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January 27, 2013 11:27:13 PM

Hi, this is my first time attempting to build a computer. I selected computer parts online and I was wondering if there are any compatibility issues between any of the components. Also, if there is any better choice for any component for a similar or lower price in Canada, that would be appreciated as well.
Please note that all of these items are listed on newegg.ca at the time of this post.

Mother board: GYGABITE GA-990XA-UD3 ($129.99)

Cpu: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition ($99.99)

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 ($47.99)

GPU: GYGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (fermi) 1GB ($209.99)

PSU: Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W ($59.99) ($74.99-$15.00 promo code)

Hard drive: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM ($69.99)

Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower ($59.99)

CD/DVD Burner: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS ($19.99)

Total : $1 036.57
(inc. Taxes, shipping, other applicable fees, key board & mouse, monitor)

OTHER

Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD ($139.99)

Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech MK120 ($21.99)


The PSU goes in the bottom of the case so if you are to recommend another PSU, please keep in mind the cable length.

Thanks in advance. :D 

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January 27, 2013 11:54:13 PM

Here you go. This will perform much, much, better. 23" IPS monitor, i5-3570, 7870 GPU, all for under $1000 CAD

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Memory Express)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($58.08 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($17.06 @ DirectCanada)
Monitor: LG IPS231P-BN 23.0" Monitor ($169.99 @ Canada Computers)
Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK260 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($24.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $940.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-27 20:53 EST-0500)
January 28, 2013 1:20:00 AM

No, I don't recommend going with 1 stick as this eliminates the functionality of dual channel memory lanes.
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