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Old 05-02-2006, 04:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heres an updated build: ****CANADIAN PRICES****

CPU
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Dual Core Processor S939 Manchester 2Ghz 512KBX2 90NM Retail Box
$388.26
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...anufacture=AMD

Motherboard
MSI K8N NEO4-F Motherboard ATX S939 NFORCE4 DDR PCI-E16 PCI-E4 PCI-E 4PCI SATA RAID Sound LAN
$105.91
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ture=MicroStar

Memory
OCZ Performance PC3200 2GB 2X1GB DDR400 CL3-3-3-8 184PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit W/ Ramsink
$211.46 ($30 dollar rebate)
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...Z%20Technology

Graphics card
PNY GeForce 7900 GT 450MHZ PCI-E 256MB 256BIT 1.32GHZ GDDR3 Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card
$347.00
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18028

Hard drive
Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB 8.9MS Hard Drive 3 Year MFR Warranty
$119.72
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...tern%20Digital

Optical drive
NEC ND-3550A DVD+RW 16X8X16X DVD-RW 16X6X16X DL 8X/6X IDE 2MB Burner Black OEM W/ SW
$54.83
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...NEC-MITSUBISHI

Case
Antec Sonata II Black ATX 16IN Mid Tower Quiet Case 3X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5IN 450W Air Duct 120MM Fan
$115.87
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ufacture=ANTEC

Speakers
Logitech X-530 5.1 Speaker System Black 70W RMS 140W W/FDD2
$69.98
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Logitech

Floppy drive / media reader
Mitsumi FA404A-BK 7-IN-1 Floppy Drive & Flash Reader CF/SM/SD/MMC/MS Black
$27.74
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=12044

TOTAL $1,440.77 + shipping ¬Ė $30 rebate


CPU
I might be looking for a cheaper CPU because this will more than fufill my need right now (wont it?)

Motherboard
Ive heard good things about this mother board what do you think?

Memory
Pretty good price for 2gb memory?

Graphics card
That PNY graphics card is a dam good price for dam good performance isnt it? Anyone have anything to say about it?

Hard drive
Wanted a lot of storage for a cheap price.

Optical drive
I looked up optical drives and that NEC is suppose to be the best of the best and its a nice price.

Case
Not to sure about the case just yet because of the included PSU. SHould I be worried. I would appreciate an answer from someone who actually looked in to something like this or has personal experience.

Monitor
Still looking around for one.

Speakers
Good price for good speakers?

Floppy drive / media reader
Wanted a cheap media reader and it came with a floppy drive, cool!



Does anyone see anything that I should change? Help me out hear guys.
Anything that would help me lower the price would be great.
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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that mobo, the msi is $97 at Canada computers.

the x2 3800+ is $349 at R.O.T Computers, and Filtech Computers

the NEC 3550A is $46 at Filtech Computers
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That looks like a really good build. If you're not too sure about the case have a look at the thermaltake tsunami, i recommend this a lot. I would stick with the x2 3800+ because games will soon be using dual core so you will need this if you want to play them. I think the rest of it is pretty good.
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Haha man John i need to get down there to Toronto to check those stores out. I might have said this already lol but thanks.
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oh come on.......its not that far....maybe 20 mins on the bus......but u save quite a bit of money you can blow on a good monitor.
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very true john i do need a nice monitor. I think i might head up there thsi weekend.

Thanks mental ill have to check out your case.
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Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can reduce the price and at the same time keep a slightly high end machine?
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-Remember that case is fairly small, so kinda hard to work in. I am limited in what CPU hs/f will fit in my Sonata.

-The 7900gt is a must.

-To save money:
The processor could be reduced to like a 3700 single core. As well, u could go with 1GB of ram now, and add another later...

You could also get cheaper speakers and dump the floppy, theres a good chance youll never use its anyways.

-The ram price looks good.

-I'd rec an Evga 7900gt, just due to its reliable name, but its up to you:

http://cancomputer.com/index.php?sku=4131
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this combo is $138:

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e=COOLERMASTER

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...%20GROUP%20USA
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is that website you linked to...reliable? Have you ever bought anything from them? There prices are all lower than NCIX so i might buy from them if i dont buy in stores.
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