Building a gaming computer


I'm trying to build my first gaming computer and I need some advice

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible
Budget Range: 1600$
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming/multitasking
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Country: Canada
Parts Preferences: Open to suggestion
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution:1680x1050 for now

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9

MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink

Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

So this is what I have so far and would like to know if everything is compatible together, if I can get better for the same price or less and if I'm forgetting anything.

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  1. 16GB of Ram is Overkill, Go with 8 Its enought for Multitasking and Gaming at the same time.

    Dont get the Green Caviar series, because they save power they are slow as hell.

    Get a Quality Psu, Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, Pc Power and Cooling.
  2. go with a hyper 212 or corsair a50 heatsinks, go with a 7850 or 670 gfx card, and what chulex67 said
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    Direct Canada and Best Direct Canada are affiliated (both ship out of the same warehouse in Richmond, BC) and both offer FREE SHIPPING. Any order over $50 @ Direct Canada is FREE SHIPPING and any order over $80 @ Best Direct Canada is FREE SHIPPING.

    Newegg Canada = hose job for shipping charges $86.52
    Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid-Tower Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394 No PS <----- another look at that case $118.12
    XFX 750W PRO750W XXX Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply 80PLUS Silver $141.95
    ASUS P8Z77-V Lk ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA3 DVI HDMI DP USB3.0 Motherboard <----- another look at that board $227.79
    Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail $31.05
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120MM $47.83
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory $17.67
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black $89.79
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM $100.19
    Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 SandForce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive $407.40
    EVGA GTX 670 Superclocked 967MHZ 2048MB 6210MHZ GDDR5 SLI 2xDVI HDMI DP PCI-E DX11 Video Card <---- review w/benchmarks of the gtx 670 $99.55
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM

    Total: $1,368.02 CAD $150.95 MIR $140.95
    ASUS ML228H 21.5IN Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor Black 1920X1080 2MS 10M:1 HDMI DVI-D VGA
  4. Best answer selected by hypnotic1983.
  5. Thanks a lot for the information guys, it was really helpful!
  6. just dont buy ram on price now look at the mb qal list and look to see if your memory is on it. the intel built in memory controller on there new cpu is tuchy on what ran it uses. some ram are good for only two slots some three and some for all 4 slots.
  7. I just bought this build. Thought it seemed like a strong build but yes smorizio you are correct. The ram does not work. Great. Just great.
  8. robb3d said:
    I just bought this build. Thought it seemed like a strong build but yes smorizio you are correct. The ram does not work. Great. Just great.

    Is one of the sticks bad?
  9. I don't think they are...
  10. robb3d said:
    I don't think they are...

    Pull one stick out and see if it works, then switch it with the other stick.
  11. Yea it doesn't work. I check the manual and that RAM isn't compatible. You can check at this site if you want. The pdf doesn't display the RAM type as compatible.
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