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Old January 15, 2011, 01:18 PM
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Hello Everyone,

Please let me know what you think of this rig. I did not add a video card as i will not be able to use it until March and i am hoping that they release the GTX585 or 6990 before then. I dont plan on using crossfire or SLI because i play WOW and it is does not play nice with 2 cards.

Any advice would be great.

I will be buying from ither Memoryexpress in Calgary or NCIX.

Thx

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.

Gaming 99% of the time and some office stuff after that.

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread

$2500 give or take 20%

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.

Canada

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.

I like Intel for chips and Asus for the hardware. I dont really care about GPU's. The best is the best when it comes to them.


5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.

None

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.

I have read this and many other reviews and forum posts about my build.

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.

I plan to overclock the CPU and Memory.

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?

March but if the prices are right i will by the parts before then and just build it when i get back from work.

9. What resolution do you use?

1920 x 1080



NOTE: All prices from NCIX
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NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

Samsung E2320X 23IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1920X1080 5ms 16:9 70000:1DC DVI VGA X2 189.99 379.98

Cyber Acoustics CA-3001 Black 2.1 Speaker System 8W RMS 29.51

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Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit
57078 1 $99.99 $99.99

Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green 2TB SATA2 3GBPS 64MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM
49591 2 $89.99 $179.98

Logitech Cordless Desktop EX100 Compact Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo Optical USB
45802 1 $19.99 $19.99

Fractal Design Define R3 Black ATX Mid Tower Silent Computer Case 2X5.25 8X3.5INT No PS Front USB
53537 1 $99.99 $99.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
45271 1 $99.99 $99.99

NCIX Gaming Bundle ASUS P8P67 Deluxe P67 3PCI-E16 Motherboard + Intel Core i7 2600K Sandy Bridge CPU
This product can only be exchanged or replaced with the exact same item.
58116 1 $519.99 $519.99
1 x Intel Core i7 2600K Quad Core Unlocked Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Sandy Bridge 8MB
1 x ASUS P8P67 Deluxe ATX LGA1155 P67 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI Sandy Bridge Motherboard

OCZ Vertex 2 Extended Sandforce 120GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD
53309 1 $189.99 $189.99

Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H70 High Performance CPU Cooler System LGA775 1366 1156 AM2 AM3
54728 1 $89.99 $89.99

Corsair Professional Series Gold AX750 CMPSU-750AX 750W ATX Fully Modular 80PLUS Gold Power Supply
53717 1 $169.99 $169.99

LG CH10LS20 Bluray Reader & DVD Writer Combo Drive 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-RW Lightscribe SATA Retail Box
49302 1 $64.99 $64.99

Shipping and Handling $5.99
Shipping Insurance (1.5%): $23.02
SUBTOTAL: $1,563.90
No PST - Outside BC residents: $0.00
GST(5%): $78.20
YOUR TOTAL:
All quoted prices are in CANADIAN DOLLARS $1,642.10

Plus

$409.49 + 20.49 (GST)=429.96 for sounds a monitors.

For a total of
2072.06

Then all i need is the GPU and i "think" im set.

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Old January 15, 2011, 01:24 PM
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Looks pritty solid :)

edit: Maybe better power supply ?? Cosair 850 ?
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Old January 15, 2011, 01:46 PM
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Do you think the 750 is a little small for one card?
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Old January 15, 2011, 01:55 PM
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Is silence important to you? Like a silent case and cpu cooler? Because you could probably get better performing things than the R3 and H70. Just something to think about. Also, if your spending all that money for something 99% gaming oritented look into a gaming mouse... you can find the cm sentinel for $35-40 on sale sometimes or a logitech g9x for a fair price second hand in BST or somewhere if you don't want to spend too much on a mouse. Switching from a low DPI optical to a high DPI gaming grade laser makes a world of difference.

Great looking build.
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Old January 15, 2011, 01:58 PM
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Need a card fore build. ?

The cards your thinking about will likely need two 8 pinns or more.
I have a 650 and am feeling limited to what I can do without an upgrade.
A little more than you need doesn't hurt not enugh is differnt story.
Fore what you specked your fine and fore lots more drives fine to.
Sany uses less power than my 920 ( powerhog )
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Old January 15, 2011, 02:06 PM
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In the spec for the PSU it says ther are 2 8 pin plugs. Man i hope this PSU is going to be enough, if not hello GTX580 :(

Corsair Professional Series Gold AX750 CMPSU-750AX 750W ATX Fully Modular 80PLUS Gold Power Supply
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Old January 15, 2011, 02:12 PM
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A 750 would be just fine for running a pair of nice cards.
Though I am going to correct something for you, running multi cards works just perfectly in WoW mate. There is nothing wrong (minus whatever Bliz likes to screw with in their graphics coding), with SLI or X-fire in that game or any others. So never rule out twin cards.


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From everything i have ever read about SLI and WoW, is that WOW will only use one card and the other just sits there adding nothing to the performance of the game. maybe the articles i have read are very old...

Link to some forum posts about it..
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Old January 15, 2011, 02:18 PM
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Quote:
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From everything i have ever read about SLI and WoW, is that WOW will only use one card and the other just sits there adding nothing to the performance of the game. maybe the articles i have read are very old...
Since WoW has been introduced, I've been running it on Multi Cards in either SLI or X-fire.
Never had an issue since SLI and such are handled on the hardware level.
Although there are time when bad drivers and/or bad coding on Blizzards Behalf have caused numerous issues. Beyond that everything has worked soundly for me.

I run it on an SLI'd pair of 460's. Works like a charm
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I did an edit to post #8

Take a look at the link and see what you think. I have no clue.
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