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Old July 9, 2009, 07:54 PM
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Default New i7 build

This computer is meant to do lots of multitasking and be able to occasionally play games.

My price range is from 1100 to 1400. (Nova Scotia, Canada)

I may overclock the system in the future as it gets older.

I believe the build is sufficient however I'm questioning the overclocking with the EVGA SLI LE motherboard. (keep in mind the budget)

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COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

XFX HD-487A-ZHFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS750QBL 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active ... - Retail

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail

EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard - Retail

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail


This build is currently priced at around $1370. Also buying from newegg.ca any feedback about ordering from new egg?
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Old July 15, 2009, 02:04 AM
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ummm u shud probably order off NCIX.com - Canada's Premier Computer Store - Great Technology, Service and Selection. and just use the price match with the prices from newegg or any other canadian retailers.. and newegg's warehouse i believe is located in the U.S and none in Canada, so the shipping might cost more than buying it from ncix or any other canadian retailers
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Old July 15, 2009, 02:36 AM
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I ordered from newegg at the end of last month. I ordered a PNY GTX275. I pricematched ncix but by the time they got back to me with approval, I had already ordered from newegg to get the free shipping. Even with pricematch, newegg was cheaper for this item. I received my order in 5 business days.
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Old July 16, 2009, 01:55 PM
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Nice build bud, as for the X58 motherboard over-clocking ability I have not over-clocked mine... Still trying to figure everything out! ;)
But from all of the guides/reviews/etc. it seems like a very stable and good over-clocking MoBo.
Let me know how it works out!
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