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Old May 12, 2009, 05:52 PM
Lone Apothecary Lone Apothecary is offline
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Default 1500-2000$ Gaming Build

This is my very first build so I'm not very familiar with building computers or buying parts. I'm making it mostly for gaming but also for everyday tasks such as going on the internet, watching movies and the like.

I'm buying it in Canada from unless anyone has suggestions for a better site. I'd like to buy it all from the same site if possible just for convenience.

I'm going with an Intel processor but I'm deciding between the i7 or the core 2 quad. Whichever one will work better with the 4870 is what I'll most likely go with.

I'm buying the ATI 4870, but I'm not sure which brand to get. I'm leaning towards xfx for their warranty, but I'm open to suggestions. I'm going to buy one to start with and maybe add in another one later in crossfire.

I'm going with this - Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives for my hard drive unless there's a better 320 gig one. I don't need anything over 320 gigs but nothing under 200 gigs.

I'm still deciding on what ram to get , but I'm thinking of getting 4 gigs of ddr2 ram from either G.Skill or Corsair but other suggestions for brand or type would still be great. Also suggestions for a motherboard that goes well with the ram would be great.

I'm buying a Lian Li full tower case because I'm planning on upgrading the computer whenever I need to. I'm just wondering which case most people think has the best quality for the price. Lian Li is the only brand I've really researched a lot so any other suggestions would be great.

I can't really decide on any motherbaords yet because I'm not sure exactly which parts I'm getting so if you could suggest a motherboard that would go well with your other suggestions it would be a great help.It would also be great if the motherboard was crossfire compatible.

I'm getting this - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies for my power supply unless it's overkill for the parts I'm getting.

I'm not planning on overclocking it so I don't really need a better heatsink.

I'm planning on getting windows Vista for the operating system but that's really just a sidenote.

Once I've chosen all the parts I'll also be getting a monitor, but going over the budget with the monitor wouldn't really be a problem. I've read a few threads on different forums about new builds around this price but not many of them were built with the parts I had in mind so I'm just going to ask for your opinions. Sorry if this has already been asked in another thread. Sorry if I've left anything out or made any mistakes and thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
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