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January 14, 2013 10:09:16 AM

After a lot of debate I have finally selected all the components that I want. I just need some confirmation that everything is compatible as I plan on buying these parts later today.

I will be buying everything off of www.Directcanada.com

Budget $1300

Total of Current build (includes shipping & tax) $1271.90

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Case: Corsair Carbide 200R
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC4558

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD6547

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 (non-K version)
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=1220156450R

Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600 (2 x 4GB)
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211

GPU: Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti OC
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD8287

SSD: Intel 520 Series 120GB
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200DR1414

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350DR1363

ODD: Asus DRW-24B1ST (Will be taken out after OS installation)
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213

PSU: Corsair Professional HX650
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC9616

OS: Windows 7 Home (64-Bit)
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12850SW2113

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I won't be overclocking, this will be for mid-range gaming and everyday use.

Thanks for you time and reply. ^-^

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January 14, 2013 10:20:57 AM
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January 14, 2013 10:33:14 AM



I really have my mind set on the Core i5-3570, is there any real reason to switch it out with the 3470 besides pricing?

The G.Skill Ripjaws look good, I'll get those instead.

The 550w PSU, I do plan on upgrading the GPU to something a little more... powerful later down the line, something like the GTX 780 or 770, not for awhile yet though, 1 year from now, maybe a little longer, so I'm not sure if 550Watts will be satisfactory for that.
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January 14, 2013 11:31:53 AM

i5 3470 is better than 3570 (Non-k)
So if you want best, then get that. i5 3550 is also good.

And for GPU, I recommend you MSI Power Edition.
Because Gigabyte will not Overclock at all. They have Voltage Lock.
January 14, 2013 11:45:01 AM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
i5 3470 is better than 3570 (Non-k)
So if you want best, then get that. i5 3550 is also good.

And for GPU, I recommend you MSI Power Edition.
Because Gigabyte will not Overclock at all. They have Voltage Lock.


Hmm, I'm curious, how exactly is the 3470 better? and also, does it really matter if I get MSI's power edition, I won't be overclocking it myself or have anyone else overclock it for me.
January 14, 2013 3:02:27 PM

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January 14, 2013 3:21:51 PM

Blaydyn said:
Hmm, I'm curious, how exactly is the 3470 better? and also, does it really matter if I get MSI's power edition, I won't be overclocking it myself or have anyone else overclock it for me.

You won't even notice difference between two with bare eye, but 3470 is cheaper.
Oh right, and if you're not overclocking then you don't need Z77 chipset mobo, get this http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD4985&v...
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