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Old September 16, 2010, 09:06 AM
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sorry for the late reply.. school's been quite busy lately...

so far i got the bundle (i5 and the mobo), the gtx460 700mb edition and HAF922. So I just need a writer, hdd and ram now for a (hardware-wise) complete system? (i was look at cpu coolers - necessary?)

btw. is http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...r&promoid=1223 a better deal or should i just get the 1G version?
i got the eVGA Video Card 768-P3-1360-TR NVIDIA GeForce GTX460 DDR5 768MB PCI-Express 2.0 Mini-HDMI/Dual DVI-I for $180 but the MSI one is only $160 AR.
(from weekly ncix sale - NCIX.com - Canada's Premier Computer Store - Great Technology, Service and Selection.)
A better CPU heatsink is necessary if you plan on overclocking. If not, then stock will be fine. You'll just have to decide what you want to do.

The MSI card has a better heatsink and is cheaper, so yes, I would say it's a much better deal than the EVGA card.
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so in order to sli it has to be 2 of the SAME EXACT gpu? (ie. wont work even if both have similar specs?) whoa


btw i was checking out the memory
this http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...l&promoid=1223
seems good (?)
It has to be the same model of GPU. You can run two 768MB GTX 460 cards in SLI together if they are from different brands, but you can't run a 1GB card in SLI with a 768MB card.

That memory is good.
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Old September 16, 2010, 09:40 AM
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A better CPU heatsink is necessary if you plan on overclocking. If not, then stock will be fine. You'll just have to decide what you want to do.

The MSI card has a better heatsink and is cheaper, so yes, I would say it's a much better deal than the EVGA card.

It has to be the same model of GPU. You can run two 768MB GTX 460 cards in SLI together if they are from different brands, but you can't run a 1GB card in SLI with a 768MB card.

That memory is good.
MSI might be the better card for the Value, but as myself and Eldonko can testifiy to their Customer Service should the user have any issues is remote, and sub-standard.
I would suggest spending the couple of extra dollars and getting the EVGA as their Tech support is more than worth the cost difference.
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Old September 16, 2010, 11:21 AM
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Hello, didn't follow the thread and I understand you already bought some parts, but here are some parts that are on sale everywhere. Good luck to you.

To stick to your budget with these parts, switch the cpu to AMD Athlon II x2 240 and Mobo to 770-C45, but I think this is a nice bundle and the extra power is worth it, unless you would trade the money for a 1GB GTX 460 if gaming is more important than your school work. Ahem..

AMD Athlon II X3 440 3.0GHZ CPU & MSI 790X-G45 DDR3 Motherboard (X3 440 & 790X-G45) $184.69
OCZ OCZ3G1333LV4GK 4GB DDR3 2X2GB DDR3-1333 $64.99
EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Superclocked 768MB $211.11
Western Digital WD Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 3GB/S 7200RPM $79.99
Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT $54.99
RS460-PSARJ3-US 460W ELITE PSU ATX 12V V2.31 OVER 70% EFFICIENCY $35.50
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 PWM Pro $29.74
Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black $29.89

Total: A bit above 650 $ If you find Crucial 4GB DDR3 1333 go for it. It's cheaper than OCZ and reliable.
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Old September 16, 2010, 11:34 AM
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so i was looking at the ram
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...l&promoid=1223
and it doesnt seem like my mobo is compatible...
is it? mobo:http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=54097
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It should be compatible. Why wouldn't you think so?
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Old September 16, 2010, 12:08 PM
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hey guys you think a sound card is necessary?


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because it says the only compatible ones are
MSI
P55-GD65
MSI
P55-GD80

and my is MSI P55A-G55 P55
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hey guys you think a sound card is necessary?


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because it says the only compatible ones are
MSI
P55-GD65
MSI
P55-GD80

and my is MSI P55A-G55 P55
A sound card isn't necessary, but if you can afford one and you have decent speakers or headphones, it can make a big difference.

The RAM should still work fine on your board.
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Old September 16, 2010, 01:33 PM
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so you guys got any good suggestion for audio card? one for gaming and daily usage.



ps. what you guys think
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM
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$23.60 $23.60 G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit
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$89.85 $89.85 Yate Loon D12SL-12 120MM RED/BLACK Fan 1350RPM 47CFM 28DB 3/4PIN Sleeve Bearing OEM Sleeved Retail
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In Stock 33852 $3.99 $11.97 Madcatz Sony PSP Battery Expander Double Capacity LI-ION Rechargeable Battery
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In Stock 39187 $0.49 $0.49 Coolermaster R4-L2R-20CR 120MM Red LED Case Fan 2000RPM 90CFM 19DBA 3/4 Pin
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$4.95 $9.90 Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
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Competitor's price: $16.95, source url: Anitec.ca - LG GH22NS50 22x Internal SATA DL DVD-ReWriter (Black) (GH22NS50AVAU10B)
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$16.95 $16.95 MSI GeForce GTX 460 Fermi Cyclone OC 725MHZ 768MB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card
FREE GROUND SHIPPING FOR THIS ORDER!
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In Stock 54626 $179.99 $179.99 1 x FREE Metro 2033 Free PC Game Coupon for Digital Download *MSI Promo Only* 1 x FREE MSI Pick Your Poison Digital Download Coupon of Dark Void or Street Fighter IV or Resident Evil 5 1 x FREE Just Cause 2 (PC Game) Electronic Coupon for Digital Download *NVIDIA Promo Only*
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Add NCIX EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN What's this? No Service Plan NCIX.com 1 Year ESP Protection Plan - Only $29.99 NCIX.com 2 Year ESP Protection Plan - Only $39.99
Arctic Cooling MX-3 Thermal Compound Paste NON-ELECTRICAL Conductive 4 Gram
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$11.77 $11.77 StarCraft II Free Trial Coupon for Digital Download *NVIDIA Promo Only* In Stock 54878 $0.00 $0.00 AuzenTech Forte Low Profile PCI-E 7.1 Sound Card PCI-E Dolby Digital Live Headphone AMP
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Total BEFORE Price Match $608.02 YOUR TOTAL $577.15 Shipping and final tax calculation will be calculated at checkout
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Total Shipping Weight: 14.13 lbs

with the gaming bundle and case total is roughly 1000. a bit out of my budget ....
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Old September 16, 2010, 02:36 PM
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For a sound card, I would recommend the ASUS Xonar DX.

I would go with MX-2 instead of MX-3: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ctic%20Cooling
It's less viscous so it spreads more easily. MX-3 performs a bit better, but it doesn't make a difference. Everything else looks good to me.
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