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Opinion on ~900$ CAD build

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August 6, 2011 11:47:59 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: soon

Budget Range: 900$ CAD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: surfing/movies/office 75%. gaming 25%

Parts Not Required: (monitor,OS)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ncix

Country of Origin:canada

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


This is what I have

Core i5 2500k @ $208 (pricematch with http://www.hltechnology.com/one_prod.php?pid=039880 )
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=57962

Gigabyte Z68 D2H @ $110 (pricematch with http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD5085 )
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=61004

Mushkin 2x4GB @ $45 ($35 after mail in rebate)
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=55544&promoid=1307

XFX Core Edition Pro 450 @ $47 ($37 after mail in rebate) (pricematch with http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC2804 )
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=59614

Coolermaster HAF 912 @ $49 (pricematch with http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/230752/RC-912-KKN1/CO... )
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=55583

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB @ $40 (pricematch with http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950AC9911 )
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=58402

DVD Burner @ $19
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=60344&promoid=1307

Coolermaster Hyper 212+ @ $23 (pricematch with http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=1946101809P )
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=41337

Crucial M4 @ $111 (pricematch with http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11230DR4284 )
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=60444

MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II OC @ $229 ($209 after mail in rebate) (pricematch with http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...)
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=58303

nGear SATA Serial ATA Hard Drive Data Cable 18 Inch 7 Pin @ $0.55 (pricematch with http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/115071/RC-SATA-18IN/n... )
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=15994

Thank you,


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August 7, 2011 1:18:04 AM

I can get the EVGA 560ti for the same price, which would u guys recommand??
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August 7, 2011 9:20:15 AM

I like EVGA GPU's, so EVGA gets my vote
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August 7, 2011 12:32:58 PM

ok, any other suggestion to improve the build?

This is my first build, does everything work togther?
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August 7, 2011 8:00:17 PM

good to go. you did a good job on finding quality value components and price matching.

My only advice would be to opt for 128GB M4 SSD if you can find the extra $. you'll get spoiled quickly by it and run out of room. of course your post says only 25% gaming, so you might get by with 64 GB.
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August 8, 2011 10:58:02 AM

hahaha, I will be spoiled with every single component in this build, my only dedicated gpu in my life has been a HD2600 in this laptop.
Thinking on how I use my computer tho, I think I can live with the 64GB since I am not even going to bother to put most of the games on the SSD (specially the multiplayer ones) and the ones I do are the ones that I play the campaign and then forget about the game (aka delete).
Thanks for your help.
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