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Old November 21, 2008, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by geokilla View Post
Here's a few changes I'd suggest:

Mobo: Gigabyte EP43-DS3L
CPU: Intel E7200
Graphic: ASUS 8800GS for $44AR
HD: Seagate or WD 640GB. If you go WD, get the Black Series.
PSU: OCZ StealthXStream 500W. I use this for my sis computer's and it's been great.
DVD: Samsung SH-S223F

You should come in at well under $800. Use the remaining money for school :). And I suggest you buy now. Hardware prices have been slowly increasing, and at this rate, I think hardware prices will keep on going up.

Also, you said you already have RAM, so why are you looking at another set of RAM?

All parts can be found at the weekly specials from NCIX. Don't forget to price match to get the best deals.
I was looking at the EP45-DS3L, any major differences between that and EP43? (I listed the ram again to stick that into the price calculation )

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Originally Posted by GregH View Post
Take a look at the Coolermaster 690 case too - very nice case that'll save you $50 or so that can go towards a nicer gfx card
Thanks, I'll keep the case in mind when I go look at them in person before I make my final decision.

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Originally Posted by CanadaRox View Post
I'm not sure if those prices are Price Matched or just sale prices. But be sure to check out Shopbot.ca and/or PriceCanada.ca and price match at NCIX so you can save a few bucks. I'd also recommend getting a cheaper case and putting the savings to the GPU. Nearly everything I've heard about Thermaltake is bad, so I'd avoid them. If you have no plans on overclocking, you could probably go a bit cheaper on the motherboard as well, but I'd strongly recommend keeping that one and getting a decent heatsink and overclocking it as it will give you a very substantial, and free, boost in performance.
I'm using PriceCanada and Shopbot to look at prices, and will be pricematching with NCIX if need be. =) My bro was telling me to grab a heatsink so I could OC the CPU, so I'll see how that goes and I may.

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Originally Posted by Chilly View Post
Samsung Black DVD+RW SATA
Muskin Redline PC2-8500 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15
HIS Radeon HD 4670 625MHZ 512MB 2.000GHZ GDDR3
Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case
Corsair TX750W 750W
Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Dual Core 2.53GHZ 1066FSB 3MB
Samsung SpinPoint F1 640GB 7200RPM 16MB
ASUS P5Q Pro ATX LGA775 P45

Total : $757.49

Shipping: $0.00 (Free Shipping due to the P5Q Pro)
Shipping Insurance: $22.74
Subtotal:
$780.63
No PST - Outside BC residents: $0.00
GST(5%): $39.03
YOUR TOTAL:
$819.66

Mail In Rebates - $55

Total AFTER MIR's - $764.66

I suggest spending the extra money on the GPU thou and get a 4830 instead of a 4670, if you were to get this one;

NCIX.com - Buy Powercolor Radeon HD 4830 575MHZ 512MB 1.8GHZ GDDR3 HDMI DVI TV-OUT PCI-E Video Card - AX4830 512MD3-H In Canada.

Total : $802.89

Shipping: $0.00 (Free Shipping due to the P5Q Pro)
Shipping Insurance: $24.09
Subtotal:
$826.98
No PST - Outside BC residents: $0.00
GST(5%): $41.35
YOUR TOTAL:
$868.33

Mail In Rebates - $55

Total AFTER MIR's - $813.33
I've been reading some disappointing things about the Samsung spinpoint HD. Are the issues fixed and worth taking a look? I've never had any experience with or heard of Powercolor until recently. How are they? As well I'm looking for a quieter video card if I can, how's this one on sound?

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Originally Posted by matsta31 View Post
nice one chilly.

750W is overkill, but it is cheap. 300 is a nice little case.

The e7200 with not much tweaking and another heatsink, you could get it quite easily to E8400 level.

For the GPU, I never played Warcraft 3 so I dont know what you need.
Yeah, I thought 500W would be enough haha. I did see the 750W go on sale but thought that was way to much. As mentioned above I may OC and will keep it in mind. ;)


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Originally Posted by CactusJoe View Post
Warcraft 3 is a joke. I mean, its a great game. I totally like DOTA. But you don't need much to play it.
I was using a p4 3.0 ghz 1g ram 7600gs video card and it was running as smooth as it can.

So don't worry. With this build, im sure you will be able run warcraft 3 at least 8 times.. filling a game with 1 computer is nice.. xD
I know warcraft 3 isn't very demanding haha, which is kind of why I don't want to spend too much on a GPU unnecessarily. =)

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Originally Posted by 5ILVgeARX View Post
if you give us specs/size of your monitor , we can help you choose a good $ ratio GPU
Currently I have a 22" LCD, but will be using a 32" or 40" LCD TV in the future once I get the money for it haha.

Thanks everyone for their help so far! Really appreciate it.
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