Mar 16, 2009
Hey, I'm building my first gaming PC. I have a few parts I have a few parts in mind and my budget is around $1550-$1600. I need some feedback of what you think. Maybe suggest some cheaper parts or a few better parts.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor LGA775 Kentsfield 2.40GHZ 1066FSB $269

ASUS P5Q Premium ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 4PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound Quad GBLAN 1394 Motherboard $164

Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB DDR2 2X2GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 5-5-5-18 240PIN $95

Video Card
Diamond Radeon HD 4870 750MHZ 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI Video Card $299

Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 900 ATX 9 Drive Bay No PS Top USB2.0 1394 Audio $132

Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan $140

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM $149

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive OEM $82

DVD writer
Samsung SH-S223F/BEBN 22X Speedplus DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer OEM $33

Mouse and Keyboard
Razer Lycosa and Deathadder $151

Total: $1514

I also already have speakers and a monitor so I won't be needing any. I'm also thinking of maybe getting 2 sapphire or XFX 4850's in crossfire instead of a 4870 if you guys suggest it.


Nov 24, 2008
I'll assume your ordering from Canada? If you are try, you can add all this parts to your cart through, save it as wish list and then open the wishlist in the canadian site and it'll covert the prices over for you. LG DVD Drive $22 WD 640GD HD $75 CM 690 $80 Corsair 650TX $100 - $20 MIR Xigma CPU Cooler $36 - $10MIR 4GB DDR2 800 $45 - $25 MIR 1GB 4870 $200 - $30 MIR Phenom II 720BE and Biostar 790GX $212 or Phenom II 940BE and Biostar 790GX + $48

720BE $850 - $85 MIR / $765 after MIR or 940BE $900 - $85 MIR / $815 after MIR LG DVD Drive $22 WD 640GD HD $75 CM 690 $80 Corsair 650TX $100 - $20 MIR Xigma Dark Knight $40 1GB 4870 $200 - $30 MIR 6GB OCZ DDR 1333 $130 - $50MIR MSI x58 crossfire $190 - $20 MIR i7 920 $290

$1125 - 120MIR /1005 after MIR.

I wouldn't suggest getting 4850's in xfire over a 1GB 4870. If you want more GPU power, look at the 2GB 4850X2 or the GTX 285. The prices on the Canadian also don't scale exactly and you'll probably lose some rebate offers.