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Old October 17, 2011, 07:06 PM
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Default My New Build

I waited for months to do a Bulldozer build, but I was sadly disappointed with the benchmarks. I was thinking about waiting for SB-E or Ivy Bridge also, but just couldn't wait anymore with so many good games coming out. I bought the Witcher 2 at launch and still haven't played it yet

I purchased the following parts from NCIX today, but I have until Thursday to make any final changes before it's built. All feedback is appreciated, as I'm still new to building custom PC's.

My budget is $2000.00 CAD, and Iíll primarily be using the computer for gaming. Outside of my build budget, Iím also going to purchase new speakers (thinking of getting Corsair SP2500) and a new monitor (undecided on brand and size 1920x1080 or 2560X1440).


Parts:

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K $314.99 price matched
MB: MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) $239.99 price matched + $20 rebate (wanted GD65 but it was out-of-stock)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 600T (White) $159.99 price matched
Cooler: Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80 $ 83.99
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD $329.99 price matched
+15.00 rebate (SC version was out-of-stock)
PSU: Corsair Gold AX850 $165.99 price matched
RAM:
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 $54.99 +10.00 rebate (CORSAIR Veng. out-of-stock)
SSD: Crucial M4 SSD Micron C400 128GB $204.99 price matched
(picked over OCZ Vertex 3 120GB)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB $79.99 price matched
DVD: LG GH24LS70 24X SATA Lightscribe $19.99
O/S: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium $99.97 price matched
Reader:
nGear Flash Card Reader 3.5IN $12.99

$1817.86 - $45.00 in rebates
Total= $1772.86

I'm considering picking up another 570 for SLI, and maybe even dropping the SSD but I'm still undecided.
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