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$1500 first time build

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June 5, 2012 8:21:41 PM

So this will be my first time building my PC and i need help picking the parts for it. I plan to use it mostly for gaming, doing school work, and surfing the internet.


Approximate Purchase Date: Roughly between June 10th and 23rd

Info:
Budget Range: Max $1500 before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Diablo 3, Skyrim, etc...), surfing the internet
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS, monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca, ncix.ca
Country: Canada
Parts Preferences: Intel processor & motherboard
Overclocking: No
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: First time ever putting together a computer

Currently Selected Parts (but not set in stone):
CPU: Intel Core i5 3550 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Lk ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA3 SLI DVI HDMI DP USB3.0 Motherboard

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

Hard Drive (SSD): Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2BAA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

Hard Drive (HDD): Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid-Tower Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394 No PS

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified

Optical Drive: HP 24X Multiformat DVD Writer 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 1260i

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June 5, 2012 8:43:25 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ NCIX)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.79 @ DirectCanada)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($207.83 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.88 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($61.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($18.46 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $1336.89
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-06-05 16:52 EDT-0400)
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June 5, 2012 10:51:26 PM

Thanks for the help i'll look over that stuff now
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June 5, 2012 11:46:13 PM

Free Shipping on orders over $50

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC6193&v... $86.52
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid-Tower Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394 No PS

http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/... <----- another look at that case

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC9104&v... $105.87
Corsair TX750 V2 750W ATX 12V Single Rail 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS Bronze

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD6547&v... $148.37 MIR $128.37
ASUS P8Z77-V Lk ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA3 SLI DVI HDMI DP USB3.0 Motherboard

http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7... <---- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD1044&v... $205.93
Intel Core i5 3550 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&v... $51.86
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213&v... $19.24
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD2721&v... $420.71
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 915MHZ 2048MB 6008MHZ GDDR5 SLI 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E DX11 Video Card

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5818/nvidia-geforce-gtx-6... <----- gtx 670 review w/benchmarks

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950DR7773&v... $217.46
Kingston 240GB SSDNow V+200 SATA 3 2.5

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950AC0275&v... $67.79
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 3.5IN 16MB Cache SATA3 Internal Hard Disk Drive HDD

Total: $1,323.95 *not including rebates


http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530MN1490&v... $137.28
ASUS VS228H-P 21.5IN Widescreen LED LCD Monitor 1920X1080 5ms 50M:1 250CD/M2 HDMI VGA
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June 6, 2012 1:09:40 AM
June 6, 2012 1:18:38 AM


If you have no intentions of over clocking then the 3570K is a waste of money. I'm just going off of the form you filled out.
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June 6, 2012 4:29:17 AM
June 6, 2012 4:31:43 AM
June 6, 2012 4:57:46 AM

If you are going to SLI those GTX 670s, I would get a 750W power supply. Get a modular one though, I regret not going modular.
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June 6, 2012 5:36:36 AM

Get the i5-3450. The 3550 is not going to make a difference.
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June 6, 2012 6:05:44 AM

azeem40 said:
Get the i5-3450. The 3550 is not going to make a difference.
+1
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June 6, 2012 7:53:57 PM

Notnats said:
Ok i was wondering Asus with some of its motherboards comes with a wifi thing already.

So should i switch to one from them that has the wifi or what is a good wifi that i could put on this motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V Lk ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA3 SLI DVI HDMI DP USB3.0 Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $44.99 FREE SHIPPING
TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Wireless N Dual Band Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express x1 Up to 450Mbps Wireless Data Rates Support 64/128 bit WEP, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, 802.1x
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June 7, 2012 2:44:22 PM

So finding the Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card in-stock is proving to be difficult and i was wondering what other graphics card could i go with that has roughly the same or even better performance well still being under $500.
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June 7, 2012 3:13:19 PM

Notnats said:
So finding the Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card in-stock is proving to be difficult and i was wondering what other graphics card could i go with that has roughly the same or even better performance well still being under $500.
Actually you could just get EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... i am pretty sure it comes with lifetime warranty though i am not 100 percent sure on that sorry!
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