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Old March 29, 2011, 11:08 AM
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budget is 1100 give or take heres what i came up with so far, i need a complete system, I got a spare copy of vista.. anyway here it is

$220 Core i5 2500k 3.3ghz Infonec Computers - Computer parts Canada, PC Components, laptop computers, motherboards, processors, CPUs and much more : Intel BOX CORE I5 2500K 3.30GHZ4C 4T 6M S1155 TB ULKD
$130 asus mobo Asus P8P67-M (Rev. 3.0) Socket 1155 Intel P67 Chipset Dual-Channel DDR3 1866(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)*/2200(O.C.)*/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066MHz 2x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 GigaLAN 8-CH High Definition Audio 2x SATA 6.0Gb/s 4x SATA 3.0Gb/s 2x USB 3.0 12x USB 2.0 Micro
$45 mushkin 4gb Mushkin Blackline 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL8 DIMM (996629B) | Canada Computers
$55 black sata3 500gb Western Digital Caviar Black (WD5002AALX) 500GB SATA3 7200RPM 32M Cache (OEM) | Canada Computers
$70 corsair 500w psu Corsair CMPSU-500CX 500W Power Supply | Canada Computers
$165 acer 24 Samsung E2320X, 23" Widescreen LCD Monitor, 1920x1080, 5ms, 70000:1(DCR), VGA, DVI-D | Canada Computers
$265 msi 560TI NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Fermi 950MHZ 1GB 4.58GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini HDMI DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card - Others - GV-N560SO-1GI-950 - in Canada
$55 HAF912 Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1) | Canada Computers
$33 deathadder Razer Death Adder 3G Blue 1800 dpi Gaming Mouse for MAC & PC (Retail Box) (RZ01-00150100-R3F1) | Canada Computers
$35 logitech G11 (site not listed)
$25 dvdrw ASUS DRW-24B1ST Black SATA 24X DVD-Writer 24xDVD+R/-R 24xDVD+/-R DL 8xDVD+RW/6xDVD-RW 48xCD-R OEM | Canada Computers


my total came 1099

is this good? i need help to find better parts, or maybe suggest something elles for the better thanks!
its for my gf, for gaming purpose, i doubt it will ever be overclocked anyway


*update*
GPU NCIX.com - Buy MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr OC 880MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card - MSI/MicroStar - N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC - in Canada

*Update #2*
PSU NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-500CX 500W ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan *2 Year Wrty* - Corsair - CMPSU-500CX - in Canada
how long and how much does NCIX charge for shipping

*update #3* change psu for cheaper but still good(i think)
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-500CX 500W ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan *2 Year Wrty* - Corsair - CMPSU-500CX - in Canada

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Old March 29, 2011, 11:40 AM
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You can't overclock with H67 boards, so no point in buying a K model processor. The regular will do.
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Old March 29, 2011, 11:43 AM
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The SB platform runs best with dual channel configuration. That means that you should get RAMs that are 2GBx2 or 4GBx2. You mentioned there 4GB of Mushkin but the link shows 2GBx3 which is suitable for triple channel.

For a single GC like the GTX560 Ti a 500W PSU is sufficient, you could save a little bit more money instead of getting a 650W PSU.
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Old March 29, 2011, 11:44 AM
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oh yes some of this i forgot to update, yes im not getting the k serires, and yes its 4gb 2x2gb,! thanks guys
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since you wont be using onboard, p67 is the way. and of course 2500k....:)
you may look at the 6950 too, 2gb preferably :)
nice psu,case,you can stick with giga mobos :)
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Old March 29, 2011, 11:57 AM
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do you guys think this would be a better option for mainboard NCIX.com - Buy MSI H67MA-E45 (B3) H67 mATX LGA1155 DDR3 PCI-E16 3PCI-E HDMI DVI Audio GBLAN SATA3 Motherboard - MSI/MicroStar - H67MA-E45 (B3) - in Canada
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The price difference is not huge. I'd say go with the Gigabyte instead unless you wish to experience using an EFI BIOS instead which the MSI has their ClickBIOS.
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Old March 29, 2011, 01:33 PM
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will a P65 and a K series allow me to overclock the CPU? cause if so ill put a cheaper power supply like the one mentioned above and grabe p55 with k series, for best bang for buck
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P67 (sixty seven) and a K cpu will OC P55 isn't pin compatible with sandy bridge at all!
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