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Old June 16, 2010, 04:23 PM
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I posted not to long ago about a Build I wanted to make and it was going into the 1200 which is a bit too much for me. So I'm posting again but this time I want strict budget as I already have 1000$ to Spend on parts (+ additional fees). So here is the build I have in mind and I want you opinions and ideas to make the build as efficient as possible for the cost. So here we go:

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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition C3 (Combo with RAM)

Mother Board: MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0

RAM: OCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (Combo with CPU)

GPU: MSI N470GTX-M2D12-B GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi)

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB

PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W

DVD R/B: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner

CASE: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW

Price: 921.92$ CAD.
Price + Fees: 1000.90$ CAD
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Old June 16, 2010, 04:44 PM
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youre still paying too much for a cpu. wheres the 212+ at? :)

5850. better thermals/noise.

board is ok. psu is ok.
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Old June 16, 2010, 05:24 PM
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I will be switching the Stock Heatsink a bit further down the line (2-3 Months) and as for the Nvidia 5850, it runs cooler and about 6FPS less than the GTX470 but the main reason is that I will be running on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx in which Nvidia graphic cards have way better support. Also I wonder why are you saying I'm overdoing it with the CPU. Do you mind opening me on that?
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Old June 16, 2010, 05:33 PM
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Err.. correction: It is ATI 5850..

buy from ncix??
They should have Seagate 500GB hard drives for $50
Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard because i don't like MSI products all that much
AMD 1055T Hexcore

EDIT: Zero, you are paying too much $$$ for the CPU when the Phenom X6 1055T is approximately $200
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Old June 16, 2010, 05:45 PM
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Opps for that big Typo on my side (ATI Radeon HD 5850). The 1055T offers lower gaming performance but will the 6 cores really come in handy in the next few years? I don't expect to buy a new computer before 4-5 Years after this one.

I will also be checking out NCIX to compare price with Newegg to see who chages less for S/H + Taxes.
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Old June 16, 2010, 05:51 PM
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cool. if you do need the extra cores go for it. always tell peepes who dont have unlimited/big budget to go for duallie unless they do need the 4 or more cores right now. look up used/new in box x6's, ive seen around 175 lol.
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Old June 16, 2010, 06:03 PM
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Thanks guys. I will most likely go for a 1055T and will definitely shop at NCIX.com. They Have almost the same things some are a bit pricier but the additional Fees are half of what Newegg.ca is. One Question, is there any additional fees that might apply when I receive the package? Because I know Newegg.ca has a Deal with it's shipping companies and everything is paid on checkout including Border Fees and what not that is why I think it's double at Newegg.

I will post Final build soon.
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Old June 16, 2010, 06:31 PM
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buy from canada = no border fees. buy from newegg.ca , some stuff might come from down south, you should see no charge.
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Old June 17, 2010, 09:51 AM
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Here is my final build (bestdirect.ca):

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (201.79$CAD)

Mother Board: Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 (102.65$CAD)

RAM: OCZ Gold OCZ3G1600LV4GK 4GB DDR3 2X2GB DDR3-1600 (129.47$CAD -Only thing that is cheaper to buy at NCIX.com)

GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 Fermi (330.72$CAD)

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB (55.39$CAD)

PSU: BFG GS-550 550W (36.61$CAD)

DVD R/B: Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer (30.80$CAD)

CASE: Cooler Master Elite 335 Black ATX Mid Tower (36.30$CAD)

Price: 923.72

Shipping & Handling $0.00
Insurance $13.86
Subtotal $923.72
GST(5%) $46.88
No PST - Outside BC residents $0.00
Total $984.46

Thanks you guys.
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Old June 17, 2010, 09:55 AM
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Before you hit that Purchase Button change that PSU back to the Antec one. At least You get a decent supply then. I've been made aware that the BFG ones are no longer the decent supplies they used to be.


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