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Old December 25, 2009, 05:34 PM
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Hey guys,

My uncle just came home telling me he would like me to build a new 'puter for my little cousin since his old PC died this week (the PSU exploded ) Anyways, the PC is VERY old and he would like to get a new one, putting ~750$ to 1000$ (if he can convince my aunt) in the tower only + a good 23' screen and a new keyboard. We'd like the PC to be ''top quality'' for the price as he's going keep it for like 4-5 years.

Here's what I made from NCIX's boxing day rebates;

Case : Antec 300 - Buy Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio - THREE HUNDRED In Canada.
CPU & Mobo : Phenom X4 9850 BE + Asus M4A785-M - Buy NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal Phenom X4 9850 Black CPU & ASUS M4A785-M DDR2 Motherboard - X4 9850 & M4A785-M In Canada.
RAM : 4 GB G.Skill - Buy G.SKILL F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit - F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ In Canada.
GPU : XFX 4890 - Buy XFX Radeon HD 4890 HD489XZSFC 1GB 850MHZ 1GB 3.9GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDTV Video Card - HD489XZSFC In Canada.
PSU : Seasonic M12D 750W - Buy Seasonic M12D 750W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS 8PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan - M12D SS-750 In Canada.
HDD : WD Green 500GB - Buy Western Digital WD5000AADS Caviar Green 500GB SATA 32MB 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM - WD5000AADS In Canada.
OS : Window 7 - Buy Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM - GFC-00599 In Canada.

Monitor : - Buy Samsung 2343BWX 23IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 2048X1152 50000:1DC 5ms VGA DVI - LS23MYZKFVA/ZC In Canada.
Keyboard : - Buy Saitek Eclipse Keyboard Black USB W/ 104 Silver Key & Red LED Key Illumination - PZ30AUR In Canada.

comes to ~1050$ with taxes and shipping (free)

Any of you could lower the price while keeping the same 'horsepower'?

This is a top-quality build IMO for a great price and my lilttle cousin won't have any issue playing all the games he wants

I chose the XFX 4890 because it's a great gaming card, plus it's XFX, so he'll have a great warranty.

Seasonic M12 for the PSU, can't go wrong with it, 750W might be a little overkill, but a Corsair TX650W will cost more and this one is a MUCH MUCH ....MUCH better PSU, and for 99$ The price/quality can't be beat.

Antec 300, sweet little case and cheap.

Went with AMD because obviously it's cheaper to build around AMD than Intel.


Last edited by Lamb; December 25, 2009 at 05:40 PM.
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