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Old October 28, 2011, 10:19 AM
RM - Ottawa RM - Ottawa is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2011
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My System Specs


Hi all,

I am finally almost ready to place the orders for my build, I was hoping I could run this by the community and get some final tweaking feedback before I go through with my purchase! I am pretty novice, so any advice or approvals will be much appreciated. I based my nomination for GPU off of the recent hardware canucks review for surround/eyefinity GPU setups.

Please see my build below, and I thank you for your help in advance (I'm excited for this!) <3

DISPLAY - Quantity 3: Dell Dell - UltraSharp U2410 24-inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor -1900x1200

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor =$319.99, New Egg Listing

MOBO (OPTION 1): ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Gen3 = 234.99. NewEgg Listing - (Not currently selected for build)
MOBO (OPTION 2): ASRock Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 DDR3 2133 LGA 1156 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Z68 EXTREME7 GEN3 = 274.99 Amazon Listing (Currently nominated for build)
MOBO (OPTION 3): ASRock Z68 Pro 3 This line came up in my search, may not be worthwhile (Not currently selected for build)
GPU (OPTION 1) - Quantity 2: XFX Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI 2x Mini DisplayPort Video Card = 2x679.98 NCIX Listing (Not currently selected for build)
GPU (OPTION 2) Quantity 2: Gigabyte GV-N580UD-3GI GeForce GTX 580 Graphic Card - 772 MHz Core - 3 GB GDDR5 SDRAM - PCI Express 2.0 x16 - 4008 MHz Memory Clock - 2560 x 1600 - SLI - Fan Cooler - DirectX 11.0, OpenGL 4.1 - HDMI - DVI= 2x554.00 =1108.00 Listing (Currently nominated for this build)
PSU (OPTION 1): Silverstone Strider 850 Gold 850W Modular Power Supply ATX 24PIN 135mm Fan 70A 80+ Gold Black = 154.69 DirectCanda Listing (Currently nominated for this build)
PSU (OPTION 2): Corsair Professional Series Gold AX 1200W Power Supply = 289.99 Memory Express Listing (Not currently selected for build)
RAM: GSKILL Sniper Series 8GB PC3-12800 Dual Channel DDR3 Kit = 54.99 Memory Express Listing
SSD (OPTION 1): Patriot PW120GS25SSDR Wildfire Series 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 SandForce Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD = 259.99 NCIX Listing(Currently nominated for this build
SSD (OPTION 2): Crucial Technology 128GB m4 SSD 2.5" Solid State Internal Drive = 190.76 B&H Listing[i/](Not currently selected for this build)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda XT 7200.12 2TB SATA 6.0GB/S 3.5IN 8.5MS 64MB Hard Drive OEM = 129.79 BestDirect Listing
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper = 189.99 I would welcome other suggestions!!
Cooling (OPTION 1): COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 = 34.99 NewEgg Listing (Currently nominated for this build)
Cooling (OPTION 2): Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler (OR THERMALRIGHT ARCHON BOTH SEEM TO BE 79.99) = 79.99 (Neither currently selected for this build, each priced at 79.99)

Tentative Build Subtotal, Oct 28, 2011: = 2,527.42

Keyboard: SteelSeries 6Gv2 Keyboard (Already wn)
Headset: SteelSeries 7H USB Headset (Already own)
Mouse: SteelSeries Sensei Mouse (Planning to purchase)
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