First build! Need help

rsftl

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hi, im building a pc ( for the first time in my life)...i will do the normal everyday stuff on it + gaming ( nothing to extreme though). SO, i want to build a decent pc that will give me good resolution on games like cod4 on my 32" lcd tv. So far this is what i came up with: (btw i live in canada, so i cant use newegg,etc...)

cpu:
q6600

motherboard:
Asus P5N-D
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=3573170&sku=A455-2808&srkey=asus%20750i

Case:
Ultra Black Aluminus ATX Mid-Tower Case
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1215768&Sku=ULT31824

HDD:
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB Hard Drive
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=3529749&sku=TSD-500H3

RAM:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=3079597&sku=O261-7054
( prolly gonna change this n get 4gb)

PSU:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=3501286&sku=GEN-6803

DVD burner i dont have to list its a cheap $30 one...

also, im not sure on the graphic card...

IF you have any suggestions that can help i'll greatly appreciate it...thanks.
 

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I suggest ordering from www.ncix.com , unless the prices at TigerDirect are better. As for the graphics card, it depends how much yuo want to spend on it. How much is your budget?
 

rsftl

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Iam going to the tiger direct store and not ordering it online so i can save the shipping plus i'd prefer to buy in person. I know ncix and direct canada are prolly a bit cheaper but i talked to the guy at tiger direct and i can get a discount if i get my whole build from there...Also, my budget for graphic card is around $200..could stretch it a bit i guess....
 

dirtmountain

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A much higher quality power supply that is just fine for SLI or crossfire and $5 more
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3438607&CatId=1483
A better and bigger HD, same price
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3839239&CatId=2459
I'd be tempted to go with a P45 board and go crossfire instead of SLI. So those options are here.

Biostar TP45 $171
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3952222&CatId=3790
Graphic card HD4850 $207- http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3921310&CatId=3670

 

rsftl

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alright so u think i should go ati and get the 4850 with a crossfire motherboard... anyone have anymore suggestions?
 

rsftl

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im still not 100% sure which motherboard to go with...i want a decent motherboard so that i can overclock in the future and if i want drop another graphic card to run in sli/crossfire...i was looking at the asus p5q deluxe..anyone have suggestions on that?
 

gamerk316

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WARNING!!! The P-5ND does NOT support core 2/quad processors (despite being socket 775). I would know, being stuck with a Pentium D for over 2 years. The cheapest mobo you could get would be the P-5ND-Delux, but that is way outdated.
 

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