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Prodigy mITX build Budget $1500cdn

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March 2, 2013 2:15:19 AM

Computer Strictly for Gaming as I have an Macbook Pro Retina for my everyday tasks. That why the SSD I have in there is super small. I want the computer to be as cool "temperature" as possible. So I will be doing no overlclocking. Target game is ARMA 3 @ 1080p. Budget is max at 1500cdn before tax however lower is better of course.

OS: Windows 8 - http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=77180 $100
Case: Bitfenix Prodigy mITX - http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=76993 $80
SSD: Intel 520 120GB - http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=67708&promoid=1324 $145

CPU: i7 3770 - http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=70539 $290 (price match tiger direct)
Cooler: Cosair H100i - http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=77648 $120
Mobo: Gigabyte Z77n - http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=76537 $130
RAM: Cosair Vengeance Black 2x8 http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=66354 $105
GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Windforce - http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=67546&promoid=1324 $290
PSU: Seasonic G series 650w - http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=76943 $120

$1410

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March 2, 2013 2:54:33 AM

Drop the 3770 for a 3570, as HT offers no benefit in gaming.
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March 2, 2013 3:14:30 AM

If I go

i5 3570
Samsung 840 120 SSD
Asus P8H77
H60 instead of H100
Corsair Blue Vengeance 8Gb instead of 16Gb Black

My build would come in at $1,180 instead. Saving $230
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March 2, 2013 3:20:09 AM

id drop itx altogether. you basically pay a ton for less hardware and dont save that much in space. the prodigy is huge for itx

get this

CPU
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD6479&v...

price match here
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=72279&promoid=1324

motherboard. no point of z77 when you arent overclocking.
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD0683&v...

price match here
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=70268&promoid=1324

no point of a liquid cooler when you arent overclocking. if you want some silence, just get this
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=80429&vpn=RC%2DR...

ram. no reason for 16gb for gaming
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950AC3446&v...

price match here
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=68898

SSD
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=70079&vpn=ASX900S3-128GM-...

GPU. on backorder
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=67546&vpn=GV-R795WF3-3GD&...

psu
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=59615

case. not much bigger than a prodigy, but built in my opinion way better
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58474&promoid=1360

windows 8 here is cheaper. id honestly stick to windows 7 though
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12850SW5214&v...
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March 2, 2013 3:21:30 AM

iPhunk said:
If I go

i5 3570
Samsung 840 120 SSD
Asus P8H77
H60 instead of H100
Corsair Blue Vengeance 8Gb instead of 16Gb Black

My build would come in at $1,180 instead. Saving $230


get the 3470 instead. marginally slower but 20 bucks cheaper

840 no pro sucks

you dont need those fisher price watercoolers.

corsair ram is both expensive right now and tall as hell
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March 2, 2013 8:03:26 PM

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