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First time System build (comments plz)


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Alright! ive done a ton more looking around, and got a bit of help from a friend, i just wanna get some opinions on it, make sure everythings compatible, and maybe some opinions on how to improve it.

Motherboard: http://www.canadacom...d...&cid=MB.526

CPU: http://www.canadacom...amp;cid=CPU.907

Video Card: http://www.canadacom...d...&pid=014251

Memory: http://www.canadacom...amp;cid=RAM.835

Hard Drive: http://www.canadacom...d...4&cid=HD.96

Case: http://www.canadacom...d...&cid=CS.664

Drive: i dont have a drive picked out yet.

OS: ill most likely be using Vista (comments? concerns?)

this is the stuff im thinking of going with, if anyone has any suggestions please let me know, your help would be greatly appreciated. it all comes up to about $442 canadian.

im using canada computers cause i found their prices to be quite good, and conveniently i happen to be very close to one of their retail locations.

thanks in advance
brent

edit: ah yes, ill be using this computer for gaming, i play battlefield 2142 and world of warcraft, i plan on playing warhammer online and i want to play 2 worlds. so i would like a powerfull computer that can realy take these games on without having to make due with realy low settings and such, thanks again.

Edited by bwiz, 15 August 2007 - 02:56 PM.

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Hey, you might live close to me. Finally someone listens and buys from CandaComputers.com. I don't like the Video Card you picked out and also the CPU. Can you tell me your budget for this build? Also, do you have a thing for AMD or is it just cause of the pricing, because Intel is currently better and I would go with that.

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honestly soorena, im just trying to get myself a powerfull computer at a good price, i dont have a ton of knowledge on what works best. The only reason i went with an amd chip is they seem alot cheaper, are the intels that much better? What about the video card dont you like? what would you suggest for improvement?

i am willing to raise my price up if it means a big improvement, up to around $700 max i suppose, (though id prefer keep it down :whistling:) what cpu would you recomend me go with? also i would have to change my motherboard if i went with an intel chip eh? i wanna make sure ive got the right idea about whats compatible.

and thanks for answering my post :blink:

Edited by bwiz, 16 August 2007 - 09:36 AM.

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Ok so I made you a system and the only thing its missing is a case, I'm not sure if your into the fancy lighting. Here it is:

Sapphire ATI Radeon X1950 Pro 256MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphic Card

Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 Socket LGA775, 2.0 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache

Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 Socket 775 Intel 965 Express + ICH8 Chipset

OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz Platinum XTC 2GB (2x1024MB) Dual Channel Kit

OCZ StealthXstream 600W Gamers Power Supply

LiteOn LH-20A1P 20X DVD-Writer, Black

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB SATA NCQ 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache

That all comes out to $709.93 and it also has rebates which will make it cheaper. I would recommend you to go to Tigerdirect for your case because they have cheap and nice looking ones.

Soorena

Edited by SOORENA, 16 August 2007 - 10:27 AM.

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awesome thanks soorena your a big help! :whistling:

just out of curiousity, how much better a system is this in comparison to my build, is it worth the extra $200?

ps: good luck with your tennis tournament!
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You can compare basicly all the parts by going on Tomshardware.com and clicking on the bottom right hand links. They either say Video, CPU, or Hard Drive, overall I think that the system I told you to build is at least 3x better. Also, if you have more money I would suggest changing the Video Card and CPU to the following:

CPU: http://www.canadacom...d...&cid=CPU.84

Video Card: http://www.canadacom...cid=999.243.272

If not then your system is still very good.

Soorena

EDIT: Thanks I hope I do well too.

Edited by SOORENA, 16 August 2007 - 04:33 PM.

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thanks soorena youve been a huge help, i think im gonna go with the stuff u suggested in your second post, those other pieces u add puts the price just a bit too high for me. so yea, thanks one more time for all your help, im sure it'll turn out awesome :whistling:
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