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

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-details.asp?EdpNo=4543058&CatId=1509

CPU: Intel i5 2500K (will be OC to 4.0)
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7073161&sku=I69-2500K

Power supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 Power Supply - 650 Watts
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7195036&sku=C13-2800

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=40739&sku=C13-5720

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


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

    http://www.directcanada.com

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    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0700&vpn=RC-912-KKN1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER $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&vpn=OCZ-ZS750W&manufacture=OCZ $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&vpn=Z68%20Extreme3%20Gen3&manufacture=Others $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&vpn=BX80623I52500K&manufacture=INTEL $209.69
    Intel Core I5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0554&vpn=RR-212E-20PK-R2&manufacture=COOLERMASTER $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&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL&manufacture=G.SKILL $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&vpn=DRW-24B1ST%20Bulk&manufacture=ASUS $17.69
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14120DR5445&vpn=ST1000DM003&manufacture=SEAGATE $111.30
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB Sata 6GBPS 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD9294&vpn=GV-N560OC-1GI&manufacture=GIGABYTE $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/MICROSOFT/ $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%20Extreme3%20Gen3 <----- a better look at that board.
  2. 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$
  3. The Radeon 6950.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
    y

    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.
  6. Oh and i dont need the dvd drive i have one and other then for installing the os it will likely not be used.
  7. chadk24 said:
    y

    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-R0/COOLERMASTER/ $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&vpn=HD7850-DC2-2GD5&manufacture=ASUS $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&vpn=P1650SNLB9&manufacture=XFX $60.51
    XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 53A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU
  8. If I forgot about sli and crossfire could i get away with buying a cheaper Motherboard?
  9. 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.
  10. Best answer selected by chadk24.
  11. 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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