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Old June 19, 2011, 10:09 AM
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Default New Build -- Advice on vid card

Ok here is what I bought today based on several pc building threads. Would like to know if the cost was about right and if there are any glaring issues with the build. Ty in advance.



Corsair TX750W ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS Bronze [CMPSU-750TXV2] [Reg. $124.99] 1 $99.99**

(24.8 lb) Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case Black 4X5.25 1X3.5EXT 6X3.5INT *No PSU* [RC-692-KKN2] $79.99**

58746 (WB21) Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM [ST31000524AS] [Reg. $64.98] Environmental Fee $0.40 Per Item 1 * $54.99**

57962 (WC13) Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB
[BX80623I52500K] [Reg. $238.99] 1 $214.99**


57953 (WD21|D13) G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory [F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL] [Reg. $79.57] ** $74.99**

58457 (WD13) ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II Fermi 830MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Video Card [ENGTX560 Ti DCII/2DI/1GD5] [Reg. $269.74] 1 1 $250.00**

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41337 (WG32|FB13) Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM [RR-B10-212P-G1] [Reg. $29.98] 1 $20.00**

60731 (WF11) LG GH22NS70 Super Multi 22X SATA DVD Writer Black OEM [GH22NS70] [Reg. $29.98]
Environmental Fee $0.40 Per Item 1 $19.99**

49999 (WG23) ASUS PCE-N13 Wireless Network Adapter 802.11B/G/N Up to 300MBPS PCI-EXPRESS [PCE-N13] 1 $26.01**

45271 (WC11) Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM [GFC-00599] [Reg. $119.98]
1 $97.99**

7842 PC Assembly and Testing With 1 Year Limited NCIX System Warranty (PRE-CONFIG WIN. OS If Purchased)
[PC-ASSEMBLY] [Reg. $50.00]

Environmental Fee $7.80 Per Item 1 $42.00** $7.80* $42.00**
38845 (QC53)

(17 lb) ASUS VH236H 23 Widescreen LCD Monitor Black 1920X1080 16:9 2MS 20000:1DC HDMI DVI VGA With Speakers [VH236H] [Reg. $179.99] 1 Environmental Fee $12.25 * $164.99**

59317 (WE11) ASUS P8P67 Pro REV3.0 ATX P67 LGA1155 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI Sandy Bridge B3 Motherboard [P8P67 PRO REV 3.0] [Reg. $196.98] 1 $182.99**

Shipping & Handling: $0.00 *
Environmental Fee: $20.85 *
SUBTOTAL: $1,349.77 *
HST(13%): $175.47 *

No PST - Outside B.C.: $0.00 *

TOTAL: CAD $1,525.24 *



The only thing I'm wondering about is the vid card. The build above has an ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II Fermi 830MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Video Card --- 830 clock speed.

would I be better off putting in the MSI NCIX.com - Buy MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II OC 880MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card - MSI/MicroStar - N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC - in Canada instead?

This card has a higher clock speed at 880. Price for the two is identical.
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Old June 19, 2011, 10:23 AM
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lots of environmental fees.
plus the building fee...

in general it looks ok.
i wouldve gone with a 912 but thats me.

wd black for os if no ssd in mind. or sammy f3 but ncix doesnt carry it i think.

also i wouldve gone with a 6950 for video card :)

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Old June 19, 2011, 10:33 AM
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I was price matching newegg bundles so I'm limited vid card wise in terms of choices. Between the two I mentioned though I should def take the msi over the asus right?


It's been 10 years since I bought a desktop, this whole process has been eye opening.
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Old June 19, 2011, 10:43 AM
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Agree with dang on the hdd.. the black is very good if your staying away from ssd for os drive.

The GFX, it's swings and roundabouts TBH.. the real-world performance difference is negligible, they are both good cards
I would look at which has better warranty / customer support over performance as they are so close.

Are you an overclocker?
With getting them to build it for you, I would have thought not.. if not drop the "k" processor and possibly get a cheaper board.
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Old June 19, 2011, 10:46 AM
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I've got a pair of the twin frozr II cards and I've been quite pleased with them, especially when the card's a single (temps seem a bit high on the inside SLI one). I especially like the look of the aftermarket coolers on them... the brushed metal is pretty cool.

Personally, unless you are dead set against using software to OC your cards, don't get too beat up about what clock speeds they ship at. (although, I suspect "OC" cards probably have better binned GPU chips in them).
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Old June 19, 2011, 10:50 AM
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I haven't had a desktop in 5 years hehe .... But once I get my new machine over clocking will definitely be something I'll look into ..l won't over clock at first but want the option to do down the road. I used to tinker with my old pc swapping parts .... But for this system ive been out of the pc scene for so long I decided to play it safe and let them put it together for me.

in terms of support for GPUs I believe the asus warehouse is here in Toronto making for easier service ... But the MSI card has gotten better overall reviews and IS slightly more powerful stock settings. also the MSI version has 4 cooling pipes compared to Asus 3.

I figure if I have any major problems they'll hopefully show up in first 30 days and I can return to NCIX in markham.

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Agree with dang on the hdd.. the black is very good if your staying away from ssd for os drive.
Hmm a few people now have advised me to look at wd or samsung. I already put the order in ... Did change the vid card to MSI last minute ... Maybe it's not too late to swap HDD drives too.
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Not much has changed as far as putting the machine together is concerned.. It's still all clips and screws..

I built an i7 950 rig last year (first build in some time, but had still been tinkering) and it was easier than memory served.
The only thing that was slightly odd was the new cooler mounts but they weren't anything too hard.

Win 7 was the easiest OS install that I have ever done.. it was beautiful the way it just worked.

If the $50 bucks isn't a big deal at least it gives you a 1 yr warranty on the build too.
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If I plan to overclock my gpu and processor is my psu is adequate?
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Old June 19, 2011, 01:43 PM
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I hope so as I'm currently running 2X 560 ti's and a 1090t on one of them..... ;)

Where are you ordering from? I'm curious as to what that environmental fee is all about... at one point it says $7.80 / item for $42, but the final build ends up being around $20 + PST.
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