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$1000ish gaming build requesting suggestions (purchasing in 1-3 days)

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June 12, 2011 8:29:07 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week (2-3 days).

Budget Range: $1,200 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming gaming gaming (building for Skyrim).

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Ncix.ca

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel (for cpu hehe).

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: probably not

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 at the moment but will upgrade next month when I save up more $$$

Additional Comments: prefer it to be quiet but not at the expense of breaking the bank.



This is what I have looked at so far, any hits or tips from the pro's would be greatly appreciated!!!


CD/DVD: $27.99
Samsung SH-S223L/BEBS 22X SATA Black DVD Writer Lightscribe OEM
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42349


HDD: 87.98
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=50895

CPU: 238.99
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57962

Memory: 77.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57953&promoi...

Motherboard: $210.99
ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Z68 LGA1155 ATX 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2 PCI B3 Motherboard
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=61183

GPU: $249.99
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr OC 880MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E V *IR-$9*
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=58303

Case: $99.99
Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case Black 4X5.25 1X3.5EXT 6X3.5INT *No PSU*
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=49226

Heatsink: $29.98
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=41337

PSU: $119.99
OCZ Z-SERIES 850W 80+ Gold Certified 24PIN ATX 71A Modular Power Supply With 135mm Fan
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=50802&promoi...

Wireless internet adapter: $54.99
D-LINK DWA-556 Xtreme N Desktop Adapter 802.11B/G/N 3X3 PCI-E1 Adapter
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=23785

SSD: $194.99
OCZ Vertex 2 Extended Sandforce 120GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=53309&promoi...

June 12, 2011 9:08:52 PM

Nice build. looks solid to me
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June 13, 2011 1:23:35 AM

yeah I thought so :)  thanks!
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June 13, 2011 1:59:00 AM

if you plan on sli 750w is all you need 850 is a waste of money
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June 13, 2011 2:05:23 AM

Do you guys have Samsclub in Canada? If so you can get cheap monitors from there, they sell their Displays for about 100 dollars cheaper than what they would cost new (always the older model though) meaning that they only have the display left which you can put a 1 year warranty on for 9.99 usd.
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June 13, 2011 2:54:28 AM

mjmjpfaff said:
if you plan on sli 750w is all you need 850 is a waste of money




thanks for the suggestion, I was wondering about that. Will downgrade the psu unit.
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June 13, 2011 4:58:36 PM

bamanec said:
Do you guys have Samsclub in Canada? If so you can get cheap monitors from there, they sell their Displays for about 100 dollars cheaper than what they would cost new (always the older model though) meaning that they only have the display left which you can put a 1 year warranty on for 9.99 usd.




No samsclub up here, or at least in the province I live in. Monitor is not going to be included in this build as I want my current budget to purchase killer components. Then I can upgrade fro my basic monitor later. Thanks for the tip though.
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June 13, 2011 6:11:44 PM

The reason why I was saying that, because someone told you to downgrade a PSU, which can safe you up to 70 dollars, add a few more bucks to that and you can get a nice Monitor. I paid 136$ for my 24' LG Monitor from Sams (display) two days ago!
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June 13, 2011 6:46:47 PM

looks good but I would definatley go with something other than an ocz for a psu, they are not the greatest, yet the model you selected is still expensive, for the money go with a solid 650w and you will be fine for a single card or sli
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June 14, 2011 5:52:40 PM

thanks jjb will take that into consideration and look at reducing my price! Gonna be purchasing today
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June 24, 2011 2:50:45 AM

Best answer selected by Choebee.
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