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November 13, 2011 4:08:58 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: 1000++

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Home, gaming, voice chat in game, surfing the internet, watching movies/videos HD, streaming, homework, fraps recording, capture card recording for console, video/audio editing, Kaspersky Internet Security

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, OS I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Local store: canadacomputers.com Online: Any

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: I would like to nvidia GPU because it has physx & cuda and I'm looking for 24 inch monitor or bigger.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or higher

Additional Comments: I want my pc to run all heavy, demanding, intense graphics, biggest maps, etc on extreme, enthusiast, ultimate, infinite max settings with max AA/CSAA, AF, Resolution, Physx, Cuda, DirectX, Tessellation, DOF, SSAO, High-Res Shadows, HDR, everything, etc except Vsync. (Battlefield 3, BC2, COD: Black Ops, MW3, Crysis 1-2, Metro 2033, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, GTA 4, Episode from Liberty City, other upcoming games, etc) I also want my pc to boot/startup very fast in 20 seconds or less and I want my pc last 5 years or longer.

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I'm not really good at looking for best parts but here's my guess build

SSD/HDD - OCZ IBIS HSDL 3.5" 960GB SSD X2
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=569_1...

Case - Antec Nine Hundred Two
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6...
or any case has good airflow cooling with glowing blue lights, all blue led fan, side pannel window with blue led fan and top fan with blue led

Mobo - Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2...

CPU - Intel Core i7-2600
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=5...

PSU - unkown

RAM - 4GB

GPU - EVGA Geforce GTX 590
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...

My max budget is $11,984.87 CAD.

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November 17, 2011 3:52:31 AM

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My max budget is $11,984.87 CAD.


Your *MAX* budget is $12K???? :lol:  :o 

You also don't need a sound card - they're pretty useless at this point. The onboard audio on the motherboard is all I ever have, and ever used - it's perfectly fine.

You could put together a fairly competent system for ~$2K. Check this build out (it's late and I'm too lazy to post links, plus I'm not sure how Canada's prices compare to US :lol:  ):

Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - ~$100
PSU: Corsair AX 1200 - ~$300
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68XP-UD5 - ~$250
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K - ~$230
Cooler: Corsair H100 - ~$119
SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - ~$210
HD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB - ~$199
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 580 - ~$499
Optical: LG Super Multi BD-R - ~$80
Keyboard / Mouse: Microsoft Cordless Desktop 5000 - ~$60
OS: Windows 7 Pro - ~$140
Monitor: Acer 24" 1080p LED - ~$200

That should run you about $2500 US, probably $2600 - $2700 CAD.
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