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$ 2000 Cdn Gaming & Editing Rig Advice

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April 5, 2012 10:54:36 PM

Hi! This is my first time making a PC made specifically for Gaming and Video/Photo Editing. Since my 7 year old PC is reaching it's limits, 'til it kicks the can :( 

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Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of April - Early May

Budget Range: ($1600 - $2000) Before / After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, Video & Photo Editing, Music Editing, watching movies, surfing the net)

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, HDD, SSD, CD/DVD Drive)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (canadacomputers.com, ncix.com, newegg.ca)

Country: (Canada, Ontario)

Parts Preferences: I would like to stick to Intel CPU, Asus Mobo, and Corsair.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe - Most likely once I get the money.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

MO/BO: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/SABE...

CPU: Intel Ivy Bridge 3770K http://bit.ly/GCP4xv / http://bit.ly/I1zv4P

CPU Cooling: Liquid cooled from www.dazmode.com/store (Parts not required CPU Block, Rad., Pump.)
- Reservoir For Laing DDC
- New Tubing
- Comp. Fittings

GPU: http://bit.ly/H0xXJa

RAM: http://bit.ly/HjXVGZ

PSU/Accessories: http://bit.ly/rSuYhc / http://bit.ly/HjYvo6

CASE: http://bit.ly/HRT0Pp

Additional Comments: This build will be for the upcoming Intel Ivy Bridge and Liquid Cooled. Willing to downgrade the CPU. I'm open to any suggestion and advice. Prices may vary~

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April 6, 2012 2:34:23 AM

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-680-overclock... <----- Overclocking the gtx 680 w/benchmarks




FREE SHIPPING!!! These retailers are affiliated and both offer free shipping. They are located in Richmond, BC.

http://www.directcanada.com

http://www.bestdirect.ca


This psu down below is manufactured by Seasonic as are all XFX and mid and upper tier Corsair psu's.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC8651&v... $135.65
XFX 850W PRO850W XXX Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply 80PLUS Silver

gtx 680 of course....

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11610BD4900&v... $497.71
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 1006MHZ 2GB 6GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E 3.0 Video Card

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5166/ivy-bridge-overview $332
Intel i7-3770K Ivy Bridge CPU 3.5Ghz

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213&v... $17.69
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14120DR5445&v... $111.30
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB Sata 6GBPS 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - Oem

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=30170DR2160&v... $126.45
Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 Sandforce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/222137/GFC-02050/MICR... $109.20
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM
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April 6, 2012 3:11:14 AM

Thanks Why_Me ^^ I don't think I've heard about DirectCanada or BestDirect, I'll be checking their site more often if anything. Unfortunately, both are in BC and I like to physically go get the parts to save me the S&H (though those 2 are free lol) and not having to anxiously wait for it ahaha :D  But I will keep these two sites bookmarked if anything :) 
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