Need Advice for sub 1500 build

Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime this month

Budget Range: 1000-1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, videos, surfing web, programming

Parts Not Required: : keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,,,,

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Really want i7 2600k, SDD for windows, HDD for rest.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Needs to be quiet

Thank You!
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  1. MOBO :
    CPU :
    RAM :
    GPU :
    HDD :
    SSD :
    PSU :
    CASE :
    TOTAL : $1,465.41
    You have a mobo with posibilities to SLI , a power supply what can support SLI , cpu overclocked and everything you want to put on that PC.
    The case is quiet . The cpu cooler is verry quiet and one of the best.
    Its dificult to do an pc just from one site because on other site some parts can be with 20-30$ cheaper,and some parts are not available on other site. I used to compare newegg and canadacomputers
  2. I think you forgot the Monitor. But great build overall. its a win win.
  3. 2600k is not for gaming.2500k is similar for gamaing.
  4. If you are really into gaming you may not need i7 2600K, i5 2500K is sufficient Also does your build needs monitor if yes then I have already included it. Based on these here's a suggestion:

    CPU: $230- i5 2500K

    Cooler : $37- CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO(To provide good cooling during overclocking)

    SSD: $200- Crucial M4 128 GB (A SSD large enough to hold Windows on other programs and games)

    Case: $65- Xclio NightHawk

    HDD: $130- Seagate Barracuda 1TB

    Monitor: $210- Asus VS248H 24"

    GPU: $280- MSI Twin Frozr II Radeon 6950 2GB

    PSU: $120- PC Power & Cooling 760 Watt 80plus Silver

    RAM: $32- Patriot Signature 2X 4GB

    Motherboard: $134- Asrock Z68(Good motherboard , supports Crossfire, etc)

    Total(Excluding Rebates): 1437 USD

    Rebates: 20 USD

    That should help.
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