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PC Build $1700ish budget

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October 15, 2011 7:25:46 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Around late october to mid november

Budget Range: 1500-1700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming(BF3, etc), Photoshop, Lightroom, Media system

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NCIX.com
due to picking up from store 5 minutes away = no shipping :D 
And pricematching any other retailer
Pricematching done with newegg, directcanada, bestdirect, and tigerdirect

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel and Nvidia

Overclocking: Possibly, nothing to heavy

SLI or Crossfire: In the future when i receive more funds

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Current Part selection:
All parts priced as after price match

CPU: i5 2500k - $209.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57962
I only do light Photoshop/Lightroom, so hopefully i7 isn't needed

GPU: EVGA GTX 580 - $474.97
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=56600

RAM: G.skill ripjaws 1600 8gb - $52.47
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57953

SSD: Crucial M4 128gb - $204.97
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=60445

HDD: WD Caviar Black SATAIII 750gb - $60.35
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=59813
Note: I would get Samsung F3 but NCIX does not have any in stock anymore

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Z68 - $199.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=61183

May wait for the GEN3 versions of this board which should be out sometime this month.

CPU Cooler: Coolermaster 212 EVO - $29.43
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=64385

PSU: Corsair HX1050 - $198.12
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=61487

Case: Corsair Carbide 500r - $115.50
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=62757

CD/DVD Drive: ASUS 24x DVD Writer - $19.80
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=49597

OS: Windows 7 - $99.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=45271

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October 16, 2011 10:36:44 PM

I've used Nvidia for ever, so i'll prob stick with them, thanks for the input though. Anyone else have opinions, comments, etc?
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October 16, 2011 10:50:36 PM

are you overclocking? if not, ditch the cooler cause the cpu should come with it
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