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Final Checks on ~$1500 build

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December 10, 2012 9:52:26 PM

First time building. Will be used for digital artwork, video editing, transcoding, and video playing mainly. Maybe some gaming later on so I'm keeping the option for adding another GPU in SLI later on. Hoping to get an overclock near 4.3-4.5, but still be very stable/cool. Noise is also a concern.

PCPartPicker part list
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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($188.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.49 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($128.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply ~$150
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... (couldn't find this one on the list, chose one of similar price)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive ($18.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1398.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-10 18:34 EST-0500)

Prices here are only a round-about, since I am getting some things from various places in bundles (like the motherboard and CPU), and swapped the PSU.
Also, does the cooler come with thermal compound? Any place where it looks like I'm throwing money away?
Any thoughts would be VERY appreciated, it's still my first time so I am somewhat apprehensive.

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December 10, 2012 11:50:13 PM

Anyone? Sorry if I seem in a rush, but I'm hoping to start buying parts today, and would have a lot more peace of mind if someone looked it over for me.
Thanks. :) 
December 10, 2012 11:52:49 PM

Its a solid build!
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December 10, 2012 11:53:45 PM

Oh and I've bought parts from www.directcanada.com too. Check out their site to see if you can get cheaper parts :) 
December 11, 2012 12:00:42 AM

Thanks! Yeah I actually check them just a bit ago, and found out that their prices are even better than the bundle I was getting on Memory Express! Sounds really great, especially since I don't have to pay all taxes from them -- I could easily reduce by $100 getting a bunch of my parts from them. :D 
When putting in the Cooler Master heatsink, does it come with thermal compound or should I buy that separately?
December 11, 2012 12:04:17 AM

I actually have the old 212. I did come with thermal compound and I dont think buying high quality thermal c on the side will affect the temperature more than 2 C. Id just stick with the included
December 11, 2012 12:05:11 AM

And just to vouch for the legtiamacy of direct canada, I bought all my parts from there before :) 
December 11, 2012 12:16:11 AM

Thank you, very helpful. Now I can start buying in confidence, and start playing around with my credit limit, as it is only $1000 (standard student card) so I have to make a few rounds before I can get everything. XD