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June 27, 2012 5:21:11 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week or maybe a month.
Budget Range: 1500-1700 (before rebates/tax)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming first, and everything else last.
Parts Not Required:Monitor, kb&m, Speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Canadian websites with little or to no shipping fees in Ontario.
Country: Canada
Parts Preferences: Great quality, and great price. Nothing ocz.
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future.
Monitor Resolution: parts not required but 1900 x 1080 or 1200 are both fine.
Additional Comments: Would like to overclock to 4.5 - 4.7 while still being quiet and cool). I want to max out graphics on games and still have a steady fps from 60+ . Most of the stuff is from Canada computers since I want to just head in, get the stuff, and head out. But i've been searching around and there are other stores which can provide me the same parts at a matching price. Just need input on the build ( maybe things i can change to help performance)
Intel Core i5-2500K Quad-Core Socket LGA1155, 3.30Ghz, 6MB L3 Cache, 32nm (Retail Boxed) (BX80623I52500K)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 DIMMs (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9)
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=24_31...

Corsair Professional Series HX750 Modular 750 Watt 80PLUS Silver Certified Power Supply (CMPSU-750HX)
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_44...

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Direct Heat Pipe CPU Cooler R2, Intel 2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (RR-212E-20PK-R2)
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8_129...

[Omit see edit 1]Western Digital Caviar Green (WD10EARX) 1TB SATA3 6Gb/s 64MB (OEM)
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=15_10...

NZXT Phantom 410 WHITE Crafted Mid Tower Casehttp://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_111...
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?item_id=044...

Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Socket 1155 Intel Z68 Chipset Dual-Channel DDR3 2200(O.C.)*/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz 2x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 1x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 GLAN 8-CH High Definition Audio 4x SATA 3.0Gb/s 4x SATA 6.0Gb/s 4x USB 3.0 DVI/VGA/HDMI Bluetooth v2.1 ATX
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_72...

ASUS DRW-24B1ST Black SATA 24X DVD-Writer 24xDVD+R/-R 24xDVD+/-R DL 8xDVD+RW/6xDVD-RW 48xCD-R OEM
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=3_61&...

Crucial (CT128M4SSD2) 128GB SSD m4 2.5" SATA 3 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Read: 415MB/s , Write: 175MB/s
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=179_1...
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5 (02G-P4-2680-KR) nVidia GeForce GTX 680 Chipset (1058Mhz) 2048MB GDDR5 (6000Mhz) Dual Display 2xDVI-I/Mini-HDMI/Display Port PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...

Edit 1: Been hearing a lot about the green drive ( yes yes i know ), so i've decided to shed some more money and get a wd black, any problems?
Western Digital Caviar Black (WD1002FAEX) 1000GB (1TB) SATA3 7200RPM 64MB Cache (OEM)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=1...
[20$ discount for the win]

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June 27, 2012 5:34:11 AM

Looks good. Though that hard drive is sold out. Assuming you can find another drive to buy, that build should not have any problems.
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June 27, 2012 5:35:34 AM

For gaming you should go with a WD Blue hard drive. They are faster than the greens. If it was just for general use like web browsing, e-mail, other basic use green would be fine, but I wouldnt use it for games
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June 27, 2012 6:03:10 AM

I think hes gonna use the green drive for storage. Otherwise that crucial m4 is at waste
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June 27, 2012 6:07:25 AM

Rockdpm said:
I think hes gonna use the green drive for storage. Otherwise that crucial m4 is at waste


You good sir, are right.
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June 27, 2012 6:14:31 AM

still , there's no point using a green drive in a desktop . They save less power than the front panel LED's use and they do slow system performance

seagate , wd black , or samsung F3
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June 27, 2012 6:23:12 AM

changed build see edit 1>
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June 27, 2012 6:35:23 AM

Lol, storage is not meant to be fast. ******************************** Green drives are FINE for a secondary storage device. OP, save your $ and get the Caviar Green.
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June 27, 2012 10:12:40 AM

Add a case and hard drive.



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

or...

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... $145.92 MIR $125.92
ASUS P8Z77-V Lk ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA3 SLI DVI HDMI DP USB3.0 Motherboard

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD0768&v... $244.40
Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0554&v... $31.05
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120MM

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD7145&v... $54.43
G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR Sniper SE 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 1.5V Memory Kit

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213&v... $18.97
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950DR5419&v... $111.76
Kingston SVP200S3/120G 120GB SSDNow V+200 SATA 3 2.5 Solid State Drive

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12850SW2113&v... $92.08
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM

http://www.directcanada.com/search/?kw=gtx%20670 <----- GTX 670's
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July 1, 2012 8:09:58 AM

Why_Me said:
Add a case and hard drive.



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

or...

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... $145.92 MIR $125.92
ASUS P8Z77-V Lk ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA3 SLI DVI HDMI DP USB3.0 Motherboard

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD0768&v... $244.40
Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0554&v... $31.05
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120MM

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD7145&v... $54.43
G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR Sniper SE 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 1.5V Memory Kit

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213&v... $18.97
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950DR5419&v... $111.76
Kingston SVP200S3/120G 120GB SSDNow V+200 SATA 3 2.5 Solid State Drive

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12850SW2113&v... $92.08
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM

http://www.directcanada.com/search/?kw=gtx%20670 <----- GTX 670's
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Other than price why are those parts better than my listed? Would like more feedback ty :) 
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