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November 5, 2012 5:51:30 PM

Hey Tom's Hardware community.
First I'd like to say that I'm comparing things with the price of newegg.ca, because I'm from portugal, but have a relative in Canada, so I'll ask him to buy the parts there (he will come back 13 of November). Before tell him what to buy I'd like you to give a bit of feedback about the new build I put together. (BTW, I don't know if the price in newegg.ca is in us dollars or Canadian dollars. probably the last one.)


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($226.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Raidmax 700W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1113.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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November 5, 2012 6:04:56 PM

The only thing I would change is the power supply. Raidmax generally does not make very good units. You are going to want to stick with Antec, Corsair, or Seasonic and PC Power & Cooling.
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November 5, 2012 8:04:48 PM

Okay then, I'll take that one.
Now I just need to check the additional baggage prices and the size of the packages with the parts, specially the case. If anyone can help with that it would be great :D 
And thank you for the help you gave!
November 5, 2012 8:17:27 PM

There are better PSU's out there but there's nothing wrong with that OCZ.
November 5, 2012 9:02:07 PM

One of the best.
November 5, 2012 9:20:00 PM

Yeah Seasonic are excellent, that is definitely a good choice.
November 6, 2012 7:17:56 PM

I believe that is almost the same PSU as the Seasonic with a different sticker on it.
November 6, 2012 7:38:44 PM

Great power supply as well.
November 6, 2012 7:43:11 PM

buy the case in portuagle or you may be paying a lot for baggage
November 7, 2012 8:36:46 PM

yeah, realized that xD I'm buying the case, and probably the motherboard, here. The difference between prices from Canada to Portugal is almost 30€ per piece...
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