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Hello everyone, I am new to here and I need some suggestion for my first gaming PC.

Approximate Purchase Date:This week

Budget Range: $850

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming mostly ,surfing the internet and watching movies

Parts Not Required: Monitor , Keyboard , Mouse and OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: DirectCanada.com, newegg.ca,ncix.ca

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Not at the moment

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

I will be most likely buying the Asus Radeon HD6850 as my GPU , I am deciding to buy an i3 2120 or i5 2400 to pair with it, also I need suggestion for a good but cheap motherboard for future upgrade. All parts will be bought from DirectCanada since they don't charge for shipping and price are cheaper then others, if you know any better site please let me know.

CPU: i3 2120 ($114.79)/i5 2400($198.13)

GPU: Asus Radeon HD6850 ($131.84)

Motherboard: Need suggestion

HD:Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM ($87.79)

Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black ($19.24)

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory ($51.23)

PSU: Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-500CXV2 500W ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan ($55.16)

Case: Zalman Z9 plus ($49.45)/Coolermaster Haf 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case ($59.23)

Total:$632~$726

Any comment and feedback is appreciated as I am a noob in building a PC :lol:
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    Free Shipping on orders over $50


    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD8967&vpn=B75M-D3H&manufacture=GIGABYTE $76.07
    Gigabyte B75M-D3H mATX LGA1155 B75 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI HDMI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5460&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL&manufacture=G.SKILL $27.69
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD5808&vpn=BX80637I53450&manufacture=INTEL $202.80
    Intel Core i5 3450 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail

    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
  2. Why_Me said:
    Free Shipping on orders over $50


    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD8967&vpn=B75M-D3H&manufacture=GIGABYTE $76.07
    Gigabyte B75M-D3H mATX LGA1155 B75 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI HDMI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5460&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL&manufacture=G.SKILL $27.69
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD5808&vpn=BX80637I53450&manufacture=INTEL $202.80
    Intel Core i5 3450 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail

    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



    Thank you for the advise!But I got a noob question here...how much performance would I lose if I switch to the 16M Cache Hard Drive? Also do you think the PSU that I pick is good?
  3. And for the Mobo, would the HD 6850 be able to fit in it? I saw a review from http://www.overclock.net/t/1265107/gigabyte-b75m-d3h-review-with-intel-small-business-advantage, "With this board, since it is mATX, size restrictions require the user to install memory modules before a long graphics adapter is installed."
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