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Old April 24, 2009, 06:03 PM
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That is one of the worst rigs you can ever build. First, answer the sticky.

Here's a pretty good, if not excellent $800 build:
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Old April 24, 2009, 06:28 PM
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750i is horrible, and only worth it if you want sli with a 775 cpu, even then its horrible. Get a p45 based board like osmeone else already suggested, they start at around $100 and are great.
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Old April 24, 2009, 07:11 PM
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Why is the 750i so horible? the 7 series boards are very good boards... anyways unless your going SLI there isnt much point going with the board but I would never call these boards horrible. Show me another manufacturer (asus/gigabyte) that offers a life time warranty on their mother boards ;)

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If your going to build an SLI build do not buy an ATI video card.... and visa versa.
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Old April 24, 2009, 08:14 PM
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Why everyone is talking about the SLI , the guy talk about a budget PC , not a Top gaming machine, I will go with an Intel chipset for sure, no need for crossfire or SLI. for a 19" the 4870 is more than enought . I build something like that for my nefew last year ( big gamer) , on a GA-P35-DS3L , with a 8800 Gt , He just switch 1 mount ago for an 4870 1G, all his game work fine on his 19 "
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We talk about SLI data because it was listed in his original post. I agree a build with a P45 with a single PCI-E slot would work well in this build with a 4870/GTX 260.
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Old April 25, 2009, 03:23 PM
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The Op never mention he want USE a SLI configuration, he just copy the description of the hardware, that is SLI ready, but he talk about a Budget Computer



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2. Motherboard - XFX nForce 750i SLI Extreme Motherboard - NVIDIA nForce 750i, 45nm Support, Socket 775, ATX, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready,

7. PSU - Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready,
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Old April 25, 2009, 03:24 PM
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I agree a build with a P45 with a single PCI-E slot would work well in this build with a 4870/GTX 260.
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Old April 27, 2009, 10:11 AM
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Ok thanks for alot of the relpies guys, ill answer the sticky:

1. What YOUR PC will be used for: Well pretty much just gaming and surfing the web. I would like to be able to play most current games at around medium settings, that should be possible witha HD4870 correct, particularly Diablo 3 when it comes out?

2. What YOUR budget is: My budget's around 1000 before taxes, so around 1150- 1100

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from: Canada, people recomended Direct Canada, and their right I decided to buy fgrom there because of the cheaper prices and no shipping or handling costs over 300 dollars.

4. IF YOU have a brand preference: No brand preference but Intel's cpu's seem to be much better than AMD's currently.


5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts: building from scratch.

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads: Yes I did but alot of the budget ones don't seem pricisely for what I'm aiming for in terms of a future proof yet relatively cheap gaming rig.

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds: If I can overclock why not. The artic cooling cpu fan is both cheap and relatively efficient.

8. WHEN do you plan to build it? Hmm this question is hard to answer, depending on the funds It could be within this week or even before University starts up again next fall.

So I looked over tigerdirect, NCIX and Direct Canada and decided to buy all my parts from direct canada. The user reviews on tiger direct helped me alot. Here's what I picked out, please tear these choices to pieces, lol:





Coolermaster CM 690 Mid Tower Black ATX Case 5X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound Firewire & eSATA
  • Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business days.
Yes $92.00$92.00 ASUS VH196T 19IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1440X900 5ms 5000:1 VGA DVI W/ Speaker
  • Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business days.
Yes $136.08$136.08 Logitech Internet 350 Desktop Keyboard & Optical Mouse Black USB OEM
  • Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business days.
Yes $19.24$19.24 Corsair TX650W 650W Atx 12V 52A 24PIN Atx Power Supply Active Pfc 120MM FanYes $114.97$114.97 Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro LGA775 2500RPM 45CFM
  • Limit 1 per customer.
  • Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business days.
Yes $22.34$22.34 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive Oem *3YR Mfr Warranty*
  • Limit 5 per customer.
  • Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business days.
Yes $65.88$65.88 Samsung SH-S222A/BEBS 22X DVD+-RW Ide Dvd Writer Black Oem
  • Limit 2 per customer.
  • Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business days.
Yes $25.99$25.99 Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE PCI 7.1 Surround Sound Card (OEM)
  • Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business days.
Yes $31.86$31.86 Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 Dual Core Processor LGA775 2.5GHZ 800FSB 2MB Retail Box
  • Limit 2 per customer.
  • Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business days.
Yes $88.77$88.77 Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB DDR2 2X2GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 5-5-5-18 240PIN Memory KitYes $69.28$69.28 Gigabyte EP45-UD3P ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E SATA2 RAID HD Sound 2GLAN 1394A CrossFireX MotherboardYes $161.56$161.56 ASUS Radeon 4870 Dk Top 815MHZ 512MB 3.7GHZ DDR5 PCI-E Dual DVI HDCP HDTV Out Video CardYes $221.40$221.40

All together it's 1049 dollars before taxes with about 100 dollars in mail-in rebates.
Concerning the video card, its the ASUS Radeon HD 4870 512 mb, it's 40 dollars cheaper than the saphire version, is there that much diference between the two card?
I picked the crossfire board and the radeon 4870 so that in the future I could add another 4870 without changing much in the system except maybe a stronger PSU.
Another question of mine is, should i buy any extra cables or anything of that sort just incase some of the cables don't reach or anything of that nature?
Thank you all in advance.

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Drop that seagate for a WD 640gb hard drive, their faster. You dont need the audiy sound card those things are like 5 years old, go with on board or go with a decent x-fi. Drop the ram for some G.Skill, that stuff is WAY over priced.
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The G.skill 4 GB is 60 dollars on direct canada, and the corsair 4 gb has a 30 dollar mail-in rebate so it looks more pricey than it is. I will change the hardrive and sound cards :).
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