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March 15, 2012 5:49:30 PM

Option 1:

case: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
psu: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
motherboard: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... OR http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... (please recommend the better option)
cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
hard-drive: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
RAM: 1X http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... OR 2X http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
gpu: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
disk drive: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
Windows OP: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Total cost, with tax: 782.89 dollars

Option 2:

case: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
psu: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
motherboard: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
cpu: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
hard-drive: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
RAM: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
gpu: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... OR http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... OR http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
disk drive: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
OP: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Final cost, with tax: 868.80 dollars

Comments, suggestions, changes, recommendations, approvals/disapproval all welcome. What do you guys think? :hello:  Which system should I build?
March 15, 2012 5:53:16 PM

Just a tip, I think you will get a lot more replies if you just list the names of the parts instead of using the links only. That way people don't have to click through every single link and open ~20 tabs.
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March 15, 2012 5:54:56 PM

^+1

too lazy to click all the links one by one now. :( 
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March 15, 2012 6:30:59 PM

jmsellars1 said:
Just a tip, I think you will get a lot more replies if you just list the names of the parts instead of using the links only. That way people don't have to click through every single link and open ~20 tabs.


Haha, lazy, well okay:

Option 1:

case: Raygo R12-40884 MG12 Series Mid Tower ATX Case
psu: Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2 Builder Series™ CX430 Power Supply
motherboard: Intel DH67BLB3 Socket LGA1155 Desktop Board OR ECS P67H2-A2 Black Deluxe Motherboard (please recommend the better option)
cpu: Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
hard-drive: Seagate ST3250312AS Barracuda 7200.12 250GB Hard Drive
RAM: 1X Corsair 4GB DDR3 RAM - PC10666, 1333MHz, 4096MB OR 2X Crucial Ballistix Desktop Memory Module - 4GB, PC3-10600, DDR3-1333MHz, 240-pin DIMM, 1.5V, CL9, Non-ECC, Unbuffered
gpu: SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
disk drive: Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer
Windows OP: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT

Option 2:

case: Raygo R12-40884 MG12 Series Mid Tower ATX Case
psu: Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2 Builder Series™ CX430 Power Supply
motherboard: ASUS P8H61-M LE CSM REV3 Intel 6 Series Motherboard
cpu: Intel Core i5-2400 Processor
hard-drive: Seagate ST3250312AS Barracuda 7200.12 250GB Hard Drive
RAM: Kingston HyperX Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB)
gpu: XFX Radeon HD 6870 900M 1GB GDDR5 WITH Total War: Shogun 2 Game Download Coupon and AMD Dirt3 Game Download
disk drive: Sony Optiarc AD7280S-OB 24x DVDRW Drive
OP: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT

Better now? ;)  Just refer to the links originally posted if you need specifics on each part.
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March 15, 2012 6:37:08 PM

Yeah it is a bit lazy but to be fair, you are asking for help.

You would need to upgrade to the 500W PSU for the second build because the CX-430 doesn't have enough connectors for the HD 6870.

Option 2 is the better build but I imagine it's more expensive. Both are good for the money.
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March 15, 2012 6:43:46 PM

jmsellars1 said:
Yeah it is a bit lazy but to be fair, you are asking for help.

You would need to upgrade to the 500W PSU for the second build because the CX-430 doesn't have enough connectors for the HD 6870.

Option 2 is the better build but I imagine it's more expensive. Both are good for the money.


No, no, I understand man. I was just using the joke from the guy who posted above and called himself lazy lol. Obviously I'm new but I'll use names from here on out.

Sorry about that.

Back to the system, thanks for the idea. Definitely will do that upgrade. The GPU said 550W minimum, not sure what to do now? Anyone got a good, and affordable, power supply to recommend?

I've found this so far: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... and http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... - To be put into either system
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March 16, 2012 12:42:46 AM

jmsellars1 said:
It's fine, sorry I didn't mean to sound annoyed. Was just trying to help.

500W would be more than fine for that setup, the Corsair CX-500 is good.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I would like a 600W one, and the CX version of that is too expensive right now. So I'm looking for alternatives.
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March 16, 2012 10:48:44 AM

The max power draw will be like 300W, they say 550W minimum in case people buy cheap PSU's. A friend of mine has the CX-500 with an i3 and an HD 6950 and that's completely fine.

If you must get 600W+ though I'd get the CX-600 or the Antec CP-620 or something.
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March 17, 2012 1:26:15 PM

jmsellars1 said:
The max power draw will be like 300W, they say 550W minimum in case people buy cheap PSU's. A friend of mine has the CX-500 with an i3 and an HD 6950 and that's completely fine.

If you must get 600W+ though I'd get the CX-600 or the Antec CP-620 or something.


Editing my previous builds, I have got:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... - Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified Power Supply

OR PSU: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... , http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... - Possible case for first system

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... - Possible case for second system
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March 17, 2012 11:20:00 PM

Best answer selected by gotanyideas123.
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April 1, 2012 1:26:27 AM

Final build was done and is up and running.

Cost for hardware, without tax and shipping: 662.88 dollars

Cost for hardware and operating system (Windows 7 Home Premium), without tax and shipping: 762.85 dollars

Cost for hardware and operating system (Windows 7 Home Premium), with tax and shipping: 884.58 dollars

Happy gaming : D

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