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Old 12-21-2008, 04:42 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Default Re: Is this a good deal, or a stinker?

I bet by the time I post this quick reply someone will have already put up a build for you.

the people here are great and fast at that. I'm sure it'll be something like a e7300 based system with a gigabyte P45 chip mobo and a 4850.

Edit: or for $850 like you say I see a very respectable quad core system with a 4870
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:13 AM   #22 (permalink)
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yeah, I am looking for up to the 850$ range, cheaper is better, that is quad core. The video card need not be the fastest, some like a 9800 would be fine, but a 4850 would be great. I won't need a super fast one for a while. My games don't need it right now. But, in the future, I wouldn't mind having to upgrade. Needs wifi. That's about it. 6 MB of ram would be preferable. I guess just to match that future shop compy. 10$ more for a card that has a tv out composite cable port versus one that doesn't would be handy. Anyway.

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^^ I wouldn't get a Phenom 9600 since a Core 2 Duo will outperform it, especially in gaming. Also the 9600 is the b2 stepping which suffers from the tlb erratum and has essentially no overcloking ability.
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Newegg.ca - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.ca - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.ca - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Newegg.ca - MSI R4850-512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.ca - PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W Continuous @ 40įC EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.ca - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.ca - AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Subtotal: $767.73

Grand Total: $870.10 <------ That's with my Postal Code in Alberta where we have 5% GST. In Ontario it'll probably be closer to $900+
Newegg.ca is good but not as good as their American counterpart. If you're shopping in Canada I'd use ncix.com, just finalize your build, use shopbot.ca to find lowest prices and then use the price match feature at ncix.ca when checking out, will save you a bunch. Also, ncix.com won't charge pst if you're in Ontario so you're only paying the GST. Just make note, although ncix.com has a decent inventory, they don't carry everything newegg.ca does.
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For some reason newegg Canada doesn't have the 9650. 9600 is B2 stepping, yet it will still handle gaming fairly well.

Other then the 2 weeks one must wait for delivery. Other then that, newegg Canada still beats ncix prices 90% of the time.

Newegg.ca - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

NCIX.com - Canada's Premier Computer Store - Great Technology, Service and Selection.

You be the judge.
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Hussein stop giving bad advice to new members!

First recommending a prebuilt and now a buggy slow cpu. Cmon man. I know your a fanboy but even AMD fanboys would stay away from that chip.


Newegg.ca has much better prices than Ncix. But if this guy lives in the US its a moot point.
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To the OP, you'll be a happy camper with a Biostar TP45hp and a E8400. And keep all the other stuff that Hussein recommended, except for the mobo and cpu of course. Maybe throw in a Sunbeam Core Contact cooler as well.
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Default Re: Is this a good deal, or a stinker?

Go with Sanremo's advice. Maybe with a Quad Core if your not planning to upgrade for a while.

Don't know what I was thinking. Zmatt is right, even I avoid the 9600.

All I was doing was looking for a decent Quad Core build though.
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Hey man no harm no foul. Just trying to keep the news right.

Sanremo's got the right idea. Although if you can manage it I would get an e8500. I haqve the TP45 and she is a great board. I managed 4.1ghz on air with the tp45, e7200 and the core contact freezer. If you get an E0 revision e8500 then you can go higher with lower voltages with the sane components.

I also recommend the OCZ golds DDR2 1100

I was able to get them to 4-5-4-15. It's hard to beat that.
Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 2GB &#40;2 x 1GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1100 &#40;PC2 8800&#41; Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

With a combination like thta you are looking at great overclocks, gret asuper pi times and great frame rates.
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