All of this would go for $1,251.21 on newegg.ca with the shipping and the combo I picked.
I would like to know if that build fits right. Do I need to buy something more for building my computer? (I already have the monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc.) Would you replace something and why? There's so many model for everything, I have to say I was pretty lost.
And I wonder if there's a way to lower the total price a little bit while not affecting the performance too much. I might need some help on what to change for that.
I might change the computer case. It's pretty expensive imo.
The computer is only for gaming purposes.
Thanks in advance. If you have any questions for me, go for it! ^^
Personally, I wouldn't go for Hitachi drives as I've heard other users experience with it. Samsung, WD and Seagate are the ones I'd picked, but there's bound to be failures among any drives so it's also a bit of luck
I agree with the sugestion of the z68 based motherboard. I prefer Asus myself. I'd never spend $190 on an Asrock.
For the video Card I'd suggest the 2GB version of the 6950. I also like Asus and Gigabyte for video cards. XFX is good but overpriced for the lifetime warranty. Asus has great warranty on video cards.
I like the Antec true power power supplies. I've never seen an Antec fail in 15 years as a shop owner and all I sold was Antec. And for the case the Antec 300 series is nice. If you want a side window the Zalman Z6 Plus is an amazing deal at under $70.
Have you considered a Blueray burner. They are under $100. The blanks are not that expensive if you buy them through www.blankmedia.ca They have great quality media at good prices for us Canadians.
Stay away form the green hard drive. It's slow as heck. Not even 7200RPM. It's an energy efficient model. I like Seagate Barracuda XT myself, I find them the most reliable drives. Consider a 128GB Crucial M4. It's a top SSD at a good price. It'll boost your performance so much its unbelievable.
Consider 16GB of RAM. The price is so amazing on memory why not?
For the heatsink check out www.frostytech.com and make you decision based on what is available.
Also check out www.directcanada.com I like them better than newegg. They also have better pricing usually then newegg on most items. Also very great shipping rates by purolator...better than newegg. When putting a system together I usually purchase mostly form directcanada and a few parts from newegg depending on availability.
What are u planning on playing? Are you planning on overclocking? Some of the things you're trying to get aren't on sale right now. If it isn't urgent, I suggest you wait for parts to gradually go on sale. That alone would save you probably 100-150 bucks.