~3000$ Gaming PC Build

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  1. That PSU is very overkill. You would only need 1200 watts, say for a 3-Way GTX 580 setup... you would save yourself some cash towards other upgrades by stepping your PSU down to 900 or 950 watts. Of course, as you said, it is your money.
  2. I might do 3-way later on when the going gets tough for the 2; I think I read somewhere that it increases FPS by about 35-45%

    should I be future proof or put the money elsewhere?
  3. Talk to us in 2 months .. there are new Video Cards coming out so no point choosing components now if u buy in 2 months
  4. Since you are canadian, post your question also on hardware canucks.
    Anyway, using Ncix.com, I came up with this:

    LG BH12LS38 12X Blu Ray Rewriter SATA Black Lightscribe 3D Playback
    $74.99

    Intel Core i7 2600K Quad Core Unlocked Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Sandy Bridge 8MB
    $329.99

    Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80 High Performance CPU Cooler System LGA775 1366 1156 1155 AM2 AM3
    $99.99

    Coolermaster Haf X EATX Tower Case Black 6X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0
    $179.99

    Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Blue 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit
    $39.99

    Corsair Vengeance K60 Performance FPS Cherry MX Red Mechanical 20 Key Rollover Gaming Keyboard USB
    $109.99

    Logitech G500 Laser Gaming Mouse 5700DPI Weight Adjustable USB BLACK/GREY
    $69.99

    Seasonic X-1050 ATX 12V 24PIN 1050W Active PFC 80PLUS Gold Modular DC to DC San Ace Power Supply
    $219.99


    Crucial M4 SSD Micron C400 128GB 2.5IN Solid State Disk Flash Drive SATA3 6Gbps
    $216.61

    ASUS Maximus IV EXTREME-Z Rog LGA1155 Z68 4PCI-E16 PCI-E4 PCI-E1 Lucidlogix Virtu Motherboard
    $368.38


    Scythe Ultra Kaze 120MM High Static Pressure Fan 38MM 3000RPM 133.6CFM 45.9DBA
    $8.90

    EVGA GeForce GTX 590 Classified 630MHZ 3072MB 3456MHZ GDDR5 3XDVI Mini DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card x2
    $749.99 x2=$1,499.98

    Batman Arkham City (PC Game) Coupon for Digital Download *NVIDIA Promo Only*
    $0.00

    YOUR TOTAL $2,468.80
  5. That total makes no sense. I added them up myself and got 3,218.79
    and that would be great... but there's no Monitor or Hard Drive.
    When I add in the Monitor and Hard Drive, I got close to $4000. That's out of my price range, not to mention, cheaper on newegg.ca
  6. CPU
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    $329
    Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128507
    $174 after MIR
    PSU
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009
    149
    RAM
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233197
    $79 quality low profile RAM
    SSD
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220603
    $189
    HDD
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697
    $140
    GPU X2
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102957
    $ 680
    Case $110
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139009
    1843

    Monitor 747
    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/230471/Dell_Computer/U2711/

    keyboard and mouse $100
    Buy locally so you know you like it.

    Windows $110
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    Cooler $60
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150
    There are a lot of options out there. This one is a well tested good performing part.
    Your CPU will run out of headroom before this cooler will allow heat issues.

    I am not sure if you want headphones or speakers. There is another 260 to choose what you want. This is something else I ask you to buy locally to confirm it sound how you want.

    $ 2760 with no Speakers. New AMD cards are coming out very soon and may be worth waiting for.
  7. ASUS Mobo, NVIDIA GPU.
    Also, I hear the Force GT is the fastest SF SSD right now, is that true?
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