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new build a friend cooked up for me


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bluegang6

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this would be the first custom made "gaming" (mid end) PC for me.
im on a budget of $1100 (CAD)


here are links to the many different parts my friend got up from tigerdirect.

http://www.tigerdire...a...&CatId=1509
http://www.tigerdire...a...3&CatId=106
http://www.tigerdire...a...38&CatId=13
http://www.tigerdire...a...&CatId=2396
http://www.tigerdire...a...&CatId=2261
http://www.tigerdire...;Sku=TSD-1000H4
http://www.tigerdire...a...48&CatId=89
http://www.tigerdire...p;Sku=E145-9859
http://www.tigerdire...a...2&CatId=494

are the features good? is it a good build for mild multitasking, multimedia - gaming?
he is going to overclock the CPU, and the graphics card, so we can get the most bang of my buck.

but is that worth it (note the money shown in the links are in Canadian dollars)

well, if you can find any other parts on the site, feel free to put the build below

please note im on a budget of $1100 Canadian.

If you could give me some pros and some cons of the system, that'll be great.

thanks in advance, BLUE!
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Not here to give you advice on the system... but if you're going to purchase from TigerDirect, they're normally overpriced. Check out Newegg.com. They are in the US, but I do believe they ship to Canada. Not sure if they have a Canadian outlet or not. I also have no idea what the shipping policies are, but I'm sure you can contact them to find out. Newegg prices are normally lower than anywhere else, and they are top notch! I've dealt with them for years.

As an example.... Compare THIS (your Tiger Direct processor)... with THIS (Newegg... Canadian dollars, by the way... note the Canadian flag up by Newegg's name)
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WOW!
great dude, thanks :)
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You should also check prices and products at: http://www.newegg.ca/
The prices are in Canadian dollars.

Your case choice is nice... you could also go with an Antec 300 or 300 Illusion
http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16811129042
http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16811129066

Good motherboard, but cheaper on Newegg: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16813141009
What are you looking for in your motherboard? (SLI, CrossfireX, etc.)
This is also a good one to consider: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16813131344

Look at Newegg's combo deals on motherboards with CPUs: http://www.newegg.ca...s...e=10&page=1
I recommend this one: http://www.newegg.ca...st=Combo.249524

The motherboards you have chosen won't work with the RAM you selected. They require DDR3 RAM.
I suggest Ballistix Tracers: http://www.amazon.co...r...1096&sr=1-2
Only Amazon has these in stock.

You chose a good hard drive. You might want to consider these too:
Caviar Green: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16822136317
Or a Caviar Black: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16822136284
Caviar Black drives perform very well and are backed by a 5 year warranty.

Your optical drive is good.
For a video card you should look for a 9800 GTX+ or a GTS 250. If you can spend more, then try a GTX 275. If going ATI, look for a 4870 or 4890.

If you can spend some more on a case, get an Antec 900 or Cooler Master HAF 922. The fan you chose will do good with the HAF.

If overclocking your CPU, consider an aftermarket CPU cooler.
When running a SLI or CrossfireX setup, power is important. What you are looking for in a PSU is the maximum amperage on the +12V rail(s)
This PSU is on sale and has a lot more power than the Ultra one: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817341002
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