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Old October 8, 2009, 04:28 PM
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Default My ~2000$ i7 build.

I am looking at upgrading Buy the iBuypower Core i7 Gamer Extreme 924i Gaming PC at TigerDirect.ca
  • Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHz Processor
  • MSI X58 Pro LGA 1366
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400GT 1GB
  • 6GB High-Speed DDR3-1333 Memory Triple Channel
  • 500GB Serial-ATA-II
  • 22x DL DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Onboard Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000
  • PSI ArmorX 907 Gaming Chassis
  • 580Watt Power Supply
  • iBUYPOWER USB Deluxe Keyboard/Mouse
  • Vista Home Premium 64-bit
I want to change the GPU to possibly Radeon HD 5850 or maby 5870 (depends on what monitor.)
The monitor im leaning toward is the i-inc iF-281DPB 28" 1900x1200 goes around 300-370$(!!CDN$!!)
and finally if I can afford it, a new PSU, probably 750w.

Finally any Suggestions/comments on an my i7 build ~2000$ would be greatly appreciated.

P.S.- I am new to this site, it looks good!
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Old October 8, 2009, 06:51 PM
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I would check out a few of the rigs some of us are putting together here. I'm new at this as well but from what I could see you can do better than that system if you piece it together yourself. Don't get in a hurry,read a little,do some shopping. I am going to order a i7 rig myself, all custom,very good parts and NCIX will assemble it and test it. I will be well under $2000.
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Old October 8, 2009, 09:15 PM
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NCIX will assemble it and test it.
I highly recomend building the System yourself...the chances of DOA parts is very minimal, however, the experience building the Rig yourself and "knowing" it inside out n backwards is by far the most valuable part off yor investment.....and its fun!!
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I highly recomend building the System yourself...the chances of DOA parts is very minimal, however, the experience building the Rig yourself and "knowing" it inside out n backwards is by far the most valuable part off yor investment.....and its fun!!
I 2nd that.
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Old October 8, 2009, 11:33 PM
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I would love to do it myself but I'm on a rig up north and getting a bad part can set me back a month. I just ordered 3 parts for my old pc and the most important part is DOA. My new computer will probably get here before I can get this part replaced.
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