Total cost: CAD1080 before MIR, and about CAD1025 after MIR.
I have a few specific questions. Will everything fit and be compatible with each other?
To play with mid-max settings in a single 1920 x 1080 monitor, are these parts overkill or sufficient?
Will I ever need SLI/Crossfire if I only plan to use 1 monitor?
Is it a better idea to spend say $500 that'll last me a couple of years, or say $1000 that'll last me 4-5 years? Initially, I had only planned to spend a little over $500 for a budget gaming build, but after reading around and finding out how much I can get for just a little more ... whoa... suddenly I'm at $1000
Thanks in advance for the help. Looking forward to hearing all of you experts' replies.
Thats a solid build. I would maybe make the jump to the HX750W PSU for the modular cable system. Its nice to leave out cables you are not going to use. Still, the TX is a great PSU. I had a P8P67-M Pro (pre-B3) and it was great. I RMA'd it for the Sabertooth just because I wanted a physically bigger board (and, geez, the Sabertooth has thermal armor!!!)....
Hi! This build looks good. I personally like to build systems that will last a long time so the processor cooler etc are a good investment as well as the psu. For ram, it might be worth it to spend a little extra on 8gb (2x4gb) to allow some extra space for upgrading your ram in the future. Im not sure how far intel will support that socket since they seem to bring out a new socket every day hah. But that processor should be good to go for at least 5 years if not more if you get a significant OC out of it. The motherboard you selected is micro atx, whereas the case you selected is atx. i dont know if a micro atx mobo will fit properly in an atx case so you might check that out before purchasing. otherwise look for an atx mobo instead. I have heard that some people were able to flash their 6950 to a 6970. Great selection on the gfx card, should chew through anything you throw at it.