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July 2, 2012 8:05:11 PM

I've chosen all my parts for my first gaming build, and would like to know if all my parts are compatible with each other and if the mbod will fit in the CM HAF 922 case. A list of the parts I've chosen can be found here: http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?... . Also, suggestions to decrease the price using different parts will be nice. :) 

Approximate Purchase Date: Later today in a couple of hours

Budget Range: 1200-1300 before shipping charges

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the Web

Parts Not Required: I have got everything (Need to know if they're compatible and need suggestions to save money) List of parts - http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?...

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: I would like to use an Intel CPU & Asus mobo with a 23" LCD and a mid tower case)

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I have all of my parts chosen, just need to make sure if they're all compatible and if the mobo will fit in the CM HAF 922 case. Also suggestions on different parts to save money would also be nice, since I do not want to kill the bank.
July 2, 2012 9:35:54 PM

You can save some money in several areas.

You can knock 50 bucks or so off the case and still get a great case. Antec 300 or 900

You can drop 20 bucks with a seagate barracuda 1TB. Same specs.

You can drop the 560ti in favor of a HD 7850 and safe 20 bucks. Plus get a much better card that draws a tin less power.

You can save money on the PSU if you go with the HD 7850 due to the fact that you could run the whole thing on a 550w PSU all day.

Your build will work fine as it is. You have a CPU that is unlocked for over locking. You could save a little money with on that doesn't I'd your not going to do it.

Just my 2cents.
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July 2, 2012 9:43:56 PM

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
$107.99 and a $10 rebate makes the final price $97.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

If your only going to be running one video card then you will only need a 650w psu and this will save you $16.
Also the motherboard will fit the case and when you want to know something like that all you have to do is look at the MB style which is Atx and the case will usually tell you what style MB it holds.

Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53570
$214.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Since you will not be overclocking then you don't need an unlocked cpu and you can save an additional $20 here with a cpu that is locked.

ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$129.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

You can also save some more money ($21) by going with a different MB , since you won't be doing SLI you can save on a motherboard that has just the one slot for the video card.

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$79.99 and a $10 rebate makes the final price $69.99.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

You can save an additional $40 with this case and it will fit an Atx motherboard and has ehough fans to have a good airflow.

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$229.99 and a $30 rebate makes the final price $199.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

EVGA 012-P3-1571-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$279.99 and a $15 rebate makes the final price $264.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Here is an interesting choice , you can go with the GTX 570 and save $5 from the card that you have listd or you can save $70 off by going with this 560Ti model. Of course I think that you have the wrong price on the GTX 560Ti that's on the list or it's an old listing.
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July 2, 2012 10:26:25 PM

For the money, the heat, the power draw, the HD 7850
Is hands down still the winner over the 570. Its newer technology and works with the ivy bridge better. But if you want a nvidia card, the 570
is your best option in that range.
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July 2, 2012 10:28:13 PM

nah, the 670 is much better and he has the budget to get one
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July 2, 2012 10:38:14 PM

TheBigTroll said:
nah, the 670 is much better and he has the budget to get one



Ya I agree. The 670 is definately another class of card. I was comparing to the 570 though.
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July 2, 2012 10:45:18 PM

well of course get a 7850 if you plan on getting a 570
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July 2, 2012 11:05:33 PM

I'm going to go with the 7850 since it uses 100w less so I can use a 550w PSU and it will save lots of money compared to the 670!
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July 2, 2012 11:36:24 PM

ahh but the 670 can get you 20-25 more frames and max out games easily at 1080p. just pick up my build. it has upgradeablity capacity for 2 670s if you plan on SLI in the future
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July 2, 2012 11:42:26 PM

TheBigTroll said:
ahh but the 670 can get you 20-25 more frames and max out games easily at 1080p. just pick up my build. it has upgradeablity capacity for 2 670s if you plan on SLI in the future


You have to take account for the mouse, keyboard, and monitor. I'm just going to stick with the 7850 :)  As of right now this is how it looks: http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?...
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July 2, 2012 11:43:47 PM

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July 2, 2012 11:51:11 PM

BladesGlory said:
You have to take account for the mouse, keyboard, and monitor. I'm just going to stick with the 7850 :)  As of right now this is how it looks: http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?...


