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Complete new gaming build 1500$

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April 21, 2011 3:52:11 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: End of April, Beginning of May

Budget Range: +/- 1500$ Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: Keyboard and Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:, ...

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: None


I5-2500K ==>

Radeon HD6950(2GB) ==>

ASUS P8P67 Pro ==>

Corsair HX 750W ==>

Antec three hundred ==>
HAF 922 ==>

G.Skill 2 x 4GB 1600 ==>

Caviar Black 1TB 64Mbs Sata6 ==>

CD/DVD Burner LG ==>

ASUS VH242H 23,6" ==>

Hyper 212+ ==>

Windows 7 64 bit Home Edition


Any suggestions, comments?

Thanks a lot!
a b 4 Gaming
April 21, 2011 4:07:05 PM

Overall it looks like you have a nice build. Between the Intel® Core™ I5 2500K and the P8P67 Pro board that you have selected should have you well set up. About the only thing that I question in this build is the lack of an SSD. Adding something like the Intel® SSD 320 80GB will offer a major improvement on boot times and access for any data on the drive.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
a b 4 Gaming
April 21, 2011 4:20:50 PM

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April 22, 2011 12:43:17 PM

^ Great build. As mentioned already above me, an SSD would be a much welcome addition but it think it'll go over budget.
April 22, 2011 2:00:24 PM

Which SSD you recommand me?

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April 22, 2011 2:29:47 PM

Durwittz said:
Which SSD you recommand me?

Crucial C300/OCZ Vertex2/Agility2/Patriot Inferno. Or an OCZ Vertex 3 if you have the money, they have the best performance right now (until Patriot Wildfire arrives that is) i think but they are a bit pricey.
April 22, 2011 2:54:12 PM

Why_Me said:
The Antec 300 is a great case for a small single card set up, but it's too small for a dual card set up and decent size cpu h/s. Try something with more room like the CM HAF 922.

Also all orders over $50 CAD @ Direct Canada are Free Shipping. $79.69
Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA No PSU $102.80
Corsair TX750 V2 750W ATX 12V Single Rail 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS Bronze $178.70
Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3 ATX LGA1155 P67 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard $206.54
Intel Core I5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB $24.69
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM $81.95
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory $272.48
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 800MHZ 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI 2x Mini DisplayPort Video Card $84.69
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM $21.32
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black $99.69
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

Is ok too? Anybody who already ordered from their website?
April 29, 2011 6:50:47 PM

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