I will be ordering my first Gaming PC tomorrow and I am looking for a way to cut down on the price by $50 or so so that I can buy some more games. Any help is appreciated. I would prefer to stick to DirectCanada.ca and BestDirect.ca is possible.
Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow
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.
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.
Also I would personally change the XFX PSU to a Corsair PSU since I have read that the XFX's have kinda a high failure rate on them. $133.19
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan 5 Year Warranty http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/?sku=236287&kw=corsai...
Also if you are getting an Intel i5-2550K cpu, you should go with a Z68 chipset since they are much better for overclocking.
I own the Antec 900. Its a nice enough case-for 3 years ago. The cable management is not great, it lacks other conveniences as well. For the price you can find a lot more updated options out there. I'd recommend looking at newer cases from Coolermaster, NZXT, Fractal Designs, Xigmatek, and Sentey.