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March 11, 2011 11:29:39 PM

Hello guys, I need some help building a new gaming computer. The budget of it is $1500. Things that I don't need are keyboard, mouse, monitor.. I prefer Intel cpu's and need 8+ gb's of ram. I will be buying within 2 months and need to be able to order/ship it to Canada.

Stuff I need:
case
ram
cpu
motherboard
video card
audio card (?)
power supply
cpu cooler (?)
hard drives (need atleast 1 TB)
cd/dvd drive
windows 7 64 bit

That's all I can think of that I need to run a computer. If there is anything else I need just include it in your list. Thanks for all the help in advance .:) 

EDIT: Overclocking only if it is capable with the budget. Same goes with SLI/Crossfire.
a b B Homebuilt system
March 12, 2011 1:06:41 AM

*edit, this is a revised recommendation b/c I was concerned about the CPU cooler fitting in the case listed*

CPU
$220 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
CPU Cooler
$50 Antec KUHLER Shelf 120 mm PWM fan High-performance CPU Coole
Mobo
$210 ASUS P8P67 EVO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
This came onto Newegg at around 4pm eastern and sold out in around 5-6 ours. I'm sure more will be available in a few days.
Video Card
$365 MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
RAM
$102 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-8GBXH
Hard Drive
$75 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Case
$75 Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Power Supply
$120 Seasonic SS-850HT 850W ATX12V v2.31,EPS12V v2.92 80Plus Silver Certified, Active PFC Power Supply - OEM
Operating System
$110 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Optical Drive
$20 LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Subtotal $1337 CAD

  • ASUS P8P67 EVO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
  • LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24NS50 - OEM
  • Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  • MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
  • NVIDIA Free Just Cause 2 + Mafia II Coupon
  • Seasonic SS-850HT 850W ATX12V v2.31,EPS12V v2.92 80Plus Silver Certified, Active PFC Power Supply - OEM
  • G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-8GBXH
  • Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
  • Antec KUHLER Shelf 120 mm PWM fan High-performance CPU Cooler
    TOTAL: $1,558 CAD shipped
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    March 12, 2011 1:16:00 PM

    For Lan parties (mATX) or just home (stationary) gaming (ATX)?
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    March 13, 2011 2:33:10 PM

    mATX LAN Gamer Sandy Bridge RIG

    ASUS P8P67-M PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    N82E16813131707
    $150

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    Item #: N82E16819115072
    $219.99

    COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 compatible GeminII S RR-CCH-PBU1-GP 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
    Item #: N82E16835103046
    $39.99

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
    Item #: N82E16820231445
    $129.99

    Western Digital RE4 WD1503FYYS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Enterprise Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822136588
    $179.99

    EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570
    N82E16814130595
    $360

    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827135204
    $18.99

    NZXT Crafted Series Vulcan Black Steel / Plastic Gaming mATX Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811146065
    $69.99

    CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power ...
    Item #: N82E16817139012
    -$20.00 Instant
    $15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $139.99
    $119.99

    NZXT FS-200RB 200mm Case Fan
    Item #: N82E16835146004
    $14.99

    Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120mm Case Fan
    Item #: N82E16835185006
    -$3.00 Instant
    $19.99
    $16.99

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    $99.99
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    $1350.90 - $15 mail in rebate

    I'm sorry it's in USD but the components are solid and should be under you budget in CAD. The on- board sound is great, so a sound card was added.

    The MB/RAM/CPU/Cooler is that same that is in my rig, and I am OC'd at 4.5Ghz on air using just the Auto settings in the AI suite that came with the board. I'm sure I could push it more if I manually did it. you should add some thermal CPU paste (arctic silver or something) if you don't have any.
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    March 13, 2011 5:14:58 PM

    jerreddredd said:
    For Lan parties (mATX) or just home (stationary) gaming (ATX)?


    Sorry I was busy all yesterday and didn't have time to reply. I will be using this computer for just gaming at home (stationary).
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    March 13, 2011 5:56:05 PM

    K-Oicks said:
    Sorry I was busy all yesterday and didn't have time to reply. I will be using this computer for just gaming at home (stationary).



    mATX is still ok for a home rig too. I have mine with with me here in Kuwait. I am on assignment here for at least a year and I wanted something other than a laptop to game on. so I built this:

    http://www.nzxt.com/forum/showthread.php?8419-JD-s-NZXT...
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    March 13, 2011 6:08:38 PM

    Can someone tell me the differences between ASUS P8P67-M PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard and ASUS P8P67 EVO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard? When looking them both up on newegg.ca, to me, they both seem the exact same but one is more expensive. Kinda confused. :/ 
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    March 13, 2011 6:40:31 PM

    K-Oicks said:
    Can someone tell me the differences between ASUS P8P67-M PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard and ASUS P8P67 EVO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard? When looking them both up on newegg.ca, to me, they both seem the exact same but one is more expensive. Kinda confused. :/ 



    ASUS P8P67-M PRO
    mATX


    ASUS P8P67 EVO
    Full size ATX
    has everything the P8P67-M Pro has plus:

    Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM ( i have no idea WTF it is or why you would need it)
    Extra SATA 6G (marvel) port
    Dual LAN: one Realtek and an Intel 82579 LAN controller. (intel is supposed to be better for LAN gaming)
    built in Blue tooth.
    More PCIe slots

    if you can find a P8P67 Pro it has everything the P8P67-M PRO has plus the Intel 82579 LAN controller and is Full size ATX. it runs about $170
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    March 23, 2011 11:27:57 PM

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