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July 6, 2011 5:01:07 PM

Hi ppl :) , I need some feedback for the computer i am about to buy. Thnx!

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 2 weeks

Budget Range: 1000$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, school work, music, movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, dvd/cd burner

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca, ncix.com, tigerdirect.ca

Country of Origin: Canada

Overclocking: Not now

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Here's what i have in mind. I need suggestions :) 

Mobo: ASUS P8P67

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CPU: Intel i5-2500k

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

GPU: EVGA GTX 460

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

PSU: Corsair TX 650W V2

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM: Corsair vengeance 1600 mhz 2x4GB

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

HDD: WD Caviar Black 750GB 64mb cache 6GB/s

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Case: CM 690 II Advanced

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Monitor: ASUS VH236H
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

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July 6, 2011 5:13:19 PM

Hmm, you did OK, but we need to change a few things.

-Get a better mobo. A Gigabyte Z68 would be excellent.
-Combo up! Look for combo's like this: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item... Stronger GPU, use savings below to pay for it.
-Get a cheaper case. Either the HAF 912 or Antec 300. You need to use that extra money for the internals.
-Get this monitor instead: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... Spend the leftover on internals.
-Drop to 4GB of ram. It will be plenty.
-get this drive instead: http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=58746&vpn=ST31000524AS&man... Cheaper, 1TB.


Lastly, buy everything you can from these sites. They offer free shipping. What you don't realize is that Newegg charges a TON of shipping for canada, so you'd need to add about $50-60 to the total price.
NCIX.ca
Directcanada.com

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July 6, 2011 6:21:17 PM

Thnx for the replies, would u think that 600W is enough for a GTX 560 Ti and a i5-2500k?
Is the Z68 Gigabyte motherboard as good as the P8P67 for overclocking?

Also, i've checked prices on newegg for shipping and its the similar as the other websites. However, i don't know if its me but the handling price is 0$. (shipping is like 40$).
Btw, you guys are right lol i should spend more on the inside than on the outside
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July 19, 2011 2:12:24 AM

yes it is enough
they are both very good overclockers

look at amazon if you want free shipping. there is no handling on any major websites for computer parts
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July 19, 2011 4:03:44 AM

samsung spinpoint F3 is also a cheap 1tb HDD, keeps up with the blacks!
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July 19, 2011 6:01:38 AM

here is a good deal on an hdd- http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

scratch out my last post because you are from canada not the u.s.-

mobo- http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... cheaper and still has all the features you'll need

case- http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... the z9 plus gives more bang for the buck

monitor- http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

gpu- http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

psu- http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... modular and cheaper. its a no brainer







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July 19, 2011 5:25:07 PM

Best answer selected by oliveoil.
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