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$1500ish Gamimg Build Questions

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September 13, 2011 2:20:53 AM

Hey, this is going to be my first build and I was wondering how this looks to you guys. I am going to be using this computer for mainly gaming. Prices are going to be listed in Canadian Dollars. Any help you guys could give me would be awesome!

By the way I am going to be buying from www.ncix.com since I have a buddy that works there and can get me some deals.

Case - Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 ($136)
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=58597

MOBO - ASUS P8P67 Deluxe REV3.0 ATX ($235)
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=59314

CPU - Intel i5 2500k ($238)
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=57962&vpn=BX80623I52500K&...

GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Fermi 732MHZ 1280MB ($315)
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=58573&promoid=13...

HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB ($90)
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=50895

SDD - OCZ Solid 3 120GB ($120)
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=61049&promoid=13...

Heat Sink - Coolermaster Hyper 212+ ($30)
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=41337

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3 ($50)
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=57953&vpn=F3%2D12800CL9D%...

PSU - OCZ Z-SERIES 850W ($100)
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=50802&vpn=OCZZ850M&manufa...


Now I am pretty set on the case and the CPU.

My real main concerns was if I should get different Motherboard and if I should get a different HDD, and possibly drop the SDD and get a better Video Card or possibly SLI two cards.

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks a lot!
September 13, 2011 4:07:37 AM

The Samsung Spinpoint F3 is a better hard drive choice, but ncix.com doesn't seem to stock Samsung drives.

I recommend the ASRock Extreme4 Z68. It's a better board for less money at ncix.com
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=61748&vpn=Z68%20Extreme4&...
Whatever you choose, you should use Z68.

An SSD doesn't make much of a difference in gaming. The only thing that will change is load delay - you won't get any difference in fps from an SSD. Other tasks like boot times and application loading will increase from an SSD, so it's up to you whether you want to put that money toward a 580 or not.
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September 13, 2011 4:14:22 AM

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKA3-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Cooler Master RS700-PCAAE3-US 700W Power Supply $129.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8P67 EVO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $194.99 and a $20 rebate $174.99

MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $259.99 ans a $20 rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With the savings from the case and the motherboard instead ot the 570 you can get two of these in sli.
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