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Need help with parts for a $1300-$2000 gaming pc

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=N82E16811119233
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=19-115-073&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=3#scrollFullInfo
GPU: HIS IceQ X Turbo Radeon HD 6950 2GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161372
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 750W
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136767
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=N82E16820231180
DVD Drive: 2x ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
Case Fans: 2 or 3x Scythe Kama Flow 2 120mm case fan 1400RPM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185149
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=N82E16813131770
and some Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

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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  1. i would get

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074 - $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=N82E16820231314 - $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=N82E16813157271&Tpk=asrock%20z68%20extreme3 - $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
  2. 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?
  3. for $20 and the ability to OC - keep the 2500K.
    -Bruce
  4. dish_moose said:
    for $20 and the ability to OC - keep the 2500K.
    -Bruce

    Quote:
    I also won't do any overclocking

    As i stated before, I do not plan on doing any overclocking.
  5. 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
  6. Best answer
    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=N82E16813131771

    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=N82E16811139010
    PSU - $ 100 - XFX Core Edition 850 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011
    MoBo - $ 190 - ASUS P8Z68-V /GEN3 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131792
    CPU - $ 230 - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    Cooler - $ 50 - Hyper 612 PWM http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103103
    RAM - $ 62 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233199
    GFX - $ 240 - Asus GTX 560 (900MHz) http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425
    GFX - $ later - Same
    HD - $ 140 - WD Black 1TB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136767
    SSD - $ 220 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120 GB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226225
    DVD Writer - $ 70 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. Best answer selected by Gamer_Pollution.
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