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Old December 26, 2010, 02:40 PM
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hey guys...nice site first time poster!!!

I'm looking at building my own system to replace my old Celeron D. The system will not be used for gaming. So mostly surfing, d/l, burning and watching movies, some autocad and file transfer to other pc's in the house. I also want to run Win 7 64 bit.

Here's what i had in mind all from tigerdirect canada.

-Asus DRW-24B1ST 24X Internal DVD Burner - DVD±R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD±R (DL) 12X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, CD-RW 32X, SATA, 2MB, Black, OEM

-Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gbs

-Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration

-Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case - ATX/Micro-ATX, USB, Audio, 120mm Blue LED Fan, Black

-Corsair 4GB PC6400 800MHz DDR2 Dual Channel Gaming Memory - 2x2048MB

-Cooler Master Hyper N520 CPU Cooler - Socket LGA 775, AM2, AM2+, 1156, AM3, 1366

-Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H AMD785G MB w/ X4 9850 CPU

The only thing i know how it performs is the MB/CPU combo because my wife has the same in her pc. Other then that, i have no clue if the quality is good or even the brand name. I am just reading reviews.

My budget is pretty maxed out at tigerdirect ($616 shipped).

So if there's anything i should change because of brand names or quality, please let know and if there's a better website to buy from that might be cheaper, i'm open the idea's!!!

thanks in advance.
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Old December 26, 2010, 02:57 PM
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Any reason why tigerdirect? NCIX price matches any other Canadian site and Newegg often is the cheapest. I find the Tiger to on most occassions the most expensive.
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Old December 26, 2010, 03:03 PM
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no reason at all....just the one i knew about. I'll just have to do more research on these sites!!!

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Old December 26, 2010, 03:24 PM
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Location: mtl
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try the 99 dollar phenom II oem at the egg, good mobo right there

antec/corsair/seasonic for psu

hell look at memexpress specials, you can go ddr3 since its pritty cheap

Memory Express Boxing Day Sale (December 26th)
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