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September 21, 2011 4:57:53 AM

Hi Everyone

Just seeing if you can look over my comp idea and give me some insight on any changes you would make. I was aiming for $1500, but did increase my budget to around $2000. I play the odd game, mainly Starcraft, Guildwars, etc. I stream Halo from my Xbox to my pc often as well. I'm a regular internet user, and may or may not decide on OCing but I would like the option for the future. Any critiques to this system please let me know..... :) 

Case - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Mobo - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Processor - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Cooler - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
Power Supply - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Hard Drive - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
SSD - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
RAM - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Video Card - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
DVD Drive http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
OS - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

I can build this system for right around $1500 shipped to me.

BTW: I live in Canada, have all the peripherals, and will be building in the next couple weeks.
September 21, 2011 6:22:43 AM

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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
September 21, 2011 7:23:41 AM

If I may ask, why did you suggest the Gigabyte Mobo over the Asus one? Is there anything in particular I should know about either?
September 21, 2011 7:52:05 AM

warm_socks said:
If I may ask, why did you suggest the Gigabyte Mobo over the Asus one? Is there anything in particular I should know about either?

That Asus board has a lot of features that most peeps will never use.

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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