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First build, final check, $1000

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May 12, 2012 3:02:54 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next day or so.

Budget Range: As close to $1000 as possible.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet, movies.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS, speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Directcanada.com is my first choice, Newegg.ca, ncix.ca, tigerdirect.ca if they have better deals on anything.

Country: Canada

Overclocking: Not initially but I'd like to keep the possibility open.

SLI or Crossfire: Again, not initially, but I'd like to keep the possibility open.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

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Motherboard:
ASUS P8Z77-V LX Z77
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD6547&v...

Processor:
i5-3570k
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD0768&v...

GPU:
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD1041&v...

RAM:
8GB Ripjaw DDR3 1600
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&v...

HDD:
WD Caviar Blue 1TB
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350DR5426&v...

Power Supply:
Corsair 650w
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC7339&v...

Optical Drive:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213&v...

Case:
Corsair Carbide 400R
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC6193&v...


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Just doing one final check of this build before I buy it. A few questions:

1) How does it look? Is everything decent/compatible?
2) Is there anywhere I might be able to save a few dollars without sacrificing performance?
3) While I don't intend on doing so initially, I wanted parts that would keep the option of overclocking/SLI/Crossfire open. Do these parts allow for this?
4) Anything I should change?

Thanks!

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May 12, 2012 3:18:58 PM

1)Yep. I'm pretty sure everything here is compatible.
2) Luckily, yes! Instead of your current CPU, get the i5 2500k. It'll save you about $50, while it won't sacrifice performance since you will be mostly gaming. Also I would recommend getting the OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular PSU. It'll run you about $30 cheaper than your current PSU if you get a rebate on it from Newegg, and it's modular (no mess) and it has great reviews.
3)Yes. Your mobo will allow for SLI/Crossfire with no prob.
4) Same as number 2.
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May 12, 2012 4:14:00 PM

Looking good to me bud. ;) 
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