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August 7, 2011 6:18:55 AM

Ok, this is my first ever build and i wanted to know if the specs are good enough.

i will be shopping on various sites

BTW I live in Canada

CPU : Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

Motherboard : ASUS P8P67 LE LGA 1155

Case : COOLER MASTER ELITE 430

Memory : CORSAIR XMS 8GB

GPU : ASUS RADEON 6850

PSU : CORSAIR 600W

CPU COOLING : COOLER MASTER HYPER 212

HARD DRIVE: WD CAVIAR BLACK 1TB

More about : time build plz

August 7, 2011 8:58:52 AM

to tell you if the specs are good enough, we first need to know what you want the computer to do and what budget you are working with please fill out this form (copy paste) in a reply.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

WD Blue drives are not a fast as the WD Black series. I would suggest a WD black series.
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August 7, 2011 2:59:32 PM

The psu is overkill unless your planning on Crossfire in the future, and if that's the case, you'll need a different motherboard.

Choose WD Black, not Blue. Everything else looks ok.
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August 7, 2011 7:47:36 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: NEXT WEEK

Budget Range: $1500 MAX

System Usage from Most to Least Important: FAST SYSTEM/ HIGH PROCCCECING POWER/ HI RES GAMING , INTERNET ...

Parts Not Required: NOTHING

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: MANY SITES INCLUDING NCIX, DIRECT CANDADA, TIGER DIRECT

Country of Origin: CANADA

Parts Preferences: ASUS AND INTEL PREFERRED.

Overclocking: TO THE MAX

SLI or Crossfire: NEVER

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: WINDOW FOR SURE
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August 7, 2011 9:24:28 PM


thanks to ataryens for some of the footwork on some the links below.

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

ASRock Z68 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 SATA3 USB3.0 HDMI DVI VGA Audio GBLAN Motherboard $138.98
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=61747&vpn=Z68%20Pro3&manu...

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

Silverstone Strider Essential ST60F-ES 600W Power Supply $68.99
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58739&vpn=ST60F-ES&manufa...

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 128 GB@ $199 (price Match with http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11230DR7592)
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=60445&vpn=CT128M4SSD2&man...

EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Superclocked Fermi 797MHZ 1280MB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card $311.40* (after $25 MIR)
Price match with (http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11610BD7504)
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=57362&vpn=012-P3-1572-AR&...

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

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$1129


monitor
ASUS VE247H 23.6IN Widescreen LED LCD Monitor 1920X1080 2MS 10M1DC HDMI DVI-D VGA Speaker $154.69
(price match with http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530MN1186
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=57310&vpn=VE247H&manufact...
OS
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM $119.98
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=45271&vpn=GFC-00599&manuf...
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$274

pick out your own KB and mouse. ($40)

total $1443
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August 8, 2011 3:06:00 AM

jerreddredd said:
thanks to ataryens for some of the footwork on some the links below.

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

ASRock Z68 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 SATA3 USB3.0 HDMI DVI VGA Audio GBLAN Motherboard $138.98
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=61747&vpn=Z68%20Pro3&manu...

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

Silverstone Strider Essential ST60F-ES 600W Power Supply $68.99
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58739&vpn=ST60F-ES&manufa...

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 128 GB@ $199 (price Match with http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11230DR7592)
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=60445&vpn=CT128M4SSD2&man...

EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Superclocked Fermi 797MHZ 1280MB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card $311.40* (after $25 MIR)
Price match with (http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11610BD7504)
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=57362&vpn=012-P3-1572-AR&...

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

-------
$1129


monitor
ASUS VE247H 23.6IN Widescreen LED LCD Monitor 1920X1080 2MS 10M1DC HDMI DVI-D VGA Speaker $154.69
(price match with http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530MN1186
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=57310&vpn=VE247H&manufact...
OS
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM $119.98
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=45271&vpn=GFC-00599&manuf...
-------
$274

pick out your own KB and mouse. ($40)

total $1443




THANKS ALOT for the suggestions (specially for the links and price matches) ill be sure to chage some of my stuff, but i want to make a few notes.

1. i'd rather get a smaller ssd and 1tb hard drive than 128g and 500g (i do need a fast bootup time and im only going to store windows on my ssd).

2.Im a littile short on space , im going to go with the same model monitor ; however, ill get a 21.5 in.

3. I already own a legit copy of windows.

4. i think a gtx 570 is a bit too much for me. ill pick the 560 ti.

5. isnt a Hard Drive Data Cable included with my parts?

and i dont think the 912 has a window...


Thanks Again
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August 8, 2011 8:54:49 AM

cyrusthegreat said:
THANKS ALOT for the suggestions (specially for the links and price matches) ill be sure to chage some of my stuff, but i want to make a few notes.

1. i'd rather get a smaller ssd and 1tb hard drive than 128g and 500g (i do need a fast bootup time and im only going to store windows on my ssd).

2.Im a littile short on space , im going to go with the same model monitor ; however, ill get a 21.5 in.

