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Old July 28, 2010, 11:43 AM
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I have taken a NCIX pre-built and modified it slightly (NCIX vesta X4 2100 SLI) $1,090.77

How can I reduce costs while retaining performance? I am thinking I can get a cheaper power supply.

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor 3.2GHZ AM3 8MB Cache

125W Retail Box ($185) + use heatsink with processor

video card:
Radeon HD 5770 850MHZ 1GB GDDR5 4.8GHZ PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI Display Port ($195)

MSI 790FX-GD70 ATX AM3 790FX DDR3 4PCI-E16 CrossFire 1PCI-E1 2PCI eSATA SATA GBLAN ($190) -20 mail in rebate ($170)

Corsair CMV4GX3M2A1333C9 4GB DDR3 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL9 Dual Channel Memory Kit ($106)

Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA No PSU ($130)

Seasonic SS-600ET 600W EPS12V 24PIN ATX Power Supply PFC 80PLUS Bronze 6PIN 8PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan OEM ($100)

Western Digital Caviar Blue SE16 640GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM 3YR MFR Warranty ($56)

DVD Writer:
LG GH22NS50 Black 22x SATA DVD writer OEM ($30)

Flash Card Reader:
nGear Flash Card Reader 3.5IN Internal USB Black CF/SM/SDHC/MMC/MS/XD 18IN Cable ($19)

Thanks in advance
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Old July 28, 2010, 12:00 PM
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Use shopbot.ca or pricecanada.com to find the lowest online prices, and use NCIX's pricematch feature in their shopping cart.

CPU - 169.44
GPU - 146.38
Mobo - 160 after rebate
Mem - 102
Case - 92.40
PSU - 70

That'll save you $112 plus tax right there.
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Old July 28, 2010, 12:33 PM
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Other than bumping up your cpu to the 1055T, it looks like a good setup. I think the psu is pretty good. As sugar says, use shopbot and pricematch. You could opt for a Corsair 650 watt TX, but I like modular much better. Less cables, less clutter!
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Old July 28, 2010, 01:47 PM
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squeeze in a 460 and drop the 5770, mobo,cpu for something better bang per buck wise :)
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Old July 28, 2010, 01:58 PM
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I recommend that you switch the CPU to a 1055T if possible, grab an 890FX board instead of a 790FX one, get a 768MB GTX 460 instead of the 5770, and drop down to a PSU with around 500W of power instead.
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Old July 28, 2010, 05:07 PM
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thanks for suggestions guys ... I always find great help on this forum ... must be because it is Canadian eh?

In the future I may want to build a eyefinity system so I selected the 5770.

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