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Old 02-24-2009, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK, i am looking to build a gaming PC i want to play game like WOW, and other RPG's. so far i have:

NZXT Zero 2 Craft Series Full Tower Case - Steel Chassis, Quad 120mm Fans, Dual 120mm Exhaust, Top Mounted USB, Audio, eSATA ZER2001 in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Processor ADO5600DOBOX - 2.90GHz, 1MB Cache, 1000MHz (2000 MTs) FSB, Brisbane, Dual-Core, Retail, Socket AM2, Processor with Fan in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Biostar TPower N750 Motherboard - nForce 750a, Socket AM2AM2+, ATX, Audio, Video, DVI, PCI Express 2.0, Hybrid SLI Support, Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0, Serial ATA, RAID in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

XFX GeForce 9800 GT - 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, (2) Dual Link DVI, HDTV, VGA Support PVT98GYDLH in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Kingston 2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Memory KVR667D22GR in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB Hard Drive - 7200, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM WD5000AAKS in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Sceptre X22HG-Naga 22" Widescreen 16:10 LCD Monitor - 1680x1050, WSXGA, 2000:1, 2ms, VGA, DVI, Black in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Logitech Internet 350 USB Desktop Keyboard and Mouse - OEM, USB, Multimedia Keyboard, 800 dpi Optical Mouse, Vista Ready 967972-0403 in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Logitech LS11 2.0 Stereo Speaker System 980-000048 in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

So if you have any tips, on other parts and a power supply thank you.
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750a isn't the greatest chipset for an AMD. This board would be better:
Biostar TA790GX 128M Motherboard - AMD 790GX, AM2+ 128MB DDR2 Side-Port, ATI Hybrid, CrossFire, PCIe 2.0, Gigabit, USB2.0, RAID, HDMIDVI in Canada at TigerDirect.ca
It also supports the new AM3 processors and can keep your options open for a future upgrade.

This ram would be a lot better if you don't mind mail in rebates:
OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2048MB) OCZ2N800SR4GK in Canada at TigerDirect.ca
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Also try to avoid Tigerdirect.ca and maybe use Newegg.ca?

Agreed with Gt7Sanremo, and maybe get the HD 4830, since its cheaper than the 9800GT most of the time, plus it makes more sense to get an AMD card in an AMD Chipset board..

Maybe look into the X2 7750
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Don't get a Sceptre monitor. I had one and it was nothing but trouble. Within the first 2 months, the dvi broke, then a couple months later, the hdmi broke so I was left with VGA and a terrible RMA attempt that I just gave up on. Go with this one instead Newegg.ca - Hanns·G Hi-221DPB Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors
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thnx looks good, i like cheaper, and i did find that newegg was cheaper.
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its actually the same price as the one you posted lol but ya newegg is a much better site.
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actually on some of the items there was at most on a couple of things $13 difference but the ram chips were gt7sanremo recommended tiger was cheaper by a fair bit.




and what kind of power supply(I may just go overboard just to be safe750watt maybe). and what about extra cooling is it worth it at this stage?
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and what kind of power supply(I may just go overboard just to be safe750watt maybe). and what about extra cooling is it worth it at this stage?
Lol, that would be alot more than overboard. Put it this way, my PC would be taking twice as much power to run as yours will, and im doing it with 550W.

This will serve you well:

Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS420X 420W ATX12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

But if you really want 750W, lol:

Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX and below) CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
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Lol, that would be alot more than overboard. Put it this way, my PC would be taking twice as much power to run as yours will, and im doing it with 550W.
really that's all huh. i was expecting at least a 500W one.
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I'd get a 500w to be on the safe side:
Newegg.com - Antec earthwatts EA500 500W ATX12V v2.0 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
It's only $10 and it's worth it. Has 2 PCI-E connectors and more amps for a future video card upgrade.
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