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Old July 31, 2010, 01:25 PM
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Here's what I have so far, I would love to hear your opinions on any part of this entire build since it has been a while since I have researched parts. (Parts most likely to be bought from NCIX before August 4th)

Case : NCIX.com - Buy Cooler Master Haf 932 Full Tower EATX Case 6X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PSU USB eSATA 1394 Audio - Black - RC-932-KKN1 In Canada.
CPU : NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.8GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box - BX80605I5760 In Canada.
GPU : NCIX.com - Buy MSI GeForce GTX 460 Fermi Cyclone OC 725MHZ 768MB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card - N460GTX Cyclone768D5/OC In Canada.
** Is the 1gb version worth waiting for more stock to come and the extra $, I have read conflicting arguments
HDD : NCIX.com - Buy Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM - WD1002FAEX In Canada.
PSU : NCIX.com - Buy OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W ATX12V 24PIN Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black - OCZ500SXS In Canada.
or NCIX.com - Buy OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W ATX 20/24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135mm Fan Active PFC Power Supply - OCZ500MXSP In Canada.
RAM : No Clue, I've heard 1600Mhz and timings of 7-7-7-21?
Mobo : No Clue, I wanted something cheap (like everyone) but have Sata 3 and USB 3.0 for future proofness.
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Old July 31, 2010, 01:37 PM
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get the 922 or upcoming 912? or cm II or such
i5 760 is not really a good bang per buck but at 2 bills not bad.
gtx460 yes, 1gb though
yes,its worth it

those psus are ok. nothing special.
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Old July 31, 2010, 01:43 PM
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What resolution are you gaming at?

For PSU, get a Corsair, Seasonic, Silverstone or Antec, don't get a OCZ.
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Old July 31, 2010, 02:50 PM
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Ok, I will look into some other PSU's.
I chose the 932 because its on sale for the same price as the 922.
And I was thinking of getting the i5 750, but the 760 is on sale right now with free ground shipping for the entire order.

I plan on getting a 23 or 24 inch monitor.

Any thoughts on RAM or mobo?
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Old July 31, 2010, 03:17 PM
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At that res, GTX 460 1GB for sure.

For rams, any G.Skill DDR3 should be fine.

For mobo, EVGA, Asus and Gigabyte are the brand I recommend.
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Old July 31, 2010, 03:25 PM
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+1 for recommendations for psus and ram. I like Mushkin, but whatever you choose, including G Skill, should be lifetime warranty. Patriot and Corsair are 2 others.
I would go with the 1 gb 460, from EVGA for the lifetime warranty and great support.Good luck with the build and enjoy the new system!
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I like the i5 760, WD Caviar Black 1TB & HAF 932. Here are my suggestions for the other components...

PSU: Corsair HX650W/750 depending of you just stay with one card or plan on doing SLI, easier cable management due to been modular.

GPU: GTX460 1GB, worth the wait, definitely kicks the 5830 to the curb, competitive to the 5850 and cheaper than it too! EVGA gives a lifetime warranty with there AR models.

RAM: G Skill or Mushkin DDR3-1600 4GB 2x2GB sets will give u both speed and decent capacity @ a decent price too!

MOBO: Asus P7P55D-E Pro for SATA3 USB3 & 1 @x16 or 2 @x8 for SLI

MON: Samsung BX2440X 24inch 1920x1080 5ms DVI VGA LED LCD

Good luck with your build
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Thanks for all of the input guys! I found some specials for the 922 and even that Asus mobo lilmissmj suggested which was nice to find. Everything is ordered just need to pick up a psu and an aftermarket cpu cooler.
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Get a coolermaster 212+ for the cooler.
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