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Buying the following build tomarrow. I wish to buy all parts from canadacomputers www.canadacomputers.com

I would like to ask if there is anything I could change or should change that is available on the website.

Also if you know a good deal for the same items somewhere else at a cheaper price please let me know as the store will price match if its a valid dealer in Canada and I show them a valid URL or flyer.

Any help is most appreciated in advance.

[quotemsg=1949850,3,765143]Similar to my build... It's by no means over the top high end gaming, but will keep up with the best of em and stay on a budget.

Asus P6X58D-E Socket 1366 Intel X58
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=030576

Intel Core i7 950
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=023949

2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 460
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=032936

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series DDR3 1600MHz (possibly check this out to ensure compatibility, I have different but hear this is better)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=026165

Western Digital Caviar Black (Couldn't fing Samsung Spinpoint F3 on requested site)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=029337

Corsair HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=023484

Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower Gaming Case (see below)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=031796

Sony DDU1681S-0B Black SATA DVD ROM (or what ever cheap one you'd prefer)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=034995

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus (no expert on OCing... Have a few friends that use/recommend this one.)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=025125

One thing I would stress to anyone buying a HAF X.... go and check the thing out at a retail outlet if possible 1st. The thing is absolutely massive! A really nice quality build for sure, but having built on 1 recently.... It's just massive.

I like the HAF 922, but check it out, it might be missing a few of things you were wanting on the HAF X :
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=023780

The only other thing would be the 2 x gtx 460s. ATM it's a really well priced bang for buck solution... But there are newer cards out now ATI 6xxxx series and nVidia 5xx series. Going SLI from the start removes an upgrade path later on (depends if you care)

Good Luck![/quotemsg]
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Might actually want to wait couple days for sandy bridge?
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial M4 128GB + 2TB Raid 0 Cavier Black Windows 7 [Ultimate x64] [Dell U2412HM] + [HP 2311x] RosewillRK-9000 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial M4 128GB + 2TB Raid 0 Cavier Black Windows 7 [Ultimate x64] [Dell U2412HM] + [HP 2311x] RosewillRK-9000 
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Originally Posted by blostorm View Post
Might actually want to wait couple days for sandy bridge?
I would love to wait but I waited 3 to 4 months hoping the prices would drop a bit and now they have. I just want this system built and up and running.

Sandybridge will just have to wait
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Hope this helps so people can see what I am looking to do

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Boxing Day Dec 26, 2010

BUDGET RANGE: $1500 to $2000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:

This is what I would like to do on this system

High End PC Gaming
RAID 0/1 would be nice
Games to be played on System:

Counterstrike 1.5
Counterstrike Source
Bad Company 2
Any high graphic game that comes out in the next year

DUAL BOOT SYSTEM (IF POSSIBLE. Would like WIN98/XP/WINDOWS 7/LINUX FEDORA - NOT NEEDED BUT WOULD BE NICE)
Internet Explorer Browsing
Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Access, Excel
Outlook Express Email
Regular Email (Example: google, yahoo, etc)
Downloading/Uploading Streaming Video
Music Player
Computer Programming (Visual Basic, C++, Java, Perl, HTML/XHTML)
Viewing youtube videos
Flash player capable
MSN/AOL Messenger
Ventrilo



PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speaker, Operating System (Win 98, XP, Fedora, Windows 7)


PARTS REQUIRED:

CPU
Motheboard
Graphics Card
Memory
Hard Drive
Power Supply
Computer Case & Fans
Heat Sink
DVD/CD Burner
Floppy Disk (If possible - Yes I know its not used anymore but would hope for it)


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.canadacomputers.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada, Ontario

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel i950 CPU

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Any Monitor resolution that will fit nicely across any LCD monitor for gaming, internet browsing, etc. (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Really need help
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