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November 11, 2010 11:34:19 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Late December 2010

Budget Range: 2000-3000

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: pccyber.com, canadacomputers.com, tigerdirect.ca, newegg.ca, bestdirect.ca 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 my build to beat all games on maxed settings with CSAA & AF until 2014 & I also want to last up to 5 years or longer. And yes I'm really stupid about all computer parts.

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CPU - Intel Core i7 930 http://pccyber.com/?v=Product&i=CPU-BX80601930

CASE - Good airflow cooler with glowing lights

MOBO - Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2...

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... OR better

GPU - Nvidia Geforce GTX 580 http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/231660/GV-N580D5-15I-...

PSU - Not sure

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

HDD - 1.5TB

MONITOR - Acer GD235HZ http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Does it look too overkill?

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November 11, 2010 11:42:06 PM

LOL 2000 300 ill set ya up really quick o-o 1 second. Do you prefer LED's and stuff or no?
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November 11, 2010 11:49:08 PM

Darkravern said:
LOL 2000 300 ill set ya up really quick o-o 1 second. Do you prefer LED's and stuff or no?

I don't know. Should I go for LED? and is it really good?
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November 12, 2010 12:44:21 AM

Okay. This build here should be able to easily clock into 4.0 GHZ no problem. Plus with the Crossfirex support you should run anything and everything made by like square enix on super ultra graphics for the next 7 years. here ya go...


Comes with 3.06 ghz cpu, one of the best rated coolers for i7.
6 gigs of super i7 boost ram. all of it is by trusted brands for new gaming computer builds. 2 terabytes of memory and minimum 3 years warranty on all items.

Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
It has enough room to fit a new nasa project into lol. it also comes with 3 120mm blue led fans and a huge 200mm big boy tricool fan on top to keep the heat off of your brand new i7 and heatsink. :D 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

For 50 bucks for a 1 terabyte hard drive, that has been tested throughly and now is the top bang for your buck stable hard drive of 2010 why wouldnt you get it? :p  And with 2 of them, lol you could fraps for the rest of your life :D 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Asus VE248H Black 24" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
a 1920 x 1080 HDMI reccomended 2ms 24" widescreen monitor... Enough said :p 
Asus is pretty trusted when it comes to monitors and pretty much everything computer related. Also the 2 ms response is one of the best response times out there. :p  only thing is, ALL speakers built into monitors is bad. so i recomend looking for a new pair of 7.1 speakers. most likely bose. :D 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2x GIGABYTE GV-R585OC-1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity

5850 overclocked hd at its best Graphics card. pretty high end and with 2 of them in crossfirex lol you could run 4 screens running 4 MW2 on ultra settings and still get good liquid framrate. also its gigabyte with their infamous dual fans on them, so they run cooler then your average bear :D 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


RAZER RZ03-00181400-R3U1 Black USB Wired Lycosa Mirror Special Edition Gaming Keyboard

Well. I just highly reccomend this KB. one of the best i ever had. its mirror edition so you can watch your screen and the keyboard while your fraggin noobs online. :p 
Also comes with the speaker and mic port with a usb port on the back of it so your mouse and headphones dont get tangled in with the ton of other cables behind your desk.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAZER Lachesis 5600 Black 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser Mouse

Brand new, just hit Newegg this week. with 5600 DPI, even if you move half the distance of a width of a hair, its going to register :D ... Pretty high end for gaming and precision. Also highly recommended :D 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

Arctic silver is the only name to trust to keep your cpu nice and cool.. just apply between the heatsink and the cpu. :D 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C7 G

These bad boys were made just for triple channel on i7. plus corsair is one of the best memory sticks makers around. with 6gb of triple channel memory you can do everything you want x over 9000. no lies.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Well, I got this board for my i7 rig. It is the best board ive ever had. perfect for OCing, plus it comes with USB3.0 so your a step ahead of the future since usb3 things should be infamous by next year. plus the SATA6.0 g/s. so if you need a super fast HDD, just pop it in :D 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

