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Old 07-27-2010, 12:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ah, so my last PC kicked the bucket a few months ago and it is not worth upgrading or replacing the broken components. I have been stuck using this net-book and I can not take it anymore, but I have not kept up with the latest PC parts tech so I am unfamiliar with much of it.

I am wanting to build a Gaming PC that can handle recent games on high/max settings with some future proofing. I have a modest budget in the range of 1500. (not including in budget is monitor, keyboard, mouse as I have those all ready) I am not too adamant about being strict on the limit I just set, but I would prefer it not to go out of control. It can be either AMD or intel (is there much different between i7-920 2.66 bloomfield and a phenom II x6 1090T?) as I have no preference in that regard and would prefer a 1TB HDD (I have no OS for this so I will require one).

By the way I live in Canada, so would it be possible to use NCIX.com or Newegg.ca if you link the components? If it is from NCIX then I can pick up the items as I live in the same city as their company and would not have to pay shipping, but I don't mind much either way. Please help and thank you. : )

I would like some suggestions on an audio system for this PC, but I will not include that in the budget.
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX
XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
AZZA Solano 1000 Black/Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case
MSI 790X-G45 AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System - OEM


From Newegg.com that would come out at about $1,468.88 I believe.
You'll just need to reuse that monitor, the keyboard, and the mouse you already have. :P
And I think it would actually be a bit easier if you just copy-pasted the names of those into the search on the website. Maybe not for you, but it saves me a lot of time. :P
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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^ dude just copy and paste the address instead of the part name, there won't be any extra work involved, i promise .

and you would need to list parts from newegg.ca (canadian newegg) since that's where he's at.

@ Terra, here's a different build, totals 1,560 CAD before taxes and/or shipping.
cpu
NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core i7 930 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.8GHZ 8MB L3 Cache 130W 45NM Retail Box - BX80601930 In Canada.

motherboard
NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte X58A-UD3R ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 4PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 Sound GLAN CrossFireX SLI Motherboard - GA-X58A-UD3R In Canada.

ram
NCIX.com - Buy G.SKILL F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 9-9-9-24 Triple Channel Memory Kit - F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ In Canada.

gfx card
NCIX.com - Buy XFX Radeon HD 5870 HD587XZNFV 1GB GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI DP DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card W/ Avp Game - HD587XZNFV In Canada.

case
NCIX.com - Buy Thermaltake V3 Black Edition ATX Mid Tower Case Black 4X5.25 1X3.5 4X3.5INT Front USB Audio No PSU - VL80001W2Z In Canada.

psu (real good deal on this psu for limited time, $100 off till the 31st)
NCIX.com - Buy Seasonic M12D 850W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS 8PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan - M12D-850W In Canada.

hdd
NCIX.com - Buy Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM - WD1002FAEX In Canada.

optical drive
NCIX.com - Buy Sony Opticarc 24X Dual Layer DVD Writer with Lightscribe Black SATA OEM - AD-7241S-0B In Canada.

OS
NCIX.com - Buy Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM - GFC-00599 In Canada.
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Is there much difference between i7-920, 930, phenom 1090t, et cetera? I am so out of the loop for this new stuff. I really appreciate the help. Will I need any cooling other than stock if I intent to overclock it a bit?
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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in gaming there won't be a huge different between them.

if you intend to OC then yes you should look into an aftermarket cooler. for the price, this one looks pretty good.
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster V6 CPU Heatsink Cooler 6 HeatPipes 120MM 800-2200RPM PWM Fan LGA775 LGA1156 LGA1366 AM3 - RRV6SV-22PR-R1 In Canada.
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't see anything with that link Pokher. : S

I can squeeze in a cooling unit muffin man since my HST (Lame new tax) rebate arrived which grants me 146 extra dollars towards the PC for tax and such. (12% tax bites)
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sorry
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^ i guess you didn't read his post either, he's in canada...

@ Terra, ok, i had suggested a cooler in my previous post.
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I don't really like the case you chose muffin man and that is the last thing I have left to decide on. I want to change cases I think since I am doubting the Azza Solano 1000 Full Tower. I changed a few things here and there like the PSU to a corsair TX750W and a different DVD-burner. I am having a difficult time with the case and trying to find one I can stand looking at yet provide the needed space. Is the Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower worth it? Also a aftermarket cu cooler that will fit in the case.

With the case I had selected and the deals going on at NCIX and a few price matches with newegg.ca the build is 1535$ so far. Would http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...acture=Corsair work if I want to overclock the 930 to 3.8 GHz? I don't mind paying the extra over the other aftermarket cooler muffin linked. If I do plan to keep the case would that corsair H-50 fit?
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