Rate my First Gaming Build Around $1500

Nearly finished spec'ing my first gaming build with a budget of around $1500CAN before taxes and shipping.

Timing: Dec 2010 or Jan 2011

Uses: Gaming, watching movies

Overclocking: Maybe down the road once I feel the need but not right now


CASE: AZZA Hurrican 2000 CSAZ-2000 Black SECC Japanese Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - $160CAN
(I was debating the COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case at $200CAN and would likely get the one on sale at the time.)

MOBO: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Xtreme Design, SLI/ CrossfireX , USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s - $190CAN

PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760 - $200CAN

CPU COOLER: Tuniq CR-T120-EX-SV 120mm Magnetic Fluid Dynamic Bearing Tower Extreme CPU Cooler Rev1 - $58CAN

THERMAL COMPOUND: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM - $10

RAM: Patriot G series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGV38G1600ELK - $142CAN

VIDEO CARD: 2 X EVGA 01G-P3-1465-AR GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - $190CAN x 2 = $380CAN

PSU: COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $90CAN

SSD: Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $140CAN

DVD DRIVE: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM - $20CAN

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM - $100CAN

I have an external 250GB seagate HDD where I store all my pictures, movies, etc.

TOTAL = $1490CAN
All prices are from NewEgg.ca.


Your opinions, criticisms and comments are invited! :bounce:
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  1. This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  2. or you can just wait for jan 5 as sandy bridge will be release and a price cut will happen.
  3. ^^ agree with above post !!
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