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October 3, 2012 9:39:00 PM

This is my build for $676 let me know what you guys think:)  any suggestions would help.

MoBo
ASRock Z77 PRO4 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 CrossFireX 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 3PCI

Case
Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case Black

Ram
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Blue 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9

CPU
Intel Core i5 2500k 3.3ghz

PSU
OCZ GameXstream 700 W Power Supply

GPU
Saphire HD 6950 Reference card with dual bios:) 

Optical drive
from old pc Liteon DH-16A6L

HDD
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB
and ST2000DL001 2TB 5900 RPM for games

Windows 7 Ultimate

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October 3, 2012 9:43:57 PM

Do you have Windows 7 Ultimate or your going to purchase it? Its totally useless, unless you want a change of language. :D 

Eh. I dont trust OCZ PSUs. Are you planning to Xfire that 6950?
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October 3, 2012 9:56:03 PM

As nw333 said, I wouldn't waste my money (again) on Win7 Ultimate, it's not worth the price premium. I also concur with the OCZ PSU comment, I'd rather see you go with a trusted name like Corsair. I'd even go so far as to say that I'd take a Corsair 500w PSU over the OCZ at the same price.

The rest looks pretty good for the price.
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October 3, 2012 10:01:01 PM

I have win 7 ultimate, and probably going to CF in the future. I am actually still debating whether to get the 6950 used with dual bios and unlock to 6970 for $140 or go with a new 7850/70 for $250 +shipping. I have until Saturday to decide ..
what do ya think
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October 3, 2012 10:12:52 PM

my alternative build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Agility 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.48 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($176.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 400W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $675.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 3, 2012 10:36:55 PM

not to bad, but your saving on the motherboard and and the us prices are far less then the Canadian lol. the patriot viper at newegg.ca is 39.99 and the tax is %13. but the ssd I am looking into :) 
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