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Old July 29, 2010, 09:15 PM
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PLEASE when POST threads asking for input on system builds tell us...

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.

Gaming, school work (internet surfing), video editing and I'll be overclocking because I like doing that

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread

$2000 (this includes extras)

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.

Canada (I'm in Ontario)

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.

Don't care about brands, however, I am a little bit biased towards intel procs

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.

Just about everything in my current system is EOL

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.

I've been searching for ages D:

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.

I'm going to be overclocking just for the hell of overclocking. Not because I expect it to make any difference in gaming

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?

After I buy it and I receive it :P

9. What resolution do you use?

Atm I use 1600x1200 because that's what my monitor supports. In the near future I'll buy a better monitor to support higher resolutions
So, without further a-due (sp?) this is what I've come up with so far.

NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core i7 930 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.8GHZ 8MB L3 Cache 130W 45NM Retail Box - BX80601930 In Canada. - $299 (Regularly $328.00)

NCIX.com - Buy ASUS P6X58D-E X58 ATX LGA1366 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFire SLI USB3.0 SATA 6GB/S Motherboard - P6X58D-E In Canada. - $265.62

NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Haf X EATX Tower Case Black 6X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0 - RC-942-KKN1 In Canada. - $199.99 (for now I will be air cooling, but I might consider water in the future which is why I chose this case)

NCIX.com - Buy XFX Radeon HD 5850 HD585XZAFC 725MHZ 1GB 4GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI DP DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card - HD585XZAFC In Canada. - $334.99

NCIX.com - Buy Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM - GFC-00599 In Canada. - $119.78


NCIX.com - Buy Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM - WD1002FAEX In Canada. - $97.11

NCIX.com - Buy Corsair XMS3 TR3X6G1600C8 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24 Core i7 Memory Kit - TR3X6G1600C8 In Canada. - $171.99 (Regularly 189.19. I cba with rebates )

NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan - CMPSU-750HX In Canada. - $199.99

NCIX.com - Buy LG GH24LS50 24X Super Multi Lightscribe SATA DVD Writer OEM Black - GH24LS50 In Canada. - $29.99

NCIX.com - Buy Noctua NH-D14 LGA775/1156/1366/AM3 I7/I5/PHENOM Heatpipe Cooler W/ NF-P14 140MM & NF-P12 120MM Fan - NH-D14 In Canada. - $89.99

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These are just extras I added on because.. well, I could do with a new keyboard mouse and a headset that doesn't suck. Also, high quality thermal compound never hurt anybody, right?

NCIX.com - Buy Logitech G15 2ND Gen Gaming Keyboard USB Black Silver Amber LCD Panel Programmable Backlit Keys - 920-000379 In Canada. - $103.20

NCIX.com - Buy Logitech G500 Laser Gaming Mouse 5700DPI USB2.0 Weight Adjustable BLACK/GREY - 910-001260 (910-001259) In Canada. - $89.99

NCIX.com - Buy Turtle Beach Ear Force HPA2 Amplified 5.1 Surround Sound Headphones Four Speakers Per Earcup - TBS-2114-01 In Canada. - $86.90

NCIX.com - Buy Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound Paste NON-ELECTRICAL Conductive 4 Gram - MX-2T In Canada. - $9.99


Total cost before shipping and "all that good stuff" - $2099.52
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Old July 29, 2010, 09:39 PM
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$2100 and a "single" 5850.....I wouldn't be "thrilled".....do a little more searching and Pricematch...surely you can give that build something better....
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Old July 29, 2010, 09:40 PM
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tweak it a bit for twin 460's? i got to put it in me sig lol.

noctua is nice, performance per dollar its not the top dog tough.

not too sure about the 200 dollar case even if budget permits

try to look at giga mobos as well, usually they offer better pricing with same or better feats.
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Old July 29, 2010, 10:06 PM
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$2100 and a "single" 5850.....I wouldn't be "thrilled".....do a little more searching and Pricematch...surely you can give that build something better....
I plan on crossfiring later. I don't need anything excessive right now. Depending on the deals I get through price matching, I might be able to use the cash saved and get a 5870. Anything beyond that in consideration with the type of games I'd play would be sort of overkill.

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not too sure about the 200 dollar case even if budget permits
What would you recommend then?

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try to look at giga mobos as well, usually they offer better pricing with same or better feats.
Hmm... I've always had a bit of a hard time with gigabyte boards though... But what would you recommend for a GB board then?
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Old July 29, 2010, 10:59 PM
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one 922? half as cheap. or a cmII
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Old July 29, 2010, 11:36 PM
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I would stay with the HAF X if you really like, its got a lot to offer and is so much more roomier than a HAF 922 by miles, which would help you out in when water cooling.

For graphics, I would swap them out the GTX460's as _dangtx_ suggested and check out the review here on both versions. I would then go with either of these...

EVGA GeForce GTX460 768MB - competitive to HD5830 or
EVGA GeForce GTX460 1GB - competitive to HD5850

for RAM i'd go with these...

Newegg.ca - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ $177

Newegg.ca - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 998679 $178.50

Newegg.ca - G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI $178.50

Newegg.ca - Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998827 $182

Everything else looks great, good luck with your build
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Old July 30, 2010, 12:39 AM
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giga boards? look for middle of the pack. cant go wrong.

lets see om ncix....NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte X58A-UD3R ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 4PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 Sound GLAN CrossFireX SLI Motherboard - GA-X58A-UD3R In Canada.

and pm when possible, like to here : Buy Gigabyte [GA-X58A-UD3R] Gigabyte X58A-UD3R ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 4PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 Sound GLAN CrossFireX SLI Motherboard
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Old July 30, 2010, 04:17 AM
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You are price matching right? You can shave off at least $200 from the prices you quoted...

I'd also drop the 5850. XFX doesn't bother with reference models anymore and it's a waste of money buying their non-reference designs with poor overclocks. Add on $70 and get a pair of GTX460s.

With regards to RAM, price match at NCIX with Xpresscanada for cheaper prices since newegg.ca is still somewhat expensive.
Xpress Canada - G.SKILL NQ Series DDR3 1600MHz (PC3-12800) 6GB (3x2GB) Triple Channel Kit (F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ) $145
Xpress Canada - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series DDR3 1600MHz (PC3-12800) 6GB (3x2GB) Triple Channel Kit (F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM) $150
Xpress Canada - Mushkin Blackline 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL7 DIMM (998782) $155


Power: NCIX.com - Buy Seasonic M12D 850W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS 8PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan - M12D-850W In Canada. $149.99
More power, your HX750 is based on the M12D platform.

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Old July 30, 2010, 05:02 AM
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You definitely have to price match. The Asus motherboard is a great selection imho. I own this board and have had no problems at all. Overclocking is easy. The price is too high. Try using shopbot and pricematch and you should easily save enough to go either 5870 or 460.
I would recommend the 460 as well. As another member stated, check the reviews. The 1gb card is what I'd get from EVGA.
There are all kinds of choices for memory. My preference is Mushkin, but any with lifetime warranty and good support would work. Patriot, Corsair, or GSkill are good as well.
For the case, I would stick with the HAF X for reasons you and another member mentioned. Roomy, good cable management with great air flow which is still good for wc.
The case is going for approx. $171
The psu is a good choice but the price is $50 higher than you should pay.
The gpu is too much for the performance. The 460 goes for about $220-$230 or a bit more for an overclocked card.
Overall I'd say you've done a good bit of research. Try using shopbot.ca for pricematching and you could possibly save enough for an SSD for your OS.

Good luck with the build and enjoy what looks like a solid system.
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your HX750 is based on the M12D platform.
No, it isn't.
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