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$1750 First Gaming PC

Last response: in Systems
October 9, 2011 4:21:48 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next few days

Budget Range: $1750 - $1800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, schoolwork.

Parts Not Required: I am building from scratch

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: for all parts preferably. I will use another site if the money saved is substantial.

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: Preferably Intel and NVIDIA, but I am not a fanboy, so I am open to suggestions.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: In a year or two I would like to add a second card.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or 1920x1200)

Additional Comments: I want to run anything and everything on max, including Metro 2033.

This is what I have so far.

CD Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner ($23)

HDD: Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM ($75)

Keyboard: Logitech 920-000914 Black USB Wired Ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard ($80)

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core($220)

OS: Windows 7 OEM ($110)

CPU Cooler: ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120 PWM 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler ($60)

SSD: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III ($115)

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($100)

Monitor: ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1 ($210)

Video Card: MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB ($370) + Free Batman Arkham City $50 Value

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V ($150)

Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse ($63)

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 ($54)

Motherboard: BIOSTAR TZ68A+RCH LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ($135)

Total: $1765

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October 9, 2011 7:51:25 AM

This isn't the complete build, but you can see where you save some money (especially with shipping) using these two sites vs newegg.canada.


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. <---- For a better case look at the Corsair Carbide 400R or 500R. You can google the reviews or check them out on newegg for a better look. Larger than those Antec 900's, better cooling, wider...easier to work with, etc... $109.20
XFX 850W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze $148.50
ASRock Z68 EXTREME3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 SLI CrossFireX Motherboard $208.79
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB $29.43
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM $51.27
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory $19.80
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black $52.79
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM $344.51 MIR $314.51
MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II OC GeForce GTX 570 Fermi 732MHZ 1280MB 3.8GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI Video Card $93.79
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM $202.40
ASUS ML248H 24IN LED Widescreen LCD Monitor 1920X1080 HDMI DVI VGA 10M:1DCR 2MS - Black $80.41
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Black USB 106 Key Backlit $59.43
Logitech G500 Laser Gaming Mouse 5700DPI Weight Adjustable USB BLACK/GREY <----- a better look at that board <----- PCI-E 3.0