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Hello all!

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $1200.00 (tax in)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (WOW, Diablo 3, and GW2)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.canadacomputers.com/

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel, mid tower case

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Need to build a gaming system. Price is about $1200.00 Tax in. I live in Canada. I would like parts from Canada Computers. Gaming rig to run on ultra setting =)

This is what I plan so far from Canada computers. Please comment and suggest!

I havent choose Mobo, GPU, and Monitor.

CPU: i5 -2500K LG1155 $249.99
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4_65&item_id=035530

HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB $129.99
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=15_210_212&item_id=029337

Corsair Vengeance 12GB (3x4) DDR3 1600mhz $79.96
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=24_311_312_612&item_id=035072


Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 $89.99or TX750 $109.99
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_441&item_id=036008

Case: Antecc Three Hundred Two Gaming $69.99
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_112&item_id=045154

I'm opened minded but I really want to stick with Intel. Let me know your thoughts.

I will need to also get OS -Windows 7 64bit which should be about $100.00

Thank you
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  1. Best answer
    Thats a good start :) intel is smashing amd atm so there is no point swaping, you could go for a
    asrock extreme 4
    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_722&item_id=038862
    and get the tx750 and go with sli cards like
    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_557_559&item_id=036683 times 2
    and you dont need 12gb of ram, 8 is excellent http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=24_311_312_611&item_id=035766 and that should do unless u need a after market cpu cooler which i recommend http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8_129&item_id=044952
  2. u no nid to get so much ,if for only gaming ~
    mostly 4-6GB RAM should be enough
    so I said 8 GB should be enough ~
    Do u have any GPU ,u thinking to buy ?
  3. Best answer selected by holunwing.
  4. okie i needed up opting for the 6950 =)
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