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Old 03-03-10, 04:42 PM
glocktodahead glocktodahead is offline
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Need a new rig! Suggestions?

Alright so I kind of had an incident 2 weeks ago where my Sager gaming laptop decided it would be a good idea to kill itself. I woke up to it having leaked LCD fluid through the keyboard into the internals and kaboom, it fried itself. After talking to xoticpc where I purchased said laptop, I found out i'm no longer covered under warranty and I would have to pay the shipping across the border to have it fixed, where i would have to buy the parts.

Apparantly laptops are considered radioactive and there was a huge stack of paperwork i had to fill out. I said screw that i'll just buy a desktop so here I am.

I am looking to keep the price down as I am a poor student but not having a gaming computer is out of the question so...

I did some looking and found some barebone kits from tigerdirect.ca so any help deciding what to get would be great!

My price range including tax and shipping is no more than $1200 CAD. I will be buying the graphics card separate.

Intel H55HC NZXT Barebone Kit

This Bundle Includes
  • Intel H55HC Motherboard
  • Intel Core i5 650 Processor
  • Corsair Dominator 4GB PC10666 RAM
  • Hitachi Deskstar OS00163 IDK/7K 1TB Internal Hard Drive
  • Lite-On DH-24AAS Internal DVD Writer
  • NZXT Tempest ATX Mid-Tower Case
  • Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply

comes to $849.77 with tax and shipping
  • Asus P7P55 PRO Motherboard
  • Intel Core i5 750 Processor
  • Corsair PC12800 RAM
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Hard Drive
  • CoolerMaster HAF 932 Full-Tower Case
  • Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply

comes to $1,026.09 with tax and shipping
  • Intel Desktop Board DP55WB Motherboard
  • Intel Core i5 750 Processor (Includes CPU Fan)
  • 4GB OCZ PC3-10666 Platinum Memory
  • Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Hard Drive
  • XFX Radeon HD 4670 Video Card
  • LG GH22NS50 22X DVDRW SATA Drive
  • Ultra X-Blaster ATX Black Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side & Front I/O Ports
  • Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Operating System (OEM)

Comes to $906.84 with tax and shipping.

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Old 07-03-10, 01:59 AM
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wats the graphics in the other two computers i paid 980 for my rig and i was in the same boat as you for 980 you get a pretty decent rig i play almost all games at thier highest on one screen go two and im looking at 40fps ish unless we're talking crysis.
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Old 07-03-10, 03:38 AM
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if u wanna defo stick with intel get the 2nd one,but i would go AMD IMO
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Old 07-03-10, 03:58 AM
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for a budget gaming rig invest 200$ in the graphics card to begin with then build your setup from that because you want the main investment to be the graphics card. Personally i went with amd because the athlon x4 620 is a real bargin at 130$ cad and overclocks very nicely.
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Old 07-03-10, 04:35 PM
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So if I were to build from the graphics card up....should I be looking to Radeon or Geforce? For similar prices I could go with the 5770, or I could go with something like the Geforce GTX 260. I would love to get something high end but my funds do not allow for it.
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Old 07-03-10, 04:39 PM
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i got a 9800gtx+ which is like a gtx 250 and its very nice for game at 1600x900 the 5770 is direct x 11 so its a bit more future proof but personally an nvidia fan boy but either way should be nice. Also consider getting a board that supports sli or crossfire depending on the graphics card you choose. Building a rig is all about research and you cant really research too much.
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Old 23-03-10, 03:58 AM
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So I have been researching and trying to figure out exactly what route I should take with my upcoming PC build. So far I have it narrowed down to this, I am just waiting for my funds to go through and then I will order it and put it all together. I wanted to pass it along to you guys to see what you thought:

CPU: Intel Core i5 750 $209.97

Mobo: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA1156 P55 $211.19

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL7-7-7-24 $149.99

HD: WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB $99.99

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W 80PLUS - $79.99

GPU: XFX Radeon HD 5770 XXX $237.99

Case: Cooler Master Haf 932 Full Tower Black $143.98

Total Price: $1304.90

Price is a little steep but I wanted to try and keep it down without sacrificing performance as much as possible. If you see anything that I could possibly change before I go through with it let me know! thank you!
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Old 23-03-10, 04:23 AM
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dam that 5770 is expensive, check here for 300$ you can get 2 used http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...d5770-1gb.html .
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Old 23-03-10, 05:43 AM
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Thanks for the input ninja, I found a xfx 5770 for 195 bucks new so I think I might just get it and overclock it myself rather than paying the extra 40 bucks for the factory to do it. I also dropped my HD to a seagate 500gb for 60 bucks so the total price comes out to $1193 which is a little bit lighter on my wallet as well
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Old 23-03-10, 05:18 PM
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if you can try and get a samsung f3 500gb they are the fastest spin drives on the market
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