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Suggestions and compatibility check for my i5-2500K build

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November 25, 2011 12:38:41 PM

Hi guys,

I've been browsing this site for the past few days trying to figure out components for my new PC. I've taken a look through most of the guides and this is what I have so far. Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated!

Approximate Purchase Date:
Sometime in the weeks before Christmas (I guess around the week of Dec. 13).

Budget:
Approximately $1000- $1500 (Before or after rebates isn't a concern)

System Usage:
This will mainly be used for gaming and just general use like watching movies, browsing web and etc

Parts Not Required:
Mouse, keyboard (though some suggestions on these would be appreciated!), speakers, monitor and other accessories.

Preferred Website(s):
Mainly Canadian sites please! So newegg.ca, ncix.com, canadacomputers.com and others if you have some good ones!
I've heard some good and bad things about tigerdirect.ca and directcanada.com so I'm not too sure about these two. They have bad refund, RMA and return policies?

Country: Canada!

Parts Preferences:
No preferences here!

Also I will most likely be overclocking this system, but I don't know if I want to get into SLI or Crossfire.


Now here is the more important bit.

Parts List:

CPU: $204.99
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

Mobo + PSU: $269.98
Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W Bronze W0382RU ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.760184

GPU: $369.99
MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127582

RAM: $43.99
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

HSF: $35.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057

Case: $74.99
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

HDD: $169.99
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

Wireless Card:
I've looked into wireless cards briefly but I haven't really come to a decision on this yet. Suggestions?

Disk Drive:
Same as above!

These are the parts I've chosen so far, but I'm open to all suggestions.

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November 25, 2011 4:45:25 PM

Sorry guys! I realized picking the MSI Frozr III is kind of dumb because I can save the money and OC my own GPU.

I think I'll be going with this instead:

EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593
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