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Old April 3, 2009, 01:27 PM
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Your motherboard will support the RAM just fine.

If you want to drop the price a bit more, get the GPU that is meant to replace the 4850, or get a 9800GTX+ or GTX260. What resolution are you gaming at?

For the time being, it will be on a sony bravia 32in 720p. I believe the res is 1360x720 - i know this isn't ideal for gaming. I do plan on getting a higher res lcd for gaming in the future.
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Old April 3, 2009, 02:21 PM
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Skip out on the 9800GTX+ and go with a GTS 250... people need to start reading up on the new video cards, same price less power demanding but more performance. A GTS 250 would do fine for that TV and a higher res LCD later on up too a 22" or so.

Id seriously go with a X3 720 over the 940be. its a $100 difference but you wont even see the performance difference between the 2, the X3 720 will over clock better, and theres a chance that you can unlock the 4th core. Overclocking the BEs is very very easy, but they will produce more heat then the stock heatsink can handle. Go with an aftermarket and be happy with the head room that $40 got you.

Honestly Id buy a 4890 for that $269 that is a damn good price and should last you a while.
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Old April 3, 2009, 02:39 PM
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If you go with the 720 you may be better off dumping that motherboard and ram altogether and get something like this.

Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P ATX AM3 AMD790X DDR2 CrossFireX 2PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN Motherboard - DirectCanada

and some decent DDR3. This may give you more options for an upgrade in the future. I cant see the DDR2 stuff lasting much longer.

Something to consider I think the phenom II 945 is being released this month too?

1500 sounds high. NCIX is selling this 920 system you'd have to add the OS which would land you close to 1500 before tax.

NCIX.com - Buy NCIX PC 9-SERIES Core i7 920 6GB RAM 640GB USB Sound LAN 4870 1GB 650W -ASSEMBLED - 9SERIES V-5500 In Canada.
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Woops thats a DDR2 board. The DDR3 board is almost twice the price maybe ignore that suggestion.
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Old April 3, 2009, 03:09 PM
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Actually one more suggestion. I think NCIX has the odd product that gives free ground shipping for your entire order (say that NOD32 for 20 bucks this week, which is great little AV, unfortunately sold out). Your shipping is probably over $20 so it would save you a little money and give you an anti-virus essentially for free.
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Old April 3, 2009, 05:35 PM
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That i7 build isnt bad at all. I wouldnt recommend going to a DDR3 AMD platform yet, theres next to no performance gains to be seen yet and the price is just dumb.
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