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Old July 18, 2011, 08:53 AM
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Hello to all,
I'm ready to pull the trigger on a P67 build. Here are the parts and prices I'm using. I'd appreciate input on the selections. Please don't reply with "Intel sucks" type comments - if you have something useful to contribute as to my choices or better alternatives, that would be great!

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

Limit 1 per customer.
Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business days.

Yes $89.69 $89.69


Intel 320 Series GEN3 160GB 2.5IN SSD SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive OEM

Usually Ships in 2 to 5 Business days.

Yes $283.73 $283.73


MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) P67 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E 2PCI SLI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3 Motherboard

Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business days.
$20.00 CAD Mail in Rebate for this item - click here

Yes $174.47 $174.47


G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

No $81.95 $81.95


Intel Core I5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

Limit 1 per customer.
Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business days.

Yes $206.54 $206.54

How much is shipping & handling?

Province

Shipping Method

Estimated Shipping & Handling:

$9.99
Sub Total: $846.37
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Old July 18, 2011, 10:24 AM
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why dont you take a look at the ncix ud4 from giga? its in special.

i love the gd65's and up from msi. but the giga is even cheaper,while in special!

what psu? dop you really need to spend that much on an ssd? :)
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Old July 18, 2011, 10:49 AM
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Thanks for the reply - PSU is my trusty corsair modular from my existing build. It is a 650 if I recall correctly. I have not yet built with Gigabyte - probably should give them a try. But I have had such excellent luck with MSI that I thought I would stick with them. If anybody is curious, I am also recycling my 5850 for one more tour of duty, perhaps in xfire when my budget recovers. This is 891 when you add in the GST.
Dangtx, do you have a better option for the SSD? I thought that wasn't too bad for a 160GB - maybe I should check that.
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Old July 18, 2011, 11:10 AM
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good good.

dont xfire the 5850,sell it and grab something newer ? :)

well,maybe a 60 giger for os? if i recall correctly ak likes the calisto ones quite a bit.

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Intel 320 Series GEN3 160GB 2.5IN SSD SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive OEM

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Yes $283.73 $283.73

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thats a 6950 2gb right there lol
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Old July 18, 2011, 11:24 AM
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Hmmm - yes, I was kind of wondering if the 5850 would cut it now. But I only have a 22 inch monitor and I game at 1650 X whatever it is. Plus lately my titles of choice aren't graphics intensive, like ME2 - 5850 glides through that. I have not tried the newest crysis though. I may keep the 5850 for a few months and then check out deals on new cards. I wonder about smaller SSD as boot drive - most games want to store part of themselves on C and I have had some trouble convincing them to store on a different drive in the past. Does that work well for you?
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then time to get a nice 24 incher as well!

let them go till they hold value, i always say :)

yes. winders will take maybe 15 gigs,maybe 20

and the rest 40 is for games,bit of swap if you put it there.
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You can get this bundle deal at NCIX
NCIX.com - Buy NCIX Value Bundle Deal Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core CPU & MSI P67A-C43 DDR3 Motherboard - Bundle Deals - 2500K & P67A-C43 - in Canada

Will save you $70 and tho that at a new 6950

and this SSD
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Performance 3 Series 128GB SATA3 6GB/S Marvell 2.5IN Solid State Disk Drive SSD - Corsair - CSSD-P3128GB2-BRKT - in Canada
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Old July 18, 2011, 12:53 PM
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OK - this is fun - getting some good pointers here.
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