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$1000 BUILD for GAMING (First custom/self build)

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April 11, 2012 8:23:42 AM

Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $1000 (abit more is alright/try and include 15% taxes in prices (Quebec))

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Internet, Photoshop

Parts Not Required: Keyboard/Mouse,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca, Tigerdirect.ca (or any site that will ship to Quebec,Canada)

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: ASUS, Intel (NO AMD. bad experiences)

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (In the future)

Monitor:Samsung 32inch 720p TV (until I can get a monitor. recommendations wellcomed)

PARTS SO FAR (willing to change upon recommendation):

CASE: CoolerMaster Storm Scout
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

CPU: Intel i5 2500K (will be OC to 4.0)
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Power supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 Power Supply - 650 Watts
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Still need:
Motherboard (Preferably ASUS)
Hard Drive (Preferably 1TB)
Video card (preferably GTX 560 series)
Operating system Windows7 (64-bit OR 32-bit??)
Drive (DVD only is fine BUT if theres budget for a blu-ray writer add it :D )

Thanks ahead of time

EDIT: Upon doing more research I realize that amd GPU might be better choice for me than the Nvidia

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April 11, 2012 9:04:08 AM

You want a 750w psu if you plan on pushing dual 560's sometime in the future.



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http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0700&v... $56.93
Coolermaster Haf 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220AC2351&v... $90.00 MIR $65.00*
OCZ ZS Series 750W ATX12V V2.2 24PIN ATX SLI Ready 80PLUS Bronze Performance Power Supply 135mm Fan

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD2247&v... $144.72
ASRock Z68 EXTREME3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 SLI CrossFireX Motherboard

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD1527&v... $209.69
Intel Core I5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0554&v... $27.69
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120MM

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&v... $48.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

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=11830BD9294&v... $221.60 MIR $201.60
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi 900MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI Mini HDMI DirectX11 PCI-E Video Card

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/222137/GFC-02050/MICR... $109.20
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM

$988.82 CAD *not including mail in rebates


http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <----- a better look at that board.
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April 11, 2012 9:17:47 AM

Thanks for the quick reply. I might get a amd GPU instead of the GTX560, any ideas on what one i should get? Also this is gunna cost me about 1200 with taxes (not including shipping) any way changes can be made to lower it by about 100$
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April 11, 2012 4:53:11 PM

The Radeon 6950.
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April 11, 2012 5:12:52 PM

chadk24 said:
Thanks for the quick reply. I might get a amd GPU instead of the GTX560, any ideas on what one i should get? Also this is gunna cost me about 1200 with taxes (not including shipping) any way changes can be made to lower it by about 100$

15% of that would be 148.00 CAD. Shipping is free. Cut out the cpu h/s until you can afford one and get a 500GB hard drive for $70. But again shipping is FREE.
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April 12, 2012 2:25:07 AM

Why_Me said:
15% of that would be 148.00 CAD. Shipping is free. Cut out the cpu h/s until you can afford one and get a 500GB hard drive for $70. But again shipping is FREE.
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Thanks for the advice i was already thinking about lowering the harddrive. do you know of any sli or crossfire combo that would be the same price or sligtly more but better than the 560ti? I will hold off on overclocking till i get the heat sink but is water cooling any good or not worth the extra money. i am willing to spend more but only have 1000 as of now.
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April 12, 2012 2:28:13 AM

Oh and i dont need the dvd drive i have one and other then for installing the os it will likely not be used.
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April 12, 2012 2:39:57 AM

chadk24 said:
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Thanks for the advice i was already thinking about lowering the harddrive. do you know of any sli or crossfire combo that would be the same price or sligtly more but better than the 560ti? I will hold off on overclocking till i get the heat sink but is water cooling any good or not worth the extra money. i am willing to spend more but only have 1000 as of now.

Forget water cooling. It's totally not needed. That CM 212 EVO I posted up there will work just fine, and if you ever feel the need you can add this fan down below to it for a "push - pull" effect to bring the temps down even more.

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232488/R4-BMBS-20PK-R... $6.60
Coolermaster Blade Master 120 Black 120MM PWM Case Fan 600-2000RPM 21.2-76.8CFM

For a card that gets you a few more FPS and is only a few dollars more than it's this card here...

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD5564&v... $249.60
ASUS Radeon HD 7850 860MHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2XMINIDP PCI-E Video Card

That card uses a lot less juice than the 560ti and a 650w is what is recommended for two of those cards.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC8566&v... $60.51
XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 53A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU
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April 12, 2012 10:01:36 PM

If I forgot about sli and crossfire could i get away with buying a cheaper Motherboard?
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April 12, 2012 10:18:14 PM

chadk24 said:
If I forgot about sli and crossfire could i get away with buying a cheaper Motherboard?

Boards always tend to be more in Canada...no idea why that is. Gigabyte has a board that's about $10 cheaper than that Asrock, but it doesn't have the Gen3 support and it's a dog if you ever plan on o/c someday.
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April 15, 2012 2:33:05 PM

Best answer selected by chadk24.
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April 15, 2012 2:34:45 PM

Thanks for your help sure not 100% sure on the build yet but you definately helped set me in the right direction. might wait till i save more money and the current parts go down in price. Thanks again for all the help.
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