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August 2, 2011 1:46:31 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week!

Budget Range: 600-750$ CAD

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Surfing, Movies, Photo editing, Occasional Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speaker, OS, HD POSSIBLY (have a 1 tb 7200 rpm external that I can use)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any canadian ones (newegg.ca, canadacomputers etc)

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC

I have already put something together but am more than willing to receive any changes. So far i think I have pretty much everything rock solid but I really need some major help on determining what case to get!!

Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: MSI P67A-G45 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($47.49 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.98 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.88 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $728.30
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

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August 2, 2011 3:41:20 AM

Getting a Z68 MoBo will help you a lot as that can use the QuickSync and ClearVideo tech of the inbuilt Intel HD Graphics 3000.
QuickSync is very useful for transcoding videos. ;) 
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August 2, 2011 4:48:09 AM

Well you may be overclocking but you don't plan to SLI/Crossfire, if you are completely sure of this you will not need 650W. It's based on Seasonic so don't worry about reliability. 500W is more than enough to run your system and yet be open to future upgrades.

XFX Core Edition PRO550W $68
http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550s...

Some people found the fan runs loud on the XFX GPU you chose. The 6770 is pretty much a rebadged 5770. The only difference may be updated OpenGL which shouldn't affect your decision though. Here's a good 5770.

Sapphire 100283-3L $120
http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/part/sapphire-video-card-100...

After checking other motherboards near your price range. I found that the Giga-byte Z68 will be better for you. It has USB 3.0 which helps with future proofing. It has better memory standards so no need for overclocking to achieve the specs you're suppose to get. You're overclocking anyway so all good. It also has an additional PCIe 2.0 but it's at x4, well it may come in handy.

Giga-Byte GA-Z68A-D3-B3 $100
http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga...

Case is purely your choice since I don't know your taste. Hyper 212+ is an awesome heatsink so nothing to comment about there. Well the rest seems good, good luck with your build!
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August 2, 2011 5:38:23 AM

Free shipping for this entire order. These two companies are affiliated and use the same shipping addy in Richmond, BC.

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/230752/RC-912-KKN1/CO... $48.95
Coolermaster Haf 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/231689/HCG-520/ANTEC/ $54.95
Antec High Current Gamer 520W 40A 24PIN ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply 135mm Fan

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD0903&v... $130.00
ASUS P8Z68-V LE Z68 LGA1155 ATX DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA3 Audio Video 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... $24.20
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD8579&v... $44.96
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/225965/DRW-24B1ST%20B... $16.79
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180BD7578&v... $171.81
XFX Radeon HD 6870 900MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI 2x Mini DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card

Total: $700.45

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z6... <------ more info, specs, and pics of that Asus board
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August 2, 2011 6:06:16 PM

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August 2, 2011 6:07:04 PM

Why_Me said:
Free shipping for this entire order. These two companies are affiliated and use the same shipping addy in Richmond, BC.

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/230752/RC-912-KKN1/CO... $48.95
Coolermaster Haf 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/231689/HCG-520/ANTEC/ $54.95
Antec High Current Gamer 520W 40A 24PIN ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply 135mm Fan

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD0903&v... $130.00
ASUS P8Z68-V LE Z68 LGA1155 ATX DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA3 Audio Video 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... $24.20
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD8579&v... $44.96
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/225965/DRW-24B1ST%20B... $16.79
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180BD7578&v... $171.81
XFX Radeon HD 6870 900MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI 2x Mini DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card

Total: $700.45

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z6... <------ more info, specs, and pics of that Asus board


Thank you so much!! I am price matching Canada computer today! Will hopefully have successfully completed the build tonight!!
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