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August 12, 2011 4:24:51 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: next week (between Monday and Wednesday)

Budget Range: 1600 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (BF3, Crysis and other games running maxed) browsing, downloading, music movies and other minor stuff)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none, cheapest shipping possible

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: None, best and most reliable for gaming

Overclocking: Absolutely

SLI or Crossfire: Yes having room to go 3 sli or crossfire x 3 would be nice for future upgrades

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I have a really hot room during the summer, good cooling is really important since I tend to game a lot. I'd like to be able to max all games out there and get a good FPS. I plan on using my TV as main monitor and use a second screen only for my msn, skype, dowload, browsing and other minor stuff. I'd like it if I didn't need to upgrade my computer too soon since it's a lot of money.

Thanks in advance!

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August 12, 2011 5:59:18 PM

I was thinking about getting 2 570s and probably adding a 3rd one a few years later if I needed it rather than buying another super expensive new GPU.

Any build suggestions will do, I'm new at this.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 12, 2011 6:19:17 PM

These two sites (Best Direct and Direct Canada) are affiliated and both use the same shipping addy out of Richmond, BC and both offer free shipping.

http://www.bestdirect.ca
http://www.bestdirect.ca/contact/

http://www.directcanada.com
http://www.directcanada.com/contact/

These boards down below allow for tri vid cards (NF200).

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/235034/GA-Z68X-UD7-B3...
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/234122/GA-P67A-UD7-B3...
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/233767/P8P67%20WS%20R...
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/233541/MAXIMUS%20IV%2...
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/236342/MAXIMUS%20IV%2...

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <----- This board should be on the shelves sometime next week and it supports tri vid cards also.

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/229568/RC-942-KKN1/CO... $167.20
Coolermaster Haf X EATX Tower Case Black 6X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0

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.bestdirect.ca/products/233999/F3-12800CL9D-8... $57.43
G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR Sniper SE 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 1.5V Memory Kit

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... $16.79
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/222137/GFC-00599/MICR... $93.79
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
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August 12, 2011 7:02:53 PM

http://www.bestdirect.ca/cart/

Right now, this is what I came up with but the 570 are kind of expensive, and I can't find much data on them and what I found doesn't seem to be worth spending an extra 100$ on. Even though I could grab a 3rd one later on.

It seems to me like the right thing to do right now would be to get 2 560 ti SOC

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/233661/GV-N560SO-1GI-...

Or maybe I should go with 6950s? I really can't decide On witch GPU to take.

I'd also like to get a small SSD drive (60gb) and I need a PSU.

Any suggestions?
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a b 4 Gaming
August 12, 2011 8:01:48 PM

I would do something like this down below. It's easy enough to o/c you vid cards yourself and save some $$. Dual 560's in SLI will tear it up on a single 1920 x 1080 monitor and 750w psu like that XFX down below give you plenty of head room. Those fans I posted down below are for that 922. The 200mm goes on the side of that case, and the smaller fan on the bottom...two vid cards make for a lot of heat, and you want that fan blowing on them along with creating more airflow.

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/233847/P67%20Extreme4... $171.60
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 B3 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 SATA3 USB3.0 CrossFireX SLI Motherboard

or...

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/235032/GA-Z68X-UD3H-B... $172.03
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI HDMI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

or...

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/235020/P8Z68-V/ASUS/ $175.45
ASUS P8Z68-V Z68 LGA1155 ATX 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI HDMI DVI Motherboard

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232917/GV-N560OC-1GI/... $245.05 MIR $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/233768/P1750SNLB9/XFX... $96.70
XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/216224/RC-922M-KKN1-G... $89.68
Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA No PSU

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/228326/R4-LUS-07AR-GP... $11.00
Coolermaster Megaflow 200MM Red LED Case Fan 700RPM for HAF932 922 Cosmos S Atcs 840 Storm Sniper

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/229778/R4-L2R-20CRAR/... $4.95
Coolermaster R4-L2R-20 120MM Red LED Case Fan 2000RPM 69CFM 19DBA 3/4 Pin

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/236600/PP120GS25SSDR%... $206.91
Patriot PP120GS25SSDR Pyro Series 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD

or...

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/234805/CT128M4SSD2/CR... $209.79
Crucial M4 SSD Micron C400 128GB 2.5IN Solid State Disk Flash Drive SATA3 6Gbps
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August 12, 2011 10:47:06 PM
a b 4 Gaming
August 12, 2011 11:09:23 PM

That's going to be a o/c monster. :) 
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August 12, 2011 11:27:35 PM

Best answer selected by Malakar.
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