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New computer build... Opinions and advice welcome...
10-22-2015, 08:11 PM,
#11
RE: New computer build... Opinions and advice welcome...
with skylake you are only looking at about 1-7 percent in performance gain in gaming but quite anbit more in photoshop and light room. the differences in skylake and haswell are subtle mainly ddr4 and pcie lanes. if haswell parts are significantly cheaper in canada then id say go for haswell instead.

maybe matb can chime in since he is from canada and point you in the direction of some good vendors up there and maybe some good deals.

good luck
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10-23-2015, 01:31 PM,
#12
RE: New computer build... Opinions and advice welcome...
Yeah, prices in Canada are currently high due to the poor CAD/USD exchange rate.

If you're buying in Canada, ncix.com is usually where I buy parts for me, local customers/friends or family. Good prices, great customer support, good selection. They ship from BC. bestdirect.ca is another good place to shop.

Otherwise, there's B&H. They are based in NYC, so their prices are in USD, but even then, their prices are great. They ship to Canada, but make sure to pick Purolator (UPS are thiefs when it comes to custom fees).
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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10-26-2015, 07:14 PM,
#13
RE: New computer build... Opinions and advice welcome...
Ok I will look into it, thanks for all the advice guys, I will report back once I've made some decisions xD
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10-28-2015, 08:54 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-28-2015, 09:01 PM by copper905.)
#14
RE: New computer build... Opinions and advice welcome...
I have a question about cases...

Could I replace
Thermaltake Urban S1 Black SECC MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case (CA-1A8-00M1NN-00)

with
Rosewill CHALLENGER - Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Three Included Fans - 1 x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1 x Top 140mm Fan, 1 x Rear 120mm Fan - Two More Optional Side 120mm Fans Supported

and have everything good and compatible?
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10-28-2015, 10:01 PM,
#15
RE: New computer build... Opinions and advice welcome...
(10-28-2015, 08:54 PM)copper905 Wrote: I have a question about cases...

Could I replace
Thermaltake Urban S1 Black SECC MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case (CA-1A8-00M1NN-00)

with
Rosewill CHALLENGER - Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Three Included Fans - 1 x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1 x Top 140mm Fan, 1 x Rear 120mm Fan - Two More Optional Side 120mm Fans Supported

and have everything good and compatible?

Either will work. The Rosewill can take a full size ATX board or the smaller MicroATX.

there are two Rosewill challengers. One has USB 2.0 front ports, the newer model Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 has USB 3.0 front panel. I'm not sure I'd spend the $20 US difference for the front panel USB 3 ports.
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11-04-2015, 07:03 PM,
#16
RE: New computer build... Opinions and advice welcome...
Would a i5-4590 bottle neck the GPU? Would it be better to spend more to get the 4690?
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11-06-2015, 10:44 AM,
#17
RE: New computer build... Opinions and advice welcome...
(11-04-2015, 07:03 PM)copper905 Wrote: Would a i5-4590 bottle neck the GPU? Would it be better to spend more to get the 4690?
no modern 4 core cpu will not be bottlenecked with a single gpu setup. the 4690 is only slightly faster and if you crunch the benchmark numbers you will get a better performance/dollar with the 4590.
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