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July 31, 2011 6:16:21 AM

I'm new here, so sorry for any stupid things said, I have to write this quickly.
My first build, on a $700 budget. Buying online in Canada.

Cooler Master Case http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...

Antec PSU (optional) http://store.antec.com/Product/power_supply-earthwatts/...

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

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

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

G.SKILL DDR2 SDRAM http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

WD 1TB HDD (wow $85!) http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

LITE-ON DVD-ROM Drive http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Total: ~ CAD$575 (not incl shipping or tax)

Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit (maybe 11.04) http://www.ubuntu.com

I basically want to use Blender and play games, along with doing casual tasks. Would you say this is good? Middle-end?
Most importantly, are these parts compatible?

Thank you very much for answering a noob question!

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July 31, 2011 6:40:38 AM

amd phenom ii x4 955 3.2ghz-120$
antec earthwatts green 650w60$
cooler master haf 912 55$
samsung spinpoint f3 1tb 60$( cheper, better quality)
crucial ballistix sport 2x2gb 1333mhz ddr3 memory 30$
asus dvd drive- 21$
BIOSTAR A770E3 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard 50$
SAPPHIRE 100328L Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 120$
total:516$

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July 31, 2011 8:00:11 AM

^Agreed
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July 31, 2011 5:26:33 PM

Best answer selected by Nameguy.
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July 31, 2011 5:37:20 PM

:D  Thanks manu and why_me for answering! Although I couldn't find a few parts on directcanada.cpm so I just went to newegg.ca, and I also decided to allocate 8GB of G.SKILL RIPJAWS RAM.

Just one more question: Do you think I will be able to run Sony Vegas, Ableton Live, Macromedia Flash, and other programs on this Ubuntu system?

Thanks!
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August 1, 2011 10:46:05 AM

a phenom ii x4 is a quad, it will run those apps just fine.
Good Luck for your build
Happy Building!
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