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December 4, 2012 10:11:18 AM

This system will be soley be for gaming & I do plan on overclocking. My first build, I'm looking for advice on any components that are obviously not compatiable, need upgrading or down. Thanks.

ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP
Intel i5-3570K
2-Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
HIS Radeon HD 7970 3GB
Intel 330 Series Maple Crest 180GB SSD
LG UH12NS29 Blu-ray Combo Drive
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2
Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower

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a b 4 Gaming
December 4, 2012 11:02:43 AM

Need a Z77 board if you plan on overclocking, and aftermarket cooling if you want to get any decent overclocks.
Would get a better brand 7970, Sapphire or Gigabyte.
Get the Samsung 830 instead of the Intel 330, better.

Otherwise its all fine.
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December 4, 2012 11:09:37 AM

I will be purchasing this system this month as soon as this week.

Budget is $1100-1300 Before Rebates, Before Shipping. Canadain Funds.

This system will be soley be for gaming.

I will be buying a monitor locally. Something like this.
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/samsung-samsung-24-...

I will pick up Windows 8 from a local retailer as well.

No preferred website. Like newegg.ca. Other Canadian sites would be just as good.

Locatied in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

No real parts preference other than Intel CPU.

I do intend on overclocking.

I looking for a gaming rig to play things like BF3. Elders Scroll Online when available.

I'm looking for advice on any components that are obviously not compatiable, need upgrading or down.

ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Intel i5-3570K
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
2-Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
HIS Radeon HD 7970 3GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Intel 330 Series Maple Crest 180GB SSD
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
LG UH12NS29 Blu-ray Combo Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I hope that's everything. Thanks for any help.
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December 4, 2012 11:43:18 AM

This update goes slightly over my budget, but if it will do the job for a bit to come then it's worth the money. I didn't add any more fans as the case comes with five; do you feel that I need another cooling system to overclock? Thanks for the help.

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Intel i5-3570K
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
2-Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Samsung 840 Series 120Gb SSD
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=1...
LG UH12NS29 Blu-ray Combo Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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a b 4 Gaming
December 4, 2012 1:11:38 PM

I like this build better. It's a waste of money to get a k cpu with an h77 mobo. Just get a Coolermaster 212 EVO and make sure the ram is low profile.
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December 4, 2012 2:29:55 PM

Just completed a build myself. Also Canadian. Use Newegg to shop if you want (great layout and reviews) but prices are generally cheaper on DirectCanada.com ;-)
I like your last build (wanderer's right about that 212 Evo) but 8GB ram is enough, if you wish to save some money, a single 2x4GB kit (1600MHz 1.5V, of course, like any Vengeance) is enough.
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December 5, 2012 6:01:03 AM

Best answer selected by robert_cmf.
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