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April 17, 2012 12:17:14 AM

Im building my first gaming rig :D  and i dont know what one to get or any changes i should make i made these in about 2 hours of research im trying to stay in th 1.5k range if you wanna suggest any changes,
http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?...
and this one
http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?...
Thanks

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April 17, 2012 1:10:56 AM

in the second build you have both a 7970 and a twin frozr 580... the i7 is not really necessary for gaming. It will perform similarly to the i5-2500k for more $. Also, more than 8GB of RAM is not necessary for gaming either. Take the savings from these changes and drop on a GTX 680 :)  That will give you the best single gpu performance on the market and killer gaming.
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April 17, 2012 1:21:42 AM

The 580 is meh. Get the 680. It's a lot better and the same price.
Get the i5 2500K.
Get 8GB RAM.
Get the ASRock Extreme3 Gen3.
If you're overclocking, get Arctic Silver 5 themal paste.
The savings will get you an SSD.
Go witht eh2nd build with these changes.
Like kelthic said, you could get a 680. But what games do you want to play? What res.? What settings? For all we know, you want to play Doom(no offense). Tell us, and we'll be able to help you build a better rig.
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April 17, 2012 1:40:41 AM

obsama1 said:
The 580 is meh. Get the 680. It's a lot better and the same price.
Get the i5 2500K.
Get 8GB RAM.
Get the ASRock Extreme3 Gen3.
If you're overclocking, get Arctic Silver 5 themal paste.
The savings will get you an SSD.
Go witht eh2nd build with these changes.
Like kelthic said, you could get a 680. But what games do you want to play? What res.? What settings? For all we know, you want to play Doom(no offense). Tell us, and we'll be able to help you build a better rig.


i wanna play bf3 mw3 skyrim and most upcoming games and some minecraft runescape on preferably high graphics also could you ling me to the asrock extreme3 gen3 i cant find it anywhere
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April 17, 2012 1:43:42 AM

With that budget, i really see no reason you can't have the 680.
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April 17, 2012 1:48:58 AM

Can you get to a microcenter? If you can you could save $50 by buying the z68 with an I5-2500k. The 680 is better and get 8 gigabytes of ram.
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April 17, 2012 2:02:18 AM

Give this a look over:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... GTX 680 (the only one i found in stock lol) $529.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CD/DVD burner 17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 1 TB Caviar Black 139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 620W PSU 84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 8GB Ram Kit 44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ASRock Z77 Extreme 6 174.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... i5-2500k 219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Windows 7 64 bit 99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... hyper 212 EVO 34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Vertex 3 SSD for your boot drive and most played games. 159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HAF 922 89.99

Total $1597.89

EDIT realized i forgot the case (duh, right?), so i updated this. if you want to stay below 1500 skip the ssd.


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April 17, 2012 2:16:49 AM

nice build ... just missing a case
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April 17, 2012 2:19:17 AM

Ragella said:
nice build ... just missing a case


fixed that a little bit ago.
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April 17, 2012 2:32:35 AM

Ivy Bridge is due out April 29th.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-c... <---- Ivy Bridge cpu review with benchmarks




FREE SHIPPING for this entire build. These retailers are affiliated and both offer free shipping. They are located in Richmond, BC.

http://www.directcanada.com

http://www.bestdirect.ca



This build allows you to add another one of those cards in the future.


http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC6196&v... $113.56
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid-Tower Gaming Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394 No PS Black

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

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/241881/GA-Z77X-UD3H/G... $164.35
Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Z77DDR3 3PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 HDMI CrossFireX/SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

http://pcper.com/news/Processors/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-Proce... $225 USD
Intel i5-3750K Ivy Bridge CPU 3.4Ghz

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0554&v... $31.05
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120MM

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/240822/BLS2KIT4G3D160... $44.07
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 1.5V CL9 Dual Channel Memory Kit

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/225965/DRW-24B1ST%20B... $16.79
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... $130.25
Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 Sandforce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD3752&v... $503.52
ASUS GeForce GTX 680 1006MHZ 2GB 6.0GBPS GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card


Total: $1,475.54 *not including mail in rebates


Same build but with 7870 o/c...just replace vid card and psu

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD5693&v... $349.44ast
ASUS Radeon HD 7870 1000MHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2XMINIDP PCI-E Video Card

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7870_Direct_... <---- Review w/benchmarks of that Asus 7870 o/c

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220AC2351&v... $86.60 MIR $61.60*
OCZ ZS Series 750W ATX12V V2.2 24PIN ATX SLI Ready 80PLUS Bronze Performance Power Supply 135mm Fan

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

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530MN6442&v... $153.81 MIR $143.81
ASUS ML228H 21.5IN Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor Black 1920X1080 2MS 10M:1 HDMI DVI-D VGA
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April 17, 2012 2:35:39 AM

Why_Me said:
Because newegg canada is a total hose job for Canadians when you factor in the shipping charges.

@ the OP. You filled out "no" as far as dual vid cards yet you posted a board and psu meant for dual vid cards. So which is it? Also that old school 1.64v RAM you have up there isn't meant for these 1155 boards. It messes up the controllers. These 1155 boards require low voltage RAM...as in 1.5v or even less.



