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January 30, 2011 8:54:59 PM

I am looking to build a new PC, I want to get all the parts from Memoryexpress.com, as they are close to me, and match online prices. Mostly gaming and light photoshop usage. Looking to spend a max of $1350 Canadian. I need a new monitor included in that price, hoping for a 24 incher. Here is what I kind of picked out already, feel free to stomp on it. Thanks in advance for any help, take care.

Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid Tower
ILC: 843591009713 SKU: MX30870

$129.99
Intel Core™ i5-2500K Processor, 3.30GHz w/ 6MB Cache
ILC: 735858217354 SKU: MX31557

$224.99
Asus P8P67 PRO w/ DualDDR3 1600, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, Bluetooth, CrossFireX /SLI
ILC: 610839177752 SKU: MX31630

$189.99
Patriot Extreme Performance Sector 5 G Series DDR3 8GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-10666 Enhanced Latency Kit
ILC: 879699009560 SKU: MX30006

$79.99
Western Digital 1TB Caviar Green 5400rpm SATA II w/ 64MB Cache
ILC: WD10EARS SKU: MX27165

$59.99
Samsung SH-S223C 22x SpeedPlus™ DVD-Writer, SATA, Black, OEM
ILC: 729507943961 SKU: MX26870

$18.99
eVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti SuperClocked 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI
ILC: 843368015527 SKU: MX32014

$274.99
Corsair TX 750W Power Supply w/ 140mm Fan
ILC: 843591000406 SKU: MX18779

$109.99
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (64-bit) DVD - OEM
ILC: GFC-00599 SKU: MX25758

$99.99
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January 30, 2011 9:41:14 PM

Case: the HAF 922 is a cheaper and cooler (temp wise) case
Mobo: Asrock extreme4 has same features but is cheaper make sure to update BIOS for better overclocking
RAM: get a ddr3 2x4gb set from g skill mushkin or corsair that runs at 1.5v and 1333 you don't need amazing RAM to overclock SB
HDD: that thing is super slow try for the samsung spinpoint f3 1tb
ODD: I own this and it is crap go for an Asus, or LG instead this is super noisy
GPU: the 6950 1gb is a better deal
PSU: look at the ea750 it is super cheap at newegg right now
OS: http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/windows/buynow/d... if you don't qualify get a friend/family/mafia member to get it for you
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January 30, 2011 9:52:38 PM

The 570 is a great card but the 6950 1gb will be fine for his uses at 1920x1080 if higher than that the 570 would be the way to go.
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January 30, 2011 9:54:59 PM

^ Agreed. The 6950 1GB gets advantages because of its architecture, that great bandwidth, etc. etc. that are on the 6950 give it advantages at high resolution. At resolutions high than 1920x1080 (or equal) it beasts especially at max settings like 8x AA
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January 30, 2011 11:26:45 PM

Get DDR3 1333CL7 or faster RAM (1600CL9 will do). Slower than that will bottleneck a high-end system in some situations: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-a-pc-overcloc...

You can get the MSI 6950 2GB for the same price as the 1GB 6950's. The 2GB will matter if you plan on unlocking to a 6970 and running at high resolutions.

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB--low power hard drives don't save you much money--go for performance.

Other than that, I think joelmartinez had great suggestions in his first post.
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January 30, 2011 11:33:08 PM

aznshinobi, how can we get you money for your i5-2500K build? I'd like to start a thread for trying to get people to donate to you. I'm only willing to give $10-$12 bucks at the most.

It seems like a completely unnecessary charity so I think it's a fun idea. Any tips?
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January 30, 2011 11:42:54 PM

Haha its fine Dalauder, (unlesss your being cereal).

Actually that was the whole reason I started the site in my sig, to get money through Amazon Recommendations and stuff like that. Haha, 1500$ was my budget for my build. That or 1000$. IDK yet. But uhh that's very thoughtful dalauder, less you were poking fun XD
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January 31, 2011 12:10:40 AM

No, I like stupid ideas. And acting like somebody's new computer is a legitimate charity is a stupid idea--so I was down with it. I'm kinda new though and I wasn't sure if starting a thread in the New Computer section for soliciting donations for someone random counts as solicatation or violation of rules.

And I've been perm banned for double-clicking post buttons on some sites (slickdeals), so I'm worried because I like Tom's Hardware.
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January 31, 2011 12:18:41 AM

slickdeals banned you because they thought you were gonna flood that isn't nice

sorry shinobs I wouldn't donate need to save every penny for x68 and another monitor
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January 31, 2011 1:34:27 AM

Haha its ok, I don't know if THG would let you, You'll have to ask the mods for that.

As for Joel, its K, It's not x68 though I thought it was Z67?
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January 31, 2011 1:51:16 AM

I think z67 is 2nd gen sb, ib and x68 was the one that supported pci-e 3.0 and is coming in another year
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January 31, 2011 2:35:14 AM

OH I thought you were talking about the one (Z67) coming out this year Q2. Guess not.
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January 31, 2011 2:38:35 AM

No I need much longer to save, getting a vertex 3 pro once they come out and then have to save up for another monitor, and then x68
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January 31, 2011 2:51:31 AM

Ahhh I see
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January 31, 2011 11:00:14 PM

All I need is dual SSD's and a second GTX 470 (got my first for $200). Then I'm all good for 7.9 WEI across the board (they really should reset it to an 8.6 or so). I suppose if one GTX 470 gets a 7.8 stock, I should just OC it for the 7.9? But this isn't a wishlist thread...

tofugutpunch, how's your build coming along? Did you get the 6950 2GB, GTX 560 Ti, or 6950 1GB?
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January 31, 2011 11:02:48 PM

aznshinobi said:
^ That has been proven not true. The 2 GB actually did not effect the FPS of the 6950 1gb at 2560x1080 or 1920x1080 that much.

Oh, I meant higher resolution than that--like 2x 1920x1200 or other ridiculous stuff.
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January 31, 2011 11:05:39 PM

^ Ahhh I see.
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