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Old 04-12-2005, 07:50 PM   #1
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I want to build a computer by september (need time to save up money) and these are the parts i have come up with so far:

Case:A black ATX Mid-tower
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...Tab=1&NoMapp=0

Monitor:Acer AL1703SM / 17-inch / 1280 x 1024 / Silver/Black / LCD Monitor
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...5657&CatId=167

Graphic Card:BFG GeForce 6800 GT / 256MB GDDR3 / PCI Express / Dual DVI / TV Out / Video Card
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...213310&CatId=0

DVD Drive:Samsung 16x DVD-ROM OEM Drive Black with Software
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...26534&CatId=88

DVD Burner:Samsung / 16x4x16x DVD+RW / 12x4x16x DVD-RW / 5x DVD+R DL / Black DVD Burner
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...26535&CatId=89

HDD:Maxtor / DiamondMax 10 / 200GB / 7200 / 8MB / ATA-133 / EIDE / OEM / Hard Drive
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...?EdpNo=1107152

RAM:Corsair Value Select Dual Channel 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory ( 2 x 512MB )
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...p?EdpNo=669365

Keyboard/Mouse:Logitech LX700 Cordless Keyboard and Optical Mouse Combo
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...7&Sku=L23-6406

Sound Card:AOpen - AW840 - 4-Channel PCI Sound Card
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...164893&CatId=0

Speakers:Cyber Acoustics CA-5001 5.1 Digital Ready Subwoofer and Satellite System
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...p?EdpNo=559246

MOBO:I don't know enough about MOBO's to pick one out. it has to have PCI-E x16 for my Graphic card, and i want at least three PCI slots. it doesn't have to have intergraded graphics or sound. willing to spend up to or around $600 canadian

CPU:Athlon 64, at least 3.0ghz (can't pick out do to no MOBO). willing to spend anything

OS:Microsoft Windows XP Professional Upg. Serv. Pack 2

Everything added up comes to $2,164.85 canadian or $1,745.09 US or 926.12 pounds
(Exchange rate site:http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/exchange.htm)

Any input/suggestions would be helpfull.

<edit> i can't spell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! costume was ment to be custom*
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Old 04-12-2005, 08:27 PM   #2
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you do ealize that there is no athlon64 in the world that is at 3.0ghz right? unless you meant "athlon 64, or at least a 3.0ghz p4" anyway get the Neo 4 platinum mobo its $300.00 cad taxes in and then you can put in another 6800 when your ready.
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Old 04-12-2005, 08:32 PM   #3
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athlon 64s dont go to 3ghz unless u oc... do u mean at least a64 3000? u should get a 3500 winchester. those r gr8 for ocing. and 4 a mobo depends if u want sli or not. if u want sli:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...1&Order=priceD
pick one of those. (i like msi very much, and ddfi)
for no sli:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...1&Order=priceD
btw u didnt pick a psu. i dont kno wich psus r good so ill let someone else answer this.
(be warned tho that some of those mobos need 24pin psus and some need 20pin. find out b4 u buy a psu.
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Old 04-12-2005, 08:33 PM   #4
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Can you tell which motherboard brand I use?
Felxable, expandable, and a rock solid warranty. A whole lot of bang for a little bit of bucks. As for the dvd burner, I have the Samsung 16x combo burner. It's fast, accurate, reliable. I burn 40x cd and 8x dvd with no problems.
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Old 04-12-2005, 09:08 PM   #5
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Do you know any canadian sites that sell the Neo 4 platinum?

I have never had a athlon CPU before so i have no clue about them.
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Old 04-12-2005, 09:25 PM   #6
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sorry for douple posting

i think i found a mobo and CPU

MOBO:MSI K8NNeo4 Platinum SLI Socket 939 ATX Motherboard / PCI Express / Audio / Dual Gigabit LAN / USB 2.0 & Firewire / SATA / RAID
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...218400&CatId=0

CPU:AMD Athlon 64 3800+ / 512KB Cache / 2000MHz FSB / Socket 939 / Processor
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...?EdpNo=1035303
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Old 04-12-2005, 11:00 PM   #7
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As for where to buy MSI hardware I can't help you there other than go to the MSI site and use the seller locator. Samung is mostly OEM equipment so any large computer store should have it.
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Old 04-13-2005, 11:16 AM   #8
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I found some MSI MOBO's at tigerdirect.ca
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To be honest, by september I'm sure there will be losts of new stuff out so decide on the parts when youre ready.
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yep i agree
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