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HelpPlease2009

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Hey everyone,

I want to build a new gaming computer. The kind of games I would run on it would be World of Warcraft, Dawn of War II, Demigod, etc... Nothing too demanding.

I live in Canada so I need to order from websites such as:
www.newegg.ca
www.tigerdirect.ca
www.canadacomputers.com

My budget is $1,000 preferably after shipping and tax but I don't mind going $100(maximum) over if it offers a significant advantage.

I would like the motherboard to be Intel if possible, and I do not need an operating system.

Thank you for your time.
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HelpPlease2009

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My friend helped me out and provided me with this list, let me know what you think please

Case: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16811156223
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16822136320
DVD/CD: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16827118030
Video Card: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16814150394
Cooling: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817139005
Memory: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16820227365
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16813186170
Processor: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16819115202
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I think your friend has good taste and seems to have a clue. :)

I think you would be just as happy with this combo deal of the i7 920 and OCZ XMP Memory. Saves you about $50 and is just as good. Click Here Newegg.ca Keep in mind that you will have to probably change the to XMP Profile 1 in the BIOS for the 1600Mhz speed, it will boot at 1066mhz more than likely, but that is normal. Your friend can help you there.

I've noticed you went with one of the cheaper X58 boards. Maybe with the money I just saved you this board would be more to your liking. Recently have heard some decent things about it. But... I personally use this board, and I couldn't be more happy. Almost the same board here, just less money.

Also, that Corsair power supply is really nice (Corsair=best), but thought I would point out it is not modular, has extremely long cables, tons of them, and I wouldn't be volunteering my time if I wasn't picky and didn't point that out. Since your case will have a window, I thought I would point that out. Take a look at this modular one by OCZ. Allows for better cable management, which improves airflow, and a nice clean look. Still 80 Plus Certified, but Cheaper!

Thought I would throw out some suggestions, other than that, everything you have picked is compatible, good quality name brand, etc. I think you will enjoy this computer, very fast. Video card will handle any game you throw at it.

Ask questions, if you dare. :)
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Thanks a lot for the input, I took everything you said into consideration and changed to the motherboard to the one you use and the combo deal. However, when it comes to the power supply, the one you recommended is "deactivated" on the website which means they are either out of stock or not selling it anymore. I want to order the parts as soon as possible, so assuming they are not selling it anymore, any other recommendations?

Oh and I don't know how much help me friend will be when I'm building it so I might have to come bug you some more later haha
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http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817163109
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I like the original PSU choice, though you could save a little money and go with the 550W version. In this case (Canadian pricing), I don't think modularity is worth the much higher price.

If you really want a modular PSU, I'd go with this 520W Corsair, but you're paying a lot more money just for modularity... IMO, modularity should be secondary. That is, if you can get a modular PSU for a similar price as a non-modular PSU that is of similar quality and power output, then go for it, but don't don't pay nearly 50% more for it. (The 550W non-modular Corsair is $68.49 after rebate, while the 520W modular Corsair is $101.49 after rebate... That's 48.2% more.)
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I'm a pretty big fan of modular PSU's, but stettybet0 is right, the quality of the psu should come first. I think any of the power supplies mentioned would do you just fine. It seems you have a pretty open budget, so just pick one that you think is the best for you.

Oh and I don't know how much help me friend will be when I'm building it so I might have to come bug you some more later haha

That would be just fine. PM me with a link to the topic should you want my assistance, but there are plenty of knowledgeable guys around here. I usually will respond IN THE TOPIC within a day. If you are lucky, you may have the privilege of stettybet0 or Troy helping you like they are now. :) Or maybe they are just trying to steal my thunder. :) :) jk
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