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    Talking Building a new PC

    I'm building a new pc and after going through stuff with some friends i have come up with this system.

    Antec 900 Case - $112 ($120 Canadian)
    http://www.memoryexpress.com/index.p...ctID=9164&SID=

    Core 2 Duo e6750 - $206 ($220 Can)
    http://www.memoryexpress.com/index.p...tID=10658&SID=

    MSI P6N Platinum (650i sli) - $150
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130081

    xfx 8800 gts 640mb Extreme - $410
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150240

    Crucial Ballistix Tracer 6400 ram (2x1gb) - $140 ($150 Can)
    http://www.memoryexpress.com/index.p...ctID=8991&SID=

    OCZ 700W GameXStream Power Supply - $131 ($140 Can)
    http://www.memoryexpress.com/index.p...ctID=8187&SID=

    I haven't decided on a hd or dvd drive yet, but those aren't my main concerns (i know, hd is important ). One question, is it worth it to go with 8500 ram over 6400? I hear people have overclocked the crucial ram to 1000mhz with 5-5-5-15 timings which seems pretty good, with that in mind does it make sense to upgrade to 8500?

    The reason for the sli mobo is because i plan to add another 8800gts down the road when i need it.

    Last but definitely not least, im getting a new monitor as well. The one that s first on my list right now is the Samsung Syncmaster 226BW - $328 ($350 Can).

    If you have any comments/suggestions on components, the system as a whole or on where I can find better prices, they would be much appreciated

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    Default Re: Building a new PC

    Posting what country you live in and what you plan on doing with this PC would make a huge difference in the advice you'd get.
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    Default Re: Building a new PC

    My guess would be Canada given the price quotes in parentheses.
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    Default Re: Building a new PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Darthtanion View Post
    My guess would be Canada given the price quotes in parentheses.


    Next time I should open my eye's before I post.

    In that case, you really need to be looking at NCIX for parts and prices. They are the best possible source for parts inside Canada.
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    PC P&C 500W PSU
    2TB Seagate
    Coolermaster 690II w/Corsair H100 tucked under the hood

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    Default Re: Building a new PC

    The NewEgg prices are interesting but I do not believe they ship to Canada. I have had good experiences dealing with NCIX online and MemoryExpress both online and in person at their Edmonton location. They both seem very professional and knowledgeable and I will probably deal with both in the future. I have yet to deal with warranty issues or shipping mistakes with either. MemoryExpress sometimes beats NCIX for priceing and is a little faster shipping since they are closer to me.
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    Default Re: Building a new PC

    Yes, im from Canada
    I have been to memory express before and some of my friends have bought stuff from them too, they have always been awsome. I have never dealt with NCIX before but thanks for the tip ill try them out. Prob buying everything next week so thanks for the tips.

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    Default Re: Building a new PC

    I would suggest getting onto jlxperts.com They could set you up with the best system around for the best price

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    Default Re: Building a new PC

    Umm ....good idea dayeaw....except that their website states they do not ship outside of the U.S.
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    Default Re: Building a new PC

    My bad, I am friends with the owners. They thought they had it worked out. Might not have updated the site. You can always drop them a note though and ask.

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