$1200CAN Gaming Spaceship Zoomzoom

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP, next week or this week BUDGET RANGE: $1200 Canadian Before Rebates/Tax/Ship

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: - GAMING -(Starcraft 2, Call of Duty, Fallout 3, Total War Series, etc.)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: CASE-(already have a HAF 922 with additional 240mm side fan), keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Printer, Toaster

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca or Canadacomputers.com is cheapest in Canada IMHO

PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to use an Intel CPU (i5-750) and a GTX Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB Black Edition video card when all is said and done.

OVERCLOCKING: I will be doing minor tweaks to the cpu without voltage increasing SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No!! Never!! :)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 on my 42" lcd and, 1920x1200 the rest of the time

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have done a lot of reading and research, but am still just a first time builder... I'm tired of getting ripped off so I'm going to do it myself now. ( Not rip myself off, but build my own computer of course :P ) I feel good about the list I have right now, but nothing is set in stone really. Here are my parts: (***BTW: I THINK YOU HAVE TO HOLD DOWN THE CONTROL KEY BEFORE CLICKING ON A LINK OR IT WONT WORK FOR SOME REASON***)


1) CASE: $89.99
HAF 922


2) POWER SUPPLY: $99.99
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

I hope 650 Watts is enough if I want to upgrade my GPU later and with minor CPU overclock

3) CPU: $208.99


4) MOTHERBOARD: $149.99
GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


I'm not certain that this mobo will go with my DDR3 ram 1600 as I read the timings might be off, but the price is good, and I don't care so much about futureproofing since it isn't possible anyways...

5) RAM: $116.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL


Boy has ram gotten expensive compared to the dual-core days!

6) HARD DRIVE: $79.99
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


This Drive is highly recommended by people but one of the local retailers here in Canada said they plan to stop making them or selling them here so...

7) OPTICAL: $29.99
ASUS 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 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM


If it works im happy.

8) CPU Cooler: $29.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler


Just becaue I heard the stock coolers aren't cool. (pun intended)

9) GRAPHICS CARD: $349.99
XFX HD-585A-ZNBC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB Black Edition 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card


Soon as it's back in stock it's mine!

Total price with everything from Newegg.ca is $1,155.91 pre-shipping, and shipping costs I found out would only be another $14 total.
Any advice, criticism, tips, comments, feedback, insults, opinions are welcome... Please remember im A n00Bz0r though!!
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  1. davcon said:

    Thanks for the suggestions my friend! I don't think i7 makes more sense than i5 for right now, however the first board option seems economical and same for the dvd drive.

    The main reason I chose my ram was because it's been tried and proven already, even if the timings are a bit loosey goosey =/ Despite the lifetime warranty, you can never tell exactally how a ram will configure with your motherboard or if there will be compatibility roadblocks.

    But that hard drive you linked to gives me the creeps... Many many nerds have been complaining about the drive dying after a few months ... which would be after the easy return to vendor date. On the other hand a lot of nerds also recommend it so I dunno.

    Thanks again for the price lookup, anymore point of view's would be appreciated =)
  2. Never heard of any problems with Corsair ram i own some and i also own this ram


    Only reason i'm suggesting these ram modules is for the tighter timings
    and my previous post said there's nothing wrong with the HDD you chose it's a good one
    i take newegg reviews with a grain of salt i read them for entertainment when i'm bored

    On my first build the cpu an i7 860 and a WD Caviar Black were defective and had to be rma'd.
    The good thing about it is i bought them at my local Canada Computers so return was painless
    Btw i replaced the WD hdd, with a Seagate and it's been fine ,fingers crossed lol!
    Oh yeah i have 2 of those exact Samsung DVD's in my main rig and another one in an i3 530 rig.
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