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Old October 11, 2008, 06:58 PM
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Hi everyone just joined the forums and this seems like a friendly commnity from reading around. Well i decided finally it time for a upgrade due to my 5-6year old aging system running on amd athlon xp 2600+ prebuilt ha. Well times change and i decided that i watn to build my own computer i have been researching alot lately about each part that im about to buy but would like everyones final feedback. Oh i will be using this PC for mostly gaming and occasional video rendering, but will plan on overclocking it to and CF later when stuff are cheaper.

Here it goes:
Using links below as refernce for specs/pics

PSU:Antec TruePower Quattro 850w $119.99
Newegg.ca - Antec TPQ-850 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Case:Cooler Master RC-690 $79.99 (Bought it)
Newegg.ca - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

HDD:Western Digital Caviar SE16 640gb 7200rpm $79.99
Newegg.ca - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Ram:G Skill 2x 2gb ddr21000 (pc2 8000) $71.02
Newegg.ca - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

CPU:Amd Phenom 9950BE 2.6ghz (125W) $189.99
Newegg.ca - AMD Phenom 9950 2.6GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor - Processors - Desktops

Mobo: DFI Lan Party DK 790fxb-M2RSH $195.95
Newegg.com - DFI LP DK 790FXB-M2RSH AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

GPU: Palit Radeon HD 4850 512mb 685mhz/2000mhz $194.99
Newegg.ca - Palit AE/4850S+T352 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Optical Drive:Samsung 22x dvd-r $26.99
Newegg.ca - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners


HSF:OCZ Vendetta2 $28.99
Newegg.ca - OCZ OCZTVEND2 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Thermal Paste:Artic cooling MX-2 4g $5.99
Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound Paste NON-ELECTRICAL Conductive 4 Gram - DirectCanada

Extras:
Case Fans:3x Scythe Slip stream 1900rpm 110cfm 37dba fans or 1600rpm 88cfm 33dba Both $8.99
Scythe Slip Stream Kaze Jyuni 120MM Fan 1900RPM 110.3CFM 37DBA - DirectCanada
Scythe Slip Stream Kaze Jyuni 120MM Fan 1600RPM 88.1CFM 33DBA - DirectCanada

Retention Bracket:Any suggestions on a retention bracket for ocz vendetta2 on am2+ Mobo i have looked at xigmatek crossbow but it for intel boards only. Anyone know any good/existing am2+ retention brackets or is the pushpin stock easier to use/reliable then what intel offers on their boards.
Total:Hit about $1100CA have monitor already
Thankyou everyone for taking the time to read this and for the help!

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Old October 11, 2008, 07:06 PM
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First off are you sure you want to go AMD, Intels are whooping ass on AMD's right now.

Second newegg . ca is overpriced you'll want to check out DC and NCIX, you can price match at NCIX.
Pricematching can make a big difference on a full build.
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Old October 11, 2008, 07:10 PM
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yep those price tags are not from new egg some actually from DC ha just thought newegg was a bettersite to post pics+specs.Ya going amd due to their mobo being able support Deneb 45nm.
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Supergrover, I'm going to pretend you didn't just try to make up someone's mind for them.
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Old October 11, 2008, 07:13 PM
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here's a good deal on great RAM
NCIX.com - Buy Buffalo Firestix FSX1066D2C-K4G 4GB 2X2GB PC2-8500 DDR2-1066 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit - FSX1066D2C-K4G In Canada.
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Old October 11, 2008, 07:19 PM
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Supergrover, I'm going to pretend you didn't just try to make up someone's mind for them.
lol I run a phenom, but wanted to make sure he knew what he's buying. ;)

OP:Have you seen this thread?

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...10th-24th.html

I recommend the Muskin's both overclock nice but the 8500 will go higher.

And I have had my eye on that mobo too, so if you do purchase it I would be interested in your opinions.
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Old October 11, 2008, 07:22 PM
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Crap thats a good price!
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Supergrover, I'm going to pretend you didn't just try to make up someone's mind for them.
Funny, that was first question that popped into my mind when I saw his build criteria.
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Old October 11, 2008, 07:39 PM
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Hm found this link could be a interesting read, it might be cheap because it containg the elpida IC which doesnt overclock that well compare to what gskill or other ram that contain the micron d9gmh/d9gkx IC (credit to BTK at overclock forum).
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Old October 11, 2008, 08:09 PM
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If what you're saying is true then you get what you pay for. Its "pretty ram" those nice red heatsink are sure to impress when you post a pic of your rig.
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