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post #106 of 316
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http://cgi.ebay.ca/Tul-Corporation-A...item2a0903d3e6

^This is kinda nuts. 300 for a 5870? Most places have it in the 450 range.

Dang! Powercolor isn't the best maker, but a 5870 for $300? Hard to beat that... 0 Feedback seller though, probably a scam.
post #107 of 316
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Seems to be the same card as this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=2754649&SID=

I am messaging him... but I might just grab the damned thing and call it a day, can always chargeback if it doesn't work out.
post #108 of 316
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Seems to be the same card as this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=2754649&SID=

I am messaging him... but I might just grab the damned thing and call it a day, can always chargeback if it doesn't work out.

If he asks for a wire transfer or Western Union you better bail!
post #109 of 316
This Nov 2009 article in Maximum PC magazine is a bit dated but it is a good primer on LCD monitors.
post #110 of 316
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Teacher: there is a reason I started this thread on a clothing forum and didn't join a geeksquad forum just for this purpose. I imagine it would be like posting a "what size APCs for me" thread in SW&D.

Soooo I posted a couple of monitor links up there, any thoughts? Here I'll repost. First one was the one I was going to grab but I am entertaining other possibilities.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16824254043

Asus? I have faith in the brand due to past experiences but have never owned one of their monitors.
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...29582(ME).aspx

There's this one too but I don't know much about BenQ products. Putting good speakers on a monitor is a waste of time and effort imo, but I don't know if the display is any good.
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...27481(ME).aspx

I remember when I had a 14.5" and 19" was huge...

Apparently those memex links didn't work. Trying again...

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...29582(ME).aspx

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...27481(ME).aspx
post #111 of 316
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Status update.



That's a WD caviar black 1tb 7200rpm 64mb cache HDD in the bag there. Still have not settled on a monitor.
post #112 of 316
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Status update. http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/8...1007251530.jpg That's a WD caviar black 1tb 7200rpm 64mb cache HDD in the bag there. Still have not settled on a monitor.
I find it difficult to make things look neat with a non-modular PSU, seeing as you have a window and all.
post #113 of 316
Modular is the way to go for sure.

There's the GTX 465 which I've seen go for around $200-225 USD a week or two ago that can be flashed to a GTX 470. Not sure what the availability is now though.

Have you picked up the ram yet?
post #114 of 316
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Nope, what I've got thus far is on that table.
post #115 of 316
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Nope, what I've got thus far is on that table.

DDR3 prices have gone down a good 15-20% since I was last looking. 4gb sets down to around $75-80.
post #116 of 316
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I'm looking at an 8gb set which last I checked ran about 200 cad$ for 2x4gb config.
post #117 of 316
I have the same Corsair PSU and Caviar Black HD as you. NCIX FTW.
post #118 of 316
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Both kop'd at memory express actually, NCIX is setup in Richmond where I'm from but being in CGY memex is the big winner out here.
post #119 of 316
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Both kop'd at memory express actually, NCIX is setup in Richmond where I'm from but being in CGY memex is the big winner out here.
Ya .. you're lucky to have a local company in Calgary that is super competitive with the online distributors.

Here in Regina, until recently we only had one company providing PC components and they charged an arm and a leg. A basic PC build was going to run me 30-40% more expensive locally then for the same parts from NCIX with a fraction of the selection. I later heard that same company just orders NCIX open box stuff for the PC builds!!!
post #120 of 316
Thought I could join in here... Building my first computer. I was going through newegg and put this list together, and it looks like I got a little carried away. The only gaming I might be doing is playing SC2 and Diablo 3, but I get a little too addicted to Blizzard games, so I might actually avoid them. Anywhere here's what I have right now http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/Sh...px?Submit=view This build will also be using a i7 930 processor. Overkill? I sort of just want to go back to Windows and get off my macbook. I'll be using it for porn, teaching myself programming, and browsing the internet.
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