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Final Check Before Purchase

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May 24, 2011 3:36:12 PM

First off, sorry for starting a new thread. My last one was a little bloated, although it had some excellent discussions in there. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped me out. I have you to thank for my new beast.

I'd like to buy this computer ASAP (today or tomorrow morning) but before I do I just want to go over all the parts for a final check.

I also have one question regarding the CPU cooler. I can't find the Noctua NH-D14 on www.directcanada.com (where I will be purchasing my parts). Does anyone know where I can pick it up in Toronto, Canada or if any site has a good shipping rate on it?

The computer is for games/internet/work (word processing)
Here is the final build:

CPU:
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD1527

GPU:
TWO TIMES (Crossfire) XFX Radeon HD 6950 800MHZ 2GB 5.0GHZ DDR5 2XDVI HDMI 2x Mini DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD8514

Mobo:
ASUS P8P67 Pro REV3.0 ATX P67 LGA1155 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI Sandy Bridge B3 Motherboard
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD8516

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211
Question: Will it fit under the Noctua?

PSU:
Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC5235

Case:
Coolermaster Haf X EATX Tower Case Black 6X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC7104

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

Keyboard:
Logitech G110 Gaming Keyboard USB Programmable Backlit Keys USB Audio
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12660ID4780

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

CPU Cooler:
Noctua NH-D14
Purchase Location:???

Monitor:
Dell u2410
UNLESS someone knows of a deal for the u2711 in Canada.
Purchase Location:???

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May 24, 2011 3:48:29 PM

Looks pretty good.

CPU Cooler => If you can't find the Noctua CPU cooler, the Hyper 212+ is a great option as well.
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC8843&v...

MEM => DDR3-1333 is all you need and you won't see a difference between it and the DDR3-1600 you have listed. If possible, swap that with DDR3-1333 CL7 1.5v (stick with GSKILL modules).
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May 24, 2011 3:56:59 PM

Thanks guys, I will look into that.

I will be Overclocking this puppy on air cooling, FYI.
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May 24, 2011 11:35:50 PM

What are the pros for going with that case?
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May 25, 2011 12:13:16 AM

better cooling
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May 25, 2011 1:15:55 AM

Yeah? Better than two 200mm fans on top?

It is cheaper which is why I'm asking.
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May 25, 2011 2:04:27 AM

If you don't like the exterior look on the Raven (or if you just like a cleaner look more) the Silverstone FT02 is the same internally but with a more classical exterior and some noise reducing foam on the side panels.. It costs more tho
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May 25, 2011 12:34:15 PM

I looked into it... I may be sold (damn white case costs $20 more!).

Quick question, I know people say its large, but can it fit a Noctua ND-H14?
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May 25, 2011 1:04:18 PM

Yes ;) 
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May 25, 2011 1:46:12 PM

Hmmm... so better cooling, cheaper, similiar size... I don't get it?
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May 25, 2011 2:38:37 PM

what do you mean?
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May 25, 2011 4:15:23 PM

Just trying to figure out why it's almost $50 cheaper, while still being better.
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May 25, 2011 4:15:45 PM

Better deal? =)
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