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New build ~gaming help $600 - $900 CAD

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October 7, 2011 1:43:24 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: next 2 weeks, willing to wait if something great is coming

Budget Range: $600 - 900 after rebates, a little bit flexible

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NCIX

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: N/A

Overclocking: Maybe, probably not

SLI or Crossfire: probably not.

Additional Comments: I'd like something that will last a little while, but I'm fine with running my games on medium and such. This will be for SWTOR, but I would like to run shooters and rpgs, current and upcoming.

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NCIX Bundle Deal - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Processor & Saphire Pure CrossFireX 890GX Motherboard
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=64309&promoid=12...

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57078&promoid=12...

Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green SATA3 Intelli Power 64MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Disk Drive HDD
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=62047&promoid=12...

Coolermaster Elite 371 ATX Tower Case 3X5.25 1X3.5EXT 5X3.5INT Front USB Audio *No PS*
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=59734

XFX Radeon HD 6950 XXX 830MHZ 1GB 5.2GHZ DDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI 2XMINI DisplayPort Video Card
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=59117&promoid=12...

OCZ ZX Series 850W ATX12V 24PIN Active PFC 80 Plus Gold 70A Power Supply 140MM Fan Black 5 Yr Wrty
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=58861


ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=49597&promoid=12...

This comes in at ~$820.
What am I missing?

Thanks all.

Edit: Added dvd drive.
October 7, 2011 1:48:42 AM

Since your running autocad, I suggest that you upgrade to phenom ii x6 since it's multithreaded and get a 9XX chipset mobo as 8XX will NOT support AM3+ after the first generation of bulldozers. Then you can upgrade to a 8 core bd and have a very enjoyable time computing. Hope this helps. :) 
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October 7, 2011 2:01:27 AM

Something great is coming along this month so you'd better hold your horses :) . It will change alot of of prices.
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October 7, 2011 2:34:13 AM

Sorry, what's this about autocad now?

@Cutebeans: lol good point.
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October 7, 2011 2:37:00 AM

pascau said:
Sorry, what's this about autocad now?

@Cutebeans: lol good point.


he thought CAD meant a program (AUTOCAD), didn't know it was canadian dollars :) 
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October 7, 2011 2:41:19 AM

Ah, ok that makes more sense now haha.
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October 7, 2011 5:19:56 PM

Added DVD drive.
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October 8, 2011 2:43:29 AM

You would easily eat SW:TOR with a 6950 and can play games at med to high. More times at high and occasionally at med depending on the game. :) 

Get this PSU btw, your PSU is overkill. You can easily power a 6950 with 500w but this adds a lot of headroom.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=60330&vpn=CMPSU-600CXV2&m...

It's better if you get a AM3+ motherboard for future upgradability.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=62402&vpn=GA-970A-UD3&man...

Anyway, that board you bought is not needed as you are not overclocking or crossfiring. It's cheap because it's AM3 not AM3+.
Am3+ can be used to upgrade to bulldozer
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October 8, 2011 7:10:19 PM

Cool, thanks for the advice.

Ordered with changes made to an AM3+ mobo and such.

Thanks again!
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October 15, 2011 6:41:33 AM

Best answer selected by pascau.
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