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Old 10-18-2011, 11:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Two Possible Builds

Hey guys, building a gaming rig for my friend and want to present him with two lists, one with a bigger budget and one with a tighter budget. The prices quoted are off NCIX including shipping/insurance and taxes (take note I live in Canada); furthermore, there are additional mail-in-rebates but I choose to neglect that from the lists to minimize confusion. Also, price-matching isn't taken into consideration just yet. Please offer suggestions as to what components I can switch up. His purposes are general: gaming and movies..




PC #1: $1,167.70

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K

MOBO: MSI P67A-G43 (B3) P67

PSU: Antec Truepower New 750W Modular Power Supply TP-750

GFX: MSI GeForce GTX 570 Fermi 732MHZ 1280MB

RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline Stiletto 8GB 2X4GB PC3-10666 DDR3-1333 9-9-9-24

HDD: Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green 2TB SATA2 3Gbps 64MB Cache

DVD: LG GH24LS70 24X SATA Lightscribe Internal DVD Writer Burner DVDRW Optical Drive Black


CASE: Coolermaster Storm Enforcer Mid Tower ATX Case Black


PC #2: $816.32

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.4GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM

MOBO: MSI 870-G45 ATX AM3 870 DDR3 2PCI-E16 PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 GBLAN Audio CrossFireX

PSU: Antec Earthwatts Green 650W

GFX: Powercolor Radeon HD 6850 775MHZ 1GB

RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline Stiletto 8GB 2X4GB PC3-10666 DDR3-1333 9-9-9-24

HDD: Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green 2TB SATA2 3Gbps 64MB Cache

DVD: LG GH24LS70 24X SATA Lightscribe Internal DVD Writer Burner DVDRW Optical Drive Black

CASE: Coolermaster Storm Enforcer Mid Tower ATX Case Black
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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On your expensive option you went with a large psu, so i would assume you may be interested in upgrading. With that said I would think that a z68 mobo would serve you better.
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Green drives are for storage and suck arse for OS use.

Don't forget to pricematch, you should easily save some good cash.
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Green drives are for storage and suck arse for OS use.
^ that. Samsung Spinpoint F3, Seagate Barracuda 7200.12, or WD Caviar Black/Blue if its the only drive.

Also, don't forget an OS.
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