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Old November 3, 2008, 09:04 PM
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To drop the price further:
Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45-DS3L ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 HD Sound GBLAN Motherboard - DirectCanada
Great board for the price.
I hear it's a good OCer too, though haven't tried it for myself though.
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Old November 3, 2008, 09:09 PM
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I agree, don't see the purpose in having a second PCIE slot. I chose the P5Q-pro because it was exactly the same price as the P5Q.
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Old November 3, 2008, 09:25 PM
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To drop the price down even more, he can go with the Gigabyte EP43-DS3L ATX LGA775 P43 FSB 1600 OC 1PCI-E 2PCI DDR2 SATA2 HD Sound GBLAN Motherboard -$112.50. The only difference is the Memory type
The EP43-DS3L does Dual Channel, DDR2 1200+/1066/800/667 MHz and the EP45-DS3L does Dual Channel, DDR2 1333+/1066/800/667 MHz

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You can use the extra savings to get these. G.SKILL F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit -$78.06
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Here's my thought's though it's $856.89 but you could use Price Canada and try and price match everything you can. Shipping for the order is free though so that helps a bit I guess.

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Dual Core Processor LGA775 2.53GHZ 1066FSB 3MB
Gigabyte EP43-DS3L
G.SKILL F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK PC2-8500 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15
XFX GeForce 9800GT 600MHZ 512MB
Samsung Spinpoint F1 Series HD322HJ 320GB SATA 7200RPM
LG GH22NS30 Black DVD+RW 22X8X16
Corsair VX450 450W
Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case

The main money grab:
Samsung 2053BW 20IN Widescreen LCD

IMO, if your going widescreen, it has to be at least 20" though 22" is preferred. 19" is just way too small unless you can live with it. Perhaps check out monitors in store and see what you like.

This uses everything that's on-sale until tomorrow at NCIX so you'd have to act fast...
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Old November 4, 2008, 12:38 PM
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I was going to put something together but I got busier. Seems lots of other people have put some build up in the mean time, and for the most part they look pretty good. :)
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Old November 4, 2008, 01:12 PM
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This looks great so far! Thanks! So far im going for Jd's build but if anyone has more ideas, they are welcome :)

So, I should be able to run mostly any games with this right? Like Sc2!!?

Right now, my main concern is ; should i wait for the christmas sales or buy now?
Price matching is nice, im saving 50ish $...

Edit : I forgot!
What works best with the 9800 video card? A 19" monitor or a 22"?
I'm used to an old 17" so size dosnt really mather.. ^^
The biggest the screen = best graphics?

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Old November 4, 2008, 02:18 PM
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What works best with the 9800 video card? A 19" monitor or a 22"?
I'm used to an old 17" so size dosnt really mather.. ^^
The biggest the screen = best graphics?
Bigger screen doesn't mean better. The higher the resolution the more powerful video card you'll need. I think the 9800GT will be decent for a 22" (1680x1050) though if you got a 19" widescreen it's only 1440x900 so games will run better and on higher settings. If you got a square 19" screen it would be 1280x1024 and still run a bit better.

As per waiting, your at the hands of the Canadian economy so I don't know. If you had bought a few months ago you could of gotten something much better, but since our dollar has dropped, prices increased exponentially in no time at all. It'll take months for prices to drop if our dollar regains again.

With my list, I'd recommend an aftermarket heatsink if you can budget it in. Something like Xigmatek's heatpipe direct touch ones or the OCZ Vendetta 2. Then you could overclock that E7200 for some free performance gains and I'm sure you could clock the 9800GT some too with stock cooling for further gains.
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Old November 6, 2008, 03:55 PM
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Hey guys!

I bought everything, i'll keep you updated as the build takes shape!
Thanks everyone

See ya all on USeast with starcraft2!
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Old November 6, 2008, 04:19 PM
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Hey guys!

I bought everything, i'll keep you updated as the build takes shape!
Thanks everyone

See ya all on USeast with starcraft2!
Good to hear. Make sure you post lots of pictures
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