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Old May 4, 2011, 09:42 PM
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I'll be getting these parts within 1-2 months. I want to get your guys approval of the part in the list and compare them to the part in my current set-up.

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 Mobo $215.60
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE Processor $147.06
Corsair A70 Cooler $48.39
G.SKILL Ripjaws X 4GB DDR3-1600 Memory Kit $46.57
XFX Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 1GB Video Card. $225.14

Total with tax $787.33

All prices from BestDirect.ca

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Old May 4, 2011, 09:49 PM
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in one-two months bd will be out :)
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Old May 4, 2011, 09:52 PM
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I have to stay under a $1000 CAD budget.
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Old May 4, 2011, 09:56 PM
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here you go on newegg.ca

MSI twin frozer 2 6950 2g gpu
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Old May 4, 2011, 10:02 PM
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sorry about the other post just hit the wrong key
newegg.ca
Asus Crosshair 4 formula with a 1090t 411.98
Mushkin enhanced redline ridgeback 8g kit 149.99
Msi r6950 twin frozer3 2g card 299.99

total 868.96

i got pretty much what you where looking at and I wished I would have waited or got a hexcore
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You could pay less for a Sandy Bridge setup and get much better performance. Also, $225 is way too much for a 6870. Around that price you can find GTX 560's and HD 6950's.
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Old May 5, 2011, 02:19 AM
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Is this build....

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Better than the build at the start of this thread.
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Old May 5, 2011, 05:54 AM
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Acer Black 23"1920 x 1080
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop
Corsair Nova CSSD-V32GB2-BRKT 2.5" 32GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) x2 raid 0
GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 AM3 AMD 770 USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
LITE-ON Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Internal Blu-ray Burner 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu-ray 3D feature
RAIDMAX Quantum ATX-798WB Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
OCZ ZX Series OCZ-ZX1000W 1000W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply Compatible with Core i5 & i7
CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRSDTL 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive raid 1
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
D-Link DIR-665 IEEE 802.11a/g/n Xtreme N 450 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
is there any bottlenecks
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Old May 5, 2011, 11:36 AM
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I agree with YukonTrooper, I think the AMD Phenom II BE is at the limits of it's technology. I would rather go I5-2500K with a good mobo in the sub 150$ range, single videocard setup and a case with good cooling, at least Antec 300 with all the fans installed. PSU i would go mandatory 80+ certification, Antec or OCZ. A dual drive setup style ,SSD with Sandforce 1st generation controller for OS and apps (60-120GB) plus a large HDD for storage or a RAID 0 matrix.
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Is this build....

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Better than the build at the start of this thread.
You can't link directly to your shopping cart. You'll have to take a screenshot and upload the picture or list the parts.
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