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September 2, 2012 12:02:18 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: this weekend

Budget Range: around $1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet
Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com

Location: Canada but im buying from the US for better prices

Parts Preferences: intel,nvidia

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080,

Additional Comments: I have no idea which mobo i should pick please make suggestions.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: All i have is an old laptop and i would like to play newer games on a pc.

15-3570K
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0E1K/ref=ox_sc_a...

Asus 24xDVD-RW
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=ox_sc_a...

NZXT phantom
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003WE9WQY/ref=ox_sc_a...

Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002MQC0P8/ref=ox_sc_a...

msi gtx 670
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008Z07MZ8/ref=ox_sc_a...

Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004QBUL1C/ref=ox_sc_a...

Crucial 64 GB ssd
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2JKWG/ref=ox_sc_a...

Asus P8Z77-V (i just picked this at random i'm looking for suggestions)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007G51UWY/ref=ox_sc_a...

Crosair enthusiast
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MYFODI/ref=ox_sc_a...


Logitech USB Desktop Microphone 20$
Logitech Speaker System Z523 with Subwoofer 80$
Loitech K800 80$
Asus ve247h 24-inch full-hd 180$
windows7 90$

Total $1587


Please reccomend parts and point out any issues
i need to find a new power supply my choice vanished from my cart :) 

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September 2, 2012 12:05:50 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($96.49 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($322.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1078.24
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-01 20:07 EDT-0400)

You can swap out the HD7950 in this list for a GTX670 if you wished, however, I feel this would be the optimal configuration I would personally take.

This leaves you with decent headroom on your budget to purchase those peripherals you have listed as well :) 

**EDIT**

You can take out the Corsair case in this list and replace it with the Phantom of your choice.
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September 2, 2012 12:08:33 AM

dude, have you heard of ncix? you better have given you are canadian

http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/ghqZ

the hyper 212 evo at ncix is actually 29.99. look under their sale banner

go to ncix and actually look through the prices. the site i am using to list the parts arent perfect
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September 2, 2012 12:16:58 AM

horganshwag said:
I briefly looked at it but decided to avoid it because it was canadian and that means taxes would be very high. I might give it a second look.

Doesn't purchasing from the US mean import taxes? I think I heard that from someone on this thread, not too sure, though.
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September 2, 2012 12:18:07 AM

mocchan said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($96.49 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($322.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1078.24
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-01 20:07 EDT-0400)

You can swap out the HD7950 in this list for a GTX670 if you wished, however, I feel this would be the optimal configuration I would personally take.

This leaves you with decent headroom on your budget to purchase those peripherals you have listed as well :) 

**EDIT**

You can take out the Corsair case in this list and replace it with the Phantom of your choice.


i originaly planned to buy the asrock and from newegg but because of shipping issues i had to drop newegg and amazon did not sell the asrock. I will look into your other suggestions tanks for the help.
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September 2, 2012 12:18:15 AM

TheBigTroll said:
dude, have you heard of ncix? you better have given you are canadian

http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/ghqZ

the hyper 212 evo at ncix is actually 29.99. look under their sale banner

go to ncix and actually look through the prices. the site i am using to list the parts arent perfect


I briefly looked at it but decided to avoid it because it was canadian and that means taxes would be very high. I might give it a second look.
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September 2, 2012 12:18:57 AM

Didn't notice location :sweat:  +1 to troll's list.
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September 2, 2012 12:23:10 AM

mocchan said:
Doesn't purchasing from the US mean import taxes? I think I heard that from someone on this thread, not too sure, though.

I will be shipping to the Us and will cross to pick it up, i may pay a small price for it when crossing the border back to Canada depending on how nice the person working is. Either way I will save money buying from the US.
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September 2, 2012 12:29:05 AM

you will be charged big for customs im pretty sure

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September 2, 2012 12:29:35 AM

horganshwag said:
i originaly planned to buy the asrock and from newegg but because of shipping issues i had to drop newegg and amazon did not sell the asrock. I will look into your other suggestions tanks for the help.



If you do go with this build don't get that psu. thebigtroll told me the other day that it only has about 400w really but this is a good psu pc power and cooling silencer mk iii 500w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 2, 2012 12:38:15 AM

TheBigTroll said:
you will be charged big for customs im pretty sure


Just looked into it your right ill probably give ncix a second chance.

Edit: Im liking it so far
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September 2, 2012 12:42:53 AM

That's a good psu. Yes 750w is overkill for 1 gpu but it lets you put a second gpu in later.
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September 2, 2012 12:43:27 AM

if you really want to, depending where you live in canada, go to one of their physical stores and bargain for prices. they are reluctant to do so
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September 2, 2012 12:47:11 AM

look into my build. its about as good as it gets.

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September 2, 2012 12:57:09 AM

Best answer selected by horganshwag.
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