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Old October 23, 2009, 06:54 PM
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Red face Purchasing new gaming PC (1000$)...what do you think?

Hey guys New here, thought maybe you could help me with this build I'm gonna buy next week. I've never really assembled a PC alone so tell me if any parts are missing (I'm building from scratch), but I think I got them all. Also please comment on the parts, I'm on a tight budget but I tried to choose the highest quality.

I also have 2 specific questions, would very much appreciate it if you answered :).

1. The PSU that's in the barebone kit - will it be enough for the whole PC (with the 4890)? I heard the 4890 needs 28A on the 12V, and that PSU has 30A, but to be honest I don't know much about that sort of stuff...

2. Will the PSU connectors be compatible with the 4890? I heard the 4890 needs a 6-pin and an 8-pin connector, that PSU has 2 6-pins I believe.

3. Will the mobo be 'enough'? I don't plan to overclock (if it's possible to slightly then maybe...) but I do plan on utilizing the i5 turbo mode. Will this mobo support the i5 turbo mode, which is kind of like an automatic OC?

Thanks.

Here's the barebone rig;

Buy the Intel DP55WB Motherboard & Core i5 Barebone Kit at TigerDirect.ca

And the 4890 and DVD burner;

Buy the Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 4890 1GB PCIe w/HDMI at TigerDirect.ca
Buy the LG GH22NS50 DVD Writer OEM at TigerDirect.ca

Total is $929 if you're interested.
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Old October 23, 2009, 07:08 PM
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Seriously after giving opinion on many build. I would not recommend that.
1: ultra PSU from this series are generic and they simply...suck...
2: This memory can want a over voltage to boot so it's possible you wont be able to boot the PC without another ram to set voltage in bios.
3: try to stay with Western digital, Seagate or samsung for HDD for reliability and service.

I dont really have time to do it right now but I'm pretty sure one of us will do it. Price matched at NCIX andusing weekly special you can have a better computer about the same price. For the video card it's enough and burner is good one to.

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Old October 23, 2009, 07:16 PM
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Ok so I take a little of my time and I build you this, it's not price matched you get it lower like 50$ more with price match and there is some MIR. For 673 +TX and shipping, you have a way better build.

NCIX.com - Buy Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan - CMPSU-750TX In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core i5 750 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.66GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box - BX80605I5750 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.
NCIX.com - Buy Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio - THREE HUNDRED In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Western Digital WD10EADS Caviar Green 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM - WD10EADS In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy ASUS P7P55D LE LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI Crossfire GBLAN 6SATA IDE Motherboard - P7P55D LE In Canada.
use the same video card and burner.
Hope you get the info you need;)
Ho, and if you want it assembled, it's 50$ more at NCIX.


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Yep that Ultra Power Supply sucks.
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Ok so I take a little of my time and I build you this, it's not price matched you get it lower like 50$ more with price match and there is some MIR. For 673 +TX and shipping, you have a way better build.

NCIX.com - Buy Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan - CMPSU-750TX In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core i5 750 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.66GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box - BX80605I5750 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.
NCIX.com - Buy Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio - THREE HUNDRED In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Western Digital WD10EADS Caviar Green 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM - WD10EADS In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy ASUS P7P55D LE LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI Crossfire GBLAN 6SATA IDE Motherboard - P7P55D LE In Canada.
use the same video card and burner.
Hope you get the info you need;)
Ho, and if you want it assembled, it's 50$ more at NCIX.


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Hey,

Thanks for that build, it looks awesome but the thing is it goes over my budget. The build I put together costs $1,040 (tax included), and requires no shipping because I plan to make it at Tigerdirect (they have a store nearby, and I don't pay for shipping!). The build you recommended sums up to $1,121 with shipping and tax included. While I'd like this and in it's pratically only like 50$ more I literally cannot even add 50$ more, I've used up all resources possible. Anything higher than 1050$ is a no-go for me.
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Get a Sonata III. It comes with a reliable 500w Antec too.

NCIX.com - Buy Antec Sonata III Black ATX 16IN Mid Tower Quiet Case 3X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5IN 500W 120MM Fan - SONATA III 500 In Canada.
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Old October 23, 2009, 08:25 PM
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Oh wait...all hope might not be lost yet!

I found a store where they sell parts at good prices, and a physical store exists so I can go there and maybe even have them assemble it for a small price. Maybe I can still have the build martin recommended.

Here it is;



Martin, as you can see instead of the WD Green I took the Seagate. What do you think? It's just that the WD Green is well...green. I don't pay for electricity and I'm 'green' enough outside so I just don't want to cripple the perfomance for no reason.

Also how is the OCZ PSU? It's cheaper than the Corsair and I like the glowy red fans hehe. Also, as you can see 910$ is still in my budget range...
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Old October 23, 2009, 08:53 PM
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The WD Green is a god awful drive. The only thing good about it is that it's cheap. It's as slow as molasses, you'd be much happier with a 7200.12, but I would actually recommend you get a WD Black for performance.
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Please, please please please stay away from the OCZ Fatal1ty PSU....
Antec, Corsar and Enermax are the way to go.
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Stay away from OCZ they are the same as ultra at all XD, also stick with WD, make a little google search to see recent seagate hard drive trouble and it will keep you away form them for a long time. For the rest of the build it look's nice;) If you buy that, please...post a workblog:P
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