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July 9, 2011 11:37:26 PM

Hello, I am going to attempt to build a gaming computer and had a few questions. Any and all feedback is appreciated.

Approximate Purchase Date: this month

Budget Range: approximately 1000$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet, picture editing (minor amounts)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers and video card

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: or but doesn't really matter as long as they ship to Canada

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: I would prefer intel but have an AMD video card

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: not sure

Additional Comments: I already have a saphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 and am thinking of may be using the crossfire in the future.

I don't care about the size of case and would prefer a larger one. I'm looking at this CPU and was wondering if it is good choice. Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz

Any advice or general feedback would be excellent as I have not done this before.

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July 9, 2011 11:52:13 PM

Check out the 2500k, not that much more expensive. If you have a Microcenter near you, they have a great deal with $40 off any 1155 mobo with the purchase of an i5-2500k or i7-2600k

*EDIT* nevermind on the Microcenter. Should have been paying attention to the fact you are in Canada, sorry.
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July 10, 2011 3:45:22 AM

FREE SHIPPING for this entire order. This build allows you to Crossfire two of those cards. $54.63
Coolermaster Haf 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound $77.10
XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 53A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU $114.69
Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 mATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 1PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 HDMI DVI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard $208.79
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB $20.63
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink $65.54
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory $53.74
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM $17.79
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black $93.79
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM $138.60
Acer S211HL 21.5IN Widescreen LCD Monitor Black 1920X1080 LED Backlit 12000000:1 5ms VGA DVI HDMI

Total: $845.30