Noob spends $1100 on newegg.ca

punjabimunda

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This is my cheap build for around $1100. I just just want to make sure I used quality parts because this is a first build.

EVGA GeForce GTX 260 + EVGA 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.187781

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166

CORSAIR 750W
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058
 

Shnur

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Read stickies on how to post first.

Are you preferring Intel/nVidia? Are you going to SLI?
I would with DDR3 at this budget (along with Phenom II or Core i7).
 

Shnur

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For RAM & Video
OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 & PNY VCGGTX275XPB GeForce GTX 275 for 290$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.187219

CPU & Board
Q8200 & XFX MB750I72P9 for 350$ if you plan on doing multitasking
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.189608
E7400 & XFX MB750I72P9 for 280$ if you plan on gaming/overclocking, similar performance to 8400 and 60$ less.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.189609

Come out at 640$ with the Q8200 and at 570$ with the E7400.
With this you get better performances for less money.

But... what are you going to use it with?

 

punjabimunda

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I want something that is quiet and runs cool most importantly.
Secondly I want something that is decent at 1900 x 1200 so that I can play crysis.
 

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seeing that your on a budget i would recommend an AMD phenom II man its worth your while man. i have it with a GTX285 and i can play ANY game
 

Shnur

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Phenom can go a lot further paired with a 790FX chipset and a 4870 (or two?) is a pure killer, costs a lot less than Intel and on your budget you can also invest in some cooling devices to overclock your chip.