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December 18, 2011 9:46:54 PM

I am looking to build a gaming PC. I haven't built a pc for 3 years now, and this will be my first gaming orienteted pc, so i was looking for some advice on parts. The parts i have chosen are:

Case: Cooler Master Haf 912
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=19-115-0...
GPU: HIS IceQ X Turbo Radeon HD 6950 2GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 750W
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) (going to buy two to make it eight gb)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
DVD Drive: 2x ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Case Fans: 2 or 3x Scythe Kama Flow 2 120mm case fan 1400RPM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
and some Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

If you guys recommend some other parts, that's cool. The most I can currently afford is about $1600, though this will go up to $2500ish by the summer. I live in Toronto, Canada and i would prefer if the parts were from Newegg.ca, though any Canadian online store or local store in Toronto would work also. I also won't do any overclocking and i may get a second 6950 when having a single one just doesn't cut it any more. The resolution i would be playing at is 1680x1050, though i may upgrade to a 1920x1080 monitor in the future.

Thanks in advance.

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December 18, 2011 11:40:30 PM

i would get

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... - $199.99
Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400

and

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... - $44.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

and

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... - $149.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

p8p67 is 16x/4x not meant for xfire.

also you should check out directcanada.com, they are alot cheaper than newegg.ca
if you dont want to buy from directcanada, you can price-match them at any local ncix stores in toronto
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December 18, 2011 11:55:36 PM

About the processor you recommended, what difference would there be between the 2400 and the 2500? Is it just clock speed, or is there something more?
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a b 4 Gaming
December 19, 2011 12:03:01 AM

for $20 and the ability to OC - keep the 2500K.
-Bruce
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December 19, 2011 12:11:36 AM

dish_moose said:
for $20 and the ability to OC - keep the 2500K.
-Bruce

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I also won't do any overclocking

As i stated before, I do not plan on doing any overclocking.
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December 19, 2011 12:19:00 AM

2500 is alittle faster than 2400 but not much, if you dont mind spending that $30 then go ahead

but i would save that money + the money you saved from motherboard and get a 6970 instead of the 6950
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a c 220 4 Gaming
December 19, 2011 12:42:53 AM

The P8P67 Pro is a SLI / CF board and the same price as the board you selected after $20 MIR

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

This build is about $1427 ... add the 2nd GFX card when ya get a 1920 x 1080 monitor

Case - $ 125 - Corsair Carbide 500R http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
PSU - $ 100 - XFX Core Edition 850 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
MoBo - $ 190 - ASUS P8Z68-V /GEN3 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
CPU - $ 230 - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Cooler - $ 50 - Hyper 612 PWM http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
RAM - $ 62 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
GFX - $ 240 - Asus GTX 560 (900MHz) http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
GFX - $ later - Same
HD - $ 140 - WD Black 1TB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
SSD - $ 220 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120 GB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
DVD Writer - $ 70 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
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a b 4 Gaming
December 19, 2011 12:01:33 PM

You say you will not OC - if you get the 2400 you won't be able to if your views change. If you have read Tom's at all you can see how easily a 2500K can perform with an OC. This is the easiest CPU to OC. Even a novice can get impressive performance gains. To say never is closed minded - but hey - whatever you want....
-Bruce
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December 19, 2011 8:43:08 PM

dish_moose said:
You say you will not OC - if you get the 2400 you won't be able to if your views change. If you have read Tom's at all you can see how easily a 2500K can perform with an OC. This is the easiest CPU to OC. Even a novice can get impressive performance gains. To say never is closed minded - but hey - whatever you want....
-Bruce

The reason i said i dont plan on overclocking is because I don't really know how to do it. And if i were to find out, I wouldn't know what would be a stable speed. But if it is true what you said about a novice getting impressize gains, then maybe I'll get a 2500k and try it out.
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January 9, 2012 10:55:04 PM

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