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October 10, 2011 1:40:03 AM

I just finished putting together this build, and I am looking on ways to improve on it, specifically by lowering the price.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next few days

Budget Range: $1700 - $1850

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: DirectCanada.com or BestDirect. Iam open to using Newegg.ca or other sites if necessary.

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.

CD Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/225965/DRW-24B1ST%20B...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/233111/ST31000524AS/S...

Keyboard: Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Black USB 106 Key Backlit
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12660ID1393

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

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/222137/GFC-02050/MICR...

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

SSD: OCZ Solid 3 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 SandForce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/234920/SLD3-25SAT3-12...

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 900 ATX 9 Drive Bay No PS TOP USB2.0 1394 Audio
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/116037/NINE%20HUNDRED...

Monitor: Samsung S27A350H 27IN Widescreen LCD Monitor LED Backlit 1920X1080 2MS 300CD/M2 HDMI VGA
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=1404138642P

Video Card: MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II OC GeForce GTX 570 Fermi 732MHZ 1280MB 3.8GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI Video Card
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD1893

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

Mouse: Logitech G500 Laser Gaming Mouse 5700DPI Weight Adjustable USB BLACK/GREY
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12660ID2220

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

Motherboard: EVGA Z68 SLI ATX Z68 LGA1155 DDR3 3PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 USB3.0 Sandy Bridge Motherboard
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/236604/130-SB-E685-KR...

Total: $1 832.98

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October 10, 2011 1:53:38 AM

get a crucial m4 ssd if it's available where you live. they are tons more reliable than ocz. I would also look into into the coolermaster HAF line of cases too. Pick one that fits your budget, the haf 932 is most popular. i also personally recommend the ASRock extreme4 gen 3 motherboard. It's an OC'ers friend.
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October 10, 2011 1:58:10 AM

Is it worth an extra $52? Also that board isn't in stock :C

Edit: Nevermind it is :D . Thanks.
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October 10, 2011 2:00:59 AM

It is a p67. What are the disadvantages of that board and how will they affect me compared to a z68?
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October 10, 2011 3:37:07 AM

Best answer selected by Alexthetitan.
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