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January 28, 2011 3:21:33 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 Weeks

Budget Range: 1500 After rebate/Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games / Music Producing

Parts Not Required: Mouse / Keyboard/ Sound Card / Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg / Tigerdirect

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: EVGA Intel Asus

Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: SLI Future

Monitor Resolution: 40 Inch LCD TV

Additional Comments: I have Coolermaster Haf X Case. I'm not sure if I need a seperate fan and heatsink for my CPU. I am also unsure if I should get the video card one step above the one I suggested.

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ASUS P8P67 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Digi+VRM, BT Go, UEFI BIOS, USB3/SATA6, Crossfire
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

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ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

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Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

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
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

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January 29, 2011 9:20:52 AM

Looks good ... From the PSU, looks like you are trying to be prepped for SLI.

I recommend the i7, so that you have the option to edit video and run CS5, etc.
... If you are gonna get a "K"-series proc, IT WOULD BE A SIN, not to CLOCK THE SNOT out of it.
>>> I do not see a cooler ... Get a hyper 212+ (plenty) ! <<<

DAW/Audio Content Creation: I would STRONGLY recommend that you get a 90GB SSD (Crucial or Vertex2) for BOOT/APPS and for LIVE RECORD SILENCE.

Get a removable drive tray (drawer), for your 500GB F3 media content spinner.

Shop for quiet fans and get a SESONIC X-SERIES PSU.

... If you are going to stick with ONE GPU ... 750 watts is enough.

... If you plan to SLI, I'm not positive, but 850 Watts may NOT be enough (for SLI).
(Use the newegg psu calculator and be sure all your "multiples" fields are properly populated for "max planned config". ... 850W *mmmight* be enough ... not sure.

If you need any help with audio interfaces (MIDI/LINE-INs, etc., lemme know).

You will prolly end up editing video (it's the new literacy, ya know), to go with your music, on YouTube .... This is a pretty dandy box, but you may want to up your F3 storage to 1TB, to accomodate video content, as well.

Double check your RAM specs against your Mobo RAM parms.

... Two SATA cables come with the mobo ... a 3rd SATA data cable would be needed for a third drive.

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January 29, 2011 9:54:17 AM

This build includes dual gtx 570's, an after market cpu heatsink (thermal paste is included w/cooler).

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-core-i... <--- 1155 Review

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-rev... <--- 1155 Review

http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i5-2500k-and-core-i7... <--- 1155 Review

http://www.overclockers.com/intel-i7-2600k-sandy-bridge... <--- 1155 Review


http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000116/ASRoc... <--- Fairly recent review of the ASRock P67 Extreme4 with some o/c tips and great screenies.

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg10/asrock-... <--- Recent yet not so in depth review of that same board.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-A50-CPU-... <--- Corsair A50 CPU Cooler Review


http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $119.49
SILVERSTONE OP850 850W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $159.99
ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item... Combo Price: $257.23 (Before $15.00 USD Mail-In Rebate Card)
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
CORSAIR CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $82.49 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $64.99
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $17.99
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X 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 CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $347.49
EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $347.49
EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Total: $1,397.16 CAD *not including shipping, rebates, etc..
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January 31, 2011 11:46:41 AM

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January 31, 2011 1:33:41 PM

Thanx, for the pointz !

Feel free to PM me on any interface/integration or silence issues.

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... takes less than 10 minutes ... explore and exploit *all* advanced channel-page formatting options.

Best of luck ... give us a shout !

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