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Old 07-26-2008, 10:53 AM   #1
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Default A few question before ordering!!

Hey, after reading the *Guide for new computers thread* which helped alot btw thx alot!

I finaly got a computer that I kind of liked.

Motherboard: Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L (PCI-E,4DDR2,GbLAN) http://www.directcanada.com/products...cture=GIGABYTE
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Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core 2.4GHz 8MB http://www.directcanada.com/products...ustomerreviews
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Video card:HIS Radeon HD 4850 625MHZ 512MB http://www.directcanada.com/products...anufacture=HIS
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harddrive: Western Digital 320GB 7200RPM 16MB SATA II (WD3200AAKS) http://www.directcanada.com/products...20Digital%20WD
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optical: http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=Samsung
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CASE: 50$ Coolermaster CAC-T05 Centurion 5 Aluminum ATX Tower Case
http://www.directcanada.com/products...e=COOLERMASTER

Memory:68$ Buffalo Firestix FSX1066-D2C-1GX2 2GB 2X1GB PC2-8500 DDR2-1066 CL5 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory

powersupply: 104 Antec Truepower Trio 650W Power Supply ATX12V V2.0 Active PFC SLI Certified 120MM Fan
http://www.directcanada.com/products...ustomerreviews

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Now keep in mind im canadian, so prices a bit higher here as I cannot order from new egg .

Questions:
- Is my case good enough for cooling or should I get something better like the
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower

- Am I paying extra money for the powersupply for a good cause or would I have the same performance with this one: OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS ATX12V / EPS12V 600W Power Supply

- Are my rams acceptable, Should I go for 4gb and pay the extra cash? Should I change the brand or is buffalo firestix a good brand.


Thanks alot!!
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Old 07-26-2008, 11:32 AM   #2
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Default Re: A few question before ordering!!

The coolerMaster Centurion 5 is a good choice. It's well built and cools nicely.

Save your self some money and get the OCZ StealthXStream 600W. It's a quality unit and just as reliable as the higher priced Antec.

Buffalo makes some good memory from what I've heard. With the money saved from getting the OCZ power supply, you could get another 2GB of memory. It would be a good idea if running Vista.
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Old 07-26-2008, 11:42 AM   #3
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Those are some great parts. I would say if you wanna save a few bucks, get the OCZ, its a great psu.
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No comment about altering the build as these guys already got it covered, but...That does look like what I plan on building for myself at the end of the year. I'll have around $600 US, so hopefully I can get it all in. Also there will be price drops which are always nice.
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Old 07-26-2008, 03:19 PM   #5
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definitely the OCZ StealthXStream, and if you want to save a few buck with a mail in rebate, you can pay $10 more now and get $25 back with the MIR...

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Thx alot guys, very helpfull input, i will be buying the peices soon!!

if anyone has any final suggestion go !
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No comment about altering the build as these guys already got it covered, but...That does look like what I plan on building for myself at the end of the year. I'll have around $600 US, so hopefully I can get it all in. Also there will be price drops which are always nice.
yeah, you'll probably get to drop $100 off that price by watching out for good deals on your parts and buying them one at a time, even without the deals the price should drop on some of your parts by then anyways...

that's a great way to save money or add parts that weren't in the original specs (sound card maybe...?)...
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