LG GH22NS50 Black 22X SATA DVD Writer OEM
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=40435&vpn=GH22NS50&manufa...

This is what i got so far. Please feel free to leave comments on how i should improve this. Please tell me if my motherboard will run with everything because i just randomly found one at NCIX and i assume it was good and cost a decent amount.

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April 16, 2011 1:31:41 AM

I guess i don't play this games like crysis or battlefield like that, but i want a graphic card taht will run at max on most games.

For ram why 4 gig? when i can get an 8 gig for better performance?

Im not sure why i would get a radeon 5870 when i can get the one i said which is better right?
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April 16, 2011 1:34:19 AM

aznshinobi said:
Siggy 1000$ build would kill that build in CPU power, the actual cost is probably 950$ for my 1K build so with that said you'll be able to get a 560 Ti with the upgrade.
1100T vs 2500K
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=203


where is this siggy 1000$ build can i get a link please
April 16, 2011 1:36:46 AM

nvm about it aznshinobi found it. So are you telling me to build a i5 instead of x6
April 16, 2011 1:37:37 AM

Yes, the i5 2500K is a lot better for gaming and just most tasks in general.
April 16, 2011 1:39:53 AM

most games can't use 8 gigs so it actually doesn't provide better performance
April 16, 2011 1:39:54 AM

i guess so. How recent is the $1000 guide.
April 16, 2011 1:43:51 AM

Thank aznshinobi for the great guide. I really changed my mind after reading it and i might follow that build.

Changing all my parts list to see what others people may think of it.
April 16, 2011 2:27:46 AM

Yep no problem. THe guide is really recent around a week since I last updated it.
April 16, 2011 2:55:42 AM

cant' wait to see the 1500 build
April 16, 2011 5:38:01 AM

krazie_chink said:
cant' wait to see the 1500 build

*Wait no longer...Why_Me is here now! :p 

All orders over $75 CAD are FREE SHIPPING @ Direct Canada. :)  Which means this entire order down below is FREE SHIPPING!

This build down below allows you to add another one of those factory over clocked gtx 560's later on for SLI. This build also includes an after market cpu h/s (thermal paste included), Windows 7, etc... Enjoy :) 

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC5964&v... $79.69
Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA No PSU

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC9104&v... $102.80
Corsair TX750 V2 750W ATX 12V Single Rail 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS Bronze

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD9725&v...(B3)&manufacture=MSI $146.69 - $126.69 MIR. Savings: $20.00
MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) P67 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E 2PCI SLI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3 Motherboard

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $219.99 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC8843&v... $24.69
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5460&v... $45.79
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350DR4878&v... $59.69
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive Oem

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213&v... $21.32
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD8066&v... $237.18 - $222.18 MIR. Savings: $15.00
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr OC 880MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12850SW2113&v... $99.69
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

Total: $1,037.53 CAD *not including tax and mail in rebates
April 16, 2011 5:41:15 AM

Go poop yourself Why_Me.
April 16, 2011 5:50:13 AM

aznshinobi said:
Go poop yourself Why_Me.

lol...I'm telling ya, that site is a gold mine for Canadian builds. Someone linked that site last week on a build, and I was like wtf...they even beat US prices. Check the price of that CM 922 on that build..or even that MSI 560...or the CM 212+ h/s... that site rocks. I just wish they had a site like that for the US with those prices. They are still lacking in the mobo dept. like on the Asrock boards, and they don't have Samsung h/d's but I'm thinking they will eventually get those on there.
April 16, 2011 9:19:09 AM

hmm thats a pretty good build i see why me
April 17, 2011 4:26:07 AM

shinobi, does your $1000 build implicitly include the OS, or is it a $1100 build. i was too lazy to check.
April 17, 2011 4:30:36 AM

1000 w/o OS
1100 w/ OS
!