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My Computer rig.. help please

Postposted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:58 pm

I'm Planning on building a new computer.. For the past month I've been looking around at parts and I think I kno what I want to get.. My budget is under 1000$ and all parts from http://www.infonec.com.. It's a gaming/workstation pc.

Case: XBlade 503D Silver/Black w/400W PSU
http://www.infonec.com/site/main.php?mo ... il&id=2498

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ / 2 GHz - L2 512 KB - Box
http://www.infonec.com/site/main.php?mo ... ail&id=248

MotherBoard: ASUS K8T800Pro 4DDR Aud+GbE+1394a 5PCI+AGP8X ATX
http://www.infonec.com/site/main.php?mo ... ail&id=161

Memory: 2 X Corsair ValueSelect 512M PC3200 DDR #VS512MB400
http://www.infonec.com/site/main.php?mo ... il&id=3762

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 80 GB SATA-150 -7200 rpm 8 MB
http://www.infonec.com/site/main.php?mo ... il&id=3762

Video Card: ASUS GeForce 6600 256M PCI-E x16 DDR DVI+DB15+TV-Out
http://www.infonec.com/site/main.php?mo ... ail&id=487

Floppy Drive: Sony 1.44M floppy drive Beige/Black
http://www.infonec.com/site/main.php?mo ... il&id=1147

Cd Drive: ASUS QUIETRACK 52X32X52 CDRW BLACK RETAIL W NERO
http://www.infonec.com/site/main.php?mo ... il&id=9157

If you have any suggestions id love to hear them.. if you think that some parts are incompatible tell me please, this is my first time.
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Postposted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:22 pm

It looks good.....but I'd consider going with a different PSU.

I know it makes the case seem like an even sweeter deal....but more often than not those inexpensive combos lead to more expensive problems later.
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Postposted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:27 pm

that motherboard has an agp slot and that video card has a PCI-E connector. i suggest getting a NForce 4 based motherboard. also get a good brand name psu...enermax, seasonic, thermaltake, fortron, ocz...
also if your going to be gaming i would get a A64 3000 in stead and use the money saved to get a better video card.
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Postposted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:30 pm

He might also get an nForce4 board rather than a Via based motherboard. And I'm not too sure about that video card's price since it's not a 6600GT model. Others here will know better about whether the 256 MB on the card mean anything compared to the 128 MB models available. My memory is that it doesn't mean much, and they may use slower RAM on such boards.
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Postposted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:32 pm

Alright well instead of that motherboard how about the DFI LAN PARTY UT NF4 ULTRA-D AMD MB (NF4U91-100)
http://www.infonec.com/site/main.php?mo ... il&id=8481

And you're probably right about the case, what about the Antec SX 1045BII 10BAY FULL TOWER ATX BLACK 450W ATX12V USB FW
(SX1045BII)
http://www.infonec.com/site/main.php?mo ... il&id=3364
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Postposted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:35 pm

i've been hearing the antec psu's have been prone to failure lately.
tell us how much you plan on spending and let some of us suggest entire systems for you. include a list of the parts you already have.
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Postposted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:38 pm

Well My max spending limit is 1000$ canadian... and i have everything but the tower and what comes in it..
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Postposted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:03 pm

I'm still a fan of Antec, though I have heard complaints recently. I'm kicking myself for not catching your mobo/video card conflict.

I've seen this case/psu combo receive good reviews:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811144082
and it's in your price range.

But again, I'm a fan of the Antec.....

Edit: That Antec link is a good deal. I have one of those cases, and a couple of their psu's. For that price it would be hard for me to justify something different.
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Postposted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:11 pm

the psu in that link doesn't have dual +12v rails with the 24 pin connector... which is what you need.
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Postposted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:15 pm

Im thinking of moving a step up on the psu and going the the amd athlon 3500+ ... but that doesnt include a cooling fan.. any suggestions on a reliable one?(cooling fan)
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Postposted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:16 pm

are you increasing your budget? if not you'd be better off getting a 3000 and better video card if your going to be gaming alot.
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Postposted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:25 pm

