New Gaming tower

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_65&item_id=035530

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 DIMMs (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9)
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=24_311_312_612&item_id=035070

Corsair Professional Series HX750 Modular 750 Watt 80PLUS Silver Certified Power Supply (CMPSU-750HX)
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_443&item_id=023483

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&item_id=044952

[Omit see edit 1]Western Digital Caviar Green (WD10EARX) 1TB SATA3 6Gb/s 64MB (OEM)
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=15_1086_210_212&item_id=041100

NZXT Phantom 410 WHITE Crafted Mid Tower Casehttp://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_111&item_id=038240
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?item_id=044286

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_722&item_id=042562

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&item_id=029356

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_1088&item_id=039183
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=43_557_559&item_id=047259

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=15_1086_210_212&item_id=029337
[20$ discount for the win]
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  1. Looks good. Though that hard drive is sold out. Assuming you can find another drive to buy, that build should not have any problems.
  2. 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
  3. I think hes gonna use the green drive for storage. Otherwise that crucial m4 is at waste
  4. Rockdpm said:
    I think hes gonna use the green drive for storage. Otherwise that crucial m4 is at waste


    You good sir, are right.
  5. 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
  6. changed build see edit 1>
  7. 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.
  8. Add a case and hard drive.


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


    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC1911&vpn=P1750BNLG9&manufacture=XFX $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&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 $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&vpn=BX80637I53570K&manufacture=INTEL $244.40
    Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0554&vpn=RR-212E-20PK-R2&manufacture=COOLERMASTER $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&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR&manufacture=G.SKILL $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&vpn=DRW-24B1ST%20Bulk&manufacture=ASUS $18.97
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

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

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12850SW2113&vpn=GFC-02050&manufacture=MICROSOFT $92.08
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM

    http://www.directcanada.com/search/?kw=gtx%20670 <----- GTX 670's
  9. 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&vpn=P1750BNLG9&manufacture=XFX $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&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 $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&vpn=BX80637I53570K&manufacture=INTEL $244.40
    Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0554&vpn=RR-212E-20PK-R2&manufacture=COOLERMASTER $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&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR&manufacture=G.SKILL $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&vpn=DRW-24B1ST%20Bulk&manufacture=ASUS $18.97
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

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

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12850SW2113&vpn=GFC-02050&manufacture=MICROSOFT $92.08
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM

    http://www.directcanada.com/search/?kw=gtx%20670 <----- GTX 670's
    ]

    Other than price why are those parts better than my listed? Would like more feedback ty :)
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