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Old September 15, 2011, 05:44 AM
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Approximate Purchase Date: Today

Budget Range: Under $1500 preferably

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, internet, music

Parts Not Required: At the moment, I will reuse my 20 inch monitor, and my keyboard/mouse/speakers. Will be upgrading later.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: Full tower case. Prefer Nvidia and Intel to AMD.

Overclocking: Yes on CPU and GPU.

SLI or Crossfire: Possible SLI once Kepler is released.

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050. Will upgrade to 24" - 26" 1080p soon.

Additional Comments: I do not care how loud my system is, performance is more important.

Newegg.ca has some good deals on for the next 72 hours, so I finally decided its time to upgrade my ancient Dell. This is my first time building my own computer, but I am not new to the concept. This is a mid-high ranged gaming build.

Case: HAF 932 Full ATX

MOBO: MSI Z68A-GD55 (On sale)

CPU: 2500k (On sale)


RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1600

PSU: Corsair Professional HX850

HDD: Hitachi 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb/s 32 MB (On sale)

CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212+ (with a second fan)

Total cost with tax and shipping is $1400.

What do you think? My biggest concerns are the 570 vs 560ti vs 6950 and if I should include a SSD or not. I will very likely pick up a second cheap 570 for SLI once Kelper is released.

Last edited by ares640; September 15, 2011 at 07:31 AM.
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Old September 15, 2011, 09:15 AM
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Thats a beautiful build! I like NVIDIA as well overall they are just better card I find. The 570 is a great choice! Well you can get a cheap ssd like perhaps 60 gig or so. depending as your board is z series so if you are going to be using it for caching.

Also price match everything just to be sure to save yourself some extra money. But that is a PRETTY build!
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Old September 15, 2011, 03:25 PM
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(your links don't seem to be working)

I would recommend a SATA3 6.0GB/s hard drive over the 3.0 GB/s hard drive (SATA2). Make for faster load times, at not much extra cost.

Newegg.ca - HITACHI Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 (0F12117) 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Is a Hitatchi example I found on a cursory search.
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