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August 15, 2011 5:51:42 PM

I'm building my first pc and I'd like to know if the parts I chose are gonna work well together.
Here are the parts:

Cooler Master HAF 912
Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel i7 2600k
ASUS P8P67 Pro
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4)
Cooler Master Hyper 212+
XFX Radeon HD 6870
Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 1TB
Cooler Master Silent Pro M-600W
CL Megaflow 200mm Red LED
CL SickleFlow 120mm Red LED

-I don't think Monitor, CD drive, mouse, and keyboard are relevant but if you need them I'll post.

Total : 1507.35
I'm trying to stay under 1600, but if I have to I can go under 2000

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August 15, 2011 6:03:58 PM

What's the intended use for that build, what country (US, Canada, UK, etc..)
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August 15, 2011 6:22:31 PM

It's going to be used mostly for gaming. I plan on playing new games coming out this year, like Battlefield 3. And I'm also in Canada.
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August 15, 2011 6:34:38 PM

I also forgot to add, I'm going to use it for occasional video editing.
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August 15, 2011 6:36:43 PM

You won't really need 16GB of RAM since nothing requires that much. 8GB will get you far in terms of the games coming out. Remember to get 64 bit Win7 otherwise you will waste the extra RAM you have.

I would recommend getting a different PSU from Corsair, Antec, or Seasonic.

You may end up buying an aftermarket cooler if you want to fully utilize that i7.
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August 15, 2011 6:43:17 PM

Forget the 16GB of RAM...it's a waste, the 2600K offers no benefits to gaming and that CM psu is junk. Let's see what we can do here.

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/


This build allows you to add another one of those factory o/c cards later on for SLI.

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/233768/P1750SNLB9/XFX... $97.67
XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD2656&v... $164.69
ASUS P8Z68-V Z68 LGA1155 ATX 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI HDMI DVI 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.bestdirect.ca/products/232563/F3-12800CL9D-8... $52.05
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

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.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD9294&v... $233.92 MIR $203.92
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi 900MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini HDMI DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/222137/GFC-00599/MICR... $93.79
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

Total: $1,046.32 *not including mail in rebates

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August 15, 2011 6:46:11 PM

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August 15, 2011 6:59:08 PM

Wow thanks, I was gonna order from newegg but clearly I should've looked harder for a better website. I'll look into these. Thanks a lot!
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August 15, 2011 8:28:03 PM

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