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Old August 5, 2008, 08:55 PM
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Hi I need some help from the experts..

Trying to get a parts list for my friend, he does a lot of video encoding, not really any serious gaming.. I tried convincing him to stick with a 4850, but I guess other stupid friends at work just want to get him hooked to a high-end system, and he seems to listen.

Here is a list I gt for him:

Coolermaster CM690
Q9450 OEM no HSF
Asus P5Q Deluxe
Xigmatek S-1283
OCZ Reaper PC8500 2x2GB I choose this because it is a very nice set of memory, and the heatpipes don't need any other cooling module.

Asus Xonar DX 7.1
LG GGC-H20L I believe he was thinking of dropping the Sound Card.
2 x Seagate Barracuda 500GB in RAID

Power Supply he wants to buy from work, its a 1100w (Brand I got no idea).. about $225..
Am I missing anything else.. Now if this list looks not too bad, what do you guys think of ordering from Direct Canada, you they have the deal of Free Ground Shipping for orders over $300 under 100lbs, this system should be well under that, more like 50lb. Just not too sure about the service, offcourse we have the DC support guy.

Thanks..
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Old August 5, 2008, 09:25 PM
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HarwareCanucks Special deals has the Coolermaster CM690 on Sale 69.99
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster CM 690 Mid Tower Black ATX Case 5X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound Firewire & eSATA - RC-690-KKN1 In Canada.

And i would grab the "Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 640GB" instead of the 500GB ones, better drive and better bang for your buck.

NCIX.com - Buy Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 640GB 3.5IN SATA2 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive OEM *5YR MFR Warranty* - ST3640323AS In Canada.
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Oops I guess I forgot the prices, I pricematched almost everything..

Thanks for the deal on the chassis though..

Seagate 500gb $65.99 from Compu2000
LG GGC-H20L $139.88 from DC
The OCZ's for $100.20 from DC again
Saphire 4870 $291.90 from DC yet again lol..

But I mean if they are more deals on stuff plz do let me know. Also ordering from DC, the prices are almost all cheap at DC, but is it worth it.
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I would recommend just price matching everything from ncix and ordering from there they are much better
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Old August 5, 2008, 11:22 PM
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I understand, I totally agree, infact that was my first intention.. But my friend could save almost $30 on the shipping, basically gets the shipping for free if he gets from DC.
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Old August 5, 2008, 11:31 PM
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Hi I need some help from the experts..

Trying to get a parts list for my friend, he does a lot of video encoding, not really any serious gaming.. I tried convincing him to stick with a 4850, but I guess other stupid friends at work just want to get him hooked to a high-end system, and he seems to listen.

Here is a list I gt for him:

Coolermaster CM690
Q9450 OEM no HSF
Asus P5Q Deluxe
Xigmatek S-1283
OCZ Reaper PC8500 2x2GB I choose this because it is a very nice set of memory, and the heatpipes don't need any other cooling module.

Asus Xonar DX 7.1
LG GGC-H20L I believe he was thinking of dropping the Sound Card.
2 x Seagate Barracuda 500GB in RAID

Power Supply he wants to buy from work, its a 1100w (Brand I got no idea).. about $225..
Am I missing anything else.. Now if this list looks not too bad, what do you guys think of ordering from Direct Canada, you they have the deal of Free Ground Shipping for orders over $300 under 100lbs, this system should be well under that, more like 50lb. Just not too sure about the service, offcourse we have the DC support guy.

Thanks..
Can we assume that you're suggesting VISTA Home Premium 64-Bit?
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Old August 5, 2008, 11:35 PM
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Um... Yeah I guess I forgot.. Duhh Sorry
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Old August 5, 2008, 11:50 PM
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To give you an idea,I just ordered from DC(free shipping).Shipped the day after I ordered and sent an e-mail to be sure and the guy answered my e-mail 3 hours later wich is is pretty good.
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Old August 6, 2008, 01:09 AM
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As far as I know DC and NCIX are the same company, so there really shouldn't be any question as far as initial service and follow up service is concerned. Both are excellent.
Not that I order a heck of a lot of stuff, but I've been quite happy with all of the service I have seen from them.

I have a CM690 and a Q6600, and yes I do a lot of video encoding. Nothing quite like a quad core for that kind of work

Assuming his friends at work are pushing him towards the high end, I'm guessing they think he should get a Nvidia GTX280. Not a bad idea, but why not get a 4870 now and maybe pick another up a little later if need be....or....get two 4850's for Crossfire right now. I could be wrong, but it's a cheaper solution and the 4850's in Crossfire should give any 280 a good run for it's money.

What is he running for a monitor? I'd think the ATI solution will give him more than enough juice to power a 24" panel at 1920x1200.

Plus, he could ditch the 200.00 plus PSU idea, and get a Corsair TX750, which have plenty of amps and connectors for these cards, and also are on sale at NCIX for less than a 100.00 at the moment.

The Western Digital 640 GB HDD are also a very good drive. Have recently been on sale for as little as 74.00. Currently just under 100.00.

Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive Oem 3YR Mfr Warranty - DirectCanada

Here's a little more info on them.

Western Digital's Caviar SE16 640GB hard drive - The Tech Report - Page 1

Anyhow, good luck with the build.
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