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November 24, 2012 11:20:00 PM

Hi guys here is what I chose for my final build.

I will use it for performance/multitasking then gaming.

Prices are not good since im canadian. I will order at ncix.ca

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($124.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1731.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-24 20:28 EST-0500)



Any suggestions on what to change. Ready to order right now if everything seems ok.

Thank you.
November 25, 2012 12:04:50 AM

Looks good, the CPU cooler won't be bothered by the RAM, I just checked. Your SSD is 60$ over the other ones but brings Assassin's Creed 3 so there's no real difference unless you already have AC3.

If you do: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get GTX 670, the difference from the 680 is very little, or you can also get the 7970.
Not sure about PSU but I think its right.
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November 25, 2012 12:41:52 AM

Here's a small, Canadian revision of your build.
You don't need 16gb of RAM or 4 DIMMs straight out, you won't even max out 8gb.
I upgraded the power supply so you can add a 2nd GPU in the future for SLI/Crossfire w/o having to up wattage.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($68.99 @ Computer Valley)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($248.70 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($409.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($114.07 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Canada Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($141.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $1637.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-24 21:41 EST-0500)
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November 25, 2012 12:58:31 AM

thank you guys.

But the msi gtx 680 in my build is 429.99 with like 4 games.

a 7970 is usually around 400 too..

so thats why I chose the 680
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November 25, 2012 1:15:48 AM

^And you can get 5% worse performance for more than $100 off, with two or three free games with the 670. It's much better, price/performance wise.
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November 25, 2012 1:45:59 PM

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