APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the month BUDGET RANGE: 1300-1350 After Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Schoolwork, Internet Surfing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor(for now), OS)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NCIX.com pricematching COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type Intel, Evga, Asus, Gigabyte
OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION:1440x900 for now, will upgrade to 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 within 5 months
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I've already done all the pricematching for the cheapest I could find.
CPU: i5 750 $207.79 Best Direct
MOBO: ASUS P7P55D E PRO $189.99 Canada Computers
RAM: G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws $108.29 Best Direct
CPU COOLER: CM HYPER 212 PLUS $22 Best Direct
DVD DRIVE: SAMSUNG S233C $20.49 Swift Gamers
CASE: LANCOOL K62 $101.99 Canada Computers
PSU: SEASONIC M12D 850W $144.99 NCIX
HDD: SAMSUNG F3 1TB $77.22 Best Direct
GPU: EVGA GTX 470 $356.99 Newegg
TIM: MX-3 $8.99 NCIX
TOTAL: $1238.74 WITHOUT SHIPPING AND TAXES
The websites listed are the ones I will be PMing from.
You've chosen an 850 watter presumably because you want to SLI at a later date...if not get a 650 watter. Howver if you want to seriously overclock and dual GFX Cards, I'd upgrade your PSU to one w/ a 10.0 performance rating in the list below.
For comparison purposes , the list below contains performance ratings (10 scale) at jonnyguru.com / prices as per newegg (US) on 02/21/2010 and ones w/ double asterisks (**) made it onto silentpcreview.com's Editor's Choice List meaning they excelled at both electronic and acoustic performance:
Defining product value means something different to everyone. Some readers take heat and power consumption into consideration, while others are only concerned with FPS performance. With regard to value, there are several ways to look at the $350 GeForce GTX-470 and compare it to the closest rivals: either the $310 ATI Radeon HD 5850, or the $390 ATI Radeon HD 5870 . In terms of product price to FPS performance, the GeForce GTX-470 is one of the most affordable DirectX-11 video cards available. Here's a breakdown of the average USD cost per FPS recorded for nine of the tests conducted in this article:
# Radeon HD 5850: $11.40 per FPS
# GeForce GTX 470: $11.42 per FPS
# Radeon HD 5870: $11.65 per FPS
# GeForce GTX 480: $12.54 per FPS
# Radeon HD 5970: $14.03 per FPS
NVIDIA's GF100 Fermi GPU delivers more than just a giant boost to video frame rates over their previous generation, it also delivers GPGPU functionality that is usable in- and outside of video games. Comparing video game frame rate performance between the GTX 470 and the ATI Radeon HD 5850 still puts the 448-core GF100 GPU ahead of the competition by significant margin in DX10 tests, and a decisive lead in DX11 applications. In a few cases, the Zotac GTX 470 also matched or exceeded performance of the ATI Radeon HD 5870. As inventory begins to match demand, manufacturers will become more competitive with pricing and bundled extras, so be sure to shop for your best bargain.
RAM - CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C7 $107 (after $15 MIR) http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
You chose CAS 9 which is slowest, these CAS 7's are $1 cheaper (after $25 MIR), faster at CAS 7 and DDR3-1600 which will get you 4 GHz + OC's more and are low profile so won't interfere w/ Heat Sink for CPU
Scythe Mugen-2 SCMG-2000: Trailing right behind the two leaders is the $35 Mugen-II cooler, which already includes AMD mounting hardware and a premium Scythe Kaze-Jyuni Slip-Stream fan... all for only half the cost of the the other two options. The SCMG-2000 model has already received honorable mention for our Editors Choice Award pertaining to value, and it consistently finishes at the very top.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Scythe Mugen-2 Revision B model SCMG-2100 heatsink is identical to the first version, model SCMG-2000. The only difference is that Mugen-2 Rev. B uses a newly developed F.M.S.B. (Flip Mount Super Back-Plate) for more convenient mounting onto the motherboard. There should not be any cooling performance between these two models, despite marketing hype.
the Hy[er 212 still gets an honorable mention
If you're looking to cool your overclocked CPU on a budget, and the $35 Scythe Mugen-II is too large for your application, then consider the Cogage TRUE-Spirit, but four heat-pipe rods may limit the thermal range this cooler can handle compared to more robust coolers. You'll want a better fan (or two), and the aftermarket Thermalright LGA1366 Bolt-Thru Kit for an extra $10, but there's certainly some performance to be had from the TRUE Spirit. Once inventory is available, the Zalman CNPS10X-Performa is a cooler worth considerating. Beyond these, there are only a handful of other CPU coolers I might consider worthy of high-temperature overclocking projects on the LGA1366 socket. Xigmatek's HDT-S1284EE offers four 8mm heatpipe rods in the base, and sells for $40, and the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus isn't a bad deal for $29.