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Old June 4, 2009, 02:56 PM
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BTW THIS IS MY FIRST TIME BUILDING A COMPUTER! I have taken apart my NDS before so I think that if I can do that I can build a computer. Help on how to build one would be nice.

All of this is bought from NCIX I have a feeling im missing something (Already know about the OS so don't mention it) Any tips to lower the price anymore would be appreciated. Also if you think that I would be better off get different GPU/Processor or whatever please show so I can adjust it accordingly.

NCIX.com - Buy Corsair VX550W 550W ATX 12V 41A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - CMPSU-550VX In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte Radeon HD 4850 625MHZ 512MB 1.92GHZ DDR3 PCI-E CrossFireX DU-DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card - GV-R485ZL-512H In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal Gigabyte EP45-UD3R P45 LGA775 Motherboard & Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 CPU - EP45-UD3R-7400 In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio - THREE HUNDRED In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy OCZ Blade PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-3-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit - OCZ2B800C44GK In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy LG GH22LS30 Black 22X SATA Lightscribe DVDRW OEM - GH22LS30BLACK In Canada.
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Old June 4, 2009, 04:06 PM
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you're missing a hard drive
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Old June 4, 2009, 04:12 PM
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The only tip I have for lowering the prices you have: Price match.
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Old June 4, 2009, 05:16 PM
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i would go with the coolermaster 690 which you can get for liek 65, instead of the antec 300.
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Old June 4, 2009, 05:49 PM
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NCIX.com - Buy Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty - WD6401AALS In Canada.

I was also thinking of going Phenom 710 and a Gigabyte crossfire MOBO
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Old June 4, 2009, 05:52 PM
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AMD's perfect for a budget rig. You won't notice THAT much of a difference in gaming when it comes to AMD and Intel.

Also, that HDD is fine for your build.

Everything else looks good. Of course, like Junglebizz said, pricematch is the key.

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Old June 4, 2009, 06:28 PM
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If i were u, i would get the 720BE and a gigabyte MA770 UD3 mobo.

NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 ATX AM2+/AM3 AMD770 PCI-E16 2PCI SATA2 RAID 1394 HD Sound GBLAN Motherboard - GA-MA770-UD3 In Canada.

then you could get that WD Black HD for less :)
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Old June 4, 2009, 07:28 PM
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NCIX.com - Buy MSI K9A2 CF-F ATX AM2 790X DDR2 2PCI-E16 CrossFire PCI-E1 2PCI SATA GBLAN Sound Motherboard - K9A2 CF-F In Canada.

Okay so I have decided on going AMD because its cheaper would this be compatible with the 710 X3? BTW instead of going 720 Im going to also buy a new CPU cooler so I can overclock the 710 in the future
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Old June 4, 2009, 08:07 PM
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the board you chose is not the best for Overclocking. Also, at your price range, it is hard to accomdate a board w/ SLI or Xfire.
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Old June 5, 2009, 10:49 AM
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Corsair VX550W 550W ATX 12V 41A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.
NCIX.com SURPRISE SPECIALS!
Available in limited quantities only, with a limit of 1 per customer. Hurry! No rainchecks or Price Matches for these items are available after limited quantities are sold out. Note: Your order for these items are counted only after you've completed your purchase.
In Stock 25984 $103.99 $103.99

Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.
In Stock 29812 $62.98 $62.98

OCZ Blade PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-3-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.
NCIX.com SURPRISE SPECIALS!
The Surprise Special price on this item is guaranteed for ONLY 3 minutes. Available in limited quantities only, with a limit of 1 per customer. Hurry! No rainchecks or Price Matches for these items are available after limited quantities are sold out. Note: Your order for these items are counted only after you've completed your purchase.
In Stock 37354 $59.99 $59.99

LG GH22LS30 Black 22X SATA Lightscribe DVDRW OEM
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.
In Stock 31940 $29.98 $29.98

Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.
NCIX.com SURPRISE SPECIALS!
Available in limited quantities only, with a limit of 1 per customer. Hurry! No rainchecks or Price Matches for these items are available after limited quantities are sold out. Note: Your order for these items are counted only after you've completed your purchase.
In Stock 34286 $68.88 $68.88

NCIX.COM $20 Gift Card *Pre Activated*
FREE GROUND SHIPPING FOR THIS ORDER!
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In Stock 29060 $20.00 $20.00

AMD Phenom II X3 710 Triple Core Processor Socket AM3 2.6GHZ 7.5MB Cache 95W 45NM Retail Box
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In Stock 36296 $148.58 $148.58

Powercolor Radeon HD 4870 770MHZ 512MB GDDR5 2XDVI PCI-E Video Card *IR-$120*
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In Stock 35521 $179.99 $179.99

Gigabyte GA-MA780G-UD3H AMD780G ATX AM2+/AM3 2PCI-E Video Sound GLAN CrossFireX HDMI Motherboard
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In Stock 36119 $108.20 $108.20
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