Just the best bang for your buck i7 CPU. Has everything you need with 3.06ghz clock that can easily go to 3.6 with just the stock fan and keep cool. Highly recommended. Ive also had this too and its QUICK AS LIGHTENING! :D 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

x2 Thermaltake AF0026 Smart Blue LED 120mm Fan with Speed control knob

Okay... On the antec case, put one of these on to replace exhaust and one to put on the side panel fan slot. and they will keep your CPU and Graphics cards as cool as a nice day in the winter. :p 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

*note* the one on the side panel should be intake. :p 

Antec fresh air pci slot adapter.

Put this thing underneath your bottom Graphics card and BAM!!!!, your feeding it that good nice fresh cool Canadian air. it will really cool off your stressed graphics cards very efficiently.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Universal CPU Cooler 120mm Magnetic Fluid Dynamic LED Fan and Fan Controller/Heatsink Rev.1 with TX-3 & 1156 Brackets

This thing Cools and looks good. the only thing it doesn't do is cook you dinner, and it should keep your brand new i7 so cool that it won't even get hot enough to make toast. Very efficient TOWER for keeping your i7 cool. It is big, some say too big. but it will fit snug into your 900 two antec case, trust me. ive done it, :D 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback SATA iHBS212 LightScribe - Retail

This thing cuts the cake and eats it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Verbatim 25GB 4X BD-R 10 Packs Disc Model 96769

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

These come free with the BD burner. :D 


Windows 7 professional 64bit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Eh for 100 bucks for windows 7 pro, what else could you get? :D 


ALL together, this is a HI grade PC, with super crossfirexed graphics and Supreme cooling with 3.06 OCable cpu and 2 terabyte of space... Hmmm what does it takes to power something like this beast?!?!? oooh yeah... THIS!!!!

Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


This thing is able to power 3 more graphics cards and like 5 more hard drives with this set up.!!!

This system is a beast. and you can trust all the parts because most of them i have used in my build except the spin points.

It only costs $2,262.72 USD + shipping and handling.. but you get 65 bucks back with rebate. :D 

This thing will do anything you want. Altogether you could OC the cpu to 3.8 and it be stable with sufficient cooling with everything here. D:, I hope i helped ya out. :D 

-Darkravern


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November 12, 2010 12:46:12 AM

Everything there has blue leds and the mouse and keyboard has blue backlights. it will make your friends cry from envy when they see this monster. :p  Only thing you would need after this, is a printer and speakers, but thats on you to do.

I only recommend stuff I know will work, and stuff i fully trust in too. :D 
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November 12, 2010 12:54:50 AM

uhhm. you said "$50 for 1tb drives"
the link and prices are on the 320gb model.
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November 12, 2010 12:55:27 AM

Also, with The gtx's you looked at runs super hot. thats the only bad thing about them but they are SUPER DOOPER performance wise.

Ati has cooler and less electricity consuming cards. lol.

its like ati is the apple and nvidia is the microsoft. :p 

Here are some cards that out performs those and takes less electricity :o 
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November 12, 2010 1:52:26 AM


Case - $190 ($50 extra in Canada) - Antec DF-85
Slide in HD / SSD cages, air filters, CTX Form Factor, best case by far I have used to date and that includes Antec 1200 / 900 / 902 Corsair HAF 922 / 932.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Case Fan - $18 - Antec Red 120 mm
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

PSU - $140 - Antec CP850
Nothin else even comes close at it's price range. Why ? See how many 10.0 performance ratings there are on jonnyguru or Editor's Choice on silentpcreview.com
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article971-page7.html
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

MoBo - $380 - Asus Rampage 3 Extreme
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.vortez.co.uk/articles_pages/asus_rampage_iii...

