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New computer 1200 - 1400 advice please!

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August 6, 2012 9:14:53 PM

Hello,

I am building a new computer and I wanted some advice please! First, if all the component works together. And if you have any other suggestion

Approximate Purchase Date: this month

Budget Range: 1200-1400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming and stats

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ncix, newegg (im from québec, canada)

Location: montreal, canada

Parts Preferences: intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: A good resolution?

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Im moving out so I need to build a new comp

HardDrive : SSD 120 go (100$)
Harddrive : 2TO caviar green WD (100$)
CPU : Intel i5 3570k (229$) http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=70541&vpn=BX80637I53570K&m...
motherboard : ASUS P8Z77-V Lk (135 after rebate)
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=71114&vpn=P8Z77-V%20L...


And I am still uncertain about the other pieces? Can you help me?

Thank you!
August 6, 2012 9:46:09 PM

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Find a case to your liking. This allows you to add another one of those GTX 670's later on in SLI.


Non modular psu then look at this XFX manufactured by Seasonic

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950AC3877&v... $97.89
XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU


For a modular psu then look at this XFX manufactured by Seasonic

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC1911&v... $119.28
XFX 750W PRO750W XXX Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply 80PLUS Silver

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD6547&v... $145.81 MIR $125.81
ASUS P8Z77-V Lk ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA3 SLI DVI HDMI DP USB3.0 Motherboard

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/242391/BX80637I53570K... $234.99
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=15380BD5211&v... $42.95
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213&v... $17.91
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

Lots of decent SSD's out there. This is just an example. This one down below utilizes SF Toggle Nand controller which means quick and dependable.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14050DR8745&v... $115.95
SanDisk Extreme 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 6GB/S SandForce SF-2281 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/243162/GV-N670OC-2GD/... $390.57
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 OC 980MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12850SW2113&v... $104.79
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950MN9866&v... $141.45 MIR $131.45
ASUS VE228H 21.5IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1920X1080 LED Backlit 5MS 10M:1DC HDMI DVI-D VGA
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August 6, 2012 10:00:04 PM

Thanks for the reply! Should I stay with my motherboard ? Seems to met there is not a big defference between a z77 and a z68? no?
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August 6, 2012 10:14:13 PM

maxime_1987 said:
Thanks for the reply! Should I stay with my motherboard ? Seems to met there is not a big defference between a z77 and a z68? no?

You want a Z77 for Ivy Bridge cpu's. I posted the same motherboard you did... Asus z77 Lk. Z68 boards are targeted for the older Sandy Bridge cpu's.
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