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April 28, 2011 4:43:29 AM

Hello, i am building a new desktop for gaming and would like some good opinions/suggestions. My budget is $1000-1200. i will not be overlooking because i dont know how to. So far i have the following:

Intel Core I5 2500K $206.54
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD1527

NZXT Lexa S Crafted Series Black Steel Mid Tower Case $89.99
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=5...

Asus P8P67-M (Rev. 3.0) $129.99
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=5...

EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti $127.74
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?
sku=11610BD5823

XFX 750W PRO750W $95.99
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC6621

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $24.69
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC8843

G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 Memory $81.95
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211

Corsair Storage Solutions Nova Series 32GB Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD $71.35 http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180DR1411

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

Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE 24X Black Dvd Writer Sata Oem $19.99
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14040DR8105

Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green 2TB $74.95
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350DR6101

Thanks

Ray
April 28, 2011 5:26:02 AM

I'm not sure I would go with WD green series. It doesn't get the greatest reviews, but I guess you could return it if it doesn't work.

The only other thing I see is I'm assuming you don't want sli in the future cause that M/B only supports one x16 and one x4.
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April 28, 2011 5:42:57 AM

mlcaouette said:
I'm not sure I would go with WD green series. It doesn't get the greatest reviews, but I guess you could return it if it doesn't work.

The only other thing I see is I'm assuming you don't want sli in the future cause that M/B only supports one x16 and one x4.


I Dont Know About That

iv been using my WD green drives for 4 years now my original 500g was a bit slow 90mb/s but still going strong and never had a problem with it
every time i update a drive (also have a 1.5 and a 2 terra both greens ) they use less power and run cooler
my 1.5 terra gives me about 110-120mb/s and my 2 terra gives me about 138 mb/s
i allso have samsung spinpoint f3 witch is ment to be fast and that gives me 147mb/s
so the wd drives are realy good if you ask me
nice and cheep and nice and strong and nice and fast and Low power
What more do you want ?
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April 28, 2011 6:18:11 AM

mlcaouette said:
I'm not sure I would go with WD green series. It doesn't get the greatest reviews, but I guess you could return it if it doesn't work.

The only other thing I see is I'm assuming you don't want sli in the future cause that M/B only supports one x16 and one x4.

i choose the green series because i want something with low noise level, so unless i wont hear the difference between the blue series, then i can go for the blue one
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April 28, 2011 6:36:48 AM

kronic_1 said:
I Dont Know About That

iv been using my WD green drives for 4 years now my original 500g was a bit slow 90mb/s but still going strong and never had a problem with it
every time i update a drive (also have a 1.5 and a 2 terra both greens ) they use less power and run cooler
my 1.5 terra gives me about 110-120mb/s and my 2 terra gives me about 138 mb/s
i allso have samsung spinpoint f3 witch is ment to be fast and that gives me 147mb/s
so the wd drives are realy good if you ask me
nice and cheep and nice and strong and nice and fast and Low power
What more do you want ?

well i was debating on Asus P8P67 or asrock extreme 4. iunno what the difference are besides the asrock extreme 4 being $30+ more. so if someone does know, plz respond
and im not 100% sure if thats the right ram i should choose because there are so many different types and brand

thanks

ray
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April 28, 2011 6:38:40 AM

This entire build is Free Shipping.

This build allows you to add another one of those factory over clocked gtx 560's later on for SLI.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC5964&v... $79.69
Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA No PSU

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC6621&v... $95.99
XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD6220&v...(B3)&manufacture=MSI $156,29 MIR. Savings: $20.00 - $136.29
MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) P67 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E 2PCI SLI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3 Motherboard

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD1527&v... $206.54
Intel Core I5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&v... $81.95
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

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=10530DR5213&v... $21.32
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD8066&v... $237.18 MIR. Savings: $15.00 - $222.18
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr OC 880MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card

Total: $963.45 CAD *not including tax and mail in rebates

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/msi_gtx560_twin... <--- review/benchmarks of that MSI card

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/02/21/msi_n560gtx_t... <--- review benchmarks of that MSI card in SLI
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April 28, 2011 6:48:36 AM

I assume your going to overclock the i5-2500k CPU becuase thats what it was designed for otherwise go for a i5-2400 and save your money when the i7 Sandy Bridge start dropping in price and upgrade later. Depending the types of games you play it can be tough becuase the limiting factor is you MOBO not having SLI. You have one of the best graphics card compared to pricing IMO and not to run it in SLI in the future is a shame. Serious gamers run SLI and its a whole new experience if you have never done it. Otherwise decent machine. FYI the canadian dollar is worth more then the US dollar so factor in the exhange rate if you are paying with US dollar cuase it will cost you more. But I assume you live in Canada.
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April 28, 2011 6:53:30 AM

Why_Me said:
This entire build is Free Shipping.

This build allows you to add another one of those factory over clocked gtx 560's later on for SLI.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC5964&v... $79.69
Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA No PSU

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC6621&v... $95.99
XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD6220&v...(B3)&manufacture=MSI $156,29 MIR. Savings: $20.00 - $136.29
MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) P67 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E 2PCI SLI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3 Motherboard

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD1527&v... $206.54
Intel Core I5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&v... $81.95
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

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=10530DR5213&v... $21.32
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD8066&v... $237.18 MIR. Savings: $15.00 - $222.18
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr OC 880MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card

Total: $963.45 CAD *not including tax and mail in rebates

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/msi_gtx560_twin... <--- review/benchmarks of that MSI card

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/02/21/msi_n560gtx_t... <--- review benchmarks of that MSI card in SLI

thx for ur reply. what is the difference between the case u chose and mine, becasue i just went for looks. im assuming asus dvd writer is better than samsung? and i will go with the sli motherbored idea.

thanks ray
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April 28, 2011 7:07:54 AM

rshim said:
thx for ur reply. what is the difference between the case u chose and mine, becasue i just went for looks. im assuming asus dvd writer is better than samsung? and i will go with the sli motherbored idea.

thanks ray

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6606 <----- Size, cooling, and cable management.
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