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Old 02-05-2008, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all

finally getting around to buying the parts for my PC, gonna be for gaming, rendering, animation and video conversion. I'm basically replacing my Mobo, Video Card, processor and RAM and im trying to keep it around $1500. Anything that i havent listed here I probabaly already have, HDDs, case, fans, OS, etc.

Prices are all Canadian:

Intel Q9450 Quad Core - $365
BFG GeForce 8800GT OC2 - $299.99
OCZ DDR2 PC2-9200 1150MHz Reaper HPC Edition 2GB (2x1024MB) Dual Channel Kit - $155.99

things im still debating on: an ASUS motherboard and which is better: 2 Gigs of DDR2 1150 as above, 2GB of DDR2 1066 @ 132.99or 4GB of DDR2 800 around $80

and if anyone wants to know, ill be getting all this stuff from Infonec Computers - Computer parts Canada, PC Components, laptop computers, motherboards, processors, CPUs and much more and Canada Computers - Your Neighbourhood Computer Store and Service Centre - PC Systems and Hardware Components, Notebooks, Electronics, and more.

soo, whats everyone think?
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I doubt you'll need a quad core any time soon so you could just stick with a Dual Core and save some cash and upgrade later, you can shave quite a hefty price on the RAM and go with the DDR2 800, use the left over cash for a decent mobo since you told me you haven't picked one out yet.

Canada Computers - CPU > Desktop Intel Processors : Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Socket LGA775, 3 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB, 6MB L2 Cache, 45nm (Retail Box) (BX80570E8400).
Canada Computers - Video Cards > PCI-Express Cards > Powered By nVidia : BFG GeForce 8800GT OC2 nVidia GeForce 8800GT Chipset (675Mhz) 512MB (1950Mhz) GDDR3 Dual Dual-Link DVI PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card.
Canada Computers - Memory > Desktop Memory > DDR2 800 PC2-6400+ : OCZ (OCZ2RPR8002GK) DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz Reaper HPC Edition 2GB (2x1024MB) EPP Dual Channel Kit.

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Canada Computers - Motherboards > Socket LGA775/T : Asus P5N-D 2-Way SLI nVidia nForce 750i SLI Chipset Dual-Channel DDR2 667/800/1066 Mhz 2x PCI-Express 2.0 HD Audio SATA/eSATA GigaLAN Support Core 2 Quad Processor & 1333Mhz System Bus.
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Canada Computers - Motherboards > Socket LGA775/T : Asus P5N-T Deluxe 3-Way SLI nVidia nForce 780i SLI Chipset Dual-Channel DDR2 667/800/1066 Mhz 3x PCI-Express 2.0 8-Channel HD Audio SATA/eSATA GigaLAN 2x IEEE1394a Support Core 2 Quad Processor & 13
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The e8400 is a better buy than the e6850.
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no i say stick with the q6600, it will make your computer last much longer before you have to upgrade again, the e8400 will give you .2-.3ghz faster right now but it will be outdated first.
and 4gb of DDR2 800
is much better than 2gb of 1066
because if you get crucial ballistix they can easily overclock to 1066 speeds

get this motherboard

Newegg.com - ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
if your going for the q6600

Newegg.com - ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
this one for q9450, will last longer than one above but more expensive
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gonna be for gaming, rendering, animation and video conversion
Stick with the Quad, especially if the redering and animation are new programs which will chew up all the resources avalibile. Also if you get the 4 gig, you will have to have an OS that suppost 4 gig like 64-bit, otherwise it will only support about 3.5 gig, which is still good.

P.S- Sorry about my spelling but i am at school and the pc's are **** and have no spell check like my home computer :P, spelling is my weak point
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Much Cheaper 8800GT instock too
Canada Computers - Video Cards > PCI-Express Cards > Powered By nVidia : Galaxy GeForce 8800GT Chipset (600Mhz) 512MB DDR3 (1800Mhz) Dual Dual-Link Display PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card.

Cheaper Motherboard:
Canada Computers - Motherboards > Socket LGA775/T : Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L Socket 775 Intel P35 + ICH9 Dual-Channel DDR2 1066/800/667/533Mhz GigaLAN 8-Channel Audio Support 1333Mhz FSB.

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But you'll probably want the cheaper 8800GT
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Old 04-15-2008, 04:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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An Update

I picked up 4Gb of OCZ Reaper HPC DDR2 1066Mhz for like $135, $110 after the MIR.

My VC dropped in price again, $200 after MIR, so I'll probabaly SLI that now

Ive decided on the Asus Striker II Formula for a mobo, any opinions on this?

Also, can anyone help me with picking a power supply? I don't know where to find power reqs or even how to work them out.

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I would personally look into the Corsair series

Welcome to Corsair :: HX Power Supply Product Information

Either go with the hx520 if you are not sli'ing or the 620 if you are.

You can find the power supplys on newegg
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A Corsair 520hx will handle 2x 8800gt without a problem.
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grab a q6600 instead
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