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Old November 27, 2010, 11:10 AM
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Default What parts should I buy for the sale this weekend?

Memoryexpress is having a sale all weekend, and my buddy does not want to buy online. So with you guys knowing more then me, lets say you had to make a build with only the sale parts. What would you make out of it, any help would be great.

4 rules:

1 - He wants a flashy but good case.
2 - He already has a new keyboard and mouse.
3 - Wants atleast 6gigs of memory.
4 - try to keep it under $1200 gaming rig

Sale Featured Products 2 in Canada at Memory Express

The sale parts are on the main page, there are 2 total pages to look at. Thanks again far anything you come up with.
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Old November 27, 2010, 11:56 AM
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This seems like a fun challenge, I made an account just to give you a hand :D

Core i7 950
299.99
Asus Sabertooth
198.99
Corsair Dominator 1600x8
139.99
CoolerMaster HF932
109.99
Corsair GS600
79.99 before 20$ mir
eVGA GTX460SC 1GB
189.99 before 25$ mir
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB
109.99 before 20$ mir
WD 1TB Black SATA3
79.99
Samsung DVDRW
18.99

Total: 1227.91 (before tax, before mir)

If you need just the tower, this rig would be a beast, and just add a second videocard for more performance in the near future. However it sounds like you need a monitor so here is a more budget conscious build with monitor:

Core i5 760
209.99
Gigabyte P55A-UD3
144.99
Corsair XMS3 4GB 1600C9
69.99
Antec 902
59.99
Corsair GS600
79.99 before 20$ mir
eVGA GTX460SC 1GB
189.99 before 25$ mir
WD 1TB Black SATA3
79.99
Samsung DVDRW
18.99
Samsung E2320X
164.99

Total: 1018.91 (before tax, before mir)

Both systems will have similair performance. The difference between 4gb and 6gb is minor for a gaming computer. The only reason you go with 6gb over 4gb is dependant on the cpu platform. The first build is more future proof and you will be able to upgrade to a 6core down the line. The second system will need a new motherboard if you wish to upgrade to a substantially faster cpu. The second system is not capable of sli either but can be changed if you get the Gigabyte P55A-UD4p for about 40$ more. I did put a solid state in the quote for the first machine, and in my opinion is an absolutely must have for a modern computer, however it is 100$+ that will not net you a better gaming experience and that is why I left it out of the second build. Also I have no idea how good the new gs power supplies from corsair are. I am quoting these units on pure faith, however corsair power supplies have always been excellent so I'm assuming these follow that trend.
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Old November 27, 2010, 12:09 PM
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Sweet, thanks for the response. As being the first one to finish my challenge, you WIN .................................................. .... A can of coke. Clap'Clap'Clap'Clap.

Honestly though, thanks. I think he may really like the first build. Looks like he should play most game without a problem. Thanks.
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Old November 27, 2010, 12:35 PM
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The 1st build is Great. If you do want to be budget conscious tought, you can get better value on AMD side. Six core are available for that price.
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Old November 27, 2010, 01:16 PM
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Wow some great deals there..
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Old November 27, 2010, 03:55 PM
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Sweet, thanks for the response. As being the first one to finish my challenge, you WIN .................................................. .... A can of coke. Clap'Clap'Clap'Clap.

Honestly though, thanks. I think he may really like the first build. Looks like he should play most game without a problem. Thanks.
Thanks dude. The only thing is maybe he wants to get a beefier power supply for future videocards. I hope he enjoys his new computer :D
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Old November 27, 2010, 04:41 PM
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I hope he likes it too, still trying to talk him out of buying a pc from bestbuy or staples. Hopefully he realizes that you get better parts all around from building yourself.
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