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June 24, 2012 8:17:54 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next week or so
Budget Range: $2,000-2,500 CDN
System Usage from Most to Least Important: PC Gaming (Skyrim and w/e is backlogged on my steam account)
Parts Not Required: Computer Peripherals (monitor, mouse, keyboard etc)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.memoryexpress.com/ (they price match so I'll be using Newegg.ca as well)
Country: Canada
Parts Preferences: None
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 x2
Additional Comments: If anyone could let me know if the parts I've selected would be a good match or if I should change something to get better performance please let me know asap as I want to get this fairly soon.

Also the links doesn't seem to be linking properly for some of the products so I wanted to apologize in advance if you need to search for something.

Case: COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS12X Triple Fan CPU Cooler w/ Blue LED

Video Card: ASUS GTX680-DC2T-2GD5 GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Memory: G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-1333C9D-16GAO
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Hard Drive1: Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Hard Drive 2: Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Optical Drive: 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...

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

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June 24, 2012 8:32:10 PM

Get the Tx750 V2. Cheaper and better quality. Drop the RAM to 8GB; 16GB is OVERKILL. Drop the 3930k; it's a waste of $ for just gaming. Get the i5-3570k and the ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 Z77 board. Drop the GPU to a GTX 670. It is $100 cheaper and performs similarly.
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June 24, 2012 8:42:18 PM

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply
$129.99

A top quality psu for only a few bucks more.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$419.99

The 670 has been benchmarked to show that it's almost the same performance as a 680 and when you put two in SLI they are very close to equal.

I know that the Crucial M4 is a popular SSD but the write speeds are very slow compared to the others of the same size , I would choose another for that reason.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$129.99
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June 24, 2012 8:53:40 PM

TX750 V2 is a better deal.
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