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February 14, 2011 2:18:32 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: A.S.A.P


Budget Range: $500 CDN after shipping and tax.


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Websurfing

Parts Not Required: PSU (Corsair HX750), Monitor (Asus VE278Q 27"), HDD, DVD drive, GPU (MSI GTX 560 ti TFII OC), Case (Antec 900), Speakers, Mouse, Keyboard, Cooler master Hype 212 Plus, Arctic cooling mx-4.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: directcanada.com, newegg.ca, tigerdirect.ca, ncix.com, canadacomputers.com


Country of Origin: Canada.


Parts Preferences: Quality Brands.


Overclocking: Yes.


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in future.


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: Would I have to format my old hard drive for this new build? I will need a MOBO, CPU, RAM. Running Windows 7 ultimate 32bit right now. Will upgrade to 64bit if I really need to.

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MSI P55-GD85 ATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E16 CrossFire SLI 2PCI-E1 2PCI eSATA SATA6 USB3.0- $132.52 after $30 MIR
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD9859


Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.8GHZ 8MB - $199.99
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200AC1456


G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit - $42.28
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD2304


After air shipping, tax and insurance, the total comes to about $480 - $30 MIR = $450


How is this build, Can anyone recommend a better setup?

Thanks in advance

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February 14, 2011 2:54:17 PM

Excellent choice in psu, gpu (i have the same) & screen resolution (same as well). No black bars in HD playback.

If you can't wait for a new pc, the barebone is a good choice. If you can wait, wait for P67 to be restocked. The SB CPUs are not affected at all. In fact, I'm running 2500K, P67 & 8 gigs ddr3. Default frequency is 1333mhz or 667mhz to be exact.

Nope, I can't recommend a better build with that budget. Not at this time.
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