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Old July 16, 2010, 06:37 PM
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Default new gaming PC, first build

Hello, can someone help me with this build, is it working or not, can I have better or same quality but cheaper parts.

1. What YOUR PC will be used for : Gaming

2. What YOUR budget is : 400-550$ ca

3. What country : Canada

4. IF YOU have a brand preference : Intel, Radeon

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts : case, R/W DVD LG

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads : no

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds : meaby, not too much familiar with this.

8. WHEN do you plan to build it? realy soon, mine is 8 years old :O

9. What resolution do you use? 1680x1050

the part now :

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB 8.9MS 3.5IN NCQ Hard Drive OEM 3YR MFR Warranty 40$
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W ATX 20/24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135mm Fan Active PFC Power Supply 60$
ASUS Radeon HD 5770 Cu Core 1GB DDR5 PCI-E VGA DVI-I HDMI Video Card 160$
Corsair XMS3 CMX4GX3M2A1600C7 4GB DDR3 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 7-8-7-20 Core i5 Dual Channel Memory Kit 125$
Intel Pentium E6500 Dual Core Processor LGA775 2.93GHZ 1066FSB 2M L2 Cache 65W Retail Box 82$
Gigabyte GA-EP43T-UD3L ATX LGA775 P43 DDR3 1PCI-E 2PCI SATA HD Sound GBLAN Motherboar *IR-$16* 82$

Total : 550$... -70$ mail-in rebate

thks for the help ^^
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Old July 16, 2010, 06:44 PM
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i say stick with your old drive for the moment and get a 768/1gb gtx460

cpu+mobo i say go amd 240/250 wichever is in stock and a nice giga matx, should be around 120-130

rams expensive, try to find used.
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Old July 16, 2010, 07:42 PM
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I like your choice of hardware. I would look at getting some different ram. I'm a Mushkin fan myself as they are great memory with lifetime warranty. They are well respected by everyone I've ever dealt with and are great for overclocking, as well as being durable.
I looked on the Canada Computers website and found their redlines for a good price. A lot of the HWC members also like G Skill because of cost and performance. Have a look at Corsair, Silverstone, and a few other psus.
Corsair power supplies are another durable and well respected piece of hardware. I use both items mentioned and haven't had so much as a hint of trouble from them. Check out the Buy/Sell/Trade section for possible savings on quality components at great prices.
Good luck with the build and enjoy!!!
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Old July 16, 2010, 10:09 PM
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Get a 500GB Caviar Black instead, it's quite fast for a mechanical drive.
You said you wanted Intel but AMD has some pretty good chips/boards at the lower end of the spectrum.
Go with a more high quality PSU even if you have to sacrifice some wattage.
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