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January 29, 2012 2:48:18 PM


Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates 2000$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies) Gaming,performance/multitasking

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

keyboard,mouse,monitor,speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)

ncix


Country: (e.g.: India) we need to know where these parts are being assembled

canada


Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)

intel cpu


Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Maybe

Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

1920x1080

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)

Need ssd and dual monitors gpu.

I'm new to this but I would follow tutorials on the internet and build it myself.

Just need a solid and compatible config for my budget.

thanks a lot in advance
January 29, 2012 4:12:19 PM
a c 271 4 Gaming
January 29, 2012 4:44:35 PM

Based off your requirements try something like this:

Case: Corsair Carbide 500R - $139.99
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 950W - $139.99
Motherboard: Asrock X79 Extreme 7 - $259.99
CPU: 3.2GHz Intel Core i7-3930K - $599.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.6V 16GB Quad Channel for X79 - $139.99
SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $179.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda XT 1TB - $159.99
Optical: MSI DVD Burner - included with HD
Video card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 - $559.99

Total: $2,188.92 - a bit over budget but X79 is a bit more future proof from what I'm being told. You could drop that to a Geforce GTX 570 and save about $200 and that would put you a little bit under $2K ($1,968.92).
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January 29, 2012 6:35:57 PM

May I suggest you take a look at www.directcanada.com? That's where I ordered all of my computer parts and they don't charge any shipping fees in canada. They have some very interesting deals from time to time. I believe NCIX and direct canada are sister companies as well.
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January 29, 2012 9:24:46 PM

What do you guys think of this build ? Tweaked from the above suggestions.



Sapphire Radeon Hd 7970 925MHZ 3GB 5.5GHZ GDDR5 Dvi Hdmi 2XMINIDISPLAYPORT PCI-E Video Card


Yes $555.36 $555.36


ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black



Yes $19.24 $19.24


G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory



Yes $45.69 $45.69


Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 Sandforce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive


Yes $215.12 $215.12


Western Digital WD Caviar Black 750GB 7200RPM 64MB Buffer SATA3 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive



Yes $122.28 $122.28


Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB



Yes $215.69 $215.69


Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM



Yes $27.58 $27.58


ASRock Z68 EXTREME3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 SLI CrossFireX Motherboard



Yes $146.88 $146.88


Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid-Tower Gaming Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394 No PS White



Yes $114.69 $114.69


XFX 850W PRO850W XXX Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply 80PLUS Silver

Any thoughts ?
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January 29, 2012 9:59:27 PM

Quote:
Any thoughts ?


That's a pretty good build. The only thing is I know HD prices are ridiculous because of the shortage but you can get a bigger HD like a Samsung Spinpoint for an extra $20.

You should still consider looking at X79, I know the CPU prices are outrageous but the new one that's going to be released (the i7-3820 I think) will be $285 and you could get that and the 7970. That might be the way to go actually.
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