First time build

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?WishListNumber=19069632
and this one
http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=27010268
Thanks
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. With that budget, i really see no reason you can't have the 680.
  5. 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.
  6. kelthic said:
    With that budget, i really see no reason you can't have the 680.

    just wondering whats the difference between the http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814108 and the 680
  7. jas330 said:
    just wondering whats the difference between the http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814108 and the 680


    Your link isn't working.
  8. kelthic said:
    Your link isn't working.


    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102963 old one was from something else sorry and whats the difference between the motherboards they look the same
  9. nice build ... just missing a case
  10. The boards you linked were z68 boards, the board i linked was a z77 board which is newer and has some new features. Read http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-virtu-mvp-benchmark,3174.html for more information.

    The graphics card that i linked performs slightly better than the one you linked. Look at the article http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-680-review-benchmark,3161-13.html and read through it to see the differences.
  11. Ragella said:
    nice build ... just missing a case


    fixed that a little bit ago.
  12. since im ordering tonight will this build be good http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=270 10268
    i need the i7 for hyper threading
  13. Ivy Bridge is due out April 29th.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-core-i7-3770k/9 <---- 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&vpn=CC-9011012-WW&manufacture=CORSAIR $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&vpn=P1850BNLG9&manufacture=XFX $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/Gigabyte/ $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-Processors-Launch-March-23-2012 $225 USD
    Intel i5-3750K Ivy Bridge CPU 3.4Ghz

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0554&vpn=RR-212E-20PK-R2&manufacture=COOLERMASTER $31.05
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120MM

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/240822/BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00/CRUCIAL%20TECHNOLOGY/ $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%20Bulk/ASUS/ $16.79
    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=30170DR2160&vpn=MKNSSDCR120GB&manufacture=Mushkin%20Enhanced $130.25
    Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 Sandforce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD3752&vpn=GTX680-2GD5&manufacture=ASUS $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&vpn=HD7870-DC2-2GD5&manufacture=ASUS $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_Cu_II/ <---- Review w/benchmarks of that Asus 7870 o/c

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220AC2351&vpn=OCZ-ZS750W&manufacture=OCZ $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/MICROSOFT/ $109.20
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530MN6442&vpn=ML228H&manufacture=ASUS $153.81 MIR $143.81
    ASUS ML228H 21.5IN Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor Black 1920X1080 2MS 10M:1 HDMI DVI-D VGA
  14. 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-core-i7-3770k/9 <---- 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&vpn=CC-9011012-WW&manufacture=CORSAIR $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&vpn=P1850BNLG9&manufacture=XFX $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/Gigabyte/ $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-Processors-Launch-March-23-2012 $225 USD
    Intel i5-3750K Ivy Bridge CPU 3.4Ghz

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0554&vpn=RR-212E-20PK-R2&manufacture=COOLERMASTER $31.05
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120MM

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/240822/BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00/CRUCIAL%20TECHNOLOGY/ $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%20Bulk/ASUS/ $16.79
    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=30170DR2160&vpn=MKNSSDCR120GB&manufacture=Mushkin%20Enhanced $130.25
    Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 Sandforce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD3752&vpn=GTX680-2GD5&manufacture=ASUS $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&vpn=HD7870-DC2-2GD5&manufacture=ASUS $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_Cu_II/ <---- Review w/benchmarks of that Asus 7870 o/c

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220AC2351&vpn=OCZ-ZS750W&manufacture=OCZ $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/MICROSOFT/ $109.20
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530MN6442&vpn=ML228H&manufacture=ASUS $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
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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?WishListNumber=27010268
    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
  18. 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.
  19. jas330 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&vpn=GV-R795WF3-3GD&manufacture=GIGABYTE $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&vpn=CMPSU-750HX&manufacture=CORSAIR $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&vpn=P8Z77-V&manufacture=ASUS $203.87
    ASUS P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 SLI 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 DisplayPort USB3.0 Motherboard
  20. 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&vpn=GV-R795WF3-3GD&manufacture=GIGABYTE $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&vpn=CMPSU-750HX&manufacture=CORSAIR $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&vpn=P8Z77-V&manufacture=ASUS $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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