Ivy Bridge is due out April 29th.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-c... <---- Ivy Bridge cpu review with benchmarks

http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph5626/44758.png


FREE SHIPPING for this entire build. These retailers are affiliated and both offer free shipping. They are located in Richmond, BC.

http://www.directcanada.com

http://www.bestdirect.ca



This build allows you to add another one of those cards in the future.


http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC6196&v... $113.56
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid-Tower Gaming Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394 No PS Black

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

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/241881/GA-Z77X-UD3H/G... $164.35
Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Z77DDR3 3PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 HDMI CrossFireX/SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

http://pcper.com/news/Processors/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-Proce... $225 USD
Intel i5-3750K Ivy Bridge CPU 3.4Ghz

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0554&v... $31.05
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120MM

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/240822/BLS2KIT4G3D160... $44.07
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 1.5V CL9 Dual Channel Memory Kit

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/225965/DRW-24B1ST%20B... $16.79
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... $130.25
Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 Sandforce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD3752&v... $503.52
ASUS GeForce GTX 680 1006MHZ 2GB 6.0GBPS GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card


Total: $1,475.54 *not including mail in rebates


Same build but with 7870 o/c...just replace vid card and psu

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD5693&v... $349.44ast
ASUS Radeon HD 7870 1000MHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2XMINIDP PCI-E Video Card

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7870_Direct_... <---- Review w/benchmarks of that Asus 7870 o/c

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220AC2351&v... $86.60 MIR $61.60*
OCZ ZS Series 750W ATX12V V2.2 24PIN ATX SLI Ready 80PLUS Bronze Performance Power Supply 135mm Fan

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

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530MN6442&v... $153.81 MIR $143.81
ASUS ML228H 21.5IN Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor Black 1920X1080 2MS 10M:1 HDMI DVI-D VGA


So if i change the ram and the a dual video card it would be good?? if so could you point me to the best ones
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April 17, 2012 2:47:36 AM

jas330 said:
So if i change the ram and the a dual video card it would be good?? if so could you point me to the best ones

Forget that quote in my post. I copied most of that build from another Canadian build I did earlier today and forgot to delete that quote.

Total your shipping charges from newegg canada and see what it totals up to. That build I posted is free shipping inside of Canada.
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April 17, 2012 2:53:35 AM

Why_Me said:
Forget that quote in my post. I copied most of that build from another Canadian build I did earlier today and forgot to delete that quote.

Total your shipping charges from newegg canada and see what it totals up to. That build I posted is free shipping inside of Canada.


its comes too 73 dollars and its 3-5 business days. Do you know if those companys do pickup where i could pick my order up since i live fairly close
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April 17, 2012 3:12:35 AM

Why_Me said:
Forget that quote in my post. I copied most of that build from another Canadian build I did earlier today and forgot to delete that quote.

Total your shipping charges from newegg canada and see what it totals up to. That build I posted is free shipping inside of Canada.

i looked at those sites and right now im stuck between this
http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?...
and this build
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD3604
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180BD4496
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD8337
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=30170DR2160
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD5693
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14120DR5445
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0554
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC8651
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC6196

Whats better i dont care about price just speed and quality
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April 17, 2012 3:14:05 AM

jas330 said:
its comes too 73 dollars and its 3-5 business days. Do you know if those companys do pickup where i could pick my order up since i live fairly close

They did last year so I'm assuming they still do. They ship out of the same warehouse so call them and have them call you when the entire order is ready to pick up.
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April 17, 2012 3:26:17 AM


The Storm Scout is small and no front 3.0 USB ports. If you add a decent sized cpu h/s like that CM EVO, you lose the side fan on that case. 16GB of RAM for a gaming build? no no no. And you don't want all 4 RAM slots full sitting side by side creating heat. Also look at Windows Home Premium...I linked it in that build.

Take that build I posted, and switch out the vid card with that 7950 if you want that card. But if you look at that link I posted to the 7870 review you will see it runs head to head with that card for $100 cheaper.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD3894&v... $458.27
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 Windforce 900MHZ 3GB 5GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2XDP PCI-E Video Card

Here's a modular 750w psu...

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC5235&v... $137.18
Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan

And a better board ...

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD6646&v... $203.87
ASUS P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 SLI 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 DisplayPort USB3.0 Motherboard
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April 17, 2012 6:01:11 AM

Why_Me said:
The Storm Scout is small and no front 3.0 USB ports. If you add a decent sized cpu h/s like that CM EVO, you lose the side fan on that case. 16GB of RAM for a gaming build? no no no. And you don't want all 4 RAM slots full sitting side by side creating heat. Also look at Windows Home Premium...I linked it in that build.

Take that build I posted, and switch out the vid card with that 7950 if you want that card. But if you look at that link I posted to the 7870 review you will see it runs head to head with that card for $100 cheaper.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD3894&v... $458.27
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 Windforce 900MHZ 3GB 5GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2XDP PCI-E Video Card

Here's a modular 750w psu...

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC5235&v... $137.18
Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan

And a better board ...

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD6646&v... $203.87
ASUS P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 SLI 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 DisplayPort USB3.0 Motherboard


I think im going with this setup
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=64385 -Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=67748&promoid=1259 -XFX Radeon HD 7950 Double D 800MHZ 3GB 5.0GBPS GDDR5

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=69881&promoid=1259 -ASUS Sabertooth Z77 ATX LGA1155

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=64993&promoid=1259 -Intel Core i7 2700K Quad Core Unlocked Hyperthreading

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=38649&promoid=1259 -Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=57953&promoid=1259 -G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=59938 -
Cooler Master Haf 932 Advanced Full Tower EATX Case 7X5.25 2X3.5 5X3.5INT USB3.0 eSATA 1394 Black

with windows 7 home premium, a 2tb storage drive, 100gb ssd for boot and main programs, and they build it and ship it to me for only 1.500$ with a 1 year warrenty
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