3. I already own a legit copy of windows.

4. i think a gtx 570 is a bit too much for me. ill pick the 560 ti.

5. isnt a Hard Drive Data Cable included with my parts?

and i dont think the 912 has a window...


Thanks Again


your post was kinda cryptic "Parts Not Required: NOTHING" "WINDOW FOR SURE" I thought you needed an OS. "FAST SYSTEM/ HIGH PROCCCECING POWER/ HI RES GAMING" sounded like you wanted a beast (that's what got the 570).

I agree a GTX 560 ti is better deal.
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi 850MHZ 1024MB 4104MHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58347&vpn=01G-P3-1561-AR&...


I recommend sticking with the 128GB M4. you get spoiled by the speed and what everything on it. It also is faster than the 64GB version and got Tom's Best buy award.

for a case with a window, look at those sites and pick a few you like and post them and we can give you our opinions. what looks good to me, may not be your cup of tea.

the extra cable - most MB's only come with 2 SATA cables....HDD, DVD, SSD (need 3 total)


For 1TB HDD
HOT DEAL:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 49.99 free shipping
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

or one of these:
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58746&vpn=ST31000524AS&ma...
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350DR0783&v...
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August 8, 2011 2:01:56 PM

Try a NZXT Lexa Blackline Mid Tower Case it has windows
http://ncix.com/search/?categoryid=0&q=Lexa+Blackline

My only issue with this is that I saw your Graphics Card and it seems rather large, you may want to go with a Full ATX Case. I have a Radeon HD 5870 2GB so I decided to go with the NZXT Phantom.
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August 8, 2011 5:20:27 PM

jerreddredd said:
your post was kinda cryptic "Parts Not Required: NOTHING" "WINDOW FOR SURE" I thought you needed an OS. "FAST SYSTEM/ HIGH PROCCCECING POWER/ HI RES GAMING" sounded like you wanted a beast (that's what got the 570).

I agree a GTX 560 ti is better deal.
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi 850MHZ 1024MB 4104MHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58347&vpn=01G-P3-1561-AR&...


I recommend sticking with the 128GB M4. you get spoiled by the speed and what everything on it. It also is faster than the 64GB version and got Tom's Best buy award.

for a case with a window, look at those sites and pick a few you like and post them and we can give you our opinions. what looks good to me, may not be your cup of tea.

the extra cable - most MB's only come with 2 SATA cables....HDD, DVD, SSD (need 3 total)


For 1TB HDD
HOT DEAL:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 49.99 free shipping
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

or one of these:
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58746&vpn=ST31000524AS&ma...
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350DR0783&v...



i am very sorry about my other post. The reason is that i was outside and i was in such hurry, so i could not remember what I had at home already LOL. (ex. Windows7)

i read a few review on the ssd that you recmomened and i have to say that it is worth getting; also, the samsung 1tb hd is a very good deal so im going for it.

as for the case,, there seems to be alot that i like so i narrowed it down to these.

Coolermaster Elite 430 (my original choise)

NZXT TEMPEST EVO

ANTEC 900

NZXT Alpha

NZXT LEXA S



NZXT has a great line of cases and they are affordable.
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August 8, 2011 7:34:48 PM

cyrusthegreat said:

as for the case,, there seems to be alot that i like so i narrowed it down to these.

Coolermaster Elite 430 (my original choise)

NZXT TEMPEST EVO

ANTEC 900

NZXT Alpha

NZXT LEXA S

NZXT has a great line of cases and they are affordable.


Well I'm partial to the NZXT (see Tag line for my Vulcan Build) the Alpha and Lexa S are the same case internally for the most part. If its a gaming box and you want a conversion piece get the Lexa S. if its going be a gaming box in disguise the get the Alpha. the Tempest Evo just doen't do it for me, its a solid case, just not my cup of tea. the Coolermaster 430 is a mainstay of Budget gamers along with the Antec 100,200,300,600, and 900 (just plain) I like the individuality of the NZXT line.

NZXT has great customer service too. if something breaks of isn't right, they will ship you a new part no questions asked.

here is the forum link
http://www.nzxt.com/forum/index.php


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August 9, 2011 12:00:08 AM

jerreddredd said:
Well I'm partial to the NZXT (see Tag line for my Vulcan Build) the Alpha and Lexa S are the same case internally for the most part. If its a gaming box and you want a conversion piece get the Lexa S. if its going be a gaming box in disguise the get the Alpha. the Tempest Evo just doen't do it for me, its a solid case, just not my cup of tea. the Coolermaster 430 is a mainstay of Budget gamers along with the Antec 100,200,300,600, and 900 (just plain) I like the individuality of the NZXT line.

NZXT has great customer service too. if something breaks of isn't right, they will ship you a new part no questions asked.

here is the forum link
http://www.nzxt.com/forum/index.php


well i really like the lexa s but i dont like the front door.
what do u think about the NZXT M59.
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August 9, 2011 4:02:14 AM

cyrusthegreat said:
well i really like the lexa s but i dont like the front door.
what do u think about the NZXT M59.


