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March 10, 2011 10:09:23 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This weekend or next

BUDGET RANGE: 200-279 CND Before Rebates

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming to surfing the net (Most games on Highest Settings)

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:
Currently looking at:

MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr OC 880MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card
GPU- http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=58303&vpn=N560GTX-TI%...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
PSU- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
Currently looking at:

Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

HDD
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Thermal Compound
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

CPU
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CPU Fan
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Mobo
ASUS P8H67-M LE mATX LGA1155 PCI-E16 PCI-E4 2PCI DVI HDMI VGA Sandy Bridge B3 Motherboard
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=59326


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.newegg.ca, www.NCIX.com, www.memoryexpress.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: Any card that will be fairly future proof for my price range

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

CROSSFIRE: IF it is in my budget range or a bit more then sure

MONITOR RESOLUTION: My current monitor is at 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want a card that is fairly future proof and can run most games on max settings, If there is anything that I could change to benefit me, that would be awesome!

Also this is probably a stupid question but should I get warranty? If so on what and how long?

THANKS!!

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a c 235 U Graphics card
March 10, 2011 10:14:57 PM

FYI, newegg.ca links don't work for a lot of people in the USA
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a c 595 U Graphics card
March 10, 2011 10:17:03 PM

I think that MSI GTX 560 Twin Frozr is an excellent choice, and it's one of the cheapest 560's on the website.
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March 10, 2011 10:20:16 PM

ct1615 said:
FYI, newegg.ca links don't work for a lot of people in the USA


Oh, sorry I didn't realize that

I added the names of the parts
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March 10, 2011 10:20:50 PM

17seconds said:
I think that MSI GTX 560 Twin Frozr is an excellent choice, and it's one of the cheapest 560's on the website.


Thanks!
So my power supply and everything else will cooperate?
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a c 235 U Graphics card
March 10, 2011 10:38:07 PM

csidog said:
Thanks!
So my power supply and everything else will cooperate?



more then enough power in that PSU, it's a very good unit
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March 10, 2011 11:14:25 PM

ct1615 said:
more then enough power in that PSU, it's a very good unit


Oh awesome!
As said above, should I get warranty on anything? I know its a stupid question, if i do need it, how long and on what?
thanks
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a c 235 U Graphics card
March 10, 2011 11:22:09 PM

MSI has a 3 year part / 2 year labor warranty that is standard. by the time the warranty runs out, you will need to upgrade anyways.
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March 10, 2011 11:30:13 PM

ct1615 said:
MSI has a 3 year part / 2 year labor warranty that is standard. by the time the warranty runs out, you will need to upgrade anyways.


Also what is a good mobo from ncix.com that is like under 150?
Thanks
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a c 235 U Graphics card
March 11, 2011 12:09:03 AM

csidog said:
Also what is a good mobo from ncix.com that is like under 150?
Thanks


well since you are going SB, you will have to wait for revised mobos to be in stock. MSI, Asus, Asrock, Biostar, Gigabyte all have good mobos.
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