$1500 first time build

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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  1. Here you go:

    Case: Fractal Design Arc MIDI - $109.99
    PSU: Seasonic S12 II 620W - $89.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H - $144.99
    CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - $249.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $33.99
    RAM: 8GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 1600MHz 1.5V - $56.99
    SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $129.99
    HD: 2TB Samsung Ecogreen F4 - $129.99
    Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 670 - $399.99

    Total: $1,382.89
  2. 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)
  3. Thanks for the help i'll look over that stuff now
  4. Free Shipping on orders over $50

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC6193&vpn=CC-9011011-WW&manufacture=CORSAIR $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/carbide-series-400r-mid-tower-case.html <----- another look at that case

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC9104&vpn=CMPSU-750TXV2&manufacture=CORSAIR $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&vpn=P8Z77-V%20LK&manufacture=ASUS $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/P8Z77V_LK/ <---- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD1044&vpn=BX80637I53550&manufacture=INTEL $205.93
    Intel Core i5 3550 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL&manufacture=G.SKILL $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&vpn=DRW-24B1ST%20Bulk&manufacture=ASUS $19.24
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD2721&vpn=02G-P4-2670-KR&manufacture=Others $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-670-review-feat-evga <----- gtx 670 review w/benchmarks

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950DR7773&vpn=SVP200S3/240G&manufacture=KINGSTON $217.46
    Kingston 240GB SSDNow V+200 SATA 3 2.5

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950AC0275&vpn=ST500DM002&manufacture=SEAGATE $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&vpn=VS228H-P&manufacture=ASUS $137.28
    ASUS VS228H-P 21.5IN Widescreen LED LCD Monitor 1920X1080 5ms 50M:1 250CD/M2 HDMI VGA
  5. Notnats said:

    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.
  6. Why_Me said:
    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.


    Good point.

    So I'll switch that to a Intel Core i5 3550 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB
  7. 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.
  8. Get the i5-3450. The 3550 is not going to make a difference.
  9. azeem40 said:
    Get the i5-3450. The 3550 is not going to make a difference.
    +1
  10. 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
  11. 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=N82E16833704133 $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
  12. Why_Me said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704133 $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


    Thanks for that
  13. 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.
  14. 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=N82E16814130787 i am pretty sure it comes with lifetime warranty though i am not 100 percent sure on that sorry!
  15. Oh i apologize i forgot your in different state here you go http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787
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