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depends on what A8 you go withI dident list the apu becase you have a beter price
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Bitfenix Merc Alpha 40$
480
Total 593$ CAD
Hope that helped thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Tarun View Post

Bitfenix Merc Alpha 40$
480
Total 593$ CAD
Hope that helped :thumb:

I swear if you take a build from a proper Canadian retailer such as NCIX or DirectCanada over this you will be able to fit a 6870 in the same budget and a larger hard drive as well.

 

Speaking of which I might highly recommend DirectCanada to the OP (they are a subsidiary of NCIX just with different terms/offers) as they offer free shipping on all orders over $50 and under 100 lbs, although no price match.  Ordering from here may be worth it for at least some of the parts.  I'm curious what you mean though by "shipping free guaranteed"..... perhaps you have enough NCIX reward points to purchase free shipping for your order?

Never mind re-read the first post - that is a NICE DEAL! 10% off + free air express shipping, perhaps this was to make up for a previous bad experience? Tell me about it thumb.gif
 

Now that I can get to it, here is my personal suggestion from NCIX:

AMD Phenom II x4 960T + ASUS M5A97 + Coolermaster Hyper 101A 92MM fan cooler - $200 [NCIX] - this is actually a great deal

Kingston HyperX 2x4GB DDR3-1600 - $40 [NCIX]

Bitfenix Merc Alpha [NCIX] - $30 after price match
OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD [NCIX] - $85, $70 after rebate - single SSD is better for longetivity as dual SSD in RAID removes TRIM support so don't bother, a single is already really fast anyway.

OCZ ZT 550W Modular PSU [NCIX] - $75 shipped, $55 after rebate - This is a high quality unit based on the same internals as the excellent OCZ ZS and Rosewill HIVE series

MSI Radeon HD 6950 TwinFrozr [NCIX] - $245, $215 after rebate

10% off this order: -$67.50

 

Total cost: $607.50 shipped - $542.50 after all rebate

 

APU based build I just simply don't consider appropriate for this budget.


Edited by xd_1771 - 2/25/12 at 11:44am
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post #15 of 16

^ lol can't even fit a 6850 in this budget..... no offense, but my config is rocking a 6950 here tongue.gif

 

I guess it helps to be a frequent NCIX shopper and as such I know my way around the site.  i.e. 960T without the "promoID=____" in the URL shows up as $150 regular price (which, you're right, is absurd).  It's actually $120 in the weekly sale that NCIX does every week (but must have "promoID=____ in the URL) - and there's a great $200 combo with mobo and better heatsink I recommended.


Edited by xd_1771 - 2/25/12 at 11:45am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarun View Post

Bitfenix Merc Alpha 40$
480
Total 593$ CAD
Hope that helped thumb.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

I swear if you take a build from a proper Canadian retailer such as NCIX or DirectCanada over this you will be able to fit a 6870 in the same budget and a larger hard drive as well.

Speaking of which I might highly recommend DirectCanada to the OP (they are a subsidiary of NCIX just with different terms/offers) as they offer free shipping on all orders over $50 and under 100 lbs, although no price match.  Ordering from here may be worth it for at least some of the parts.  I'm curious what you mean though by "shipping free guaranteed"..... perhaps you have enough NCIX reward points to purchase free shipping for your order?
Never mind re-read the first post - that is a NICE DEAL! 10% off + free air express shipping, perhaps this was to make up for a previous bad experience? Tell me about it thumb.gif

 
Now that I can get to it, here is my personal suggestion from NCIX:
AMD Phenom II x4 960T + ASUS M5A97 + Coolermaster Hyper 101A 92MM fan cooler - $200 [NCIX] - this is actually a great deal
Kingston HyperX 2x4GB DDR3-1600 - $40 [NCIX]
Bitfenix Merc Alpha [NCIX] - $30 after price match
OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD [NCIX] - $85, $70 after rebate - single SSD is better for longetivity as dual SSD in RAID removes TRIM support so don't bother, a single is already really fast anyway.
OCZ ZT 550W Modular PSU [NCIX] - $75 shipped, $55 after rebate - This is a high quality unit based on the same internals as the excellent OCZ ZS and Rosewill HIVE series
MSI Radeon HD 6950 TwinFrozr [NCIX] - $245, $215 after rebate
10% off this order: -$67.50

Total cost: $607.50 shipped - $542.50 after all rebate

APU based build I just simply don't consider appropriate for this budget.

Nice build, was excited seeing a 960T and a half decent GPU in a build of this price range. thanks for the suggestions. (Edit> this was aimed at the first quote, the site is really messed up, I only quoted 2 people!!!)

Wow... a 960T, SSD AND 6950... in this little budget... I think I need to change my pants. This is so good, I might pull the trigger ASAP.

2 questions:

1) Does the case have enough/decent room for Cable Management, doesn't look like it. Also, any1 know what dust/hair is like for this? I have animals... and it gets dusty/hairy around my computer area very fast. I also have a nerve disorder and don't have the cash to buy cans of air every couple of weeks, so getting something that has filters, or simply allow for decent temps without a lot of openings, I would jump on that and throw a little extra over my budget.

2) Since I'm selling some parts to get some extra cash to go towards this rig, do you think I should simply keep my ModXstream Pro 700w... I got it for $54 a while back... I know the ModXstream series 700w is a little less quality than its 500w and 600w counterparts, but would it be good enough for this build? Or would I simply be better off with the other PSU. I could save a little money on the PSU that way as I would likely not get back enough from my used 700w to offset the price of the one listed... But as I said, the 700w of the ModXstream Pro series has a few minor issues. Just don't know if these issues are big enough to avoid for a build like this or really only a big deal on power hungry massively OC'd systems...

I'm hoping I can place my order in the next few days, though I might have to wait another 1-2 months if some things go wrong. So last question I guess, do you guys see prices dropping on any parts in the market segments I'm looking at? Cause all I hear is how Dram is all time low but gonna get higher, and some other rumors. Worried that if I wait a month or two I'll actually pay MORE than I will now...

Edit> When I post there are 3 people quoted, but in editor and when I was typing my reponse in the first place, only 2 quotes... can't get rid of the 3rd one... and the last long reply is to XD...
Edited by Fuell - 2/26/12 at 9:08am
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