Keep in mind i do live in canada ontario. so shipping is a big thing i have to look out for while i try to budget out this computer.
Mostly intended for gaming and everyday use, Im thinking about adding in a cooling system because i do tend to havve my computers running extended ammount of time, my current desktop is pretty much 24/7 and with this build i feel like doing that would eventually damage the parts so i am going to keep 2 computers running at the same time, Aswell i do have a 24" monitor, but im looking into maybe upgrading my mouse and keyboard let me know.
The total ive come up with that includes all taxs and shipping is about $1045. I was wondering what you guys think of this build and wether you guys would change anything keep it still under $1100
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Overall it looks good except I perfer PSU from companies like SeaSonic, Corsiar, XFX or Antec; I would go wtih one of them. Also before you overclock the Intel® Core™ i5-3570K you are going to need to get a good 3rd party HSF (heatsink/fan).
Seems like a solid build
A couple of things though...
1) you picked an NVIDIA graphics card, but your motherboard only supports crossfire, and not SLI. Not a major thing, but it will make upgrading later on more difficult.
2) as for cooling, i always recommend an aftermarket cooler. With few exceptions, they are quieter and more efficient than the one Intel gives you for free. I'm currently a fan of CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i Water Cooler. But at $89.99 it may be out of your price range....
For a 24/7 machine, water cooling is the best way to go.
If you want to keep your budget low, something like COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 @ $36.99 is a good deal.
3) Your Power Supply. this seems to always be the most overlooked part. If your computer is going to be running all the time, having an efficient power supply is key. the one you have chosen is only rated at 75% efficiency (aka at 100% load, 25% of the power is wasted, usually as heat).
Always look for an 80 PLUS rated PSU. This one could work COOLMAX ZX Series ZX-700 700W @ $59.99 its within your price range
As long as your computer is adequately cooled, you should have no problems running it 24/7 (accept your power bill will take a hit).
The 7870 XT performs about the same as the 660ti but cheaper.
I find msi boards a bit flimsy, everyone would recommend a gigabyte board over msi.
Were you planning to SLI later? If so, I put in a xfx 750w (more reliable than thermaltake, modular, 80+gold) so you can crossfire the 7870xt later.
Put in a hyper 212 plus
Yeah forsure ive looked into changing a couple parts around an because im no where near experienced with this stuff i would much rather get experts to kind of guideme to a better system aswell as giving me knowledge that would further assust me in the future if i do upgrades or anything. Literally i have no clue about the hardware aspect of things, so sli/crossfire isnt really something i know about. Just kind of put this build together, im thinking it would only cost about $30 more for shipping and im going to look over some small stuff and put another build up for you guys to check out.