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February 10, 2013 2:32:03 AM

Hi there. I'm thinking to build a computer for the first time. I'll follow the format as suggested by the sticky.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week or two (there are deals that end on the 14th).

Budget Range: 1600-2200 CAD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet use, blu ray playback, blu ray editing

Are you buying a monitor: Eventually yes

Do you need to buy OS: I don't think so, when I bought Windows 8, I believe it said I could use it on a second machine


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg (Canada), future shop and best buy (Canada)

Location: Canada, will be buying online

Parts: I have the majority from here: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

and the following for the case:

NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower Desktop Computer Case (CA-PH410-W1) - White
Phantom 410 mid tower

Parts Preferences: None aside from avoiding LG

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 and above

Additional Comments: I'm not too familiar with the necessity with video cards, should I get two of them? I

I won't have a direct connection to the internet, so the wifi will have to suffice, I believe what I choose was okay.

There was a nicer Noctua fan but I assume it's too big for my case.

I tried to make sure that compatibility and wattage were sufficient as well.

With the RAM, when it says it overclocks to 2400 and that the motherboard is compatible with 1866, am I gimping myself?

Is it also a good idea to invest in water cooling, especially with this setup?

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Investment in a BIY computer as to not rely on pre built systems that need full replacements, as well as the capability to play games with good graphics and handle the blu ray editing.

Thank you very much for your time! :) 
February 10, 2013 2:44:22 AM

If it's for mainly gaming, that i7 is just a waste, get the i5-3570k and a z77 motherboard, the i7 hyper threading doesn't help in gaming, overall it has slower cores than the i5.
If you're into editing, get the i7-3770k ivybridge and a z77 motherboard.
This motherboard has everything you'll need(including wifi) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That psu is overkill, even for two 660 ti or 670 gtx, get one with 750w, this one :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It's of high quality, also modular, 95$ after rebate.
Get the 670 GTX : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
8GB is suffice, get a dual channel kit : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
42$ after promo code.
Cpu cooler : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (it fits the case, it's a high performance one).
February 10, 2013 2:59:51 AM

Thanks for the excellent suggestions! Would you recommend another motherboard that has both wifi and bluetooth?
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February 10, 2013 5:26:20 AM

Thank you very much!
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