First time building rig

Approximate Purchase Date: 5 weeks

Budget Range: 500-3000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching HD movies/videos, homework, audio/video editing, fraps recording

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (Retail store: pccyber.com, canadacomputers.com) or any good websites

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: DirectX 11 & PhysX

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I want to run all games smoothly without lag on ultra maxed settings including CSAA & AF (ex: Battlefield Bad Company 2, Metro 2033, Crysis, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Crysis 2, Mafia 2, Grand Theft Auto 4 & Just Cause 2) until 2014 & I also want to last up to 5 years or longer.

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CPU - Intel: Core i7 930 http://pccyber.com/?v=Product&i=CPU-BX80601930 OR AMD: Phenom II X4 965 http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4_64&item_id=027384&sid=b236shi896n2k8s3h9cl2572i7

CASE - Looking for best airflow cooler with glowing lights

PSU - Don't know what I'm gettings

MOBO - Intel: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_342&item_id=028506&sid=b236shi896n2k8s3h9cl2572i7 OR AMD: http://pccyber.com/?v=Product&i=MB-AS-M4A77TD OR any motherboard can fit this sound card http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132010&cm_re=asus_xonar_essence-_-29-132-010-_-Product

GPU - Nvidia: GTX 580 http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/231660/GV-N580D5-15I-B/Gigabyte/ OR ATI: Radeon HD 6850 http://pccyber.com/?v=Product&i=VC-PC-AX6850+1GBD5-DH

MONITOR - Acer GD235HZ http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009222CVF&Tpk=acer%20120hz

ODD - Blu-ray Burner (also works with burn, write & read BD, DVD & CD)

HDD - 1.5TB

RAM - 6 GB Tripple Channel

OS - Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

WATER COOLING KIT - Corsair H70 http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8_135&item_id=032810&sid=levqe4de7d3o0c473h5dfb3ng3 OR better

What do you think? I'm buying one by one without unboxing it.
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  1. Wow your budget range is outrageous lol!
  2. If you'd like I can do a quick build from newegg.ca for you.
  3. Quote:
    Additional Comments: I want to run all games smoothly without lag on ultra maxed settings including CSAA & AF (ex: Battlefield Bad Company 2, Metro 2033, Crysis, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Crysis 2, Mafia 2, Grand Theft Auto 4 & Just Cause 2) until 2014 & I also want to last up to 5 years or longer.


    Think more toward the higher range. No way $500 will get you there.
  4. Lol at the 2 gpu's listed. you can't even compare the two.
    Its kinda, "Do i wanna spend $550 on a gpu or $190?"
  5. I'm sure all of us were inexperienced on our 1st rig. No reason to lol.
  6. I think it'd be easier for us to suggest stuff to you if you didn't have such a wide range budget.
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