Hardware Canucks

Hardware Canucks (http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/)
-   New Builds (http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/new-builds/)
-   -   Pulled the trigger! (http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/new-builds/9506-pulled-trigger.html)

ricknash61 August 20, 2008 06:52 PM

Pulled the trigger!
So, ladies and gents, I finally pulled the trigger and bought all my parts through NCIX's back to school sale part deux. Here's what it looks like:

Case: Coolermaster Cosmos 1000 ($193)
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Cosmos Full Tower ATX Case 5X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB Firewire Audio eSATA - RC-1000-KSN1 In Canada.

Mobo: Gigabyte X48-DS4 ($250)
NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte X48-DS4 ATX LGA775 X48 DDR2 2PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 RAID Sound 2GLAN 1394 CrossFireX Motherboard - GA-X48-DS4 In Canada.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 ($350)
NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Quad Core Processor LGA775 2.83GHZ Yorkfield 1333FSB 12MB Retail Box - BX80569Q9550 In Canada.

Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-6400C5 ($89)
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB DDR2 2X2GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 5-5-5-18 240PIN Memory Kit - TWIN2X4096-6400C5 In Canada.

Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB x2 ($146)
NCIX.com - Buy Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive OEM 3YR MFR Warranty - WD6400AAKS In Canada.

Corsair TX750W 750W ($115)
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - CMPSU-750TX In Canada.

GPU: Diamond Radeon HD4870 ($270)
NCIX.com - Buy Diamond Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI-I Video Card - 4870PE5512 In Canada.

Pioneer DVR-216DBK ($30)
NCIX.com - Buy Pioneer DVR-216DBK Black 20X SATA OEM DVDRW No Software - DVR-216DBK In Canada.

Total = $1,600 - $60 MIR = $1,540

Thanks for all your help with parts selection. Feel free to comment on my build, but go easy on me because I'm excited right now. I'll probably add a sound card if the onboard isn't good and add a heatsink in the near future.

3.0charlie August 20, 2008 06:58 PM

You will be quite pleased. Enjoy your build. Don't forget to take pics.
And I would definitively add a HSF right now.

CTA August 20, 2008 07:22 PM

i believe 9450 is worth than 9550 for performance vs price

and try to get micron ram (DDR2 RAM List) or maybe mushkin (very good)

i believe that corsair use promos... which is okay...

BALISTX August 20, 2008 07:34 PM


Originally Posted by CTA (Post 81307)
i believe 9450 is worth than 9550 for performance vs price

and try to get micron ram (DDR2 RAM List) or maybe mushkin (very good)

i believe that corsair use promos... which is okay...

That list is so old I wouldn't go by it. At some point the micron chips were getting harder to find but that may not be the case now. Anyways their other good chips out their besides the Microns.

I do agree with the suggestion of getting Mushkin.

oksir August 20, 2008 07:40 PM

Nice. i would of gotten 9450, then use the money to get a lian li armorsuit, or a cosmos S.

geokilla August 20, 2008 07:46 PM

Great build for the price. I would've chosen the Mushkin for the RAM but overall excellent build. Enjoy it =)

DK2 August 20, 2008 08:18 PM

onboard sound usually isn't that bad, but um, you going to use the stock cooler for the cpu?
Even a cheap air cpu cooler from just about anybody is better than stock.
anyways, damn good for the price!

CTA August 20, 2008 08:24 PM

i see... well i am not ram expert... i know very little... mostly mushkin and consair... i dont know about other ;p

and about cpu cooler... i agreed... q9450 for 320cdn is OEM... so it needs good cpu cooler such as ocz vendetta 2 or thermalright true black...

ricknash61 August 20, 2008 08:25 PM

Yeah I agree with most of you saying I should have gotten Mushkins. Almost all Mushkin RAM is out of stock at NCIX and I wanted to get all the parts together so I opted for the Corsair. Are they bad?

Also, I planned on using a stock cooler because I have no intentions of overclocking. So there's not really much of a point in voiding my warranty since if it does overheat I get a new one.

CTA August 20, 2008 08:38 PM

why not wait for more stocks... usually they are coming on next day...eh? honestly it worths to get mushkin as everyone suggested... well consair is not that bad...

i believe intel company can't tell if you oced the cpu or not... so you wont void the warranty... i hope i am not wrong... stock cpu cooler is fine as long as you dont want to oc it..

honestly.. look at your specification... almost similar to my lists.. it looks overkill if you dont OC it or whatever... right now you can oc ram, mobo and cpu only... not video card...

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:42 PM.