APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:
Slowly buying the parts, hoping to have everything by end of Nov. or begining Dec.
Not more than $2200 CND
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
Gaming -> some video & photo editing -> basic stuff (web surfing, email, etc..)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED:
Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Win7 (will buy locally), Case (Antec 1200 + 2 Antec TriCool 120mm fans),
Monitor Acer H223H, Hard disk WD 640GB Caviar Black (maybe a 2nd in raid 0 or an SSD for the OS and primary games?),
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:
newegg.ca, local (microbytes.com), ncix.ca, tigerdirect.ca
Yes, once I do lots of reading and research since I'm a beginner at OC.
CROSSFIRE/SLI: Yes eventually maybe after x-mas
1920x1200 (might buy a second monitor in the new year)
I think that's about all I need. I'll probably also get a 2nd or 3rd HDD for storage in the 1TB area. It's been 7-8 years since I've built my own system, so if I'm missing anything, please feel free to point out my noobness
I think you're right and go with the P6T V2 mobo, way cheaper. I didn't even notice that samsung, but at $35 can't go wrong at the price either. The ram and PSU's you suggested look really good too, those are C7 ram speed's right?