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Old August 8, 2009, 05:12 PM
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Parts already owned
MB: ABIT Fatality FP-IN9 650i-SLI
RAM: 2x 1GB DDR2
COOLING: Thermaltake Bigwater SE 12x 120 led fans
DVD DRIVE: liteon super allwrite drive
CASE: CoolerMaster HAF 932


Parts picked
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3Ghz $200.00
GPU:1 GTX275 $ 300.00
PSU: CORSAIR TX 750W $150
HD: Seagate Barracuda 1tb $120.00


well i think thats everything so any opinions/suggestions you may have would be great.

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Old August 8, 2009, 05:39 PM
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I would rather go with the WD 1TB black, but that is just my opinion. PSU looks good, only downside is that it isn't modular, hopefully you cable manage it good enough to hide those cables. You could always get 4890 and get a better motherboard.
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Old August 8, 2009, 08:02 PM
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Welcome To HWC!!!!
+1 for mobo, Abit isn't really worthy these time especially with 650I wich is a pretty old chipset. If it's our first build look at intel P45 or P43 it will give you some ease that Nvidia chipset wont give you. Are you looking for silence? then skip the seagate drive and get a WD or a samsung, seagate are good disk but they made annoying clicking noise when reading head moving. For the rest everything solid, you should also look at trowing away these memory and get a cheap kingston KVR 4 GB 2 x 2 GB if not need in overclock and if you want to OC then G.skill or Mushkin.

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Old August 8, 2009, 11:13 PM
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Well if i we"r to abandon my MOBO what would you recommend for a replacement? also if i changed mobo i would also need to find new ram and pick a new CPU ideas?
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Old August 8, 2009, 11:25 PM
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Well first of all where are you buying your parts? I'll be using ncix as a reference.

Motherboard:
Gigabyte EP45-DS4P ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E SATA2 RAID HD Sound 2GLAN 1394A CrossFireX Motherboard,
link: NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte EP45-DS4P ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E SATA2 RAID HD Sound 2GLAN 1394A CrossFireX Motherboard - GA-EP45-DS4P In Canada.

RAM:
Mushkin XP PC2-8000 Redline 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-12 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit,
link:NCIX.com - Buy Mushkin XP PC2-8000 Redline 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-12 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit - 996593 In Canada.

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Quad Core Processor LGA775 2.83GHZ Yorkfield 1333FSB 12MB Retail Box.
link:NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Quad Core Processor LGA775 2.83GHZ Yorkfield 1333FSB 12MB Retail Box - BX80569Q9550 In Canada.

These are just examples of what i would buy if i was in your position, so don't follow it religiously.

Total without rebates and saving : 535.6$
Total with rebates and savings 469.8$
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Old August 8, 2009, 11:29 PM
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what mobo would you recommend for nivdia i already have my heart set on the gtx 275 also my butdget to finish is $1500 Canadian

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Old August 9, 2009, 07:11 AM
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Don't change the CPU, E8400 is a good one stick with it. You don't have to stick with Nvidia chipset instead you want to go sli. If you don't want to then get this.

NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte EP45-UD3P ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E SATA2 RAID HD Sound 2GLAN 1394a CrossFireX Motherboard - GA-EP45-UD3P In Canada.

NCIX.com - Buy G.SKILL F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit - F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ In Canada.

If you are absolutely wanted to stick with Nvida chipset

NCIX.com - Buy ASUS Striker II Nse nForce 790I LGA775 DDR3 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI eSATA 1394 GBLAN SLI Motherboard - STRIKER II NSE In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy G.SKILL F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit - F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ In Canada.
Nvidia chipset are coming more and more $$ and rare on intel because Intel have stop byuing there chipset for making there own.

You should also concider go to I7 this will allow you to do sli on a good chipset but will cost a little more.

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Old August 9, 2009, 11:22 AM
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Hey Kaufman, welcome to HWC!

You've got to think about the future a bit. If you're only planning to get one GTX 275 then you can get pretty much any motherboard out there. However, if you plan to go SLI you have to stick with nVidia's boards. Personally I would ditch your motherboard and go with any P45 board, but if that's not in the budget... keep yours! :)

If you're into gaming much, the E8400 is a great CPU! If you're doing a lot of multitasking you might want to look into the q9550. It is at a great price right now.The 750TX is also a great PSU! Don't forget to pricematch! :)
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Old August 9, 2009, 11:45 AM
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This HD is a bit less and will get you free shipping this week NCIX.com - Buy Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM - WD1001FALS In Canada.

Worth a look and reviews for it seem to be good.
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