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Old November 19, 2009, 06:13 PM
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1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
Main computer. Gaming, internet surfing, little video editing, downloading 1080p videos ect.

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
Around $1 100

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
Canada, NCIX.com using shopbot.ca to find the best prices.

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.
N/A

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
DVD drive, mouse, Windows 7, monitor.

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
I looked at a few threads to see their format. My friend helped me create this list.

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

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
I plan on purchasing all the parts on Cyber Monday. (November 30th)


$289.00 MSI Radeon HD 5850 725MHZ 1GB GDDR5 4.0GHZ 2XDVI HDMI Display Port DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card

$204.97 Intel Core i5 750 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.66GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box

$154.20 EVGA P55 LE ATX LGA1156 DDR3 CrossFire 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 3PCI Sound GBLAN Motherboard

$104.97 Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM

$83.99 G.SKILL F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM Ripjaws 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL7-8-7-24 240PIN Dual Channel i5 Memory Kit

$79.99 Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA No PSU

$79.99 Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan *IR-$43*

$75.48 Razer Lycosa Gaming Ultrapolling Keyboard Black USB Programmable Blue Backlight NON-SLIP Keys

Shipping & Handling: $43.75
Shipping Insurance: $16.82
Subtotal: $1,182.19
GST(5%): $59.11
YOUR TOTAL: $1, 219.3

(Hopefully cheaper on Cyber Monday (Nov 30)

Thanks for reading.

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Old November 19, 2009, 06:42 PM
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Umm....it is long past Oct 27. Other than that it looks good. You will need an aftermarket cpu cooler if you overclock.
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Old November 19, 2009, 06:48 PM
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Doh, I meant November, lol. Updated the original thread. Thanks for your input, I might be able to afford a fan for overclocking... my friend recommended the Cooler Master Hyper 212+
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Old November 19, 2009, 07:01 PM
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Yes the Coolermaster is good value. Make sure you pricematch!
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Old November 19, 2009, 07:39 PM
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Isn't Black Friday the American Boxing Day? But you are buying from NCIX, who wont be doing Black Friday because they are Canadian -will they?
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Not sure =/
Maybe I should wait until Cyber Monday instead?
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Old November 19, 2009, 07:44 PM
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Many Canadian Retailers have sales on black friday even if it is american. So he can hope at least and technically ncix has an american site too so I assume they would have deals for there and would have to put on canadian too otherwise people would complain (not sure on this could be wrong)
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Old November 19, 2009, 09:06 PM
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Hi sir there are some suggestion:
Notice that this is my personal opinion, your research may go in different direction...


$104.97 Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM

I see it at 120$, why not get 2X 60$ 500g caviar black and put them in raid?
Suggestion...

$212.00 Intel Core i5 750 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.66GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box

choice if you do video editing, total brute for overclocking

$149.97 Cooler Master Haf 932 Full Tower Black EATX Case 6X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PSU USB eSATA 1394 Audio

For your need, you might want to go for a HAF 922, smaller yes, but will do the job if you overclock by air or not. I personnally own an haf 932, but i got a dual watercooling loop. 2 pump, 2 rad, tank, fan, etc... I need that space. But on the other hand, the 932 is a perfect case for the long run. There it depend on your needs.


$74.74 Razer Lycosa Gaming Ultrapolling Keyboard Black USB Programmable Blue Backlight NON-SLIP Keys

You like it, it kick ****, perfect! To my way this is personal...
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$297.77 MSI Radeon HD 5850 725MHZ 1GB GDDR5 4.0GHZ 2XDVI HDMI Display Port DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card

Good luck finding one!



$154.20 EVGA P55 LE ATX LGA1156 DDR3 CrossFire 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 3PCI Sound GBLAN Motherboard

This seem to be a gaming rig...
Not sure...


There it is!
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Old November 20, 2009, 06:17 PM
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Bump up for a friend, so what would be a better p55 board?
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Old November 21, 2009, 05:13 PM
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Updated some prices, case, ram and added heatsink
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