Good case, but if you want good airflow, you should buy some case fans for it. (One for top and one for the front...Not sure if you can put some in the front though...) That case looks similar to the Rosewill Challenger but has a transparent window on the side. And is missing a fan in the front.
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August 9, 2011 11:30:45 AM

cyrusthegreat said:
well i really like the lexa s but i dont like the front door.
what do u think about the NZXT M59.


it's cool. the only problems reported with the case is it has issues with the Stealth bay mounting a DVD drive and blocking the second top fan spot. Most people install the DVD in the second bay and put that mesh grill in place of the stealth bay cover.
like aznwings said you should get at least 1-3 additional 120mm fans for it to create good airflow. the important place to put and additional fan would be the front panel to get fresh air into the case. I would look into a fan controller if you are worried about noise.
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August 9, 2011 11:04:37 PM

jerreddredd said:
it's cool. the only problems reported with the case is it has issues with the Stealth bay mounting a DVD drive and blocking the second top fan spot. Most people install the DVD in the second bay and put that mesh grill in place of the stealth bay cover.
like aznwings said you should get at least 1-3 additional 120mm fans for it to create good airflow. the important place to put and additional fan would be the front panel to get fresh air into the case. I would look into a fan controller if you are worried about noise.




ugghhh its soo hard choosing a case. i hate the cases that i chose now
ok here is what i want in a case


1- I DONT CARE ABOUT AIRFLOW BUT HAZZZZ TO BE QUIET
2- I WANT A NICE BIG WINDOW
3- I DONT WANT ANYTHING OVER $150
4- COLOR DOESNT MATTER

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August 10, 2011 7:23:58 AM

cyrusthegreat said:
ugghhh its soo hard choosing a case. i hate the cases that i chose now
ok here is what i want in a case


1- I DONT CARE ABOUT AIRFLOW BUT HAZZZZ TO BE QUIET
2- I WANT A NICE BIG WINDOW
3- I DONT WANT ANYTHING OVER $150
4- COLOR DOESNT MATTER


Other than NZXT cases, these are cool:

Zalman Z9 Plus. this is one of my favorite gaming cases. its quiet, has 4 fans and a built-in fan control. also has a windows and mesh. not a big window though. its $50 at ncix and Best direct.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232532/Z9%20Plus/ZALM...
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=57910&vpn=Z9%20Plus&manuf...

The silverstone Raven is also good choice, cool and quiet. it's a little different as the MB is rotated 90 degrees so that all the heat exhausts out the top. it rocks!
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=60646&vpn=RV03B-W&manufac...
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=42480&vpn=RV02B-W&manufac...
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/219503/RV02B-W/Silver...
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/231795/RV02B-EW/Silve...



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August 10, 2011 7:38:00 AM

Wow I wish I saw the Zalman Z9 Plus when I was building my computer a month ago. :( 
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August 10, 2011 6:18:39 PM

jerreddredd said:
Other than NZXT cases, these are cool:

Zalman Z9 Plus. this is one of my favorite gaming cases. its quiet, has 4 fans and a built-in fan control. also has a windows and mesh. not a big window though. its $50 at ncix and Best direct.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232532/Z9%20Plus/ZALM...
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=57910&vpn=Z9%20Plus&manuf...

The silverstone Raven is also good choice, cool and quiet. it's a little different as the MB is rotated 90 degrees so that all the heat exhausts out the top. it rocks!
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=60646&vpn=RV03B-W&manufac...
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=42480&vpn=RV02B-W&manufac...
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/219503/RV02B-W/Silver...
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/231795/RV02B-EW/Silve...


WOW I LOOVE THE ZALMAN Z9.
I READ MANY REVIEWS ON IT AND THEY ALL SAY ITS GREAT.
THXX SOO MUCH
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August 10, 2011 7:12:53 PM

cyrusthegreat said:
WOW I LOOVE THE ZALMAN Z9.
I READ MANY REVIEWS ON IT AND THEY ALL SAY ITS GREAT.
THXX SOO MUCH


good features for the price.

anything else you need help with?
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August 11, 2011 11:36:56 PM

jerreddredd said:
good features for the price.

anything else you need help with?


well actually yes

since this is my first time buying from ncix i wanna how there service is
,and i live vancouver so i can have them ship my stuff to the local ncix shop and pick up there.
how long does it take and will there be damage on the stuff.
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August 13, 2011 1:24:15 PM

cyrusthegreat said:
well actually yes

since this is my first time buying from ncix i wanna how there service is
,and i live vancouver so i can have them ship my stuff to the local ncix shop and pick up there.
how long does it take and will there be damage on the stuff.


I have no idea. I would hope that it would be fast and and not involve any damage.
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August 14, 2011 2:22:43 AM

Best answer selected by CyrusTheGreat.
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