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mattlef August 1, 2009 11:22 AM

Budget Gaming AMD Build
Hey everyone.

Gaming, media server, 24/7 pc.

I want to go All Red for this

Featuring the Amd Phenom II 550
and Gigabyte UD4P 790 mobo...

Everything else is subjective.


Originally Posted by Budget
$1150.00 Tax/Ship in
Including a 22-24in LCD, Speakers and Keyboard/mouse Set

Local Stuff:
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Dual Core Processor Socket AM3 3.1GHZ 7MB Cache 80W Retail Box
$121.99 @ Canada computers
$137.84 w/ Tax

Ncix order:

Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P AMD790X ATX AM3 DDR3 2PCI-E SATA2 RAID Sound GLAN Motherboard
$142.40 open box- Price Match request for the above item $121.04

Mushkin HP3 996629 4GB 2X2GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 CL8-8-8-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI-I Video Card *IR-$10*
$169.98 Price Match request for the above item: $149.99

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM
$30.35 Price Match request for the above item: $25.30

OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W ATX 20/24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135MM Fan Active PFC Power Supply
$71.99 Price Match request for the above item: $66.91

Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB SATA2 7200RPM 8MB 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM
$68.96 Price Match request for the above item: $49.89

Samsung SH-S222A/BEBE 22X Dual Layer DVD Writer Black IDE OEM

Free Shipping NCIX REWARD/INTERNAL Use **NCIX Rewards**

NCIX order: $$543.65 inc Ship and Taxes


Originally Posted by Case:
Lancool PC-K62
Plus taxes and shipping (estimated $145.00)*** used for estimate***
If included in ^ free ship will be: $120.75


Originally Posted by Monitor:


Originally Posted by Desktop Set


Originally Posted by Speakers

Total Cost: $1152.11

Anyone see anywhere I can save some cash, or better spend it?

Shadowmeph August 1, 2009 11:53 AM

some one was and maybe still selling a gigabyte 3d aurora case here for $40 I would have bought it myself but I am cramped as it is
ooop[s sorry about that it is a Local only sale and it is in Vancouver

stoanee August 1, 2009 11:57 AM

Replace the Ziggy with this:
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM - RR-B10-212P-GP In Canada.=$30.35

With the money saved get this:
NCIX.com - Buy Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty - WD6401AALS In Canada.=$77.39

mattlef August 1, 2009 12:04 PM

my bad,
I should ahve pointed out that I already have my media drive. its a 1TB WD Black, so the drive included in the build will be strictly os and apps.

rapmaster August 1, 2009 01:39 PM

+1 on the Hyper 212 +, I price matched for 25$ :haha:

mattlef August 1, 2009 05:37 PM

I actually might go WC if I can find it in my budget...
working on it now...

Added more information to the "needed list" if any of you guys have the above parts and are willing to sell to me less the retail please let me know!!!!

Also, anyone know if that Lancool is Painted or Powdercoated black? If so, thats the definate winner.

IT IS!!! thats the winner for sure.

rapmaster August 1, 2009 05:45 PM

that k62 is real sweet, make me want to upgrade my Tempest

mattlef August 1, 2009 08:30 PM

I agree,
its an absolutely fantastic case....
I'm thinking of while led's white sleeving and white led fans everything else in black.

Later on, when I go WC, White tubing and light blue fluid.... could look really, really really good.

martin_metal_88 August 1, 2009 09:38 PM

Try to replace PSU with thing like that

NCIX.com - Buy Silverstone Strider ST50F 500W ATX12V 24PIN Power Supply W/120MM Fan Active PFC - SST-ST50F In Canada.

NCIX.com - Buy Corsair VX450 450W ATX 12V 33A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - CMPSU-450VX In Canada.

The corsair even with 50V under will outclass the OCZ with no problem.
They have a much more better life time.

The only other thing I would change is the case, going with the CM690 for more expansion slot and fan place. But that's only my preference.

The rest of the build is solid ;)

Ask for more.

rapmaster August 1, 2009 09:46 PM

The 690 have only 7 expansion slots and the K62 have 8, I don't think any case have more than 8. That's one of the big feature of that case.

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