CPU - $309 - Intel i7-950
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Cooler - $60 - Prolimatech Megahalems
here's whyhttp://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

TIM - $6 - Shin Etsu
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Avoid the Artic Silver and it's 200 hour cure time
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

CPU Fan - $11 - Scythe
SY1225SL12LM-P http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10026/fan-639/Scythe_...

2nd CPU Fan - $11 - Same

Fan Cable - $8 - Akasa PWM AK-CB002
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10350/cab-183/Akasa_P...


RAM - $171 - 3 x 2GB Mushkin DDR3-1600 CAS 6
Low profile heat sinks won't interfere with CPU cooler; and why take CAS 7 when ya can get CAS 6 for what others are charging for CAS 7 ? DDR3-1600 lets you maintain default memory multiplier of 8 all the way up to 200 BCLK fir over clocking.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

GFX - $270 US / $364 from newegg canada - EVGA GTX 470 SC
takes the price / performance crown over the competition, factory OC'd for just $10 more, 3D vision (Your monitor selection was nVidia 3D Vision capable so also thinking you wouldn't be spending those extra bucks without buying card that supports it. However, these are almost $100 more expensive in Canada.... worth finding a way to get from US :) 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2nd GFX - $270 - Same

HD - $80 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

SSD - $239 ($35 extra in Canada) - OCZ Vertex 2 3.5" 120GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

DVD Writer / BR Reader - $80 - ASUS BR Model BC-08B1LT
hhttp://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Monitor - $349 The Acer is a smokin Monitor and the one to get at 120 Mhz.

3D Vision Glasses - $ 204 - NVIDIA 3D Vision Glasses Kit Model 942107010003001
Since ya got the 3D Vision Monitor, assuming this may be of interest
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

That's $2,941 assuming ya can somehow get the listed "canadian penalty items" from buds in US :) 
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November 12, 2010 9:31:24 PM

Darkravern said:


2x GIGABYTE GV-R585OC-1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity

5850 overclocked hd at its best Graphics card. pretty high end and with 2 of them in crossfirex lol you could run 4 screens running 4 MW2 on ultra settings and still get good liquid framrate. also its gigabyte with their infamous dual fans on them, so they run cooler then your average bear :D 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, with The gtx's you looked at runs super hot. thats the only bad thing about them but they are SUPER DOOPER performance wise.

Ati has cooler and less electricity consuming cards. lol.

its like ati is the apple and nvidia is the microsoft. :p 

Here are some cards that out performs those and takes less electricity :o 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Darkravern


JackNaylorPE said:

GFX - $270 US / $364 from newegg canada - EVGA GTX 470 SC
takes the price / performance crown over the competition, factory OC'd for just $10 more, 3D vision (Your monitor selection was nVidia 3D Vision capable so also thinking you wouldn't be spending those extra bucks without buying card that supports it. However, these are almost $100 more expensive in Canada.... worth finding a way to get from US :) 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Which should I get? Radeon 5850, 6870 or GTX 470 SC?
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November 13, 2010 2:58:23 AM

What do you want to do? Crossfire? or single card.?!?!?!

With the 5850s crossfired they will equal about the same as the 6870's and 470slol.

The HD6870 runs cooler and takes up less energy then the 470 and it also runs like 15% more. i would get the ati hd 6870
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November 13, 2010 3:11:35 AM

Darkravern said:
What do you want to do? Crossfire? or single card.?!?!?!

With the 5850s crossfired they will equal about the same as the 6870's and 470slol.

The HD6870 runs cooler and takes up less energy then the 470 and it also runs like 15% more. i would get the ati hd 6870

I'm not sure but I want to run Crysis, Metro 2033, Crysis 2 & Fear 3 on maxed settings with CSAA & AF smoothly without lag.
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November 13, 2010 9:36:46 PM

gtx would be the way to go then :p  470
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November 14, 2010 9:28:44 AM

Cpu:AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory:Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model 996829
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gpu:XFX HD-687A-ZNBC Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card with Eyefinity*2 CROSSFIRE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Psu:XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 27, 2010 12:34:36 AM

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