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September 16, 2011 4:17:45 AM

Budget Range: 800-1000 after rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Videos, Surfing the internet


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, Os


Preferred Website(s) for Parts:


Country of Origin: Canada


Parts Preferences: nvidia/intel

Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: This time it's for my friend, he wants it for For Gaming on MW3 and BF3 and to last decently long

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a b 4 Gaming
September 16, 2011 5:23:35 AM

FREE SHIPPING

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

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

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

This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on in SLI.

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/234784/SGC-1000-KWN1/... $82.50 MIR $74.50
Coolermaster Storm Enforcer Mid Tower ATX Case Black 4X5.25EXT 6X3.5INT Front Audio USB *No PS*

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/231687/HCG-750/ANTEC/ $94.50
Antec High Current Gamer 750W 24PIN ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC 80 Plus Bronze SLI Power Supply 135mm Fan

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.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&v... $48.05
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/233111/ST31000524AS/S... $49.79
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... $233.10 MIR $203.10
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi 900MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini HDMI DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card

Total: $758.17 *not including tax and rebates

***Here's two decent boards to have a look at. In which one to choose...it's a toss of the coin.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD2656&v... $168.69
ASUS P8Z68-V Z68 LGA1155 ATX 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI HDMI DVI Motherboard

or...

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD1817&v... $159.69 MIR $149.69
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI HDMI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard
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September 16, 2011 8:20:28 AM

Very nice build there for under $800! ~EDIT: Just noticed its under $800 without motherboard, but still a nice build :D 

Both motherboards are of very good quality, personally I have an ASUS motherboard, the -v PRO, but since the Gigabyte supports almost exactly the same features other than a slight difference in PCI lanes, I wish id gone for the cheaper board, the Gigabyte. ASUS seems to expect a slight premium for "brand name" which if I had realised when I built my PC - id have avoided paying.
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September 16, 2011 12:13:38 PM

does it having a slight different in PCI Lanes make it harder to Overclock. I'm not sure how deep of a O/C my friend wants to do but the PCI Lanes shouldn't matter towards O/Cing it right? My own build right now is about 1400 So I'm looking to get it towards 1200 while somehow keeping intel i5 2500k and gtx 580. Thank you for that build I'm sure he will like it(Heck i like it 2 but I want a 580 still lol)
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September 16, 2011 1:20:12 PM

Yes, PCI lanes dont affect CPU overclocking.
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September 16, 2011 8:24:51 PM

Ok that sounds great. I got a budget of max $1250 including tax and I'm wondering is it possible to have a Evga gtx 580 combined with intel i5 2500k and still keep it under 1250 under tax.

I've been trying really hard but i cant do it close to 1250. I was going to go with the AsusZ68 LE version but i read on sites that O'Cing could be a problem something to do with the heat of the LE.

can the Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI HDMI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 combined to an Intel i5 2500k easily O/C to 4.1-4.3ghz.



And now my attempt to combine gtx 580 with intel i5 2500k for just under 1260 including tax

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/ [...] LERMASTER/ $82.50 MIR $74.50
Coolermaster Storm Enforcer Mid Tower ATX Case Black 4X5.25EXT 6X3.5INT Front Audio USB *No PS*

http://www.directcanada.com/produc [...] e=GIGABYTE $159.69 MIR $149.69
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI HDMI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

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

http://www.directcanada.com/produc [...] re=G.SKILL $48.05
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/ [...] S/Seagate/ $49.79
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/231662/015-P3-1582-AR... $480
EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked Fermi 797MHZ 1536MB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/215889/CMPSU-850HX/CO... $168
Corsair Professional HX850W 850W ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan
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a b 4 Gaming
September 16, 2011 9:18:45 PM

I'm thinking you might want to drop down to a 570 or 6970. Also this psu is manufactured by Seasonic as is that Corsair and it saves you a few more dollars.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC8651&v... $134.85
XFX 850W PRO850W XXX Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply 80PLUS Silver
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September 16, 2011 9:35:31 PM

Why_Me said:
I'm thinking you might want to drop down to a 570 or 6970. Also this psu is manufactured by Seasonic as is that Corsair and it saves you a few more dollars.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC8651&v... $134.85
XFX 850W PRO850W XXX Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply 80PLUS Silver




aw thanks bro so this one is pretty much same thing.. 134 is kinda cheap hopefully its a good PSU cuz 580 needs 600 atleast leaves 250 for O/C + other stuff appreciate ur help
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September 17, 2011 9:05:35 PM

damn with a 570 it's just under $1200. Damn i really dig the 580 though is there any chance that the 580 will drop 10-20 bucks in a month?
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