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$1700 Gaming Computer

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June 26, 2011 3:39:45 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible


Budget Range: Around $1700 CDN everything included


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, music, web browsing


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I'd prefer to buy locally from http://www.canadacomputers.com


Country of Origin: Canada


Parts Preferences: No preference, best performance for the money


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Here is what I'm planning:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower - 139.99

Power supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 High Performance 650W - 99.99

Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme4 - 169.99 (164.99 after 5 mail in rebate)

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K - 209.99

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB - 69.99

Video card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked - 354.99 (314.99 after 40 mail in rebate)

SSD: Intel 510 Series 120GB - 269.99 (239.99 after 30 mail in rebate)

HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB - 99.99

Optical drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST - 24.99

Monitor: Asus VE247H, 23.6" - 179.99 (169.99 after 10 mail in rebate)

That adds up to around $1620 which will be $1830 after taxes and $1745 after all the rebates.

Anything I can do to improve this?

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June 26, 2011 10:09:59 PM

I'm thinking of switching the motherboard to one of these:

Asus P8P67 LE - 139.99
Asus P8P67-M PRO - 144.99
ASRock P67 Extreme4 - 169.99 (164.99 after 5 mail in rebate)

Some of these Asus boards seem to get a lot of bad reviews on Newegg so I'm not sure about them.
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June 27, 2011 2:39:15 AM

I would consider changing out that 570 for a 580 for longevity purpose.
June 27, 2011 6:20:18 PM

I just noticed lots of these motherboards don't have internal headers for USB 3.0 which the HAF 932 case needs for the front panel 3.0 slots to work.
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