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Old 05-02-2010, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rate my computer, 5 days till i order pc

*edit* updating as i go

Ok can you rate this build for a gaming computer?
I already posted a few days ago and got some great help and set me in the right direction, i opted to try and see if i could balance out what i want and what i need , with how much money i'm comfortable spending.

I realised my current monitor only supports up to 1600x1200 resolution, and has no hdmi inputs or anything, si i decided i will also get a new monitor, since 1900 is a better resolution to play games at!

I also went shopping for a gaming mouse, and still need a keyboard but haven't settled on one yet.


I went with the amd965 simply because i can't reallya fford to spend any more than i've laid out,a s a matter of fact its already over budget, after taxes, but nearly 200 dollars. but i do think its a system i could be excited about, but i need opinions, and if its bad let me know! i dont take it personal, i still have approximately 5 days until the purchase go's thru as well, so time to think.

Anyways here it is;

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.
In Stock 45271 $117.69 $117.69

Thermaltake V3 Black Edition ATX Mid Tower Case Black 4X5.25 1X3.5 4X3.5INT Front USB Audio No PSU
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In Stock 46894 $49.99 $49.99

BenQ G2412HD 23.56IN 16:9 Widescreen Black LCD Monitor 2MS 40000:1 1920X1080 HDMI DVI VGA
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Add EXPRESS COVERAGE What's this? ($10.00)
In Stock 41003 $199.99 $199.99

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
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In Stock 50895 $104.99 $104.99

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.4GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM Retail Box
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In Stock 46281 $214.89 $214.89

Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 AMD790X ATX AM3 DDR3 2PCI-E 3PCI CrossFireX GBLAN SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard
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In Stock 47582 $137.99 $137.99


OCZ OCZ3G16004GK Gold 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL8-8-8-24 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit
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In Stock 39640 $129.16 $129.16

Powercolor PCS+ Radeon HD 5850 760MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI DP DIRECTX11 PCI-E *IR-$20*
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In Stock 50129 $319.99 $319.99


Antec Earthwatts 650W Power Supply ATX12V V2.2 EPS12V Active PFC 80PLUS 120MM Fan
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Antec power supplies are rated on continuous power
In Stock 30037 $88.38 $88.38


Coolermaster Sentinel Advance Twin Laser Gaming Mouse 8 Buttons 5600DPI USB with Adjustable Lighting
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In Stock 44677 $45.99 $45.99


Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM
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In Stock 46792 $29.89 $29.89


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YOUR TOTAL $1,411.94






That is all from the website NCIX.com - Canada's Premier Computer Store - Great Technology, Service and Selection. , and does not include the 5% tax i would be charged. so the grand total would be approximately 1400.


For what i'm getting i think it's a decent deal, but not sure. i have also not done price matching yet.


I was considering a merc stealth keyboard? is that good for gaming? i would play mostly fps / mmorpg / strategy games.


and is Merc Stealth a good keyboard? mostly playing rts games, or fps, or mmorpg
suggestions?
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That G.Skill memory has awful slow latencies. This is a popular memory kit used by a lot of people around here for AMD and Intel systems. It has faster latencies and a lower pricetag.
NCIX.com - Buy OCZ OCZ3G16004GK Gold 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL8-8-8-24 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit - OCZ3G16004GK In Canada.

Most modern motherboards come with built-in 7.1 HD Audio, not many people buy Sound Cards anymore. You can always buy one on sale at a later date if you have to.

It's not hard to assemble the components all by yourself, check this link out

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Old 05-02-2010, 05:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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get the x4 955 instead and save your money. the x4 965 is only clocked 200mhz faster, which you can do yourself on the x4 955.
NCIX.com - Buy AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor 3.2GHZ AM3 8MB Cache 125W Retail Box - HDZ955FBGMBOX In Canada.

and actually, there's a little combo deal with that same mobo you listed,
NCIX.com - Buy NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black & Gigabyte 790XTA-UD4 CrossFire DDR3 Motherboard - X4-955 & 790XTA-UD4 In Canada.
saves you $7. it's not much but you might as well.
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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OK so i found out the mobo is from an old 700 series chipset, which has now been replaced by the 800 series chipset, so i was thinking of going with an 800 SERIES MOBO instead,

could anyone reccommend a good 800 series mobo for me? i'll also be removing the sound card, and getting the cheaper ram, so i have some room to breathe.


And i do not know how to overclock, if i go with the 955 would overclocking be easy? and my performance would still rock?

I edited the first post so the computer is updated to where it stands now.
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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both the 955 and 965 are black editions, meaning they have an unlocked multiplier.

at stock speeds,
the 955 is clocked at 3.2ghz (200mhz bus speed x multiplier of 16 = 3200mhz clock speed)

the 965 is clocked at 3.4ghz (200mhz bus speed x multiplier of 17 = 3400mhz clock speed)

all you would have to do with the 955 is increase the multiplier by 1, from 16 to 17, and voila, you get 3.4ghz. it's not hard
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just so you know Newegg.ca or com if usa have cheaper prices on every thing you listed lol
Newegg.ca - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache
188.$
Newegg.ca - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
109$ but comes with 20$ off promo code (instant) 89$
I can go on but i think you get the point :P also why not go with the amd 6 core? 210$ apx 30$ more then your quad core for 2 more cores :P >>Newegg.ca - AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
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Just bought an Antec Earthwatts 650 like an hour ago, I am ordering a PC for it soon but from looking at the PSU it seems to be a good quality one. It's heavy (meaning it has big transformers, a lot of heatsinks, etc) which is a good quality indicator on PSU's. It is also quiet under no load (I would think the fan speeds up if it gets hot, so I don't know how loud it gets under heavy load).
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slay is in love with his OCZ's lol

nice system man
hope your build goes well
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