$2,000 Canada Gaming Build (noob)

Approximate Purchase Date: Mid Feb. 2012

Budget Range: 2000 CND little over no biggie.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Basic Video Editing,Adobe Premiere, Photoshop etc.

Parts Not Required: Need Everything. ( have OS )

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.CA

Country: Canada ( east coast )

Parts Preferences: Quality parts.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Future Proof, Yes.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: This is what i have put together. My biggest concern is the Mobo and i am also very green when it comes to wireless adapters, input would be appreciated.I am unsure if the one i have selected is reliable. This is the list i have humbly put together. My other biggest concern is part compatibility, that it all works together.

I am a nub builder but i am confident by watching some tutorials i can do this.Thank you for your time.

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127645

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087

MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

Wireless Adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127218

SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148447

HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236153

Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104318

Key Board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126100

$2,092.86

I am looking to order this in about 2 weeks.After my mid terms.I am curious as to what Newegg.ca delivery policy is, i live in a building and am ordering it while i will be on reading week so i will be home.BUT if it ships and i am not here will it get sent to my local post office for me to pickup OR will it ship back to factory? ive heard mixed information on this.

Thanks for looking.

*** edited part list, list is up to date with changes ***
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  1. Everything looks awesome, but you probably won't need a full tower, even if you CF. You might want to take a look at this beauty: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010
  2. Everything looks pretty good to me, how much video editing you planning on doing? Might consider upgrading to a i7-2600k if your going to do a lot, also upping the RAM to 16GB again if your doing a bunch. Could save some money by going with a cheaper case and PSU, do you need a modular? if not here is a good PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021&Tpk=750%20corsair

    Alternative cases:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139007

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146068

    If you want a bit better mobo with USB 3.0 try this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157264
  3. 4eyed said:
    Everything looks awesome, but you probably won't need a full tower, even if you CF. You might want to take a look at this beauty: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010



    Thank you for the tip.I was just paro about not fitting everything in the case so i just went large lol.I was actually looking at that case and liked it design style over the HAF.

    I will take into considerations other cases linked but good to know, will save me probably $50
  4. Lokster1 said:
    Everything looks pretty good to me, how much video editing you planning on doing? Might consider upgrading to a i7-2600k if your going to do a lot, also upping the RAM to 16GB again if your doing a bunch. Could save some money by going with a cheaper case and PSU, do you need a modular? if not here is a good PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021&Tpk=750%20corsair

    Alternative cases:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139007

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146068

    If you want a bit better mobo with USB 3.0 try this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157264


    I am not doing HEAVY Vid. editing, not enough to justify the i7 and ram upgrade.

    What is the dif between the PSU besides brand? I am not sure what modular means or if i need it lol o,O derp.

    I was actually looking at that MOBO and am debating that now.
  5. Modular means that the cables you don't need you can just plug out of the PSU. Great for cable management.
  6. ARr said:
    I am not doing HEAVY Vid. editing, not enough to justify the i7 and ram upgrade.

    What is the dif between the PSU besides brand? I am not sure what modular means or if i need it lol o,O derp.

    I was actually looking at that MOBO and am debating that now.


    Ok stick with your i5 then, you will be happy with it.

    Modular basically lets you disconnect the power cords from the PSU so you only need the necessary cords in the case for your system, ie. less cords = less cable management = better airflow = pay a premium for modular. But if you end up going with the 500R case (I have it and its awesome) you will have plenty of room to route all the cables and lots of room behind the mobo trey to store the extra cords. Here a video with some explanation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm_2RG61hhk

    I think with the case and PSU saving you should go with the better mobo. And get a bit faster RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

    Also noticed you dont have an aftermarket CPU cooler, if your going to OC you should grab one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    You settled on that keyboard? I got a sidewinder and I'm super happy with it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109191
  7. Lokster1 said:
    Ok stick with your i5 then, you will be happy with it.

    Modular basically lets you disconnect the power cords from the PSU so you only need the necessary cords in the case for your system, ie. less cords = less cable management = better airflow = pay a premium for modular. But if you end up going with the 500R case (I have it and its awesome) you will have plenty of room to route all the cables and lots of room behind the mobo trey to store the extra cords. Here a video with some explanation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm_2RG61hhk

    I think with the case and PSU saving you should go with the better mobo. And get a bit faster RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

    Also noticed you dont have an aftermarket CPU cooler, if your going to OC you should grab one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    You settled on that keyboard? I got a sidewinder and I'm super happy with it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109191


    Swapped out the memory, thanks. I wont be OC right off the bat so i am holding off on the cooler for now but will pickup down the road.I think i will go modular on the psu. My OCD will get the best of me on that one lol.
  8. I would replace the Seasonic PSU with the Corsair TX 750 watt v2. I use it with SLI and havnt had a thing go wrong with it
  9. Rockdpm said:
    I would replace the Seasonic PSU with the Corsair TX 750 watt v2. I use it with SLI and havnt had a thing go wrong with it


    I always hear people say seasonic is top end, any reason to knock it? Plus i want modular.
  10. ARr said:
    Swapped out the memory, thanks. I wont be OC right off the bat so i am holding off on the cooler for now but will pickup down the road.I think i will go modular on the psu. My OCD will get the best of me on that one lol.


    You worried about seeing the cables? I will post a pic of my 500r with a Corsair 850 (non-modular) and there is not much showing in terms of cables. With a good case you should save the money on a PSU that is not modular. I would spend the money in different areas.

    No, Seasonic is a great PSU manufacturer but they are usually a bit more expensive. Here is a Corsair 750 that is modular if you really need to go that way: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010
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