price match everything at ncix.com and get everything shipped for 4.98 dollars and i just saved you about 50 bucks
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July 2, 2012 11:58:19 PM

id like to edit some parts

1: for that price, i can get a corsair 500r which has much better build quality and functionalblity

2: i dont really trust asrock as i heard they cheaped out on their power delivery circutry. to be on the safe side, id get a p8z77-Lk from asus

3:you need a heatsink like a hyper 212 evo. the stock one just doesnt cut it for overclocking

4: vengeance ram doesnt fit under most heatsinks. get either gskill ripjaws x or mushkin blackline ram. they perform the same and are low profile. the corsair low profiles are just not worth the money

5:id get a vs247h-p monitor instead of the vh236h. the vh236h sucks around 55w when in use so you can imagine how energy hungry it is. th vs uses around 35w and is much thinner

6: at a lower price, id get a xfx pro650w power supply. its made by seasonic (which is better than CWT), just as efficent and cheaper.

7:p ersonally, id get the asus 7850 instead as the directcu2 cooler is just overkill for the 7850 (which is a good thing)

8: i like the deathadder black edition more compared to the abysuss. the regular deathadder paint peels much faster than the black editon
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July 3, 2012 12:05:17 AM

TheBigTroll said:
id like to edit some parts

1: for that price, i can get a corsair 500r which has much better build quality and functionalblity

2: i dont really trust asrock as i heard they cheaped out on their power delivery circutry. to be on the safe side, id get a p8z77-Lk from asus

3:you need a heatsink like a hyper 212 evo. the stock one just doesnt cut it for overclocking

4: vengeance ram doesnt fit under most heatsinks. get either gskill ripjaws x or mushkin blackline ram. they perform the same and are low profile. the corsair low profiles are just not worth the money

5:id get a vs247h-p monitor instead of the vh236h. the vh236h sucks around 55w when in use so you can imagine how energy hungry it is. th vs uses around 35w and is much thinner

6: at a lower price, id get a xfx pro650w power supply. its made by seasonic (which is better than CWT), just as efficent and cheaper.

7:p ersonally, id get the asus 7850 instead as the directcu2 cooler is just overkill for the 7850 (which is a good thing)

8: i like the deathadder black edition more compared to the abysuss. the regular deathadder paint peels much faster than the black editon


I'm not overclocking that's why I got the 3570 :p  And I got the vh236h monitor since MLG used it for the Black Ops season; I'm a pro gamer and attend LANs, events, etc and the monitors that are used are the Asus vh236h. Also since I'm not overclocking, I don't need a heatsink and can use the vengeance ram :p 
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July 3, 2012 12:13:49 AM

well its your money so go ahead
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July 3, 2012 12:18:36 AM

TheBigTroll said:
well its your money so go ahead


Well, I got money to blow.... Also, If I buy from ncix how much will shipping cost me with all of these parts. Newegg kills you with their shipping charges; Subtotal (before shipping) for my build is $1,243.39 and Total (after shipping) is $1,444.52.
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July 3, 2012 12:29:09 AM

BladesGlory said:
Well, I got money to blow.... Also, If I buy from ncix how much will shipping cost me with all of these parts. Newegg kills you with their shipping charges; Subtotal (before shipping) for my build is $1,243.39 and Total (after shipping) is $1,444.52.


Yes, it's hard sometimes to deal with the shipping from newegg. You can look around and make swaP considerations sometimes for items with free shipping. I'm not sure about to canada, but when I built my system I found a ton of the same items in amazon with free shipping. I'm not familiar with nicx.

Good luck!!
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July 3, 2012 12:45:23 AM

Your main issue is that you live in Canada and don't get the benefit of the free shipping that Newegg U.S. has. In your very same order that charged all that shipping if it was ordered in the U.S. more then half of those items would have free shipping.
Try looking at the same items at Amazon and Ncix.
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July 3, 2012 1:11:46 AM

Going to try Amazon, free shipping with $25+
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July 3, 2012 1:34:36 PM

right now, ncix.com charges you 5 bucks to ship. if you live near their warehouses, you can pick it up for free. plus price matching is easy and fast
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