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Old August 12, 2010, 02:14 PM
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I finally found the PSU page, and when I went to the checkout to see shipping costs, it appears that you have to go pick it up at the Markham warehouse, which is about an hour drive from me, so I have to decide whether I'd be spending more gas going through Toronto than I would save :P

I think I'm also going to stick with the intel i3 processor, as I'm kind of an intel fanboy and would rather spend the extra $20 on a processor from intel :)
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Old August 12, 2010, 03:56 PM
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+1 on the Corsair and GTX460! The 460 768MB kicks the 5770 into the ditch!

Also I would change the ram as well, G Skill Mushkin Corsair and Patriot are the most favoured here. The sweet spot atm is 4GB of DDR3-1600, in 2x2GB so you've room to add more later on

Another thing to consider, have you look at Cooler Masters options like the Elite RC335 or 690. Take a look on newegg.ca to check them out

Everything else looks great, good luck with your build
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Old August 14, 2010, 12:34 AM
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I'd recommend spending $23 (onhop) on a Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus cooler. You aren't getting the most out of your i3 unless its running at 4+ghz. Based on the benches here at HWC it performs between better and on-par with Megahalems.
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I'd recommend spending $23 (onhop) on a Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus cooler. You aren't getting the most out of your i3 unless its running at 4+ghz. Based on the benches here at HWC it performs between better and on-par with Megahalems.

mega is a 'bit' better than that :)

but yes, the 20 and spare dollarski 212+ is a favorite around here and elsewhere.
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Old August 14, 2010, 12:58 AM
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the I3 is VERY easy to overclock up to 4ghz and runs rather cool, ive seen alot of documented cases of it hitting 4ghz on stock air, that being said do yourself and your hardware a favor and go for a decent air cooler.

I think youll be very happy with this build, you have power sorted out properly based on the card your running, the motherboard ive heard is very nice to work with and USB 3.0 will eventually come in handy. Isnt that asus board the one where you have to choose what option you want though? USB 3.0, 5gbps sata or PCI-E 2.0? That may need to be taken into consideration if your looking at USB 3.0. I highly recommend you overclock that i3, its very easy to do and they are little tanks at 4ghz with HT on. I do however highly recommend you take a look at one of the other cases mentioned, spend a bit more and get the 690-2, that 300 is a real PITA to work in, there really are better cases out there for only a touch more then that one that will make your life much easier in the long run.
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Old August 14, 2010, 02:22 PM
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I'm thinking of spending a little more and getting the Antec 900, which is what my old PC was in. I'll take a look at some of the Coolmaster options though.

Also, where can you find that Coolmaster hyper for $23? Newegg has it for $60, and I can't find it at OnHop.

As far as I can tell, the board supports USB3.0 AND PCIe 2.0, but not 5gbps SATA. That's ok thought because I don't particularly need 5gbps, I'm fine with 3.
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Old August 14, 2010, 04:52 PM
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The 900 is getting pretty old, Id take a look at the 900-2 and the 690-2, both all black interiors I believe, both have cable management which will help alot on cooling. Check out www.pricecanada.com and search for the lowest prices on their, best way to find the lowest Canadian E-Tailer pricing on all computer hardware.
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Old August 14, 2010, 05:53 PM
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Here is my updated system so far:

Case: COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced
CPU: Intel i3 530 2.93GHz
GPU: EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB
Motherboard: ASUS P7H55/USB3 LGA 1156
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
PSU: Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V
HDD:Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB SATA 3Gb/s 7200RPM 32MB
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (get this free from my school because I'm in Electrical Engineering)

Still debating on an after-market CPU cooler but not sure what would be the best to get for around $40-50.
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Old August 14, 2010, 06:11 PM
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Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

cant shake off opinions on the cm 212+ here no matter what. we seem to stick to a few things, and when people that usually dont agree on most thing tell you to get the one, it should mean something :)

looks like the egg doesnt have silverstone cases. that or im blind again.

NCIX.com - Buy Silverstone Precision PS04B ATX Black Mid Tower Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS - PS04B In Canada.

fits large video cards

NCIX.com - Buy Silverstone Precision PS05B ATX Black Mid Tower Case 4X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5INT No PS - PS05B In Canada.

doesnt fit all videocards, altough the 460 should be ok.
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Old August 14, 2010, 06:41 PM
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I'm pretty set on the case right now. I read some reviews and it seems to be exactly what I'm looking for.

As for the motherboard, I was considering upgrading to EVGA P55 LE 123-LF-E653-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard for $30 (after MIR) but I'm not sure if it's any better than the ASUS P7H55/USB3.

I finally found the CM 212+ at OnHop for $31 CAD, which is exactly in my price range, so I'm going to get that.

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