First Build Need Help 1000-1200$ Budget

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-3 days from now

Budget Range: 1200$, includes tax, shipping and rebates

System Usage: Witcher 2, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3 (when it comes out)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.newegg.ca

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I've made a list of what I am looking to buy due to me overclocking my whole system take a look at it and let me know if my system build is ready enough for those previously named games I'll be playing.

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514

CPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808&Tpk=AMD%20phenom%20II%20x4%20955%20black

PowerSupply: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817553003

Graphic Card: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127594

Memory: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

Solid State Drive: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227728

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

Chassis: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

Blue-ray Drive: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151222
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    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232639/BX80623I52500K/Intel/ $208.79
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  2. http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/ [...] 00K/Intel/ $208.79
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    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/ [...] LERMASTER/ $24.20
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/ [...] MICROSOFT/ $93.79
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

    $208.79+$24.20+93.79=$327.00

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    (39.99 time two $79.98) Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB
    (raid 0) currently this cheap drive is also reasonably fast, its a single platter drive that is quiet and runs cool. http://dyski.cdrinfo.pl/benchmark/Seagate-ST3500413AS-1371/

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    $64.99 SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo

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    $74.99 KINGWIN ABT-850MM 850W ATX 12V v2.2 / EPS 12V v2.91 / SSI EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

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    $44.99 Sentey Black Box Series 4284 Mid Tower Case w/ HD Audio/ SECC .7mm 2x USB/ 4x 120mm Fans (3x w/LED)/ ATX-MATX

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    $479.98($239.99 each) GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 Core Clock 870MHz

    $327+$932.91=$1260. ($1245 with mail in rebates)
  3. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102949
    $239.99 $15.00 Rebate Card SAPPHIRE 100312-1GDP Radeon HD 6950 1GB

    Grand Total:* $692.92+$327=$1020 ($30 mail in rebates).

    Single hd-6950, ends up within budget, and enough to add a ssd drive.
  4. need4speeds said:
    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/ [...] 00K/Intel/ $208.79
    Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/ [...] LERMASTER/ $24.20
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/ [...] MICROSOFT/ $93.79
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

    $208.79+$24.20+93.79=$327.00

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148701
    (39.99 time two $79.98) Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB
    (raid 0) currently this cheap drive is also reasonably fast, its a single platter drive that is quiet and runs cool. http://dyski.cdrinfo.pl/benchmark/Seagate-ST3500413AS-1371/

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    $479.98($239.99 each) GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 Core Clock 870MHz

    $327+$932.91=$1260. ($1245 with mail in rebates)

    That Asus board isn't meant for dual cards. It runs dual cards @ x4 and I wouldn't trust that Kingwin psu to power my electric razor.
  5. I made my own researches and looked up prices and all I compared prices with a local dealer Pccyber and Newegg.ca and im saving around 150$ in total (shipping taxes) only from ordering via Newegg.ca and as far as the build I had... is it not ok? haha or do I have to buy more expensive stuff cmon guys :P It's costing me a total of 930$ so far for a good system
  6. need4speeds said:
    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/ [...] 00K/Intel/ $208.79
    Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/ [...] LERMASTER/ $24.20
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/ [...] MICROSOFT/ $93.79
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

    $208.79+$24.20+93.79=$327.00

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148701
    (39.99 time two $79.98) Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB
    (raid 0) currently this cheap drive is also reasonably fast, its a single platter drive that is quiet and runs cool. http://dyski.cdrinfo.pl/benchmark/Seagate-ST3500413AS-1371/

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151222
    $64.99 SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131781
    $129.99 ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220570
    $57.99 Free Shipping $15.00 mail-in rebate Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield

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    $74.99 KINGWIN ABT-850MM 850W ATX 12V v2.2 / EPS 12V v2.91 / SSI EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

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    $44.99 Sentey Black Box Series 4284 Mid Tower Case w/ HD Audio/ SECC .7mm 2x USB/ 4x 120mm Fans (3x w/LED)/ ATX-MATX

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125385
    $479.98($239.99 each) GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 Core Clock 870MHz

    $327+$932.91=$1260. ($1245 with mail in rebates)



    I am actually going to buy some items you suggested like the chassis and the hard drives possibly and also the Memory thanks
  7. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/88?vs=288 <----- AMD Phenom II X4 955 vs Intel Core i5 2500K
  8. need4speeds said:
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102949
    $239.99 $15.00 Rebate Card SAPPHIRE 100312-1GDP Radeon HD 6950 1GB

    Grand Total:* $692.92+$327=$1020 ($30 mail in rebates).

    Single hd-6950, ends up within budget, and enough to add a ssd drive.


    Whats so good of a diffrence between the Sapphire and the Graphic card I choose? Would you actually really recommend me going for the Sapphire more than the Twin Frozr?
  9. g4e74n said:
    Whats so good of a diffrence between the Sapphire and the Graphic card I choose? Would you actually really recommend me going for the Sapphire more than the Twin Frozr?

    I'm not sure what you want? As far as benchmarks are concerned, google can do that. As far as a gaming build, AMD doesn't have anything out atm that's worth spending money on in regards to gaming...or most anything for that matter.

