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$1200 gaming and minor photo-editing

Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime Next Month

Budget Range: $1200 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Minor photo-editing, occasional video-editing, Internet etc.

Parts Not Required: None, Would like a good gaming mouse, keyboard etc.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Have a good experience with newegg, and I have a Canada Computers nearby. but am open-minded

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: None, would like a boot-drive ssd

Overclocking: Yes, I'd really like to learn how to

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, Most likely not

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 would be the ideal monitor resolution I'm assuming

Additional Comments: I would like a really nice case with perhaps a window, Quiet would be nice, it doesn't matter as long as there isn't too much noise. I'm thinking of making a hackintosh with this build to compete with the cheapest $1200 iMac at Best Buy.
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Current products I've choosen -

(Hope it works)

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=19227112

I'm wondering if the new Kepler cards will be out by the time I buy this. I need to know which graphics card to go with, Case and if Ivy bridge is worth the extra $25.

Thanks in advance

EDIT: fixed the link
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  1. The link you provided is broken
  2. Get the ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 for $15 less. It has the same features pretty much. Get a Mushkin, Crucial, or Samsung SSD instead. They are cheaper and more reliable.
  3. How's this Mushkin SSD? It's another $7 but has better speeds.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226246

    Is the ASRock Extreme 4 worth the extra $25 over the Pro 3?

    Would you recommend

    This ASRock - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157297
    Or this Gigabyte - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128547

    And what graphics card and case would you recommend?

    I was thinking a 7850 - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150609

    And

    CM HAF 922 - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
  4. If you're CF/SLIng, yes. Otherwise, no.
  5. bump
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    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC3384&vpn=CC-9011014-WW&manufacture=CORSAIR $73.50
    Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Gaming Case ATX 3X5.25 4X3.5 Front USB Audio No PSU

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC8566&vpn=P1650SNLB9&manufacture=XFX $78.50
    XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 53A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837 $154.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD0768&vpn=BX80637I53570K&manufacture=INTEL $244.40
    Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail

    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.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL&manufacture=G.SKILL $48.09
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

    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=10530DR5213&vpn=DRW-24B1ST%20Bulk&manufacture=ASUS $19.24
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD5564&vpn=HD7850-DC2-2GD5&manufacture=ASUS $249.85
    ASUS Radeon HD 7850 860MHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2XMINIDP PCI-E Video Card

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12850SW2113&vpn=GFC-02050&manufacture=MICROSOFT $109.79
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM

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

    Total: $1,274.82
  7. Would you recommend any other cases? I don't really want a plain case, but the USB 3.0 is a nice feature.
  8. jason_1234 said:
    Would you recommend any other cases? I don't really want a plain case, but the USB 3.0 is a nice feature.

    Cooler Master HAF 922. It has two 200mm red LED megaflow fans and a mount to add a third one. It doesn't have the front USB 3.0 ports, but for $12 you can add them on later on.
  9. Best answer selected by jason_1234.
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