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Old July 26, 2010, 07:32 PM
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Whats up guys........ I haven't been around for awhile the last time I built a computer was a amd 620 with a 4890. I don't know whats been going on in the game so far, I read nvidia rose from the dead with its 460 kicking ass for a good price (I thought they were buried 6feet under with a 100ton ATI logo sitting on top:P) Im building a computer for my brother in-law, he wants to use it for video editing. He said he wants min 4gigs of ram 1TB of hard drive and a blue ray burner. That being said I did some light reading into the whole core i5 i7 and 1156, 1366 scene. So far I choose a couple of parts:
Western Digital Caviar Green (WD10EARS) 1000GB (1TB) SATA 3 Gb/s 64MB (OEM) 64.99 from canadacomputers.
Core i5 750 204.99 I read that intel dropped its prices on i7 870 to under 300 but couldn't find it for that price in canadian sites such as canadacomputers and infonec.
Antech Sonata III case with 500watt pwr supply included. 99.99

I like amd but my brother in law doesnt know much of computers and he doesnt like amd lol. So lets stick with intel. If you can throw some parts at me, or links to sites with benchmarks (graphs) for components so I know were they sit in comparison to their competitors I would really appreciate that. Also he said he wanted to use adobe premier for editing, and I doubt he will ever game. Budget 800 including tax should be fair price for a medium build right? I appreciate you guys helping me out thanks.

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Old July 26, 2010, 09:14 PM
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Use NCIX and pricematch.
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Old July 26, 2010, 09:58 PM
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ncix prices are much higher.
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ncix prices are much higher.
That's why you pricematch.
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Old July 26, 2010, 10:17 PM
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Compared to Canada Computers, prices at NCIX are much cheaper. If they're not cheaper, find a place where they are cheaper and use the NCIX pricematch.
Canada Computers $339
Canada Computers - Intel Core i7 870 Quad-Core Socket LGA1156, 2.93Ghz, 8MB L3 Cache, 45nm (Retail Boxed) (BX80605I7870)

Infonec $589
Infonec Computers - Computer parts Canada, PC Components, laptop computers, motherboards, processors, CPUs and much more : Intel Core i7 870 / 2.93 GHz - LGA1156 Socket - L3 8 MB - Box

NCIX $309 regular $339
NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core i7 870 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.93GHZ Hyperthreading 8MB Cache Retail Box - BX80605I7870 In Canada.

newegg $309
Newegg.ca - Intel Core i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I7870

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Old July 27, 2010, 02:49 AM
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Most Important Advice... Never cheap out on your PSU! I wouldn't dare trust an included cheap quality psu EVER! Just ask anyone here on their own horror stories about what a cheap psu has done to them compared to a quality built one ie. corsair, seasonic, etc.

Anyway, here is sample build for you, with 4GB ram 1TB hdd & blu-ray writer. Prices are from Newegg.ca

Cooler Master 690 II Basic $74 HAF 922 $90 690 II Advanced $100
Corsair VX550W $100 or HX650W (modular = easier cable management) $130
Gigabyte H55 USB3 $125
Intel Core i3 530 $122
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus $60
G Skill F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ DDR3-1600 $100
WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 $100 comparable to Seagate 7200.12 SATA2 $80
EVGA GeForce GTX460 768MB $210 comparable to HD5830 $243 These cards are great @ 1920x1200 res!
Liteon iHBS112 Blu-ray Writer $140
MS Win 7 HP 64Bit OEM $105

Cheapest Before Taxes: $1116

Asus P7P55D-E LX USB3 $130
Intel Core i5 750 $209

Cheapest Before Taxes: $1208

Intel Core i7 860 $300

Cheapest Before Taxes: $1299

Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R USB3 $230
Intel Core i7 930 $299

Cheapest Before Taxes: $1398

Good luck with your build
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Old July 27, 2010, 11:40 AM
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Most Important Advice... Never cheap out on your PSU! I wouldn't dare trust an included cheap quality psu EVER! Just ask anyone here on their own horror stories about what a cheap psu has done to them compared to a quality built one ie. corsair, seasonic, etc.
The Sonata III comes with a 500W Earthwatts PSU, which is a very good quality unit.
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Old July 27, 2010, 11:45 AM
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Thanks guys for your help so far, keep it coming. Also the HD that I put up isnt any good?
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Thanks guys for your help so far, keep it coming. Also the HD that I put up isnt any good?
Green drives are best suited for storage. They are meant for power saving, so they don't perform too well. It would be better to go with a Black, or even a Samsung F3 (which would be my preference).
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Old July 27, 2010, 02:24 PM
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Never knew that about the HD. Also the budget went up to 1000-1300 including tax. He also wants a monitor.
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