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Old September 9, 2010, 03:19 PM
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1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
gaming, video editing

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
800-900

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

4. IF YOU have a brand preference.
nope

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

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

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
i would do some overclocking

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
2 weeks - 1 month

9. What resolution do you use?
1920*1080 2ms

gpu: prob gtx 460 maybe sli in future
psu: tx 650w maybe something modular ?
mobo: msi p55a-g55 unless and amd cpu is suggested
cpu: is it better to go quad or will dual be good enough for current games
ram: 4gb 1666 ddr3
dvd - nbd
case: 690 ii basic
hd: 500gb

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Old September 9, 2010, 04:24 PM
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Dual core is fine so an i3 540 will be great if you add a put a good cpu cooler like the cm hyper 212+ with it. If you willing to go a little more over 900 then go for the i5-750/60.

G Skill, Mushkin, Corsair & Patriot are all good brands with lifetime warranties.

LG, Samsung, Pioneer, Plextor and Asus for you dvd drive.

Seagate, WD or Samsung are all good choices for HDD.

Everything else is all good, good luck with your build
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Old September 9, 2010, 05:20 PM
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you may want to take a look at h55 boards if you get an i3 :) problem is there's maybe one or two that do sli.

nice psu, overkill for one card. hell even for two is more than enough.
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Old September 9, 2010, 05:30 PM
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AMD Phenom 945 ~$150
Gigabyte 870a mobo ~$120
4GB DDR3 RAM ~$<100
EVGA GTX 460 AR Edition ~$250
WD Black 640GB or 500GB

Quad cores are the future for games, for example BFBC2.
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Old September 9, 2010, 05:46 PM
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If you get the i3 540, there's nothing wrong with putting it with a P55 board for SLI and then upgrading the cpu later on if you find its not peppy enough for your needs. I know if I was on a budget like yourself then that's the way I would go about it.
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Old September 9, 2010, 06:35 PM
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im not on a strict budget I just want a decent system that will keep me going for at least 3 years without putting in thousands to build the top of the line pc
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Old September 9, 2010, 06:47 PM
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I just posted this in another thread, but it applies to you as well. Excellent shell shocker deal at newegg. LINK

Phenom II x2 555 and MSI 770 motherboard for $118 after a $20 mail in rebate and there is free shipping(it's $49 off then another $20 for the MIR and free shipping). IMO seems like a great deal for the price. Shell shocker deals don't last that long though if you do want it act fast.
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Old September 9, 2010, 07:08 PM
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taking in account mir(hate them) not that great :) now if it was the 870 board? any day
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Old September 9, 2010, 07:18 PM
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In that case Gass3d, I would go with an i5 760 instead of the i3 540 and add in an small ssd, like a 60 to 120GB OCZ Vertex 2 Extended and you'd be laughing with the performance you'd be enjoying with it! Still keep the 500GB or upgrade it to a 1TB and use it for a data storage disk so that way you've got all of your important stuff on a separate drive
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Old September 9, 2010, 07:51 PM
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im lookin at goin with the amd phenom II x4 955 and the 870a i just dont think ill ever end up doing sli seeing the pattern of future upgrades just upgrading the single card in the future will probably be good enough
how does the 5850 compare to the 460 sc edition 1024mb?
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