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New i7 Build. 1200 budget

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June 28, 2011 3:11:28 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: By friday hopefully

Budget Range: (e.g.: 1200) Taxes, Rebates and shipping in

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Photoshop, Video editing

Parts Not Required: Hard Drive, Monitor and Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca and Tigerdirect.ca

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: I7 2600k and Lan boy case

Overclocking: Most likely in the future

SLI or Crossfire: In the future yes

Monitor Resolution: No need

Additional Comments: Needs to be as quiet as possible. Fan controller maybe?
Budget can be pushed a little but I would like it under

Edit 1:
Just found this
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...

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June 28, 2011 3:29:53 PM

Hopefully that helps! Thank you btw :D 
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June 28, 2011 3:34:11 PM

andrew1795 said:
Hopefully that helps! Thank you btw :D 


it wouldn't help you that much, it will help us give you advice lol.
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June 28, 2011 4:52:34 PM

Well you didn't say what you wanted the computer for. Gaming? Media..etc? The only thing this really changes is how good of a video card you need.

So how bout this configuration. It's about 1,000 before shipping and taxes.
Processor:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
SSD (sata3 compatible for sata3 mobo):
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Vid Card (this one is powerful enough to run most games on high atm, I'm assuming you'll do some gaming since you want a lanboy case)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Memory:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Motherboard (great motherboard, my friend has it. Will allow for SLI/Crossfire in the future if you desire):
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Good heatsink/fan (I own it, it's amazing, and It has a built in fan controller to help with noise):
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

EDIT: Forgot about a case. With the lanboy, it brings it closer to 1100.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You could easily knock off $100 with a slightly cheaper motherboard, vid card, or heatsink.

Also I think the lanboy cases are overrated and not worth $180.

So anyway, with all of those parts it comes to $1193, but that is before $55 in mail in rebates. Before the rebates the taxes and shipping will bring it over 1200 though, but that can easily be changed. My recommendation, get the http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... Storm Scout for $90, it is a fantastic case and would save you $90. If you are set on the lanboy, you can find a motherboard with equivalent specs for about 150, and a slightly less powerful vid card like the GTX 460 fermi for $199.
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July 5, 2011 2:52:31 AM

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System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Photoshop, Video editing


So yes it would be for gaming. I don't need the lan boy anymore but still want to keep it as cheap as possibe.

Is there any issues with this mobo?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
As for the ram I'm not going to be overclocking it at all so I can go for cheaper ram (without heatsink)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
I was also looking at 560 ti very similar benchmarks to the 6950 but quieter and smaller
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
30 dollar mail in rebate too


My main goal is getting ssd, 2600k and 560 ti for as cheap as possible. I live close to a tigerdirect if there is good deals there too
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July 5, 2011 11:18:05 AM

andrew1795 said:
Quote:
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Photoshop, Video editing


So yes it would be for gaming. I don't need the lan boy anymore but still want to keep it as cheap as possibe.

Is there any issues with this mobo?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
As for the ram I'm not going to be overclocking it at all so I can go for cheaper ram (without heatsink)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
I was also looking at 560 ti very similar benchmarks to the 6950 but quieter and smaller
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
30 dollar mail in rebate too


My main goal is getting ssd, 2600k and 560 ti for as cheap as possible. I live close to a tigerdirect if there is good deals there too


there is this too: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... for RAM.

that mobo is great! and the 560Ti is also a great card, along side the 6950 (about equal performance to the 6950).
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July 12, 2011 2:01:14 AM

Yea i ended up going with basically everything I said
Got a ocz Modx 700w psu and few things better quality then what i said
I ended up with 16gbs of 1600mhz ripjaw memory I'm splitting it with my friend though so 8gb
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July 12, 2011 10:44:50 AM

cool, hope it goes well. :D 
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