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October 1, 2011 2:15:44 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP


Budget Range: ~1000$ Before Rebates (not including monitor keyboard ect)


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming --> Programming --> Surfing


Parts Not Required: OS, Monitor Keyboard/Mouse


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: TigerDirect.ca > Newegg.ca > CanadaComputers.ca > NCIX.ca


Country of Origin: Canada


Parts Preferences: * = preferred

Tower: Cooler Master HAF 922M ATX Black Mid-Tower Case - 5 External 5.25" Drive Bays, 5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays, 2 200mm Fans, 1 120mm Fan *

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K BX80623I72600K Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.40 GHz (3.80 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan *

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6950 1GB GDDR5 PCIe 2.1

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...

MOBO: Gigabtye GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB)

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...

PSU: Coolmax CUG-950B 950-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, PCI-E Ready, Modular

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

(Just kinda tossed this one in here due to it's modular and SLI capabilities... 950w is likely overkill)

Hard Drive: Seagate ST31000524AS Barracuda Hard Drive - 1TB, SATA 6Gbps, 7200 RPM, 32MB (1TB* is my preference)

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...

CD/DVD Drive: HP HPDVD1260I Multiformat DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD-RAM 12X, SATA

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...

(Don't know much about DVD Drives...)


Overclocking: Likely when I become more educated.


SLI or Crossfire: Likely in the future.


Current Total: $1033.83 + 50$ Rebate


Additional Comments: Opinions? Help me shave this price down if possible.

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October 1, 2011 2:26:06 AM

You sure don't need a 950W PSU for that GPU, even a 850W is overkill get this one http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item.... and i would highly reccomend to go with WD (Western Digital) with the HDD as they make the best HDD from my previous experience. You also do not need the 2600k and instead go with the 2500k to save $100 and i would suggest this GPU http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

All in all though, its a pretty nice build!

Hope this helps.
October 1, 2011 2:35:56 AM

Ty for the response, I'll consider it :) 
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October 1, 2011 2:42:57 AM

Dont forget Windows 7 :D  And if you have extra cash why not invest In a better gpu :D 

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October 1, 2011 6:29:27 AM
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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/

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC5964&v... $89.69
Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220AC2351&v... $86.26 MIR $61.26
OCZ ZS Series 750W ATX12V V2.2 24PIN ATX SLI Ready 80PLUS Bronze Performance Power Supply 135mm Fan

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2... $149.99 MIR $129.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

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=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... $19.80
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11610BD1412&v... $238.69 MIR $228.69
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi 850MHZ 1024MB 4104MHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card

Total: $804.37 *not including rebates, and tax

*additional case fan for that case

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.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <----- ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
October 1, 2011 5:18:03 PM

Ty for the input Why_Me. I was wondering, how does the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 compare to the Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H?

Also, I like this free shipping, ty :) 
October 1, 2011 6:16:38 PM

Jebt said:
Ty for the input Why_Me. I was wondering, how does the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 compare to the Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H?

Also, I like this free shipping, ty :) 

Both are great boards. The reason I stuck that asrock board in there is that it has the new PCI-E 3.0 slots along with the UEFI bios.

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/ <----- PCI-E 3.0
October 1, 2011 6:18:16 PM

Kk, I also prefer the aesthetics of the Asrock (not that it really matters :p )


PS: just realized your addition was a bit off it's $891.24 total before rebates/tax and the extra fan
October 1, 2011 9:06:41 PM

Think I'm going to go with your build with a few changes.

The PSU: OCZ ZS Series 750W ATX12V V2.2 24PIN ATX SLI Ready 80PLUS Bronze Performance Power Supply 135mm Fan

to

OCZ FATAL1TY Series 750W ATX 24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135mm Red Fan 80+ Bronze Power Supply

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220AC3281

as I believe the one you selected is not modular, and this one is only slightly more expensive

and

The GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi 850MHZ 1024MB 4104MHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card

to

XFX Radeon HD 6950 1GB GDDR5 PCIe 2.1 $239.97 + 30$ rebate

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

As it gives slightly better performance even with the $7.5 shipping, at a cheaper price with the rebate of 30$


ty for your input :) 
October 1, 2011 9:10:13 PM

Go with the OCZ ZS or Fatality. You can't go wrong with either.

As for GPUs, I suggest going with the 560 Ti mainly because it can OC so well but at a cheap price. However, going with the Sapphire 6950 Dirt3 edition would be a better option if you go with the 6950.
October 1, 2011 9:52:33 PM

Ehh... I'll likely get the 2GB version of the 6950... I can't see a reason for not paying 30$ more, and having the ability to unlock it to a 6970.
October 1, 2011 10:03:12 PM

Jebt said:
Ehh... I'll likely get the 2GB version of the 6950... I can't see a reason for not paying 30$ more, and having the ability to unlock it to a 6970.

The days of unlocking those cards are over with. AMD put an end to that.
October 1, 2011 10:19:41 PM

Ahh really? I'll likely still get it, as I intend on running max settings, and perhaps the additional monitor.
October 1, 2011 10:25:13 PM

Jebt said:
Ahh really? I'll likely still get it, as I intend on running max settings, and perhaps the additional monitor.


I would say BF3 runs better on a GTX 560ti.
October 2, 2011 7:23:46 AM

^ Lol, that means AMD cards play better.
October 3, 2011 6:24:43 PM

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