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Motherboard: http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...296&cid=MB.157
Processor: http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...505&cid=CPU.84
GPU: http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...id=999.243.390
Ram: http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...id=RAM.346.307
HD: http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...cid=HD.443.877 + maybe an external if needed.
PSU: http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...141&cid=PS.808
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021
Edit: Forget additional fans for now as I do plan on overclocking quite a bit, I'll get them to throw some in

Not all necessarily from the Canada Computers. I can get the Processor/PSU/GPU for cheaper at my workplace.

Final cost ~1100 + taxes

Any suggestions on anything I should change before I begin buying? I am not completely sure on the mobo and Ram choice.

The graphic card I'm a bit weary on... I mainly play WoW but I also wan't it to be able to play Age of Connan for example at a decent framerate at high. Would I best be going with a 8800 or stick with the 9800?
Edited by Bizzy - 7/9/08 at 7:40pm
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How about an ATI rig (The HD 4870 beats the 9800GTX easily)
Total 1,088.54CAD

Or if you insist on nVidia, replace the motherboard and video card with these: Total will then be $1,086.57CAD

Either set up is a lot better than your own picks imo. No matter what your final choices are, just don't get that Asus board you selected. It's a pretty poor overclocker.
    
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So with the ATI setup listed, I should be in good standing? I'm a pretty big Nvidia fan but if what the comparisons show between the two are true then I'll be fine.

With taxes and shipping it should be around ~$1320 total.

I'm ready to order if anybody has any other suggestions.
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The ATI Set up I listed will give you more than excellent gaming performance. And that DFI motherboard will give you the option to go Crossfire later In this price range, it's the best choice imo.
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
The ATI Set up I listed will give you more than excellent gaming performance. And that DFI motherboard will give you the option to go Crossfire later In this price range, it's the best choice imo.
Thanks a bunch for the input. I'll order and put her together hopefully in a few weeks time. The jump from this piece of junk is indescribable. I'm going to run benchmarks for both of them and see the upgrade.
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
How about an ATI rig (The HD 4870 beats the 9800GTX easily)
Total 1,088.54CAD

Or if you insist on nVidia, replace the motherboard and video card with these: Total will then be $1,086.57CAD

Either set up is a lot better than your own picks imo. No matter what your final choices are, just don't get that Asus board you selected. It's a pretty poor overclocker.
I'd like that Nvidia rig more if it had a 780i motherboard, but price is an object and that ATI rig would perform spanktastically and probably better than the 260.

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Originally Posted by Bizzy View Post
So with the ATI setup listed, I should be in good standing? I'm a pretty big Nvidia fan but if what the comparisons show between the two are true then I'll be fine.

With taxes and shipping it should be around ~$1320 total.

I'm ready to order if anybody has any other suggestions.
I'd go for the suggested rig.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Or if you insist on nVidia, replace the motherboard and video card with these:
I think he will nSist on nVidia!
    
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One last thing, the case. The Antec 900 is good case don't get me wrong but is there something better? I am going to be overclocking my CPU as well as graphic card, is there a case with better airflow or even built in water cooling that I could get for a slightly high cost?
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You dont really want a case with built in watercooling they tend to not be that good. You can get really good airflow with the antec 900. If you want to go watercooling build your own kit. But you would be fine to oc your cpu and gpu in that case just make sure you have a good hsf for cpu and get some nice fans for the case.
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