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Old August 20, 2008, 07:52 PM
ricknash61 ricknash61 is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Montreal, Canada
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Default Pulled the trigger!

So, ladies and gents, I finally pulled the trigger and bought all my parts through NCIX's back to school sale part deux. Here's what it looks like:

Case: Coolermaster Cosmos 1000 ($193)
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Cosmos Full Tower ATX Case 5X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB Firewire Audio eSATA - RC-1000-KSN1 In Canada.

Mobo: Gigabyte X48-DS4 ($250)
NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte X48-DS4 ATX LGA775 X48 DDR2 2PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 RAID Sound 2GLAN 1394 CrossFireX Motherboard - GA-X48-DS4 In Canada.

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 ($350)
NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Quad Core Processor LGA775 2.83GHZ Yorkfield 1333FSB 12MB Retail Box - BX80569Q9550 In Canada.

RAM:
Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-6400C5 ($89)
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB DDR2 2X2GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 5-5-5-18 240PIN Memory Kit - TWIN2X4096-6400C5 In Canada.

HD:
Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB x2 ($146)
NCIX.com - Buy Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive OEM 3YR MFR Warranty - WD6400AAKS In Canada.

PSU:
Corsair TX750W 750W ($115)
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - CMPSU-750TX In Canada.

GPU: Diamond Radeon HD4870 ($270)
NCIX.com - Buy Diamond Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI-I Video Card - 4870PE5512 In Canada.

OD:
Pioneer DVR-216DBK ($30)
NCIX.com - Buy Pioneer DVR-216DBK Black 20X SATA OEM DVDRW No Software - DVR-216DBK In Canada.



Total = $1,600 - $60 MIR = $1,540

Thanks for all your help with parts selection. Feel free to comment on my build, but go easy on me because I'm excited right now. I'll probably add a sound card if the onboard isn't good and add a heatsink in the near future.
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