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Old 08-29-2010, 01:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Iv always wanted to do this , and now i finally have the funds to do so !
i just need help picking out parts where it is my first build, i have a little knownledge as far as brands ect. i hve been around before looking into this but every time i tried , i never had the cash something always happened lol.

help would be greatly appreciated
i am in canada , AMD or Intel its not a concern to me, whatever will produce most power as i plan on using it for gaming / little htpc
budget 700-750 including shipping costs price dose not inclusde os/keyboar mouse ect.

thank you very much
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Here's a decent build for $700 :

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX
<--- cpu $100, great quad-core AMD

Newegg.com - ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO&#47;U3S6 AM3 AMD 785G HDMI SATA 6Gb&#47;s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
<--- mobo $84 after rebate, supports 2-way crossfire, sata 6gb/s, 16gb ram, upgradable

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb&#47;s 3.5&#34; Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
<--- hard drive $89, 1 terabyte, 64mb cache, sata 6gb/s

Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Desktop Memory Model 998947
<--- memory 6gb $149, 3x2gb DDR3 @ 1600mhz, dual channel

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R577SO-1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
<--- GPU $149 after rebate, ATI 5770, 1gb, GDDR5, crossfireX

Newegg.com - RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W ATX12V V2.2&#47; EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply
<--- PSU $39 after rebate, 630watt, supports 2-way crossfire

Newegg.com - LG Black 22X DVD&#43;R 8X DVD&#43;RW 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 - Bulk LightScribe Support - CD / DVD Burners
<--- DVD burner $17, cheap w/2mb cache

Newegg.com - Sunbeam VentMax IC-VM-BK Black Interior SGCC 0.6mm ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 5PCS Case Fans and a Fan Controller
<--- $19 after rebate, great cheap case, 4 120mm fan slots, 1 80mm fan slot

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20CG-GP 120mm Green LED Case Fan
<--- you wanna get 4 of those fans for $10 each



Total without shipping/tax, $690 and is also fairly upgradable. You can add a 2nd GPU, max out at 16gb ram, etc.

Hope this build helps!



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thanks man ! i really apprecate it i may just use that one! can someone show me a decent intel build to? iv been looking at those but the last time i looked into builiding the i7 was just comming out so i dont knwo whats a good intel anymore , as i see there are new cpus


ahhh s___ man ! i cant use that its gotta be newegg.ca
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Newegg.ca will have the same stuff im pretty sure. Just take the items and search them on that site
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Intel build...u got it

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750
<--- Quad-Core Intel @ 2.66ghz, $194

Newegg.com - MSI P55A-G55 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb&#47;s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
<--- mobo DDR3, sata 6gb/s, 2-way crossfire, 16gb ram, $104 after rebate (all the cheap intel mobos sucked so bad...all DDR2, 8GB ram, etc...So basically you would end up spending more for that Intel chip ($194) instead of the cheaper one with a socket type that is like 2 years old and getting one of the cheaper mobos lol)

memory...hard drive...case...fans...GPU...PSU...Same as the ones I posted above.

IMHO...It's not worth it to get an Intel machine right now...you can get a way better AMD computer for a lot less.



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thanks for all your help but iv decided to wait a few more weeks and build along the 1000-1500 budget line haha
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