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September 17, 2011 4:14:36 AM

Topic says it all , im looking for a new gaming rig , NO screen , NO mouse , NO keyboard , only the computer !!

Approximate Purchase Date: in the next 3 months

Budget Range: MAX 1300$ including shipping and taxes

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming for the most part

Parts Not Required: Screen , Mouse , Mousepad , Keyboard , Headphones

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca , Ncix.com ( canada ) , any other site i may not know

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: Honestly , best for the money , im ONLY gaming , so no multi-mega-giga-big-bang-badaboom-stuff

Overclocking: No , i dont understand anything at this stuff so ...

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe but i doubt its gonna be best for the money

Monitor Resolution: Already got the monitor

Additional Comments: im not looking for a computer for show-offs , only a nice comp , that runs nicely , not spending too much money and definetly not something that has a trillion colors !

thanks alot !

P.S. I know i also posted in the Homebuild forum subdivision , but i didn't know where my message had to be posted at !!! thanks !

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September 17, 2011 7:41:11 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.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC6193&v... $94.50
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid-Tower Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394 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.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

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/235121/CSSD-F120GB3-B... $179.79
Corsair Force 3 Series 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 6GB/S Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD Sandforce SF-2200

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

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

Total: $1,203.64 *not including tax and rebates
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September 17, 2011 11:44:09 AM

thanks alot , and just wondering , this rig sounds really nice ! but should i wait for the new AMD proc to come out ??? or i should just stick with the intel i5 sandy ??? i mean ive checked the benchmarks and yeah the only thing that has more score on 3d mark is the i7 sandy .... so i know this proc is really great , but now everyone is just mad crazy about new AMD bulldozer , so should i be looking into that too ??
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September 17, 2011 12:52:52 PM

You could wait for Bulldozer, There are some good results cumming out of people who have been given permission to speak about the product while under NDA and they say its got good capability that will make it worth the while.

Also there are some fake benchmarks out on the net (like OBR's) who just keep bashing Bulldozer with there backdoor-Chinese sample. So I'd say wait for Benchmarks of the retailer version to make a decision.
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September 17, 2011 1:05:38 PM

212+ is for overclockers so dont get that,stock will do your job.change hdd to samsung f3
try to get 6950 with saved money.
ALL THE BEAST!!!!!!!!
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September 17, 2011 2:27:48 PM

hellfire24 said:
212+ is for overclockers so dont get that,stock will do your job


It will most definitely NOT. Gaming on Sandy Bridge and stock cooler = fail. Get a 212+, you won't regret it.
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September 17, 2011 3:58:06 PM

kkrriimmyy said:
thanks alot , and just wondering , this rig sounds really nice ! but should i wait for the new AMD proc to come out ??? or i should just stick with the intel i5 sandy ??? i mean ive checked the benchmarks and yeah the only thing that has more score on 3d mark is the i7 sandy .... so i know this proc is really great , but now everyone is just mad crazy about new AMD bulldozer , so should i be looking into that too ??

Post those benchmarks on here please.
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September 18, 2011 3:01:16 AM

and like i said , i trust you if you claim that i5-2500 sandy is the way to go even when the bulldozer will come out .... i mean , last time i even checked the CPU available and understood anything about that , AMD Athlon 64 4000+ was the crazy stuff out there !!!! so as you may think , everything has been changed since then !!!
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September 18, 2011 4:57:32 AM

It will most definitely NOT. Gaming on Sandy Bridge and stock cooler = fail. Get a 212+, you won't regret it.





hey are you fool? NO OFFENCE.but do you think a non overclocker needs something like 212+.its one of the best HSF in the market
i know a few people who are running their 2500k and 2600k @4.0 ghz stable using this cooler.he says that he wont overclock so
why the hell do u think he needs 212+????????????????????????
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September 18, 2011 10:58:50 AM

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hey are you fool? NO OFFENCE.but do you think a non overclocker needs something like 212+.its one of the best HSF in the market
i know a few people who are running their 2500k and 2600k @4.0 ghz stable using this cooler.he says that he wont overclock so
why the hell do u think he needs 212+????????????????????????


Because I know it from experience. 212+ is dirt cheap, and yeah, it's one of the best, so no reason in not buying it. I used to get high temps even without OC and with disabled HT and Turbo until I got 212+.
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September 18, 2011 12:33:25 PM

i dont want you guys to argue about a 25$ piece .... i will buy it even though people tell me i might not need it , id rather buy it and be sure that i wont over heat then keeping with the stock model and get heat problems later down the road .... im not stuck with the last penny .... i mean my TOTAL budjet was 2000$ , but with that money im buying

