177ine177ine

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Hey guys,
I'm looking to improve my current system which is:

Amd 3500+ 939
Nvidia 6600gt
2 gigs Ram
OCZ GameXStream 600W
Raptor 74Gig
Asus a8n-sli

It's getting old and not too reliable and I was looking for an upgrade that is definitely sub $1000 CAD and preferably lower. I will be keeping the power supply and the cd/dvd drives but definitly everything else has to go. I want it to game but nothing too much. I'm only playing the older games that my 6600 gt plays just fine so nothing too extravagant. I am most confused in the issue of motherboards tbh so any help is appreciated. I was looking at this CPU http://infonec.com/site/main.php?module=detail&id=442080

Any help is greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance
177ine

Edit: I will buy a monitor separately
 

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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119115
COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Original Price: $56.49 You Save: $12.00
$44.49

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
$87.49

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125244
GIGABYTE GV-R467D3-512I Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
$99.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Original Price: $63.99 You Save: $12.00
$51.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128359
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
Original Price: $149.99 You Save: $6.00
$143.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115206
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
$149.99

Not sure about tax and shipping in Canada but will definately keep you gaming for a while ( if you can reuse anything else do it and put the money into video card later)
Are you gonna have an OS to put on this new system?

 

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don't really think he needs that much CPU especially if you're recommending a 4670.. I'd suggest you go with an e5200 instead and save some money... and maybe a 4830.
 

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177ine177ine

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Thank you for all the help guys. You've been awesome. In the end, I think it'll be more economical + more efficient to go with the first repliers suggestions substituting the e7400 for an e5200. Newegg showed me about $712 before taxes but I can get the exact same system at my local computer shop for $599 without taxes and I'll just pick it up.

Two last questions: I decided to go with the Coolermaster RC690 which more suits what I'm looking for, plus I like the extra intakes/outtakes for the PSU. Any suggestions or this a good case?

Also, I opted for the Sapphire 4670 with 1 gig of memory rather than the suggested 512 mb because it was actually cheaper. What gives? Good choice?

Thanks for everything.

177ine
 

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i just built a good computer for around $400 less operating system. can get you the details if wanted.
asus mb
quad core amd
512 gfx card
520w case awesome has a 250mm fan on side
dvd burner
4gb ram
card reader
well i also saved a hd from other computer