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1500$ Gaming Rig 1st Build

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June 17, 2012 4:46:54 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: 1500 $

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Photo Edit, Movie

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca Memoryexpress.com

Country: Canada

Overclocking: NO

SLI or Crossfire: MAYBE

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 2560x1600

Addition comments: MUST HAVE WIFI connection on this rig and a > 22" monitor

Here are my selection on parts:

1. Mainboard
I really have no clue how to pick a motherboard. I dont OC anyway so what mainboard do I need? I want something stable, easy to asssemble

2. CPU (225$)
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

3. Ram (64$)
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

4. Hard drive (80$)
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

5. SSD (215$)
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

6. VGA (429$)
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.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

7. PSU (200$)
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

8. Optical drive (60$)
ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

9. Wifi connection
I need a real good WIFI card. Any suggestions?

10. Monitor
I gonna get the DELL U3011M for sure but atm Im on budget so I guess I have to buy something else instead. I need a good screen for my photo editing on Lightroom, PS.

Thanks in advanced !




June 17, 2012 9:35:14 PM

first check this guys post since the site hes buying from have discounts and its in canada dont worry
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/350783-31-final-advic...

motherboard go for asus maximus v gene
wifi get the Netgear N600 Wireless Dual
Band USB Adapter
monitre
maybe ASUS VG278 3D Vision 2 Lightboost Ready LED but thats $600 :o 
idk really just get a 1080p or 1200p led monitre
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June 17, 2012 10:00:42 PM

http://www.directcanada.com <------ Free Shipping on orders over $50*


http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC1911&v... $121.02
XFX 750W PRO750W XXX Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply 80PLUS Silver

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD6547&v... $148.81 $128.81
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=11830BD4893&v... $402.10
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 OC 980MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX... <------ review of that Gigabyte GTX 670 OC w/benchmarks

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/reviews/video_cards/giga... <----- review of that Gigabyte GTX 670 OC w/benchmarks

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12621BU2424&v... $46.46
Linksys WMP600N Dual Band Wireless N PCI Desktop Network Adapter

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0554&v... $29.79
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120MM
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June 18, 2012 1:12:44 AM

nhadevil said:
Thanks for your replies but I have some questions

I would go pick up parts by myself through memoryexpress.com. I cant find the ASUS P8z77 V LK in their website. What I found is P8Z77 V LX http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX38590 .What is the difference between those 2 ?

About the VGA: http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX39671 it is the GTX 670 model I want cause I plan to get DELL U3011M. Any comments?

The LX is a single card board. It runs dual cards @ x4. You want a board like the LK that runs dual cards at the normal x8.
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June 18, 2012 8:21:44 AM

Why_Me said:
The LX is a single card board. It runs dual cards @ x4. You want a board like the LK that runs dual cards at the normal x8.


Sorry I dont get it. Could you be more specific? If it is possible, do you have other options for mobo?
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June 18, 2012 8:33:06 AM

nhadevil said:
Sorry I dont get it. Could you be more specific? If it is possible, do you have other options for mobo?

Boards meant for dual vid cards run dual cards @ x8 and a single card @ x16. The cheapest Z77 board on that memory xpress site that runs dual cards at the normal x8 is this Gigabyte down below. That site is a total hose job. Rip off doesn't even begin to explain their prices.


http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX38928
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