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October 4, 2011 2:40:13 AM

First of all i was wondering if tigerdirect.ca is a good website to order from aswell as if the following specs for my future first build are good for a gaming build as well as if the prices are good(prices in CAD). Any suggestions on anything i should change would be greatly appreciated. I live in Ontario if that information is needed.

Corsair CMPSU-800G Gaming Series GS800 800W - Power Supply $139.99

Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 Vengeance 16GB PC12800 1600MHz DDR3 - RAM $119.97

Cooler Master RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced ATX - Mid-Tower Case $95.99 thinking about changing this to a full tower

EVGA 03G-P3-1584-AR GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked 3GB, GDDR5 - Video Card $589.97

Intel DP67BGB3 Desktop Extreme Board - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155) - mobo $203.99

Intel Core i7-2600K BX80623I72600K Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.40 GHz - cpu $314.97

HP HPDVD1270I Multiformat - DVD Writer $35.99

Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1TB Caviar Black Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gbs $79.97

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT - Operating System Software $99.97

all together the costs add up to : $1690.81
+tax $224.77
+s&h $38.19
= $1953.77

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October 4, 2011 9:32:45 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Randomizer
October 4, 2011 10:05:16 AM

Two thoughts:
1. There is really no need to be getting a core i7, you won't notice any difference from a core i5 2500k, and a 2500k will cost you 100 less.

2. You are buying an overclocking cpu on a MB that is not known for it's overclocking abilities. Intel's power management is lacking in that they use very few phases to their power regulators. That makes for not so stable power delivery, as well as power regulators that have a tendency to burn out. I would go with a MB from Gigabyte or Asus instead. You'll get more features and better power handling for the same, if not less money.
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October 4, 2011 10:05:29 AM

I would not buy an intel brand board .
Companies like ASUS and Gigabyte do a lot of tweaking to add features . Intel boards are going to be pretty vanilla ...... or at least well back from the cutting edge .

16 gig of RAM is only slightly smarter than just taking money out and burning it .
Even 8 gig is massive overkill on a gaming rig

a 2500K makes sense , a 2600K does not . Hyperthreading wont help games

the money you save you can spend on an SSD boot drive
October 4, 2011 11:30:03 AM

Outlander_04 said:
I would not buy an intel brand board .
Companies like ASUS and Gigabyte do a lot of tweaking to add features . Intel boards are going to be pretty vanilla ...... or at least well back from the cutting edge .

16 gig of RAM is only slightly smarter than just taking money out and burning it .
Even 8 gig is massive overkill on a gaming rig

a 2500K makes sense , a 2600K does not . Hyperthreading wont help games

the money you save you can spend on an SSD boot drive



+1 I have to agree with this.

The Samsung Spinpoint 1tb would be cheaper and more or less has the same performance with a WD black.
October 4, 2011 12:07:08 PM

I disagree about 8Gb being too much. I was using 4Gb and it was ok, but crysis would freeze and say out of ram on the last level. Even when not gaming adding another 4Gb was instantly noticeable. besides...a few years ago people were saying "who in their right mind needs 4Gb?"
October 4, 2011 12:55:21 PM

Ive heard only good things about WD black was wondering if anyone else thinks the Samsung spinpoint is a better choice, and ty i was wondering about the i-5 2500 aswell, i will change the MoBo and i was wondering with the changes if its a bit overkill for playing games like WoW and Aion and for upcoming games like D3 and Guild Wars 2 ?
October 4, 2011 1:55:49 PM

And I was wondering if any of you have had personal experience with tigerdirect.ca and if they are reliable/good costumer support.
October 4, 2011 2:02:34 PM

joshuag said:
And I was wondering if any of you have had personal experience with tigerdirect.ca and if they are reliable/good costumer support.


Yeah, most people recommend tigerdirect here but I do not have personal experience with them.

Blacks are good but are expensive. The Samsung Spinpoint f3 was reviewed by tom's hardware and is one of the best choices for HDDs. The samsung and black are both reliable and trusted by many users here but the Samsung is better for the price/performance.
October 5, 2011 12:30:43 AM

anyone have comments on whether this is overkill or not? Im also hooking my computer up to a 40 inch 1080p hd sony bravia
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