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November 17, 2012 5:53:47 PM

I have decided to build my first PC. Here is everything i have picked out

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor
Keyboard: Thermaltake eSPORTS Challenger Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse
Other: Turtle Beach Earforce z11
Other: COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200
Other: NZXT Sentry 2 LCD Fan Controller
Total: $1160.63
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 14:51 EST-0500)


What do you think? I am on a budget ( no more then 1,300) Do you have any advice on changing anything? where to buy from? or if you know any sales right now or coming up on black Friday! ( I am in Canada by the way)

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November 17, 2012 5:57:00 PM

If I read right, you are missing a CPU. Your going to need it if you want to even use the computer :lol: 

I suggest the i5 3570k
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November 17, 2012 6:09:43 PM

Yah sorry when copying and pasting i missed it. That is exactly what I am getting
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November 17, 2012 6:16:02 PM

? Processor. I presume i5-3570K. You will need cooler for it, if you want to overclock. Suggest CoolerMaster Hyper 212Evo. GTX560Ti isn't bad GPU, but last generation, and getting a bit long in the tooth. Depends what you're paying for it, but current GTX660, or Radeon HD7850/70 are worth considering. You could probably get those, or even better with budget. Something like this, as core components.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.91 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.50 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.71 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Rosewill RANGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($169.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $1140.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 15:14 EST-0500)

There are obviously various alternatives. eg case
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November 17, 2012 6:18:45 PM

Well apart from that wonderful list malbluff has posted, if you have time you should drop by Canada Computers if you live near a location. They got real nice deals on computer parts.

http://www.canadacomputers.com/
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November 17, 2012 6:22:23 PM

I found this deal

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX32013

129.99 after rebate! I really don't know if i could say no to that!

Thanks for the list, I don't have time to go into detail and look at everything till later but i definitely will!
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November 17, 2012 6:26:40 PM

Holy Cr*p that's the lowest i've seen that video card go for. Pretty sure that costs around $200-$250 most of the time!

Edit: says it's out of stock......
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November 17, 2012 7:19:50 PM

That is really good price. I notice it's out of stock, though, so whether you will actually get it at that price. MSI do a TwinFrozr version, that's reasonable price (and better), but nothing like $129.
The 2GB HD7850 could be considered the first step up in modern GPU line, here's comparason<a http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=547 /a>
Something like this.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $179.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 16:18 EST-0500)
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November 17, 2012 10:40:07 PM

Okay so i Didn't see that it was expiring soon, and was out of stock. I am probably not going to be able to get all the stuff until christmas so i will consider the msi 7850. I also am going to get a different power supplie? any suggestions? i heard the company that makes the one i picked out is not very good. How much watts would I need?
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November 17, 2012 10:52:55 PM

Hear is what I have picked out. What do you think, any more suggestions?


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.91 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($169.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Keyboard: Thermaltake eSPORTS Challenger Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard ($56.99 @ Computer Valley)
Mouse: Logitech M510 Wireless Laser Mouse ($20.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Other: Turtle Beach Earforce z11 ($33.99)
Other: COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 ($15.99)
Other: NZXT Sentry 2 LCD Fan Controller ($32.15)
Total: $1235.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 19:51 EST-0500)
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November 18, 2012 10:12:39 AM

Yes, that will all be fine. I would recommend using a different mobo. The ASRock performs well, and is good value, but is a bit "qwerky" if this is a first build. The Gigabyte I suggested is honestly worth the small additional cost. You also don't NEED an additional fan.
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November 18, 2012 11:51:33 AM

I changed a few other things but what do you think?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.90 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.91 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ Canada Computers)
Keyboard: Thermaltake KB-CHL002US Wired Gaming Keyboard ($44.99 @ Memory Express)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($42.99 @ Computer Valley)
Other: Turtle Beach Earforce z11 ($33.99)
Other: COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 ($15.99)
Other: NZXT Sentry 2 LCD Fan Controller ($32.15)
Total: $1198.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-18 08:50 EST-0500)
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November 18, 2012 12:55:48 PM

Looks very good. Only area I would have slight doubt would be RAM. I "think" that RAM has adequate clearance, to cooler, but difficult to be 100% sure, as have not seen that model "in the flesh", that's why I normally recommend full low profile; takes any guesswork "out of the equation"
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November 18, 2012 4:00:39 PM

Alright, well thanks a million!
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