$1200 First Build

Hey all I wanted to make sure the parts I chose are good for gaming. Please feel free to give me better ideas on my parts.

Approximate Purchase Date: Not determined (Soon)

Budget Range: $1200 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Recording, Streaming HD YouTube videos, homework

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, and Mouse, Tower

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: canadacomputers.com

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU, Asrock or Asus MTB

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: In the future Im going for Quad

Monitor Resolution: Full HD

Additional Comments: Quiet Pc built for Gaming.


What i chose,

CPU: 2600k I7 3.4 Ghz

Ram: Kingston Hyper X 8gb Low profile.

MTB: AsRock extreme6

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB 1024MB GDDR5 (01G-P3-1561-KR) nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Chipset 1GB DDR5 Dual Display DVI-I/Mini-HDMI PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Card or is there a better 560ti like one by Asus?

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black (WD1002FAEX) 1000GB (1TB) SATA3 7200RPM 64MB Cache (OEM)

Power Supply: OCZ ZT-series 750W Fully Modular 80-Plus Bronze Power Supply (OCZ-ZT750W)

Tower: Coolermaster HAF X

OS: Windows 7 Pro 64Bit OEM

I need opinions on whats good and whats not.

Thank you :)

-MaTRiiX
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  1. switch the hdd to a seagate 1tb for 99.99
  2. Also maybe get a radeon HD 7950 and crossfirex in future
  3. cookieninja said:
    Also maybe get a radeon HD 7950 and crossfirex in future


    Can't afford 400$ GPU, sorry.
  4. cookieninja said:


    I wish I'm in Canada, I don't plan to order since shipping is really expensive here and i don't trust ground shipping :/
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