Need a gaming rig ~ $700
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September 6, 2010, 11:38 AM
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G.SKILL F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL8-8-8-24 Core i5 Memory Kit - DirectCanada
NCIX.com - Buy MSI P55A-G55 P55 ATX LGA1156 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SLI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard - P55A-G55 In Canada.
INTEL CORE I3 2.93G 1156 4M BX - BX80616I3530 BX80616I3530
Buy Gigabyte [GV-N460OC-1GI] Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 715MHZ 1Gb GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card
NCIX.com - Buy Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty - WD6401AALS In Canada.
Buy Silverstone Technology [PS04B] Silverstone Precision PS04B ATX Black Mid Tower Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS
NCIX.com - Buy OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W ATX 20/24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135mm Fan Active PFC Power Supply - OCZ500MXSP In Canada.
You can price match all of those items at NCIX and since you're local, you can pick it up from their First Markham location or their warehouse at Warden/14th. As for the build itself, its pretty much the best bang/buck if you choose the intel path. An AMD build with your budget might be a better option but Im not too sure about all that stuff ;). The MSI supposedly supports x8/x8 pcie lanes so you'll be able to use dual video cards in the future and also has USB3.0/Sata6. I would personally look into getting a more reliable power supply such as a Seasonic/Corsair etc. but in order to keep you close to your budget, I saved a bit on the power supply but if you have plans in the future to run more than one video card, I strongly advise you to get a good psu now and save yourself from problems later on. If you want to overclock, get a Hyper 212+ for $24 pricematched, its the best value heatsink there is and performs exceptionally well at its price point.
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Asrock Extreme3 Gen3
Intel 3770K 4.8Ghz w/ NH-D14
G. Skill 2X8GB DDR3 1600 CL9
2X SLI MSI GTX 470 Golden Edition
Corsair F15, Toshiba 3TB, WD10EADS, WD20EARS
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