First time build for 2200 CAD, need everything! Advice wanted!

BUDGET:I would very much like to keep everything under 2200$ CAD, but I am willing to go ever so slightly over if it means the right parts!

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next couple of weeks

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Internet, gaming, movies & tv, word processing etc.
(ill probably be playing most of the games ive missed out on in the past several years )

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Everything is required!

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca, any other reputable site which ships to Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES:I like value for components, but aesthetics of case monitor mouse and keyboard important

OVERCLOCKING: Never have done it, but willing to try in the future SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Probably 1920x1080, maybe 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Its important to be well cooled and quiet. Id like to hook PS3 to the monitor too. Ive been using an Acer Aspire laptop for the past four years (160GB, 1.6GhZ turion, “up to” 512MB video card) so really any build will be like night and day for me.


I’ve made a list of parts from lurking on the site and others for a few weeks, I am generally clueless and am not married to any part and am open to options.


CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor – 188.00
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

Mobo: MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard – 179.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130223&Tpk=MSI%20790FX-GD70%20AM3%20AMD%20790FX

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 – 152.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231281

GPU: XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card -- 409.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150490

SSD: Maybe an SSD for boot drive, does anyone recommend this?

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive – 56.49
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

PSU: Im pretty clueless on this
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply – 129.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012

Case: I like these Lian Li cases… can anyone comment as to their performance?
LIAN LI PC-B25F Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112248
LIAN LI PC-60FN Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112251

DVD/CD Drive: Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive – OEM http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030&cm_re=Sony_Optiarc_Black_24X_DVD%2bR_8X_DVD%2bRW_12X_DVD%2bR_D-_-27-118-030-_-Product

Mouse: I like the Steel Series mice
SteelSeries Ikari Laser Gaming Mouse – 85.13 http://www.amazon.ca/SteelSeries-Ikari-Laser-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B000W6MEXS/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1273864139&sr=8-12

Keyboard:Maybe G15? Open to options here

Monitor: LG W2343T-PF Black 23" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 30000:1(DC) – 209.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005129CVF

Speakers: Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System -- 171.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121122CVF&Tpk=Logitech%20Z-2300

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders – OEM – 108.99 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754&cm_re=Microsoft_Windows_7_Home_Premium_64-bit_1-Pack_for-_-32-116-754-_-Product

Wireless card: I will be using wireless network so this is an important component.


Additionally, will I need other things like wires, thermal paste, static band, etc?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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  1. I truly loathe that mouse but if you like it I won't stop you. Also I would only take sets like a keyboard and mouse that fits with it from the same brand. Functions(same software) and looks better.

    Here are the mice I would consider: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153055&Tpk=deathadder

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105093&cm_re=sidewinder-_-26-105-093-_-Product

    http://www.hitechreview.com/gaming/mad-catz-unveiled-new-cyborg-r-a-t-line-gaming-mice/20956/

    and the keyboards that go with it
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823114004&cm_re=razer_keyboard-_-23-114-004-_-Product

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109063&Tpk=sidewinder%20x6

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823175005&cm_re=saitek_cyborg-_-23-175-005-_-Product

    as for the components everything looks good. Exept I would go 750watt for crossfire and I'd up the ram to this http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231355&cm_re=g.skill]-_-20-231-355-_-Product

    Lian li makes quality products be it somewhat expensive

    and for wireless card I don't have a clue you'll have to research but you want n thats the fastest
  2. I would take the razer combo with a blue led case like those lian li's if I were you
  3. Thank you for the reply. I will look in to getting DeathAdder and Razer keyboard. Steelseries seems to be unpopular!

    Can anyone recommend a wireless card or other ways to improve this build?
  4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833314040&cm_re=belkin_wireless_adapter-_-33-314-040-_-Product I have an older version of this adapter its insanely fast(same as the cable I tested) but its expensive and mine had some driver issues with win7 when win7 came out but for the rest it rocks. And oohh yeah its also very expensive.
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