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August 26, 2011 6:37:17 AM

Hello Everyone...

I am building a Gaming computer for my Son's as they want to play games like Crysis 2, Metro 2033 and Deadspace...

Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow or Saturday

Budget Range: 2k... A little more if needed! Max 2.3k

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming Movies, Music and Surfing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg.com - But open to others

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: I was thinking of using -

Case - NZXT Phantom Enthusiast Full Tower Case (Black) - http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6...

Motherboard - EVGA P67 SLI 130-SB-E675-KR LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CPU - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CPU Cooling - Scythe Ninja 3 SCNJ-3000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Memory - G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-8GBSR - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Video - EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

SSD - OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Power Supply - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Network Adapter - EnGenius EUB-9603H, Wireless N USB Adapter - 802.11b/g/n, High Power 27dBm w/ External Antenna - http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2...

Overclocking: Yes - But not absolutely needed

SLI or Crossfire: Yes - Want it, but again not absolutely needed

Monitor Resolution:1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I just want something that will run highend games such as Metro 2033 & Crysis 2 at high to max settings! Also I am a little concerned about the mobo, CPU, Ram as well as it overheating! I was told that it would be best to change the CPU to an I7-2500k and to get another Mobo... What should I get instead?

Looking forward to your suggestions!
Thank you!

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August 26, 2011 7:20:57 AM

This is just an alternative. Two boys? Two PC's...no fighting over who gets to play...no dividing the playing time. Each on their own PC. This build is set up to add another one of those cards for SLI. You can stick two of those factory o/c gtx 560ti's in those builds and still have enough money to get a decent 1920 x 1080 gaming monitor or even two. And then come X-mas time if those boys have been good, get them each a SSD. There's not a lot of kids out there who can claim to have a build with a 2500K and dual 560's. They would be eating up games with those builds.

These two outfits (Direct Canada & Best Direct) are affiliated (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/

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0700&v... $49.69
Coolermaster Haf 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10370AC9874&v... $92.13
Antec High Current Gamer 750W 24PIN ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC 80 Plus Bronze SLI Power Supply 135mm Fan

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD4863&v... $127.13
Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 HDMI DVI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 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.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC8843&v... $23.69
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5460&v... $29.49
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

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/233111/ST31000524AS/S... $49.79
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM

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

Total: $831.72

http://www.bestdirect.ca/category/?minorcatid=1004 <----- Wireless adapters

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id... <---- better look at that case

***optional fans down below to add to that case to give it better cooling/airflow

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/... $6.05
Coolermaster R4-L2R-20 120MM Red LED Case Fan 2000RPM 69CFM 19DBA 3/4 Pin
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August 26, 2011 9:00:51 AM

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC4847&v... $127.54
Corsair TX850 V2 850W ATX 12V Single Rail 70A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS Bronze

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD2656&v... $169.69
ASUS P8Z68-V Z68 LGA1155 ATX 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI HDMI DVI Motherboard

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD1893&v... $339.92 MIR $319.92
MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II OC GeForce GTX 570 Fermi 732MHZ 1280MB 3.8GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI Video Card

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&v... $44.00
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/234805/CT128M4SSD2/CR... $202.00
Crucial M4 SSD Micron C400 128GB 2.5IN Solid State Disk Flash Drive SATA3 6Gbps
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August 26, 2011 9:07:00 AM

Why_Me has a good point there. And a 560Ti is more than enough to play Metro and Crysis with a solid frame rate. 570 would be even better if you can fit it into your budget.
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