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Old February 25, 2013, 09:55 PM
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Thanks for the input.

Based on suggestions, my current revision is below. I think I'll place my order within the next couple of days.

I switched the heatsink from a Noctua NH-U12 to a Noctua NH-U9B. Its only a $16 differnce so i dont mine too much switching back. Would the NH-U9B still give me some head room for overclocking the CPU?

For the GPU, I may go with either the HD 7950 or 7970. SHould I opt for XFX with a lifetime warranty or Gigabyte 3 year warranty? The latter is a bit cheaper.

LUAY79 Suggested a better PSU but I dont think I'll make the jump yet, I'll do so when I decide to add another GPU.

Made the change to the IPS monitor as suggested

I do like having a back lit keyboard. I'm not too sure if I need mechanical though.

Wireless card: Would any cheap USB Wireless N adapter do?

Thanks again everyone!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.90 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($30.88 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($68.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Canada Computers)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($119.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M90 Wired Laser Mouse ($59.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $1295.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-25 23:55 EST-0500)
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