Screen : BenQ XL2410T
Keyboard : Zowie Celeritas
Mouse : Zowie EC-1
Mousepad : Zowie G-TF
Headset : Sennheiser PC-350

and some new sound system for my pc ( probably altec lansing )

so all that will cost around 6-700$ , so thats why im looking for a PC at around 1300$

but like i said , i don't care about the heatsink at all , im gonna buy it , the thing i do care is just i want the best performance for the money , and if people claim that this setup will be the best for 1300$ then that's what im getting !
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September 19, 2011 3:34:31 AM

So other then the argument about the heatsink , everyone else think that this is the way to go ??? , i just want to make sure before i lock in anything !
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September 19, 2011 9:12:07 AM

yeah i think you are done.but plz post your final setup preview
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September 19, 2011 5:24:48 PM

will do , ill probably post some pic of the complete setup too !


as far as the mobo goes , im currently checking the tomshardware website , and there is a new article about best z68 mobos , should i consider them ?? i know there more exensive , but i mean , a good mobo = a better comp right ? or is the one that why_me told me to buy is enough for my needs ???
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September 19, 2011 5:40:00 PM

i think you should also consider maximus iv gene @ $180.it is z68 board with all new features.
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September 19, 2011 5:57:20 PM

hellfire24 said:
i think you should also consider maximus iv gene @ $180.it is z68 board with all new features.

That board is a micro atx and has horrible slot spacing for dual cards not to mention that unlike some Asrock and MSI boards it doesn't have PCI-E 3.0 for the new generation vid cards supported by Ivy Bridge.

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September 19, 2011 6:05:35 PM

ive checked the Asus P8Z68 deluxe , it looks very good ! but its alot more expensive then the gigabyte you told me to get , should i consider the asus one anyways ??

i mean , for later down the road??
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September 19, 2011 6:10:34 PM

kkrriimmyy said:
ive checked the Asus P8Z68 deluxe , it looks very good ! but its alot more expensive then the gigabyte you told me to get , should i consider the asus one anyways ??

i mean , for later down the road??

If your wanting an Asus board then I would consider this one down below.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD2656&v... $168.69
ASUS P8Z68-V Z68 LGA1155 ATX 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI HDMI DVI Motherboard
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September 19, 2011 9:51:25 PM

thanks , but i don't care about the brand , i mean if its giga or asus or evga , i was just asking because in the review , the asus was stated as the best one out there right now ! thats why i was wondering , but i don't know if gigabyte is better then asus , to be honest im really relying on you haha ( i feel like a dumbass right now )
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September 20, 2011 6:17:44 AM

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 is the best choice price is $155/-
but it is a P67 mobo. do you really want z68,i mean there many people using p67 without any problem.any ways for z68,consider ASRock Z68 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 @ $180~190/- supports sli n other new features
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October 6, 2011 9:19:54 PM

Why_Me said:
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.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC6193&v... $94.50
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid-Tower Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394 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.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

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232639/BX80623I52500K... $208.79
Intel Core i5 2500www.tomshardware.comssor 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/235121/CSSD-F120GB3-B... $179.79
Corsair Force 3 Series 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 6GB/S Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD Sandforce SF-2200

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

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

Total: $1,203.64 *not including tax and rebates



so is this the best setup . cuse im calling everytime in tonight !!! any last changes i should do !!!???
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October 6, 2011 10:06:05 PM

kkrriimmyy said:
so is this the best setup . cuse im calling everytime in tonight !!! any last changes i should do !!!???

Two changes to that build...the motherboard. Best Direct just started stocking those new Gen 3 boards last week and they got the new EVO cpu cooler in two days ago. :) 

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/237094/Z68%20Extreme3... $148.50
ASRock Z68 EXTREME3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 SLI CrossFireX Motherboard

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/237385/RR-212E-20PK-R... $29.43
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <----- another look at that board

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/ <----- PCI-E 3.0
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October 7, 2011 1:45:48 PM

Well thanks everyone , ive ordered most of the parts yesterday night ! and the rest should be ordered in 2 weeks , ill get back to you in prolly 3 weeks or so , with pictures and spec for the whole comp , and prolly in a month or so with everything i got ( screen , headphones , mouse , mousepad , comp , etc. etc. ) now ill be able to finaly play my games without any troubles !
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October 28, 2011 1:19:06 PM

well i wanna say thanks to everyone that helped me building this PC , ive changed 1 or 2 things from the original idead cuse some parts werent stock , ( changed the videocard for a MSI 560GTX Ti Twin Frozr , the SSD for a 120GB corsair sata 3 , and the ram for the corsair Vengeance 8gb ... to be honest this is by far the craziest PC ive ever owned , this is just awesome , i mean , im playing Starcraft2 , 1440X900 with ULTRA high settings and everything all together ! i tryed a game with my friend , did 200 units on each side , and we just went on a clash in the middle , it didnt even spike once :o  !!!!

im definetly more then happY !!!!

thanks alot !!!
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October 28, 2011 5:18:40 PM

you are welcome!@!@!@!@!@
i guess this is the best answer now!!
have a good time.
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