Another $3000 Build

Approximate Purchase Date: Mid May

Budget Range: $3000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and internet

Parts Not Required: I need everything

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Canadian ones

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 27" 1920x1080 or 2560 x 1440

Additional Comments: Since i've learned so much from the guys on this website i'm going to ask about a second build I was considering. I tried to move some parts around to make room for a better video card and a good single monitor. Here they are...

Case: Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX - $90
CPU:Intel Core i5 3570K Quad Core LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge - $240
CPU Cooling:Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus - $35
Motherboard:MSI Z77A-GD65 ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 - $185
GPU: GeForce GTX 690 4GB - $1000
PSU: Corsair TX750 V2 750W ATX - $100
RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 - $50
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB - $130
OS: Windows 7 Home - $100
Keyboard: - $80
Mouse: - $80
Monitor: Dell UltraSharpTM U2711 27” - $750
Optical: - $60
Speakers: - $100

Total: $3000

Obviously the monitor and graphics card are the killers price wise here. I have an older 24" Dell that's done me well over the years. Bought it in 2006. I wanted to upgrade size wise but also wanted to take advantage of that video card. Is this all do able? Should I upgrade anything or downsize to a cheaper monitor?

I know I used NCIX for most everything. I'm not stuck on them. There prices are comparable to most other places i've been too (except they do charge shipping).

Thanks again everyone.
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  1. A truly amazing system with that GPU. I have a lot of respect for folks like you that are willing to dish out a grand for the latest and greatest in graphics cards. Without people like you the prices on a card like this wouldn't be around $500 in 4-6 months.

    The new Vertex 4 SSDs are amazing though I would consider them with the current prices
  2. Thanks for the reply. I was iffy when considering this. Even though I have this much set aside for the system i've been considering getting the 670/680 and sticking with my old monitor. It still looks pretty good. There's a few options on it I think it's lacking but nothing huge. Dell UltraSharp 2407FP
  3. For $10 more, definitely get Vertex 4.
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