Need Help on 1000 build

Hey guys ok so i was looking at building a SB platform but now with the cougar point problem it looks like im going to migrating else where

So im hoping you guys will be able to help me out with a build. I'm basically starting from scratch.

My budget is about 1000 dollars

Im looking at a gtx 560

Corsair 600t and hx 650 power supply


I definitely want 8g's of ram

Hoping for a nice classy case

Definitely going to overclock and looking at an sli set up down the road

Other then that any pointers or ideas on parts or where to save money would be AWESOME. I'm at a massive loss at the moment. Purchase date is next wednesday

Im from Canada so im looking at newegg.ca and ncix.ca

THANKS IN ADVANCE
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  1. Whats your main use for this computer? Why Sandy Bridge?What resolution are you at? Why 8GB of ram?

    600T $160
    650HX $120 with $15 MIR
    GTX560 $250
    = $530 not including shipping which leaves about $4-500 to meet you budget.

    What parts do you have that you do not need?
  2. You are not going to be getting a Sandy Bridge build next Wednesday. You are aware of the SB bug right ?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/sandy-bridge-sata-error-sata-3,12112.html

    You are going to have a hard time finding someone to sell you a 1155 based board knowing that it is defective and they will have to exchange it come April when the fixed models come out. Here's a build you can do in April though.

    Case - $70 - Antec 300 Illusion http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066
    PSU - $100 - XFX Black Edition750 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003
    MoBo - $390 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575892
    CPU - incl. - Intel Core i5-2500K w/ above
    RAM - $110 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145324
    GFX - $250 - EVGA GTX 560 Ti http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604
    GFX - Later - Same
    HD - $55 - Spinpoint F3 1 TB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    DVD Writer - $23 - ASUS BR Model BC-08B1LT http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135221


    Total $998

    The XFX Black is easily an equal to the Corsair HX series and ya can get a 100 more watts for $25 less than the cost of the HX you wanted.....and those are watts you will need if overclocking w/ twin GFX cards. I'd even consider the XFX Black 850 for $10 more.

    The 600T on the other hand is a budget killer.
  3. Yeah i know of the problem hense my first sentence...

    "Hey guys ok so i was looking at building a SB platform but now with the cougar point problem it looks like im going to migrating else where"

    So im looking at a different processor and board thats why im asking for the help :)

    Anyways Ill be using the computer for autocad an gaming mostly im an engineering graphics student so ill be putting a fairly heavy load on the machine.

    Anyways thanks for the info so far!

    keep it coming!

    As for the case the antec is definitely my fall back i just would prefer something with a little more cable management and a black interior
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