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Old April 4, 2011, 05:44 AM
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Hi everyone i am new to this site but i have read the forums and review which helped me alot. I am about build a gaming rig for myself, i have been using a laptop for 3 years because i did not save enough money for a new rig. But this year i have money saved + i just got my TAX refund !!!


PLEASE give me your opinion on the list :)

Everything is bought from NCIX -

Case - Corsair Graphite Series 600T - $169.99 to $129.69 (priced matched from directcanada.com)

CPU COOLING -
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H70 - $99.99

Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL8-8-8-24 - $107.10

SSD- OCZ Vertex 2 Extended Sandforce 120GB - $204.99 with 20$ gift card

PSU + GPU - NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal XFX Radeon HD 6970 2GB Video Card & Corsair HX 850W Modular Power Supply - $584.98

HD -
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 6GB/S 7200rpm - $93.98

LCD -
ASUS VE278Q 27IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1920X1080 LED Backlit 10M:1DC 2MS DisplayPort DVI-D VGA HDMI- $327.98

Blu ray Drive - LG BH10LS30 Blu-Ray Writer 10X BD-R 16X DVD-RW - $114.99

OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Pro - 158.44

MOBO + CPU - NCIX Bundle Deal - Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Processor & ASUS P8P67 B3 Motherboard - $404.19

MY BUDGET - $2500

TOTAL- $
2525.70 ( tax included)

This rig is mostly for gaming, movies also going and i am going to be playing it on 1920x1080 resolution.

THANKS ..
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Old April 4, 2011, 06:32 AM
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Overall a nice build except for minor issues. The 3D monitor only supports Nvidia, and to answer your next question, I have not seen any AMD 3D capable monitors on sale but you might want to check on an AMD website for compatible products. Besides, 3D on a 23 incher seems lacking.
What's with the huge PSU? The motherboard does not support CF so, either upgrade the motherboard or downgrade the PSU.
For that money I'd get the Twin Frozr III HD 6970.
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Old April 4, 2011, 06:34 AM
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All top shelf components, happy gaming!
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Old April 4, 2011, 06:56 AM
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Hello, thanks for replying i see your point on the PSU and LCD and i can find the Twin Frozr III HD 6970 on newegg but not ncix. If i get it from newegg i wont be able to do the 6970 + 850W HX850 bundle. Is the bundle a good deal or do you guys have suggestions on the psu and graphic card or the LCD.

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Depending on how much you intend to upgrade, I personally always go slightly overkill on the psu. A good one will last many builds.
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Old April 4, 2011, 07:49 AM
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How much are you saving on the PSU/GPU bundle? CPU/mobo bundle?

a 550W PSU is good for the 6970, add a 100 for overclocking. 850 is good for 6970 CF and overclocking.
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Old April 4, 2011, 07:53 AM
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You could go for the white color Corsair 600T with the clear side panel or mesh. That would look nice on your build. Either that the Corsair 650D looks nice as well.
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Old April 4, 2011, 07:58 AM
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i save 30$ on the GPU / PSU combo and only $5 on the CPU/MOBO . My budget is $2500 including tax as long as i dont go over this im fine. I can get diffrent parts if you guys have a better suggestion on what is better then the ones i've picked.
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That looks solid...good quality parts that should serve you well.

If it were me, I'd grab the Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler instead. It's a bit better performer than the H70 and it's also $10 cheaper. The only down-side is the massive size. However, with the Ripjaws, you'll have no problem fitting them under the D14.

NCIX.com - Buy Noctua NH-D14 LGA1155/1156/1366/AM3 I7/I5/PHENOM Heatpipe Cooler W/ NF-P14 140MM & NF-P12 120MM Fan - Noctua - NH-D14 - in Canada

Other than that, it looks like you're quite close to your budget and you've got some great hardware. I'd say pull the trigger.

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why not the hr-02? its meant to run passive,even on i7 :)
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