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Old September 3, 2009, 08:58 PM
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I'm planning on making a new gaming computer specifically for MMO and RTS games. I want to get a new PC that will be able to run Age Of Conan on max settings.

Up to this point I'd like the budget to be around 1500$ with windows vista home premium if possible. Less would be great but I'm willing to pay more.
I am ordering from NCIX in Canada.
My friend recommended the Antec 900 case so I'd like to know if it's a good case.
I haven't found any similar threads to read yet but I've done a bit of searching on new parts and the like.

Here's the stuff I've got so far
Monitor - NCIX.com - Buy LG W2242TQ-BF 22IN Widescreen LCD Black 2MS 1680X1050 8000:1 300CD/M2 VGA DVI Tilt Monitor - W2242TQ-BF In Canada.
Hard Drive - NCIX.com - Buy Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty - WD6401AALS In Canada.
Processor - NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S - BX80601920 In Canada.
Case - NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster ATCS840 ATX Tower Case Black 6X5.25 6X3.5INT 1X3.5EXT Front USB Firewire eSATA Audio - RC-840-KKN1-GP In Canada.
Graphics card - NCIX.com - Buy EVGA GeForce GTX 275 633MHZ 896MB 2.26GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card - 896-P3-1170-AR In Canada.
Motherboard - NCIX.com - Buy ASRock X58 Extreme ATX LGA1366 DDR3 4PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 Quad CrossFireX Quad SLI Eup Ready Motherboard - X58 Extreme In Canada.
Mouse - NCIX.com - Buy Logitech MX518 Gaming Grade Optical Mouse 1600DPI USB SILVER-BLACK - 931352-0215 In Canada.
Keyboard - NCIX.com - Buy Logitech Classic Keyboard 200 Spill Resistant USB Black Keyboard - 968019-0403 In Canada.
Ram - NCIX.com - Buy Corsair XMS3 Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24 Core i7 Memory Kit - TR3X6G1600C8D In Canada.
Power Supply - NCIX.com - Buy Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan - CMPSU-750TX In Canada.
Wireless adapter - NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte GN-WP01GS(1.0) Wireless 802.11B/G PCI Adapter 54MBPS Software Access Point Smart SETUP3 - GN-WP01GS In Canada.
OS - NCIX.com - Buy Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64BIT OEM DVD with Windows 7 Upgrade Offer - 66I-03525 In Canada.
DVD burner - NCIX.com - Buy Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Black OEM - SH-S223B/BEBE In Canada.
Headset - NCIX.com - Buy Razer Carcharias Gaming Headset 20-20000HZ 32 Ohms 9FT with Adjustable Noise Filtering Microphone - RZ04-00270100-R3U1 In Canada.

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Old September 3, 2009, 09:38 PM
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Old September 3, 2009, 10:06 PM
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I edited my original post twice fixing errors, following the outline and adding the parts I have picked out so far.

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Old September 5, 2009, 08:28 AM
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Okay I've got all of the parts besides a monitor.In terms of the monitor I want a decent sized monitor at least bigger than 20". Also if you could post a link to the monitor on ncix it would be helpful because some of the monitors I've found on other sites haven't been on ncix. Also on a side-note will most full tower cases hold most graphics cards and power supplies?

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Old September 5, 2009, 09:33 AM
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Well everything seems solid to me my friend! I said, get it:) and take some pic during unboxing and preparation, then post them on workblog!!!! always good to see new folk's pc!

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Okay just found a good monitor, hoping to get the parts before the windows seven release. I'll be posting pics once I get it.
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I don't see a CPU but I assume an i7 920. Looks like a good build... if you don't need a huge monster case, you could get the HAF 922. It is a bit smaller but a ton of room too. Of course, if you have space, there are much more elegant cases, but the HAFs are sturdy and have great cable management built in.
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A case should be take if you like it and no other way. IMO i don't really like the plastic look and led of the HAF 932 so I take a ATCS 840 but if you are looking for space and led and you like how it look, it's a must have for many reason.

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About your friends reccomendation of the Antec 900 ... the Antec 902 is much better, and up to todays standards. However it does require quite a few tools and isn't tooless unlike the HAF932/922.
Other good cases: Thermaltake Element T , Xigmatak Midgard.
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I'll look in to the other cases now and sorry for the late reaction had to clean up the computer desk.
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