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Old 03-26-2006, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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K guys, i've been recently adding stuff to my rig, and i need to cut corners to pay less but not lose performance.
Im thinking of replacing the PSU, seing as how it is reallly expensive for 520Watts, its the OCZ Powerstream. Can u guys suggest anything that costs less than that, and is not lower than 500Watts. Canadian BTW

• DFI Lanparty nF4 Ultra-D- Canada Computers - $159.99
• Opteron 165 Dual Core 1.8GHz – Canada Computers - $398
• OCZ PC-3200 DDR500 Gold Edition 2GB – PC Village Canada - $309
• Logitech MX518 Laser Mouse – PC Village Computers - $54
• Saitek Eclipse – TigerDirect - $65
• TT Silver Kandalf – Canada Computers – $249.99
• BenQ DQ90/Lite-on SHW 1635S – Canada Computers - $46.99/44.99
• BFG GeForce 7900 GT OC 256MB – EC Shop - $389
• Logitech X-530 5.1 – Canada Computers – $69.99
• Hauppauge WinTv-PVR 150 –Canada Computers - $85
• Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 SATA 200GB – PC Village Computers - $98
• Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste – Canada Computers - $10
• ViewSonic Xtreme VX924 19" LCD 3 ms – Canada Computers – $399.99
• Logitech Formula Force GP Feedback – TigerDirect - $75


is there anything else where i can cut corners?
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Old 03-26-2006, 05:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get an Antec TPII-550 psu, don't get a pre-overclocked 7900gt, get a cheaper case.
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Old 03-26-2006, 05:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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k, the case is one thing i cannot drop simply because its the sexiest thing i have ever seen. if you can help me find one that looks just as good and comes with at least 2 fans, ill take it, but for now, im hooked.

and in canada we dont have a pre overclocked one yet.....the only brand we have is the BFG and ASUS, GT OC or GTX.

Ill get the case though.
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Old 03-26-2006, 06:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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K i was able to get it to $2870 CDN with these, can u guys suggest a sexy, light spacious case, that comes with at least 2 fans?

• Antec TruePower 2.0 TPII-550- Canada Computers - $119
• DFI Lanparty nF4 Ultra-D- Canada Computers - $159.99
• Opteron 165 Dual Core 1.8GHz – Canada Computers - $398
• OCZ PC-3200 DDR500 Gold Edition 2GB – PC Village Canada - $309
• Logitech MX518 Laser Mouse – PC Village Computers - $54
• Saitek Eclipse – Tiger Direct - $65
• TT Silver Kandalf – Canada Computers – $249.99
• BenQ DQ90 – Canada Computers - $46.99
• BFG GeForce 7900 GT OC 256MB – EC Shop - $389
• Logitech X-530 5.1 – Canada Computers – $69.99
• Hauppauge WinTv-PVR 150 –Canada Computers - $85
• Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 SATA 80GB – PC Village Computers - $68
• Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste – Canada Computers - $10
• ViewSonic Xtreme VX924 19" LCD 3 ms – Canada Computers – $399.99
• Logitech Formula Force GP Feedback – Tiger Direct - $75

Thats the new parts.
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The Nzxt Lexa.
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Old 03-26-2006, 06:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...570&CatId=1520

that one?
der is only like $10 difference.
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Old 03-26-2006, 06:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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thermaltake tsunami 134.99$
http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...076&cid=CS.664

good choice on the psu but you can save a bit if youll go for the 480w 95$
http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...056&cid=PS.808

logitech g5 is a better mouse for a bit more
http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...118&cid=PE.124

what exactly is this "BenQ DQ90" ? i couldnt find anything about it
might wanna consider getting a bigger hd i have 80gb and when i bought it i tought thats enough but now few months later i barely have free space
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i dun need more than 80gb for now...........ill probably upgrade it after a few months myself, but for now i have to make my parents think its really cheap when they first purchase it, cause they are paying, and ill jack some money off them for upgrades later on.
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hm........i guess its pretty sexy.......but the Kandalf just looks so cool, you no? i guess i can go with the Tsunami. Thats a good idea.

Im good with the mx 518, ill upgrade the mouse later on 2.
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K its down to $2753, anything else i can bring down a notch, for above, im no longer changing the Case, PSU, Hard Drive, Monitor, CANT change the GPU, CPU, MOBO, anything else i can bring down a notch or is that it?
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