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Old February 8, 2010, 12:41 AM
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1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you’ll be performing.

Gaming, blue ray movies on HDTV, office programs and internet.

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it’s not more than a 20% spread
Less then 1300

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.
AMD fanboy

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
Seasonic M12D 850

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
Read plenty of product reviews, and I could use an answer to this question:
How to Build a Modern PC System: Courtesy of Corsair

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
Mild CPU overclocking, mobo OC to get the RAM up to rated 1600, and crossfire in the future.

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
Very soon, but will wait if something ground breaking is around the corner.


So here is my parts list, I am just looking to make sure that all these parts are compatible with each other, and that I am not missing out of any crazy deals on equal or better components. I omitted the optical drive since I will just go to the local store and buy one once I figure out blue ray on PC

AMD Phenom™ II X4 965 Quad-Core Black Edition 3.4GHz w/ 8MB Cache (Retail Box, Socket AM3) $199.99 125 watt version

Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty$69.99

Asus Crosshair III Formula w/ DualDDR3 1333, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, PCI-E, CrossFireX Currently price matching to $218 I picked this because of HWC review and also the included sound card.

Azza Solano 1000R Black Full ATX Tower Case 10X5.25 8X3.5INT 2X230MM Red LED Fans & Window No PSU$79.99 I love the look, and reviews are favourable


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Retail$219.99 No interest in messing around with OEM

OCZ Gold OCZ3G1600LV4GK 4GB DDR3 2X2GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 CL 8-8-8-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit$104.49 I want 12800 ddr3 ram and tall heat spreaders will not work


Noctua NH-C12P SE14 LGA775/1156/1366/AM3 I7/I5/PHENOM Heatpipe Cooler W/ NF-P14 140MM Fan$69.99 No compatibility problems with my case or mobo, and good performance


Scythe S-FLEX SFF21G 120MM Cooling Fan 1900RPM 35.0DBA 75CFM FDB 3/4PIN$14.91 The azza case has a bottom fan mounting spot, so I can get intake air from the front, side and bottom. I like air cooling.


Asus EAH5850 Radeon HD 5850 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort $324.99 Good performance, decent price.



Bam $1300 right there.

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Old February 8, 2010, 05:27 AM
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5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
Seasonic M12D 850
you have a good PSU



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Asus Crosshair III Formula w/ DualDDR3 1333, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, PCI-E, CrossFireX Currently price matching to $218 I picked this because of HWC review and also the included sound card.
And the sound card is DAM good too
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Old February 8, 2010, 06:21 AM
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My only real suggestion would be only getting a 955 to save money (since you're OCing anyway) and the Solano isn't great if you plan to add an aftermarket sink (since the side fan will likely interfere with it) but otherwise it's pretty damn good.
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Old February 8, 2010, 07:07 AM
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........and the Solano isn't great if you plan to add an aftermarket sink ....


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..........I love the look, and reviews are favourable

Noctua NH-C12P SE14LGA775/1156/1366/AM3 I7/I5/PHENOM Heatpipe Cooler W/ NF-P14 140MM Fan$69.99 No compatibility problems with my case or mobo, and good performance

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NCIX.com - Buy Noctua NH-C12P SE14 LGA775/1156/1366/AM3 I7/I5/PHENOM Heatpipe Cooler W/ NF-P14 140MM Fan - NH-C12P SE14 In Canada.



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I have 2 * NH-C12P , one with the 120mm and the SE with the round 140mm fans. I use this CPU cooler in every build I can, they push the air on the motherboard, cooling all the part around. The side fan can even be remove, the 140mm fan will be right in line with the grill to suck the fresh air from outside.




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Old February 8, 2010, 08:08 AM
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I say go with the 955 and save yourself some money.

I also find the GPU to be on the expensive side. You can get an MSI, Sapphire, etc. HD 4850 for ~$300 these days.
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Old February 8, 2010, 08:30 AM
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..... You can get an MSI, Sapphire, etc. HD 4850 for ~$300 these days.
I'm pretty much more happy with my last MSI GPU buy than my Asus one , all true they was Nvidia card, time will say if I make the good choice
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Old February 8, 2010, 10:02 AM
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I say go with the 955 and save yourself some money.

I also find the GPU to be on the expensive side. You can get an MSI, Sapphire, etc. HD 4850 for ~$300 these days.
I am having a hard time finding a 5850 on a Canadian site for that price, all I found was a HIS for 298 (newegg) and shipping is 13 dollars.
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I am having a hard time finding a 5850 on a Canadian site for that price, all I found was a HIS for 298 (newegg) and shipping is 13 dollars.
Check the E-mail promotions. There's a promo code for that very card that shaves off $20.
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Check out Bewawa.com. It may not be well known, but it's getting lots of attention on RedFlagdeals.com.

They also have the 965 on sale for 189.99 this week, so you should PM there. They also have the Sapphire 5850 for $284.99. Total savings of $50 hopefully.
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