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post #11 of 18
word didnt know, for example the antec 900 is only $107 not $130, thats one thing that caught my eye the most, that and the 500gb wd hd is only $70 not $83, but ca I guess prices a whole lot higher than where I am at
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post #12 of 18
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no sweat, we're used to getting hosed on electronics up here ! I live in northern British Columbia, about 800 miles north of Vancouver. It's below freezing point at night now, snow is coming any day !

I noticed something weird when you mentioned $107 for the case. The search result page at NCIX says the product is around $102 (http://www.ncix.com/search/?categoryid=0&q=antec+900), when you click through to the product page, it says around $110 (http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ufacture=ANTEC). I'll have to inquire....
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post #13 of 18
well I was basing the price off of newegg.com, it sells on there I just checked for $109, dont know about nix but $110 is about right for the price not $102
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post #14 of 18
the build looks good. The only thing i would really change is dropping the tuniq tower for a better performing cooler such as the xigmatek s1283, ocz vendetta2, thermalright ultra extreme 120 (or black version),
post #15 of 18
Those www.newegg.ca prices really are quite nasty. Just comparing all your parts (or as many as I could) to www.canadacomputers.com:

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Tuniq Tower 120 Universal CPU Cooler 120mm Cooling Fan and Fan Controller/Heatsink$59.49
Item #:N82E16835154001
OCZ (OCZTVEND2) Vendetta 2 CPU Cooler For Sockets AMD 754/755/939/AM2, Intel LGA775*
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...153&cid=FN.349
$32.99 (after $10 MIR)
Save: $26.50

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CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory$134.65
Item #:N82E16820145215
Corsair XMS2 Dominator TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF Matched Pairs 4GB Kit (2x2GB) PC8500 DDR2-1066 CL 5-5-5-15 240-pin Dual Channel DHX Memory w/ Fan
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...id=RAM.346.754
$124.99 (after $40 MIR)
Save: $9.66

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Antec Nine Hundred Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window$131.29
Item #:N82E16811129021
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Ultimate Gamer Case
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...391&cid=CS.664
$102.99
Save: $28.30

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CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W Power Supply$116.66
Item #:N82E16817139004
Corsair CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX 12V 41A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...941&cid=PS.808
$72.99 (after $20 MIR)
Save: $43.67

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Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $83.49
Item #:N82E16822136073
Western Digital Caviar (WD5000AAKS) 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Buffer (OEM)
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...cid=HD.443.877
$69.99
Save: $13.50

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SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q$32.49
Item #:N82E16827151173
Samsung SH-S223Q/BEBN SATA LightScribe Black 22X DVD-Writer OEM
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...128&cid=CR.184
$28.99
Save: $3.50

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EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896-P3-1267-AR Video Card$368.99
Item #:N82E16814130400
EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 SC 896MB SC (896-P3-1267-AR) nVidia GeForce GTX 260 Chipset (626Mhz) 896MB (2106Mhz) GDDR3 Dual Dual-Link DVI PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...id=999.243.390
$344.99
Save: $24.00

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor$226.49
Item #:N82E16819115017
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Socket LGA775, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB, 8MB L2 Cache, 65nm (Retail Box) (BX80562Q6600)
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...505&cid=CPU.84
$204.99
Save: $21.50

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ASUS P5Q Pro ATX Intel Motherboard$166.99
Item #:N82E16813131299
Asus P5Q-E Socket 775 Intel P45 + ICH10R Chipset Dual-Channel DDR2 1200/1066/800/667MHz Dual Gigabit LAN 8-channel High Definition Audio 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slots 8x SATA 3Gb/s
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...815&cid=MB.157
$169.99 (they don't have the Pro, P5Q-E is better)
Add: $3.00

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Total Savings: $167.63

Hopefully I haven't made any mistakes, and I'm not making any suggestions on your list, but hopefully you can find a better deal than the prices in your original post. Good luck!
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post #16 of 18
Get DDR2 800 instead and put a xigmatek s1283 or a ThermalRight Ultra 120 extreme. Everything else looks good.
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post #17 of 18
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Those www.newegg.ca prices really are quite nasty. Just comparing all your parts (or as many as I could) to www.canadacomputers.com:

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Total Savings: $167.63

Hopefully I haven't made any mistakes, and I'm not making any suggestions on your list, but hopefully you can find a better deal than the prices in your original post. Good luck!
Thanks for the heads up ! I've looked at a few sites, but haven't looked through this one yet. My big draw is actually to www.ncix.com. It is a Canadian company based in British Columbia, has average pricing (but is willing to price match to any Canadian online retailer), a flat $50 fee to assemble/configure/test your build, and they offer free shipping (as far as I can tell...). Canada Computers is based in Ontario which is normally 5+ days ground shipping vs 2 from Vancouver area - the less amount of time on a truck, the better !


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Originally Posted by Korben
Get DDR2 800 instead and put a xigmatek s1283 or a ThermalRight Ultra 120 extreme. Everything else looks good.
I figured getting faster memory could help with the overclocking... I know that DDR2 800 is still mainstream, would 1000 or 1200 help my build at all, or just waste money ?
I have done a bit of reading up on the S1283; looks like a great product and is now in the build !

Thanks again !
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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post #18 of 18
Their was a thread on this http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...066-q6600.html

The best explanation for getting DDR2 800 was

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If you are running 1:1 it will be a waste to get DDR1066

If i am not mistaken the Q6600 only has a x9 multi. So it is doubtful you would even get beyond 450FSB anyways (4.05Ghz)

An that Kinston Hyper X should be able to do DDR 2 900 easily.

If you want DDR2 1066 go ahead, but i don't think it is necessary on a x9 multi.
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