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First Gaming PC Build - ~$1350

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May 27, 2011 2:25:52 AM

Hi, I am looking to build a gaming computer for under $1350. This would be my first build, so I may not make the greatest choices. It would mainly be used for playing World of Warcraft and Starcraft 2.

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Approximate Purchase Date: This week


Budget Range: $1000 - 1350


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


Parts Not Required: Mouse


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca


Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: No preference


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080


Additional Comments: None


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OPTICAL DRIVE: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

CASE: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel 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...

MONITOR: ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

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

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...

VIDEO CARD: EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

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

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

MOBO: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

FAN/HEATSINK: 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...

I'm not sure whether you would need an HDMI cable to connect the computer to the monitor, but if you do I would get this one: Cables Unlimited - High Speed HDMI® Cable - 6 FEET
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

TOTAL: $1318.38
I'm not sure that the case is a very good one, but it fit my budget. Please offer advice on different parts. Thanks!

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May 27, 2011 2:48:48 AM

Sorry, I don't have this w/ the newegg.ca links......but just change the .com to .ca

Total $1302

Case - $120 - Antec 902 V3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $110 - XFX 750 WBlack Edition PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $385 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - - Intel Core i5-2500K included w/ above
Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $75 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $220 - EVGA GTX 560 Ti 900 Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Later - Same
HD - $65 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - Later - OCZ Vertex 3 2.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home Pre http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor - $160 - ASUS VH246H 23.6" LED http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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