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Old 07-22-2009, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys, so I finally decided to build my own PC instead of buying pre-built one.

Today I went to Tiger Direct and asked them to build a system similar to the one I was going to purchase.

Here is what they gave me(its not build yet)
Tiger DIRECT GUY RECOMMENDED PC
Motherboard: Asus P5Q - $175
Processor: Intel Quad Core Q9300- $309.00( I don't understand why this is so expansive, I can get I7 for $319)
CPU FAN
Ram : OCZ 4GB RAM - $69.99
Video Card: GTS 250 512 MB - $175
Optical Drive: DVD Burner- $40

Case: Mid Tower, 80
Power Supply: Ultra P/S 650 W - $ 70

On the sheet they gave me, there was no price for sound card for some reason.

OK Here is what I want to built after doing some research. I want to know if the parts below will work together and if the componets they recommened above any good.

MY NEW PC
Processor
Intel Core i7 920 Processor BX80601920 - 2.66GHz, LGA 1366, 4.8GTs QPI, 8MB L3 Cache, Quad-Core, HyperThreading, Bloomfield, Retail in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Motherboard:
Asus P5Q Motherboard - Intel P45, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, SPDIF, Gigabit LAN, Firewire, USB 2.0, SATA, RAID in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Video Card
XFX GeForce GTS 250 Video Card - 512MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, (2) Dual Link DVI, SLI Ready GS250XYDFC in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Memory
OCZ Dual Channel Platinum 4GB PC8800 DDR2 1100MHz Memory - 2x2048MB OCZ2P11004GK in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Power Supply
Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty ULT-LSP750 in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Case
Ultra X-Blaster ATX Black Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB, FireWire and Audio Ports ULT33179 in Canada at TigerDirect.ca


Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM in Canada at TigerDirect.ca
OR
Hitachi 7K1000.B Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM 0A38016 in Canada at TigerDirect.ca
OR
Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200rpm, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Optical Drive
LG GH22NS50 DVD Writer - DVD+R 22x, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6x, DVD-RAM 12x, SATA (OEM) in Canada at TigerDirect.ca
OR
LG GH22NP20 22x Super Multi Black Dual Layer DVD+RW Writer GH22NP20 (BLACK) in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Cooling
Thermaltake TR2-R1 AMD Socket AM2939754 Aluminum 92mm Fan CPU Cooler A4022 in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Sound Card
Sabrent SBT-SP6C 6-Channel 5.1 Surround Sound 3D PCI Sound Card - Vista Ready in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Whether I said OR, I am not sure which one is better, like for hard-drive.

BTW: If you see any other components that I can get for my PC within a similar price as my NEW PC components please let me know.\

PS: Is Q9300 costs $ 309 or the guy messed up his calculation. And is i7 much better?

THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE RESPONCE. LAST TIME your responses were very helpful as you convinced me to build my own PC.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For a start, these two aren't compatible. i7 processors require Socket 1336, not 775.

I would help you further but I'm not exactly familiar with Canadian pricing; hopefully one of our canadian (or possibly american) members can help you put a build together.
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WOW,I just looked at the prices for socket 1336 and they are like 100 bucks more.

So I quess I will stay with Quad Core Instead of i7, will this CPU work with above motherboard.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 Processor BX80580Q9400 - 2.66GHz, 6MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Yorkfield, Quad-Core, Retail, Socket 775, Processor with Fan in Canada at TigerDirect.ca


BTW: Which processor type is better

AMD Phenom X4( AM2+) or Intel Core 2 Quad(775)
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In addition to the CPU/socket incompatibility you have also selected a CPU cooler for AMD sockets. Also, with an i7 you will definitely want triple channel DDR3.

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Right now the Intel's have a slight edge over the AMD's in the quad cores, but the i7 beats everything AMD has hands down for now. Either way they are both very nice chips
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Tiger Direct? Why not shop at Newegg Canada, surely their cheaper? Maybe not?
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Beside what the others have said. Don't buy the Ultra Power Supply. I'm getting a twitch just thinking about them.
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Newegg is cheaper I know( I will be buying the laptop with my own money from there in a couple of months). But my parents offered to buy me a better PC for " University work"(AKA gaming for me). They said it must be under $1500 and I must buy all the parts in retail store- not online.

So for Motherboard I want to get this one
Asus P5Q Motherboard - Intel P45, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, SPDIF, Gigabit LAN, Firewire, USB 2.0, SATA, RAID in Canada at TigerDirect.ca
and CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Processor BX80569Q9550 - 2.83GHz, 12MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Yorkfield, Quad-Core, Retail, Socket 775, Processor with Fan in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Now for CPU cooling I want to get this one
OCZ Vendetta CPU Cooler - Socket, 754, 775, 939, AM2 OCZTVEND in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Thx for the replies guys, and I'm looking to buy a different power supply right now. Will all of the components work now?
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Not bad what you have there, although i might consider this HSF over the one you have there.

Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

The P5Q is a great board, have used it quite a few times in various builds
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Thanks a lot for the replies guys. Mufffin Man I may look up into the components you got, I just heard that the video card you listed is very noisy.


Ok I have a question about video cards:
I am most likely going to buy Geforce 250 video card, the only problem I have is finding the right one. On Tigerdirec there are like 5 different types of this same card and I have no idea what is the difference between them.
1st one
BFG GeForce GTS 250 OC Video Card - 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, (2) Dual Link DVI, SLI Ready BFGEGTS250512OCE in Canada at TigerDirect.ca
2nd
XFX GeForce GTS 250 Video Card - 512MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, (2) Dual Link DVI, SLI Ready GS250XYDFC in Canada at TigerDirect.ca
3rd
EVGA GeForce GTS 250 Video Card - 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, (2) Dual Link DVI, SLI Ready 512-P3-1150-TR in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

The guy at tiger direct recommended me getting the 2nd one.

PS: Do I need sound card for my PC( This might be a dumb question). I am asking this because neither MuffinMan or Guy at TigerDirect mentioned anything about it.
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