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Old February 26, 2011, 11:32 AM
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It makes sense if you aren't a big gamer and don't mind playing games at low settings. The CPU & GPU combo aren't that great for gaming... not sure if you decided on a PSU yet, but you only need 500w for that unless you know you'll be throwing more at it in the future.

We are getting so close the launch of Z68 and potentially bulldozer, that it may be worth waiting for a month...
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Old February 26, 2011, 12:59 PM
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well i took the whole day and here is my original plan.

shopRBC.com :: shopRBC.com - Custom System

i couldnt find all of the parts so i changed some of em.
motherboard -) 134.88 canada computers
Asus M4A89GTD PRO Socket AM3 AMD 890GX

cpu -) 104.99 canada computers
AMD Athlon II X4 640 Quad Core, 3.0GHz

ram -) 54.99 canada computers
corsair XMS3 Classic (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz

hard drive -) 49.99 canada computers
Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm SATA 3.0Gb/s 1TB

graphic card -) 84.99 canada computers
Asus Radeon HD 5670 1GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0

case -) 119.99 canada computers
Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower ATX Case

psu -) 49.77 pc cyber canada
Orion 650W ATX Power Supply

599.60$ before tax

683.0943$ total after tax
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Old February 26, 2011, 01:04 PM
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remind us what you do again with the pc?

swap some 30-40 from the mobo budget to the cpu, itll give you better bang per buck

orion psu? nonono
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Old February 26, 2011, 01:16 PM
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i should be gaming with this system,
and btw i really like my system exept for the psu...
and i would need to know if my case can only take rear fanned psu!
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Old February 26, 2011, 01:32 PM
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then you got it wrong.

for video card, get minimum a 6850, maybe a 6950.

then trickle down to the other components. why cheap out on the psu and go all out on the case?
get a 912, and an antec 500 watter for single card.
if your budget was a wee bit more i wouldve sugested a 2500k from intel.
right now id go for an i3 550 or such on a nice h55/p55 board.
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Old February 26, 2011, 01:37 PM
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You'd also probably be better off with a Phenom II dual-core vs. the Athlon II quad-core for gaming.
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Old February 26, 2011, 01:53 PM
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btw i have a MAXIMUM of 750$ for my pc....
and i don't want intel ($$$) nor nvidia ($$$$$)
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Old February 26, 2011, 01:58 PM
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say so. 750 can get you something nice.

why not intel? better performance.
anyway, get a radeon 6850 at a bare minimum for gaming.
depending on the games you play, the resolution and the
eye candy use, you may want to go up to a 6950 2gb.

better have a 50 dollar case and better power supply vs more expensive case and crap power supply
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Old February 26, 2011, 02:11 PM
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The HAF 932 is kind of overkill for the rest of the build. I think the following cpu/mb/case/video combo offers better performance for your needs and room to upgrade:

$99.88 Intel Core i3 530 Dual-Core Socket LGA1156, 2.93Ghz, 4MB L3 Cache, 32nm (Retail Boxed) (BX80616I3530) | Canada Computers
$154.99 NCIX.com - Buy MSI GeForce GTX 460 Fermi Cyclone OC 725MHZ 768MB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card - MSI/MicroStar - N460GTX Cyclone768D5/OC - in Canada
$111.86 MSI P55A-G55 P55 ATX LGA1156 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SLI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard - DirectCanada
$79.00 Infonec Computers - Computer parts Canada, PC Components, laptop computers, motherboards, processors, CPUs and much more : Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX MID-TWR BLACK W/O WINDOW

That combo is $2 more than yours but the prices exclude a $20 mail in rebate on the video card and a $10 MIR on the motherboard.

For a PSU, NCIX currently has a great deal on this, which could disappear anytime(?):
$44.99 NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-500CX 500W ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan *2 Year Wrty* - Corsair - CMPSU-500CX - in Canada
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Old February 26, 2011, 02:11 PM
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i will OC my cpu so i need good air flow = current case
current psu = can't find any other that have 600+W and are rear fanned!

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NO INTEL OR NVIDIA!!!!! I DONT HAVE BUDGET FOR THESE!
(an equivalent nvidia card for radeon one are 100$+)
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