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[New Build] Gaming PC

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:
Slowly buying the parts, hoping to have everything by end of Nov. or begining Dec.

BUDGET RANGE:
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

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES:

CPU: Intel Core i7 920 ($310)

HEATSINK: Hyper N 520 ($53)
or
HEATSINK: Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme ($76)

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX ($180)

MOBO: Undecided, leaning towards option A for eventual OC'ing and maybe buying the Asus OC station also.

A) ASUS Rampage II ($420)
or
B) ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 ($340)

RAM: Not sure which one to get. I know I want 6B and I've read that Corsair Dominator (anywhere between $225 and $250ish) series are one of the better ones out there, so any help would be appreciated!

OPTICAL DRIVE: PLEXTOR Black ($50)

GPU: Radeon 5870 ($410)


Total price: $1988


OVERCLOCKING:
Yes, once I do lots of reading and research since I'm a beginner at OC.

CROSSFIRE/SLI: Yes eventually maybe after x-mas

MONITOR RESOLUTION:
1920x1200 (might buy a second monitor in the new year)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
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 :kaola:

Merci/Thanks in advance!
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    PSU: This http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006 or this http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371022 will be fine

    Mobo: I would go for B) since it's a lot cheaper.

    RAM: This one has good timings http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145242

    Optical Drive: A bit too expensive as well, a cheaper one won't hurt http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188
  2. Thanks for the reply and suggestions!

    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?

    Thanks again for the feedback!
  3. yeah it's C7
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