    If you into over clock, then the Intel Sandy Bridge is pretty much a no brainer seeing how peeps are hitting 5.0Ghz on air with it.
  10. Why_Me said:
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/88?vs=288 <----- AMD Phenom II X4 955 vs Intel Core i5 2500K


    So.. now would you recommend me staying with AMD due to me loving them? Or going for the Intel Core i5 2500k .. dont forget the diffrence in price too! The AMD Phenom II x4 is a lot cheaper for the specs its got too compared to the Intel who's almost 100$ more expensive
  11. Why_Me said:
    I'm not sure what you want? As far as benchmarks are concerned, google can do that. As far as a gaming build, AMD doesn't have anything out atm that's worth spending money on in regards to gaming...or most anything for that matter.

    If you into over clock, then the Intel Sandy Bridge is pretty much a no brainer seeing how peeps are hitting 5.0Ghz on air with it.


    I am looking for Pure gaming and Over clocking so Intel it is then!
  12. The kingwin 850 tested out ok on jonnyguru, It gets a bronze 78% efficiency rating,
    it got a 7/10 rating. or a pass c+. I am not claiming it's beating the antec or corsair 850's. But it does at least match the antec and corsair 750's.

    After seeing the ratings, and people's comments on it, i would take the chance on the kingwin.

    I know there are bad brands like hec, sunbeam, ect, that will fry your system or burn up as soon as you load a game but people are saying the kingwin is pretty good for a cheaper brand.

    "Whats so good of a diffrence between the Sapphire and the Graphic card I choose? Would you actually really recommend me going for the Sapphire more than the Twin Frozr?"

    -The Twin Frozr is fine, but it wont work on a crossfire only board.

    The cheaper asus crossfire board is only 4x pcie, and doesn't support sli, also the hd-6950's use a bit less power so that kingwin850 watt will still work ok.
    You could opt for a antec or corsair 750 watt to run the pair of 6950's if you don't like the kingwin brand.
    -A pair of 560ti's uses more power so the power supply needed costs more.
  13. The 560ti and hd-6950 are neck and neck in benchmarks, in most games they are only 2 to 10fps apart.
  14. Quote:
    MSI and Sapphire are great brands and I recommend mostly all of their cards ^_^

    I own the Twin Forzr III 6950 and that thing is a beast, why_me is silly saying no gfx card is worth buying atm from amd.

    There is not better time to shop like the present and telling someone to stay away from AMD out of pure opinionated bias is more than counterproductive towards this thread and so fourth ;P

    Please show me where I made any reference to an AMD graphics card on this thread. I was making reference to AMD cpu's hence my two post up above and the link to the benchmarks. In the future, please actually take time to read the post before posting. Thank you.
  15. haha P07H34D :P I like your post and hmm I love your card lol its just a bit more expensive though I could afford it. so.. hmm now ill stick with my Gigabyte GA-990 Mobo due to the Crossfire and the SLI support
  16. Haha your right :P And P07H34D would it be too much to ask if we could actually chat only me and you I have questions to ask hence I can't reach my Computer tech friend lol if we can use MSN or even Facebook I could care less
  17. Quote:
    AMD doesn't have anything out atm that's worth spending money on in regards to gaming...or most anything for that matter.


    Reading that over again, I still get the same conclusion.

    Your statement says that all AMD products are garbage for gaming without stating CPU or w/e

    So how am I suppoed to figure out what you are talking about if you don't even mention it yourself.

    Maybe you should learn to type what you mean before telling people to learn to read behind the invisible words that you decided to not post to make a clearer statement all around ;) then again I guess that would be asking too much.

    Don't try to figure it out. If you can't figure out the obvious, then don't post. Iv'e read your post on this thread, Iv'e seen another poster recommend a single card board along with that Kingwin psu and it's getting old.

    g4e74n said:
    haha P07H34D :P I like your post and hmm I love your card lol its just a bit more expensive though I could afford it. so.. hmm now ill stick with my Gigabyte GA-990 Mobo due to the Crossfire and the SLI support


    Both the board you posted and the board I posted support SLI and Crossfire. The difference is the 2500K mops the floor with that 955. In gaming, power consumption, heat, and over clocking. You have google search, I recommend using it and looking up the benchmarks hence the reason well over 90+% of the gaming builds on this forum include a 2500K cpu. Try looking at some other threads, use google search, and don't listen to peeps on here who would have you blow your money on something that's second rate.
  18. I'd like to actually speed up messaging please if anyone would accept chatting privately with me on windows live messenger or any kind of chatting program
  19. Please you guys I am the one who needs help here haha stop fighting!
  20. g4e74n said:
    I'd like to actually speed up messaging please if anyone would accept chatting privately with me on windows live messenger or any kind of chatting program

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-31-322.html <---- Click on the threads that are close to your budget. Take a look at them and see what people are recommending.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-llano-processor,2989.html <---- click this link


    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=288 <----- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE vs Intel Core i5 2500K benchmarks

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=287 <----- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE vs Intel Core i7 2600K benchmarks

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-990x-extreme-edition-gulftown,2874.html <----- $1,000 Intel Core i7-990X Extreme vs $330 Intel Core i7 2600K Sandy Bridge

    *Sandy Bridge reviews down below

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-core-i7-2600k-core-i5-2500k,2833.html

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-intel-core-i5-2600k-i5-2500k-and-core-i3-2100-tested

    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1501/1/

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=622&Itemid=63

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i5-2500k-and-core-i7-2600k-review/
  21. Quote:
    Why_Me has alot of great builds even if he shows 2 yr old benchmarks of the SB

    nottrollin

    Two year old benchmarks? The Sandy Bridge was just released last January of 2011.
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