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New gaming build, your advice?

Hi everybody!

I am planning to buy and build myself a new computer, and your toughts about it would be appreciated. Like if I forget something, or chose parts which don't fit, are overpriced, useless or just plain bad.

So, on the meat of the subject :

1. Country : Canada

2. Preferred retailer : Newegg.ca
I'm open to every retailer that ships and sells to Canada and allows me to lower prices

3. Purchase date : ASAP

4. Parts not needed : Monitor, keyboard, mouse

5. Use : Gaming, mostly

6. Price : under 1500$, with good quality/price ratio, is now ~1400 C$

7. Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Not now

8. Build for now :

CPU : Intel i5 2500k Sandy Bridge
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

CPU Cooler : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

MB : ASRock P67 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157229

HD : Samsung Spinpoint 1TB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

SSD : Crucial RealSSD 64GB SATA 3
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148361&cm_re=64GB_SATA_III-_-20-148-361-_-Product

RAM : G.SKILL RipjawsX Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426

PSU : XFX 750W Black Edition
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003

GPU : GeForce 570 GTX 1280 MB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127568

DVD Burner : ASUS Black 24X DVD+R
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Case : Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811129097

OS : Windows 7 64-bits OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

So, your thoughts?
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  1. Good build I would though change the ram to ripjawsX http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426
  2. Looks very nice to me, except I wouldn't buy Vista, I would buy Windows 7 64bit.
  3. geekapproved said:
    Looks very nice to me, except I wouldn't buy Vista, I would buy Windows 7 64bit.



    Ooops, sorry :D. I meaned windows 7, not vista... Its edited.
  4. rolli59 said:
    Good build I would though change the ram to ripjawsX http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426



    Why? Just for a noob's curiosity sake :)
  5. Everybody seems to recommend ripjaws, doesn't really matter at all. Any 1.5v DDR3 1333/1600 will be fine, it's a personal choice.

    I only use Corsair or Kingston ram, just my personal choice.
  6. Ok thanks! Orders sent.
  7. Grmpf said:
    Why? Just for a noob's curiosity sake :)

    Just because you selected gskill ripjaws! The ripjawsX has the same timings and price and is marketed for Sandy Bridge. Otherwise I agree with Geekapproved
  8. Ah, ok! As u can see, I've done it. But would the other ripjaws have worked, or made a difference in performance? I'm curious.
  9. Ah, ok! As u can see, I've done it. But would the other ripjaws have worked, or made a difference in performance? I'm curious.
  10. Best answer
    I think they would not have been any issues with the other ones and if there was any performance difference then it would be that small that it would be barely measurable.
  11. Ok. Thanks all!
  12. Best answer selected by Grmpf.
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