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About to order my first build. Any feedback?

Hi guys,

I'm new here, and this is my first build. I'm about to order the parts, so I thought I should ask some of you experienced folks. I would love to have some feedback on this build, especially in terms of inter-compatibility between the different components I'm getting. I did a lot of research but there's only so much I can learn without any hands-on experience. Anything i should add/remove/replace?

I'm on my year in a 3D animation bachelor's, and i feel the need to get me something powerful enough to keep up with the demanding softwares that i use.

Anyway, here's what I have so far.


Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help!

(Prices are in Canadian dollars)

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  1. Looks good to me; if you feel that the 2600k's last 100 MHZ and Hyperthreading are worth the additional $90 over the 2500K's cost, your call, of course.

    Are you honestly paying $69 for ....a mouse? :)
  2. Thank you for your quick reply. Any suggestions for a good mouse? :)
  3. Check Direct Canada and Best Direct also. Both of those retailers offer free shipping (same company) and cheap prices. Also check the proggy's you use to see if they favor Nvidia or AMD cards.

    Both of those retailers down below use the same address. Several Canadians on here use these two sites for the prices and free shipping.

    http://www.directcanada.com/contact/ <----- Contact info for Direct Canada

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/contact/ <----- Contact info for Best Direct
  4. Why_Me said:
    Check Direct Canada and Best Direct also. Both of those retailers offer free shipping (same company) and cheap prices. Also check the proggy's you use to see if they favor Nvidia or AMD cards.

    Both of those retailers down below use the same address. Several Canadians on here use these two sites for the prices and free shipping.

    http://www.directcanada.com/contact/ <----- Contact info for Direct Canada

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/contact/ <----- Contact info for Best Direct


    Awesome!!! thank you for the website! I'm finding the same things for cheaper and free shipping :D
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    I'd save some money and get the XFX Black Edition 750 .... it's every but the match of or bette than the HX. Didn't see the 750 here but the 850 is still cheaper (and better IMO) than the Corsair.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=165
    Quote:
    the XFX 850W Black Edition came looking to make a splash, and ended up doing a cannonball big enough to just about drown the competition. Voltage regulation is nothing short of fantastic, efficiency is excellent, and ripple and noise is just about nonexistent.


    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=184
    Quote:
    there should be little doubt as to what score I'm going to give this unit here. This unit combines utterly amazing voltage regulation with outstanding efficiency and just about the best ripple and noise suppression I have ever seen. And it does it all silently, too, because I sure couldn't hear that fan at any time. Even in the hot box. I almost wish I could hand out better than a perfect score, but I can't so I won't. 10.


    The Mugen beats the Hyper 212 by 7C
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14110AC6165

    Seen AS5's web site ?

    Quote:
    Due to the unique shape and sizes of the particles in Arctic Silver 5's conductive matrix, it will take a up to 200 hours and several thermal cycles to achieve maximum particle to particle thermal conduction and for the heatsink to CPU interface to reach maximum conductivity.(


    Get identical performance but w/o the curing issue fro Shin Etsu

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=150&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=12
    Quote:
    Tuniq TX-3 (0) Aluminum Oxide Moderate 37.65°C A+
    Gelid GC-Extreme (0) Aluminum Oxide Low / Thin 37.65°C A+
    Thermaltake Grease A2150 (4) Polysynthetic Silver Low / Thin 37.65°C A+
    Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Thermal Compound (4) Polysynthetic Silver Low / Thin 37.55°C A+
    Shin-Etsu MicroSi G751 (0) Aluminum Oxide Moderate 37.55°C A+


    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080

    As for the MoBo, for $20 more you could upgrade to the WS revolution which will upgrade ya 2nd GFX slot to X16 speeds in SLI / CF .... Deluxe is x8 x8 in SLI / CF ... WS is x16 x16 Read about why here:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/p67-gaming-3-way-sli-three-card-crossfire,2910-17.html

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131714

    Unless your going to be playing at 2560 x 1600, I'd get the 560 Ti 900MHz, at $340 the 6970 is a lot to pay when the 560 Ti 900 is only $248.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363

    The 6970 has a slight edge in Guru3D's game suite with a total of 526 fps to the 560 Ti's 495...but is that 31 fps worth $110 ? Also if you going to grab a 2nd card in the future, which your PSU and MoBo choice indicates, in SLI, the 560's garner 862 fps (for $496) to the 6970's 825 fps (for $660)
  6. Thanks guys. I made the order and your input helped.
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