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Old May 7, 2010, 03:56 PM
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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1 Month
BUDGET RANGE: ~$2500
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, A/V in the future
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Sound Card & Speakers
PREFERRED FOR PARTS: The cheapest Canadian retailers
PARTS PREFERENCES: Only quality made brands
OVERCLOCKING: Yes
SLI: In the budget friendly future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is my first home built. I've done countless hours of product reviews, forum reading and how-to guides and I've finally come up with this theoretical system I'd like to buy and put together.


CPU: Core i7-930 Bloomfield
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6819115225
Will this CPU be D0 stepping?


CPU Cooler: Corsair Cooling Hydro
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6835181010
Primary purpose is functionality over aesthetics for this.

Mobo: Rampage III Extreme
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] %20extreme
When will more units be available to buy?


RAM: 6Gb of G.Skill DDR3 1600 Mhz
Newegg.ca - G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI


GPU: EVGA GTX 480 x1
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6814130551
Will possibly buy another later on when I have some more money.


Hard Drive: Caviar Black 1 Tb, 6 GB/s
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6822136533


Case: HAF 932
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6811119160


PSU: 850 watt Corsair HX Series
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6817139011


LCD Moniter: 24" ASUS Widescreen
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6824236049


Keyboard: Logitech G15
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 3126034CVF


Concerns
The Rampage III Extreme is sold out. I realize it's a new item which is very popular, but in general, how long does it take to get restocked on hot items like this? If it is going to take months for me to get my hands on one then I will settle with an ASUS P6X58D Premium Motherboard. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] -_-Product

I realize the ATI cards are more economical at the moment but I've always used Nvdia GPUs and I'm not about to jump off their wagon after all this time.

Of course, the whole reason I'm posting this is to hear what the community thinks of this build.

Thanks.
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Old May 7, 2010, 04:04 PM
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i say go amd hexa core and save some serious cash in cpu and mobo department.

you could get one 5870 for now if you wanted to.

good choice on psu.
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Old May 8, 2010, 08:53 PM
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i say go amd hexa core and save some serious cash in cpu and mobo department.

you could get one 5870 for now if you wanted to.

good choice on psu.
i second that and is a "leo" system for ya:
mobo: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
vid:
ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU TOP
memory:
OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB

these are all overclocking components
also, i would recomend you get one vid card then once games start getting more demanding you can order another one which will most likely be much cheaper by then!
oh yeah if you want to check out my system here it is: Building a lew system for gaming
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Old May 8, 2010, 09:32 PM
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Dude use NCIX and price match everything. You'll save $$$$. BTW, love your case and PS choices. The HAF has tons of air cooling so you could get away with a Zalman Flex for cpu cooler.
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Yes, use NCIX and pricematch your order. I've never come to understand some people's fascination with Newegg...
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Yes, use NCIX and pricematch your order. I've never come to understand some people's fascination with Newegg...
I compared prices with newegg and everything as atleast 10-20$ cheaper.... so i don't now where your going with saving more $$
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If you want hard OC I would drop the H50 and go with a better air cooler like prolomatech megahalem or thermalright venomus X. I was the first here to get one of those H50 and because of the rad size andsome other thing I have been pretty disapointed. So I buy a prolymatech which is way better cost lest and look better:)
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I compared prices with newegg and everything as atleast 10-20$ cheaper.... so i don't now where your going with saving more $$
I, including another member in this thread, said use the pricematch feature at NCIX. We didn't say just buy from NCIX.
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I, including another member in this thread, said use the pricematch feature at NCIX. We didn't say just buy from NCIX.
oh sorry misread then
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Why get a hexa-core? from what ive seen in gaming benchmarks they are garbage haha.
AMD's Six-Core Phenom II X6 1090T & 1055T Reviewed - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

In terms of everything else it seems solid. Maybe to save some $$$ buy an evga 1366 board or go 1156 with an i7...
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