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$1200-1500 gaming build, canada

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November 22, 2011 7:10:03 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Wednesday, or ASAP

Budget Range: between 1200 and 1500 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Only need the system, might not need optical drive or OS. No monitor, mouse etc.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NCIX or Atic Vancouver

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Maybe in future

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Hi guys, this is my first build, I prefer that the parts are from NCIX/Atic so I can pick it up in store and finish everything up on wednesday. Here's what I have so far, I am very open to suggestions on: the case, the mobo, PSU, GPU, SSD. Here's roughly what I want so far.

EVGA GTX 560ti 1gb - 239.99

i7 2600k - 349.98

ASUS P8Z68-M Pro Z68 motherboard - 141.16

G.SKILL F3-17000CL11Q-16GBZL Ripjawsz 16GB 4X4GB DDR3-2133 - 173.45

Antec 300 mini tower gaming case - 54.99

Solid state drive:


Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink - 29.98

There's also this i7 2600k/mobo bundle deal that doesn't look bad, what do you guys think?

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November 22, 2011 7:24:23 AM

If this is for gaming only dont get the i7, go with an i5 2500k. The difference between gaming power is very little and you will save $100 to put else where. But if you are doing CAD, 3D rendering and what not stick with it.

The same thing can be said for the RAM as well drop it down to 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600mhz with 1.5V. Again if your using the CAD and whatnot stick with what you got.

For SSD I would go with an Crucial M4 SSD very reliable and has had no issues since they first came out

Both PSU brands are good to go, go with which ever one you want, IMO I would go with Crosair.

If you went with the i5 up the GPU to a 570 (if you plan to SLI down the road with a 570 bump PSU up to a 850W)