Um, what is budget, What i have listed on the bottom i got for $1150USD from newegg, um if you have an 0cs case and PSU you can probally cut the cost to $950
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Postposted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:31 pm

Horus . . . . I just took a spin on Infonec's website (even though I don't really like shopping with them - much rather Canada Computers or PC Village) but

- AMD 64 - 939 3500+ = $279
- Abit KN8 = $103
- 2x512 Crucial value = 2x$59 = 118
- Maxtor 120gig SATA HD = $96
- Sapphire Radeon X800GT = $178

Total = $774

I say ditch that DVD-RW and go over to Canada Computers and get the BenQ 1640 = $50

You are left with $176 to get a decent case and PSU - like the Antec 430W PSU on Canada Computers website.

Or you can get the 64-3000 for now for $100 less and get the case and PSU you REALLY want and will do you justice and upgrade the CPU at a later date - they're gonna drop in price soon enough.

http://www.canadacomputers.com
http://www.pcvillagecanada.com
http://www.pc4canada.com
http://www.icct.ca

try them all and see what can be for what price.
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Postposted on Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:33 pm

Deathright wrote:Um, what is budget, What i have listed on the bottom i got for $1150USD from newegg, um if you have an 0cs case and PSU you can probally cut the cost to $950


He stated that his budget is $1000 canadian and what you have listed works out to be $1380 canadian (not to mention mark-ups for crossing the border to canadian retail stores).
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Postposted on Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:12 pm

lex-ington wrote:Or you can get the 64-3000 for now for $100 less and get the case and PSU you REALLY want and will do you justice and upgrade the CPU at a later date - they're gonna drop in price soon enough.
Yeah, X2 by that time! 8)

All these relatively low price stores you do have to be careful especially if you are a first time buyer. I would add one more to the mix:
http://www.gogocomputers.com/
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Postposted on Sun Oct 02, 2005 7:13 pm

Sounds like you guys are doing what I'm doing as well, I'm north of toronto and was planning on getting stuff in the toronto area.

Does http://www.newegg.com sell to canada?

Oh and you forgot about http://www.tigerdirect.ca

I do agree with getting a lower cpu like the 1.8 3000+ but it does have 1600mhz FSB vs the 3200+ at 2000mhz...will that effect anything? its about 60$ diff between the two.

Also video cards, since I'm on a budget as well I was thinking about getting a 6600 256meg some sort of card for like $150+ and just get one that is an SLI card so I can buy two in a few months. Is that a good idea?


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Postposted on Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:02 pm

Here's a decent card at a great price..$75 delivered.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... =AFC-AFFIL
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Postposted on Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:31 pm

kidego wrote:Sounds like you guys are doing what I'm doing as well, I'm north of toronto and was planning on getting stuff in the toronto area.

Does http://www.newegg.com sell to canada?

Oh and you forgot about http://www.tigerdirect.ca

I do agree with getting a lower cpu like the 1.8 3000+ but it does have 1600mhz FSB vs the 3200+ at 2000mhz...will that effect anything? its about 60$ diff between the two.

Also video cards, since I'm on a budget as well I was thinking about getting a 6600 256meg some sort of card for like $150+ and just get one that is an SLI card so I can buy two in a few months. Is that a good idea?


Thanks


As of yet, newegg does not ship to canada. If you feel like tigerdirect is up to your liking, then go for it.

link for the same card lickety linked to but from the canadian website.
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Postposted on Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:39 pm

I am in Toronto, I just purchased this:
http://secure.ncix.com/pcbuilder/index. ... id=2157000
from NCIX.com
the shipping+insurance came out to a little over $100 BUT I only paid 7% tax. This is my first dealing with NCIX but I have had many friends who have had good experiences, now I just have to wait for its arrival...

As for the case, I would suggest the Sonata 2, solid case for a good price considering it comes with a power supply...
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Postposted on Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:12 am

Dont know if CompUsa ships to Canada or not...but this is a pretty decent deal on a case.

http://www.compusa.com/products/product ... performics
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Postposted on Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:53 am

If CompUSA does ship to Canada, a few things will have to be factored in:

- Duty on purchased product
- SHipping & Handling (Custom Brokers)
- Conversion rate at time of purchase.
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