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July 9, 2011 6:41:21 PM

NewEgg List (Im Canadian)



so its my birthday and my mom offered to help me buy parts for a new pc
Basically I need this baby to run the newest games decently(Battlefield 3?). I just wanted to
put out the list that I currently have and see if anyone can spot something I missed or
If you guys have anything you think I should replace, or price match some of these parts.

,Thanks

Dont need os mouse or keyboard ( my friend can get me a free copy of windows 7 from his mom :D )
a b 4 Gaming
July 9, 2011 8:23:55 PM

Switch the mobo to ASUS P8Z68-V PRO $204.99
It's 5 bucks more BUT it comes with free shipping which is savings of $12.27 :p 

The Mobo uses dual channel memory, so 2x4GB 1.5V 1600Mhz kit is what you should go for.
Gskill RipjawsX 2x4GB CAS8 1600Mhz $78.49 will do nicely.

After those 2 switches you will be good to go.

Also looking at your parts it seems that if you ever need more speed, just pop in a 2nd 6950 your PSU can handle it nicely :) 
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July 9, 2011 8:48:32 PM

Thanks rvilkman And Browsingtheworld I went with your changes and changed the mobo, ram and switched the PSU for the 850w ocz one browsing recommended. I thought I might as well go big on wattage so I can crossfire later without having to worry about it.
July 9, 2011 8:59:57 PM

Updated list

...ew $1728 total :p 

anymore suggestions or do you guys think im good to order?
July 9, 2011 9:08:46 PM

*facepalm how did i forget the samsung F3, thanks for the suggestion cbrunnem, I'll replace the WD

@cbrunnem you gave me the US link but I still updated my list with the Canadian version which is still $20 cheaper than the WD.
July 9, 2011 9:30:12 PM

scione said:
*facepalm how did i forget the samsung F3, thanks for the suggestion cbrunnem, I'll replace the WD

@cbrunnem you gave me the US link but I still updated my list with the Canadian version which is still $20 cheaper than the WD.



yeah no problem you might consider buying two and put them in a raid 0. they are supposed to get about 200mb/s read and wrrite speeds in raid 0.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 9, 2011 9:35:03 PM

you don't need to spend that kind of money for 850w.
Use the antec 750w posted before. It would be still enough for cf.

With the saved money what about buying this mbd.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
It has a 20gb ssd and it has the same or more features than the asus motherboard for just $40 more.
a b 4 Gaming
July 9, 2011 9:46:51 PM

FREE SHIPPING for this entire order.

Dual factory o/c gtx 560's in SLI, gaming monitor, etc...

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/234784/SGC-1000-KWN1/... $82.50
Coolermaster Storm Enforcer Mid Tower ATX Case Black 4X5.25EXT 6X3.5INT Front Audio USB *No PS*

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/228326/R4-LUS-07AR-GP... $11.00
Coolermaster Megaflow 200MM Red LED Case Fan 700RPM

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232783/P1750SCAB9/XFX... $97.77
XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/235030/GA-Z68A-D3H-B3... $130.68
Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 HDMI DVI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232639/BX80623I52500K... $208.79
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/218427/RR-B10-212P-G1... $20.63
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232563/F3-12800CL9D-8... $65.54
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/233111/ST31000524AS/S... $53.74
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/225965/DRW-24B1ST%20B... $17.79
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232917/GV-N560OC-1GI/... $245.05 After Mail In Rebate: $215.05
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi 900MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini HDMI DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232917/GV-N560OC-1GI/... $245.05 After Mail In Rebate: $215.05
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi 900MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini HDMI DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/230547/ML238H/ASUS/ $187.00 After Mail In Rebate: $172.00
ASUS ML238H 23IN Widescreen LED LCD Monitor 1920X1080 2MS 10000000:1DC VGA HDMI

Total: $1,365.54 *not including mail in rebates

Down below is a board that will give you a higher o/c

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/235032/GA-Z68X-UD3H-B... $159.79
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI HDMI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

Down below is a modular 750w psu

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/235791/P1750BNLG9/XFX... $116.15
XFX 750W PRO750W XXX Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Silver

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/222137/GFC-00599/MICR... $93.79
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232710/CA-HS1ANA/CORS... $66.00
Corsair Gaming Audio Series CA-HS1A Headset 50MM Drivers Circumaural Earcups

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id... <----- CM Storm Enforcer w/pics, specs, and professional reviews
July 9, 2011 11:59:58 PM

Why_me

is that extra case fan for the top of the case?
July 10, 2011 12:20:44 AM

Yeh why_me you helped me with my build the other day so I basically have the same build as him, should I get that extra 200 mm fan for the top?
a b 4 Gaming
July 10, 2011 1:58:30 AM

That's an optional fan for the top of the case. I put that in the build for the fact I put dual vid cards in that build and two cards along with o/c the cpu makes for some major heat. But ya, that case has decent airflow.

I have no idea why the OP's build is like it is. He has thermal paste when the way over priced @ newegg CM212+ comes with thermal paste, he has a 850w psu for what should be a 750w psu...and that 850w is totally over priced, not to mention he has over $100 in shipping charges and a single vid card for all that money. $200 Z68 board for a gaming build?
July 10, 2011 3:06:30 AM

yeh imma get the fan for the top because im going to sli the 560 tis in like 2 months
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