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Old 01-27-2010, 11:31 PM   #21
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I'll put something together for you
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:35 PM   #22
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Haha sweet. I'm only gonna be up for another half hour though, work in the morning.

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Keep in mind too I'm from canada, I dunno if ibuypower ships to Canada, and if they do, the shipping price will probably be pretty high. I won't be ordering it for about a month and a half however, I hope not a lot changes between now and then.
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:58 PM   #23
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Don't think they do. I'll use newegg.ca.

edit: There may very well be changes between now and then. It's prolly better to wait to put an official build together till you're ready to order.

However, this will be similar to what you'll probably wind up with:

Mobo: ASUS P6T SE
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131386

CPU: Core i7 920
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819115202

RAM: Corsair XMS3 triple channel (only 6GB, but you won't even use half of that anytime soon)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820145258

GPU: XFX HD5770 XXX Edition
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814150464

PSU: Corsair 850W

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817139009

Hard Drive: Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB
(Ungodly fast for an optical drive!)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16822148433

DVD Burner: Lite-On 24x with Lightscribe

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16827106335

Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16811119196

Should come out about right after shipping, tax, and rebates. Keep in mind, there will probably be better deals available by the time you're ready to order...probably with the GPU.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:17 AM   #24
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That came out to 1400?

How much more would it cost to upgrade the cpu to a 965, or 975? and/or the GPU to a 5870 or a 5850? I assume a lot more but wouldn't hurt to know.

Edit: I added it up, it was something like 1370 before rebates, it's late and I wasn't too careful adding it up but thats the gist of it, so like 1290 after i send all the rebates in. So if it isn't too much, there's room for an upgrade. Probably to the graphics.

By the way, is it the monitor, or the graphics card that decides your max resolution? My highest is 1440x900 right now, but I want to be able to play games on... What was it, 19xx something by 12xx something.
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:27 AM   #25
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Both have a maximum, though with modern GPU's being as awesome as they are, it's usually the monitor that is the limiting factor.

There is room for an upgrade if you don't count shipping. I think you get charged tax up there as well. I wanted to leave room for that. If you want to upgrade something, there's nothing stopping you.

I'd suggest adding in an aftermarket cooler to make overclocking easier. I haven't really read up on which ones are good, though.

edit: There's a $290 dollar difference between the i7 920 and the i7 940. $290 for an extra .27GHz. It's not worth it. The 965 isn't sold in Canada apparently, and the 975 is $1140. If you were to upgrade, the OEM 960 would be your best bet, but you'd have to get an aftermarket cooler...OEM cpu's don't come with stock ones. That's still about a $370 difference though, including the cooler.

5850's start at $299, and 5870's at $412. That 5770 is overclocked, and is $196.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:17 PM   #26
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Sounds like I should just leave it as is. Heck, maybe if I'm lucky some of the components will come down in price in the next couple of months.

I have a feeling though that it's my monitor that has me stuck at 1440x900 but... I don't wanna get rid of it It's so nice. It's got the clearest, sharpest picture I've ever seen. It's a few years old, but it's a 19" LG Flatron Wide, 3000:1 contrast ratio, 2ms response, looks beautiful, in perfect condition still, and it was only $199 like 3 years ago.
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