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August 8, 2012 4:11:00 PM

My budget is 600-700 CAD but I would very much like it if it was closer to the 600 side or possibly even less because I still have to buy the Windows 7. I wish to game on it, but I'm not a hardcore gamer. Therefore, I would rather not downgrade other aspects of the computer to simply get an super expensive video card. I don't need to overclock or anything. It's mainly surfing the web and stuff. Just hoping that the set up would last for awhile. If the other parts are unnecessarily expensive or can be switched for better ones can you please suggest alternatives. I'm most likely buying my stuff from NewEgg as well.

Here is a build so far (I've included the shipping costs and the rebates)

CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
$117
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Power Supply
RAIDMAX Blackstone series RX-700AC 700W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$65
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Video Card
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card (11202-05-20G)
$120
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Mobo
ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$109
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Memory
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
$62
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$81
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

CD/DVD Drive
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
$27
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$83
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Thank you for your help :) .

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August 8, 2012 5:16:55 PM

Swap the power supply out for this, the Raidmax is not a good quality unit, and is more wattage than you need:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(Corsair TX650W)

The hard drive for this (if you want to, it's a good drive, bigger for a few $ more):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB)

This ram should be a bit cheaper for the same product (unless canadollars are misleading me):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB))
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August 8, 2012 7:06:28 PM

Barneylover said:
My budget is 600-700 CAD but I would very much like it if it was closer to the 600 side or possibly even less because I still have to buy the Windows 7. I wish to game on it, but I'm not a hardcore gamer. Therefore, I would rather not downgrade other aspects of the computer to simply get an super expensive video card. I don't need to overclock or anything. It's mainly surfing the web and stuff. Just hoping that the set up would last for awhile. If the other parts are unnecessarily expensive or can be switched for better ones can you please suggest alternatives. I'm most likely buying my stuff from NewEgg as well.

Here is a build so far (I've included the shipping costs and the rebates)

CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
$117
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Power Supply
RAIDMAX Blackstone series RX-700AC 700W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$65
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Video Card
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card (11202-05-20G)
$120
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Mobo
ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$109
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Memory
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
$62
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$81
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

CD/DVD Drive
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
$27
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$83
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Thank you for your help :) .



dude, id wait till 11 tonight, go to ncix.com and see their weekly sale. theres enough stuff on sale to build a computer
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August 9, 2012 1:48:50 AM

Thanks for your advice. They have helped me :) 
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