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March 26, 2013 8:57:26 PM

Hey guys, so I chose a few parts for a build, and here's the list.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Skyrious/saved/1o7w

I'm pretty much set on these parts. Unless they're a really bad choice, I won't switch them. I was thinking of the Vapor-X 7950, but it won't fit in my case. I'm not really sure what I want for the other parts.

The main goal is to get all the other parts, but manage to fit a decently sized SSD in as well, all for under $1000. I am not in a rush at all. Suggestions please?

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March 26, 2013 9:17:55 PM

No, I have nothing yet. I'm just planning for the future (should be pretty soon) when my crappy 6 year old computer breaks down. My parents said they're using it until it won't really work anymore, then I can a new one. These are the parts I plan on using.
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March 26, 2013 9:20:00 PM

Also, I'm pretty set on the case because I really like the look of it. Spent forever trying to find one bigger that looks similar, but couldn't find one.
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March 26, 2013 9:26:11 PM

Hi, the Corsair 300R is a better case, with better cable management and build quality, if you want a case with a futuristic look, get the nzxt(same brand but different model) phantom 410 or phantom full tower.
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March 26, 2013 9:58:25 PM

Are XFX PSUs and Sandisk SSDs reliable? Also, would the Corsair 300R Windowed do? If it's a decent case, would it be big enough to fit a Vapor-X 7950?
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March 26, 2013 10:18:53 PM

Hi, the corsair 300R can fit the 7950 vapor-x or other cards, but i would just get the sapphire 7950 new model, the one i listed.
The xfx 550 is a seasonic oem psu, it's as reliable as it gets, the sandisk brand is well known and it has a marvell controller, nothing to be worried about ;) 


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March 26, 2013 10:28:26 PM

Hi, would the windowed version be the same as the none windowed version that you linked? Also, is the cooling on the new version of the 7950 as good as the Vapor-X if I'm going to overclock it?
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March 26, 2013 10:33:57 PM

Hi, it's the same as the non window case, the only difference is the side window.
The 7950 sapphire new model seems to be a good card, the cooling and overclocking will be about the same, i saw good things about it, but the main fact is it will give you the same performance and about the same cooling for less.
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March 26, 2013 10:39:06 PM

Hi, what are the advantages of the Extreme4 motherboard over the Extreme3? I'm just trying to save some money where I can :) 
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March 26, 2013 10:40:30 PM
March 26, 2013 10:41:58 PM

Hi, for now the extreme 4 is cheaper, it's at 115$(newegg), the extreme 3 is at 120$, i would go with the extreme 4.
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March 26, 2013 11:06:51 PM

where is your hard drive? And that ram is not compatible with your aftermarket cpu cooler.
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March 26, 2013 11:23:54 PM

I won't really need much space, so I think 128 GB will be enough for me. If I need more space, I have access to an external hard drive with 1 TB of space. Will this do? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Mw4p
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March 27, 2013 12:19:53 AM

Fail! I just found out that that Newegg doesn't do international shipping. I'm in Canada, so I only have access to these cards. Would the MSI TwinFrozr be the best for the price out of these cards? http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#c=71
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March 27, 2013 12:30:03 AM

I had friends that had issues with that card i personally would not buy it.I would stick with the Sapphire's HD 7950 Vapor-X comes with a large dual-fan cooler that uses the company's famous vapor-chamber technology. On the Vapor-X you will also find a "Lethal Boost" button which switches to a second BIOS with higher clock speeds. With this BIOS, clocks are increased to 950 MHz GPU and 1250 MHz memory.
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March 27, 2013 12:46:31 AM

The only problem is that I can't get access to that in Canada. It's either Gigabyte WF or MSI TF. Gigabyte is $298.86 and MSI is $311.68.
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March 27, 2013 12:47:46 AM

Go for which ever you prefer.
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March 27, 2013 7:28:41 AM

Hi, so you're in Canada, made some modifications, all from Canada websites ;) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($226.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.33 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.00 @ Vuugo)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($105.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($298.86 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.44 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($62.50 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $964.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

The gigabyte windforce 3 is a good card and cheaper ;) 
But if you do want the sapphire Vapor-x 7950, you can find it here -> http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=79518
Also if you want a case with window, there's a pretty good one there -> http://www.ncix.ca/products/?affiliateid=7474144&sku=78...
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March 27, 2013 7:34:16 AM

properbuilds said:
Hi, so you're in Canada, made some modifications, all from Canada websites ;) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($226.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.33 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.00 @ Vuugo)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($105.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($298.86 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.44 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($62.50 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $964.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

The gigabyte windforce 3 is a good card and cheaper ;) 
But if you do want the sapphire Vapor-x 7950, you can find it here -> http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=79518
Also if you want a case with window, there's a pretty good one there -> http://www.ncix.ca/products/?affiliateid=7474144&sku=78...
+1 nice! ;) 

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March 27, 2013 1:07:04 PM

Thank you both for your help.
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