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Old September 3, 2010, 06:11 AM
Nighthawk Nighthawk is offline
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Default First Time Builder (i7 Gaming) ~$2K

1. What YOUR PC will be used for.
Gaming at High to Max Settings (SC2, WoW, and future releases like Diablo 3, Deus Ex 3, etc.)
2. What YOUR budget is.
$2000-$2500
3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
Canada (Edmonton Area) NCIX and Memory Express possibly.
4. IF YOU have a brand preference.
Intel, nVidia
5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
Using all new parts.
6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
Yes, I've been researching for the past 3 months.
7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
Stock to start off with. (Never overclocked before)
8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
Preferably within the next week.
9. What resolution do you use?
1080p


Here's my build list so far(sorry don't have time to link URLs right now):

Coolermaster CM690 II Advanced RC-692-KKN2

ASUS P6x58D-E Motherboard P6X58D-E

Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz CPU BX80601950

Noctua NH-U12P SE2 CPU Heatsink NH-U12P SE2 (PM'd to $57)

Corsair XMS3 6GB RAM TR3X6G1333C9

eVGA Nvidia GTX 470 Superclocked+ 012-P3-1475-AR

Corsair HX750W PSU (semi modular) CMPSU-750HX

Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB HDD WD6401AALS (x2)

Samsung SH-S243D DVD Writer SATA OEM SH-S243D/BEBE

ASUS 24" LCD 1080p VW246H

Windows 7 64bit DVD OEM GFC-00599

Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard JQD-00003

Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse 931352-0215


I'm not going with an SSD at this time, probably just dual HDD non-RAID for now. I'll be price matching of course. I PM'd this list yesterday to around $1940 before shipping and GST.

Ordering from NCIX and/or Memory Express.

Any changes I should make? I've never built a system before.

I work weird hours so I'll take awhile to respond to this thread.

Thanks
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