$1300 Gaming Build - Need Suggestions On A Few Parts / Overall Check

Approximate Purchase Date: Friday, Oct 7, 2011
Budget Range: ~$1300
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (BF3, Skyrim) Video Editing, Media Center
Parts Not Required: Mouse/keyboard/speakers/monito
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca / ncix.ca
Country of Origin: Canada
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Yes (Down the line)


Pretty sure this is a standard build now adays

Haven't built a computer since I last built my 6800gt setup. I have a few parts i'm pretty sure i know i want for sure.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) (Pretty Sure, But Open To Suggestions)

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (I Like The Blue :) )

CASE: Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

PSU: (Open To Suggestions, would like big enough to run SLI 570's down the line)

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 (Open To Suggestions)

HD: Have 2x 1TB drives, so considering a SSD, but have yet to be sold on them.
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  1. nukewater said:

    HD: Have 2x 1TB drives, so considering a SSD, but have yet to be sold on them.

    Right now that would be your biggest bottleneck. You can keep the 1TB drives, but at least get a 64GB SSD to store your OS and BF3/Skyrim.

    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/products/?sku=11180AC3372&vpn=CC600TMW-WHITE&manufacture=CORSAIR $157.34
    Corsair Graphite Series 600T Special Edition White Mid-Tower Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394 No PS


    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/236254/CC-9011013-WW/CORSAIR/ $121.00
    Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid-Tower Gaming Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394 No PS White

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/236580/P1850SNLB9/XFX/ $109.20
    XFX 850W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/237094/ASRock/Z68_Extreme3_Gen3/ $148.50
    ASRock Z68 EXTREME3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 SLI CrossFireX Motherboard

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232639/BX80623I52500K/Intel/ $208.79
    Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/237385/RR-212E-20PK-R1/COOLERMASTER/ $29.43
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232488/R4-BMBS-20PK-R0/COOLERMASTER/ $6.60
    Coolermaster Blade Master 120 Black 120MM PWM Case Fan 600-2000RPM 21.2-76.8CFM

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL&manufacture=G.SKILL $51.27
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/225965/DRW-24B1ST%20Bulk/ASUS/ $19.80
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/237201/AS510S3-120GM-C/A-Data%20Technology/ $189.67
    ADATA AS510S3-120GM-C 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 SandForce SF-2281 Solid State Disk Drive SSD

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11610BD6002&vpn=012-P3-1577-KR&manufacture=EVGA $348.35 MIR $328.35
    EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Doubleshot Fermi 732MHZ 1280MB GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/222137/GFC-02050/MICROSOFT/ $93.79
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM
  3. Purchased!

    From Memory Express

    Intel Core™ i5-2500K Processor, 3.30GHz w/ 6MB Cache

    Asus ENGTX580 DirectCU II GeForce GTX 580 1536MB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort

    Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850 Watt Power Supply

    Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Dual Channel Kit (2 x 4GB), Cerulean Blue

    Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid Tower, Special Edition White

    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler

    Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black 7200rpm SATA III w/ 64MB Cache

    Asus DRW-24B1ST 24x DVD-RW Drive, SATA, Black, OEM

    Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 w/ Dual DDR3 2133, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, CrossFireX / SLI

    Sub Total $1,444.91
    Warranty $0.00
    Shipping $96.29
    GST 5% $77.06
    Total shipping weight: 54.50000lbs Total
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