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February 4, 2012 12:13:00 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range:$550 after rebate,shipping and GST(5%)(shipping and GST usually equal 50$)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, school stuff

Parts Not Required: monitor,keyboard,mouse, CD drive, hard drive(I have a 500gb sata),
if also have a cicero ATX case but its over 5 years old and have no fans in it. so i expect that i would have to buy a new one but it would be great if i could and spend teh money on other parts of the pc.(i can post pictures if wanted...but its 5 years old)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: WWW.newegg.ca (canada) .the Canadian version is usually more expensive but has same inventory as its american counterpart.

Country: Edmonton/Alberta/Canada

Parts Preferences: no preference

Overclocking: no..but it would be nice for down the road

SLI or Crossfire:no, but would be nice if it could

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900 and possibly a 42" 1080p plasma

Additional Comments: i would like to be able to hook it up to my 42" plasma and play some games(with reduced graphics of course)it has hdmi,vga and s-video outputs.
if I have bean unclear or forgot something just post it and deal with it ASP.

More about : 500 gaming

February 4, 2012 12:41:00 AM

cpu-i3 2120(117$)/i5 2400 (if u want to overclock)
gpu-radeon hd 6850($150)
mother board-Gigabyte - H61M-DS/AS Rock America - H61M-S
psu-corsair cx 500(about70$)

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February 4, 2012 12:50:37 AM

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/BDL_2500K_Z68AD3H
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX32035
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX28731#Continue
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX33433
(you may have to substitute a different 6770 if this one is sold out for $20 more)

Sub Total: $529.96 + gst and fuel.

Add any fans to your existing case as you can, if the case doesn't work out you will need a new case.


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February 4, 2012 12:54:29 AM

It's a 2500k/z68 sli/crossfire board combo, 8gb mem kit, hd-6770, Silverstone
Strider Essential 500W Power Supply

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February 4, 2012 1:10:40 AM

Memory express in Winnipeg sold me a upgrade kit on sale, a A6-3650/gigabyte crossfire board for $129 after rebates. OCZ Fata1ty 550 for $24.99 after rebate. So I "owe" them one.

Also i bought a bunch of seagate 500 gig's for $34.95 when they were going for cheap.

They beat newegg and you don't have to wait for stuff to come in the mail.
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February 4, 2012 5:24:08 PM

Best answer selected by mshave.
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February 4, 2012 5:24:42 PM

thanks for all your help
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