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April 19, 2011 11:20:16 AM

Hello,
Im looking for some help on picking some hardware for a gaming computer

When i will be purchasing: within the next few months (2 or 3) i will have the money to buy it


Budget: $1000ish maybe a tad more if i have to

What will i be using it for? i would say about 80% gaming and 20% surfing(usually about games) lol.

Parts Not required: Monitor, speakers.

Preffered website for parts: Newegg seems like the best bet

Country: East Coast Canada

Overclocking: no

Sli or Crossfire: No

Monitor: i will be using my 27 inch sony bravia for a monitor so include the vga hardware and vga cables to do that.

Comments: i would like to have a quiet system that will keep the processors cool, i will be playing games like BF3 when it comes out,Minecraft,TESV just to name a few.

a b 4 Gaming
April 19, 2011 7:12:08 PM

All orders over $50 CAD @ Direct Canada are Free Shipping.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10370AC8944&v... $56.46
Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10370AC4832&v... $59.58
Antec Basiq BP550 Plus 550W 24PIN ATX 12V Modular Power Supply Active PFC

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD5920&v... $86.86
Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3-B3 mATX LGA1155 H61 DDR3 1PCI-E16 1PCI-E 2PCI DVI RGB Video Sound Motherboard

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD5176&v... $184.70
Intel Core I5 2400 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD8579&v... $77.03
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD8066&v... $237.18 MIR $222.18
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr OC 880MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213&v... $21.32
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350DR0783&v... $84.69
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12850SW2113&v... $99.69
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

Total: $907.51 *not including mail in rebates and tax
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April 19, 2011 11:35:05 PM

MSI's GTX570 is available at the same site for sub-$300 after rebate; it's worth the $70 more, IMO....
April 20, 2011 12:20:01 PM

Why_Me said:
All orders over $50 CAD @ Direct Canada are Free Shipping.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10370AC8944&v... $56.46
Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10370AC4832&v... $59.58
Antec Basiq BP550 Plus 550W 24PIN ATX 12V Modular Power Supply Active PFC

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD5920&v... $86.86
Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3-B3 mATX LGA1155 H61 DDR3 1PCI-E16 1PCI-E 2PCI DVI RGB Video Sound Motherboard

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD5176&v... $184.70
Intel Core I5 2400 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD8579&v... $77.03
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD8066&v... $237.18 MIR $222.18
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr OC 880MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213&v... $21.32
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350DR0783&v... $84.69
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12850SW2113&v... $99.69
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

Total: $907.51 *not including mail in rebates and tax


Hey thanks for the reply, im wondering if instead of the case you provided i use this one (or you can recommend another case size isnt an issue for me)
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15210AC1880&vpn=Z9 Plus&manufacture=ZALMAN TECH

Also, do you think i will need an extra fan to go with the system or would i be good with the case fans ?
a b 4 Gaming
April 20, 2011 3:23:44 PM

epmcn124 said:
Hey thanks for the reply, im wondering if instead of the case you provided i use this one (or you can recommend another case size isnt an issue for me)
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15210AC1880&vpn=Z9 Plus&manufacture=ZALMAN TECH

Also, do you think i will need an extra fan to go with the system or would i be good with the case fans ?

Nice looking case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <---- Here's that same Zalman case on newegg...if you click "Details" on there it shows that case comes with plenty of case fans. :) 
April 25, 2011 5:51:20 PM

Since you are using a TV for your monitor, your resolution is most likely a lot lower than you might expect. The 560 really shines at 1920x Res, but your TV is most likely around 1400x800ish. Be sure to look up your Tv's resolution. I would recommend looking into the GTX 550 TI, which really shines at 1600x1200 Res, so would probably do well on your TV. It is typically $100+ less than the 560.
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