Approximate Purchase Date: february 12th
Budget Range: 1100 including tax, before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, autocad, surfing,
Parts Not Required: just looking at building the tower i have all other components
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: i would prefer to get the parts from either newegg canada or ncix canada
Parts Preferences: I'm just looking for a mid tower case, intel sandy bridge processor with 2 22' screens
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: my monitor resolutions are both 1920x1080
Some components ive been looking at are:
G.skill ripjaws 8GB 2x4 rated at cas 9 at 1600
asus p8p67 evo board
i5 2500k processor
WD blue 500g harddrive ( I hope to upgrade to SSD and a WD 2tb green later but it looks like the budget wont allow it at the moment)
MSI (gtx 460 cyclone or if i can make it work a gtx 560 twin frozer. Both cards are 1 gig)
coolmaster hyper 212 heatsink ( to overclock the unlocked i5)
I am really undecided on the case sadly. I've been looking anywhere from the antec 300 to 900 as well as the corsair 600t or 650d which was showcased at ces. The only restraint i have is that it has to be a mid tower. I would really like a window and for it to be quiet but if i cant get the window quiet is first definitely top priority.
Case - HAF-922
PSU - None, ya need 750 for two cards and adding one later will greatly extend the life of the box.
MoBo / CPU - Take the combo deal
Cooler - The 212 was nice in its day but the title of best cooler for the money has been taken by the Scythe
HD - No Green / Blue stuff .... 7200.12 or WD Black 1TB if they cheaper on buy day.
You choose the case. This build is set up to run two of those gtx 560's in SLI @ 8x & 8x.
*Don't forget to download the latest bios for the mobo.
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