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Old November 18, 2009, 11:59 PM
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Talking Another new build!

Any imput would be greatly appreciated ;)

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.

Gaming (Left 4 Dead, Crysis, WoW)

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread

Hard cap of $1275 before tax.

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.

Canada

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.

Corsair-Fanboy.

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.

No, not reusing any components, but AM reusing mouse/keyboard/monitor. Don't need an OS.

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.

I've done some searching, yes.

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.

Definatley overclock the CPU, the GPU will probably stay at stock speeds.

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?

Prior to Christmas.


Components
Processor: Intel Core i5 750
$220

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H50
$90

Motherboard: Asus P7P55D
$155

Graphics Card: XFX Radeon HD 5850
$325

Memory: Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 (2x2GB Kit, part #
CMD4GX3M2A1600C8)
$126

Power Supply: Corsair HX750 PSU
$133

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB
$75

Case: Azza Fantom 900 ATX Case
$65 (Down from $125!)

I really like this thing, and all the reviews say it's great for cheap, so I'm inclined to stick with it.


Optical Drive: Generic DVD Burner (Whatever is on special, really.)
$35


This is all kinda designed to be an easily upgradeable PC, with more RAM and perhaps CrossFire in the future (hence the 750W PSU). Only thing in there I feel like I'm being stiffed on a bit is the cooler, but something like a Noctua is about the same price and adds a crapload of bulk to the system.

Prices are found using the price compare thingy, but I'll just punch those into NCIX Pricematch and get it all from them.

Again, thanks in advance for any input.

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Old November 19, 2009, 12:29 AM
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hey nice.... where are u grabing that 5850 from....
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Old November 19, 2009, 12:31 AM
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We'll see, Newegg had a bunch of them in today, and apparently there's more heading for the retail channel as we speak.

I'll probably queue myself up on NCIX in the next couple days, that's one of the parts I refuse to change
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Old November 19, 2009, 08:32 AM
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if you can spend a bit more.. you might want to take a look at the xeon x3440
NCIX.com - Buy Intel Xeon X3440 Quad Core Processor LGA1156 2.53GHZ 8MB L3 Cache 95W Retail Box - BX80605X3440 In Canada.
and if you're a corsair fan try the H50 =P
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 High Performance CPU Cooler System LGA775 LGA1366 LGA1156 AM2 AM3 - CWCH50-1 In Canada.
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Old November 19, 2009, 06:17 PM
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Already have the H50 in the build

As for the processor, I could probably swing $25 (pricematch is win). Really what's the difference between a Xeon and a Core i5/i7? I know the Xeon has hyperthreading, but does it overclock the same, etc?

And would I need a mobo change to accommodate it? Asus doesn't list it as a "compatible" processor.

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Old November 20, 2009, 02:02 AM
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NEED MORE HELP! BUMPAGE!
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Old November 20, 2009, 06:37 PM
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Xeon X3440?
i was talking about that cpu in my own thread..
mac owns one.. i think it's best to ask him, but as far as I know it should work even though it's not supported..
since it uses the same socket etc..
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