I5 build ($1000)

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:
I want to purchase within the next 2 or 3 weeks.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies) Gaming, surfin the internet, downloading bittorrents, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: An operating System is not required.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.ca or Tigerdirect.ca
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to do an I5 or I7 build.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200) : 1680X1050

I came up with a build on newegg that I quite like and I also found a barebones i7-920 kit on tigerdirect that looks good as well. Thanks in advance.

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1 COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119077
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant
$79.99
$69.99

1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136320
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$5.00 Instant
$79.99
$74.99

1 XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814150436
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy -$5.00 Instant
$20.00 USD Mail-in Rebate14-150-436
$160.49
$155.49

1 OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817341017
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$35.00 Instant
$20.00 USD Mail-in Rebate Card17-341-017
$123.99
$88.99

1 Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C8D3K2/4GX - Retail
Item #: N82E16820104141
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$102.49

1 ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131404
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$5.00 Instant
$174.99 $169.99

1 Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115215
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy -$10.00 Instant
$229.99
$219.99
Subtotal: $881.93


**Alternative 2**
The other possibility that I was looking at was buying this barebones kit, and then buying a videocard separate. It is an I7-920 build. I'm not sure if I want to go socket 1366 or socket 1156 though.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4899014&CatId=4149
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  1. I would recommend your build over the bundle. You have very good quality parts with your build. I question the Ultra PSU in the bundle, which you don't want to buy lowend PSU. It could damage your whole system.
  2. SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model SH-S222L LightScribe Support - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827151176
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $34.99 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151176



    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811119137
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$20.00 Instant $99.99
    $79.99 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137



    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    Item #: N82E16822152181
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant $68.99
    $63.99 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181



    SAPPHIRE 100279-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814102849
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    $169.99 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102849



    Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817371025
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $139.99 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371025



    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820231279
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    $101.99 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231279



    GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813128400
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant $199.99
    $189.99 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128400



    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115215
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant $229.99
    $219.99 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215
    Subtotal: $1,000.92
  3. I was pretty sceptical about the ultra PSU as well, but I followed the link, and it is actually getting really good reviews. Here is the link
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3276567&csid=ITD&body=REVIEWS#tabs
  4. $140 seems like a lot for a PSU. Do I really need that many watts?
  5. If you plan on running a Crossfire setup, I would get a 750w PSU so you know you have enough power. If you aren't going Crossfire, you can stick with your first choice.
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