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Old October 16, 2011, 03:34 AM
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Default trying to finalize new build

I'm trying to stay within $6-$800, might try OC later, SC2 and other new gen games, photoshop/video & music editing

Did a lil more research on the components and this is what I have right now.

CPU ~ i5-2500k ( rebate makes it cheaper than the plain 2500) ~ $204 *rebate
MOBO~ ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX ~ $120
GPU ~ MSI N560GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI ~ $200
PSU ~ Seasonic 620W ( Non modular) - ~$82
OPDRIVE ~LITE-ON Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 ~ $26
*considering a SSD
*MOBO selection was based on reviews of stability/ease of use/customer service

could also use good suggestions on RAM/optical drive (dvd/cd burning, no real need for BlueRay yet)

This costs $636 before extra warranties/shipping
$724 after

(Do I really need the newegg extra warranties? and I plan to do a lil more shopping around price wise...can I get a list of good sites?)
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Old October 16, 2011, 03:39 AM
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I was gonna use my old

Western Digital 200GB 7200RPM SATA IDE 8MB Cache 3.5-inch Hard Drive Mfr P/N WD2000JS-98MHB0 (Caviar SE)

at least for the moment if it wasn't -absolutely- necessary to replace immediately I have an external terabyte +250 GB
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Old October 16, 2011, 05:22 AM
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For ram: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231180 $33 + shipping

I am not sure whether you are shopping on newwegg.ca or .com, the same ram from newegg.com http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231180 $31 +shipping

The Lite On optical drive you selected there will work fine.

You can use websites like shopbot.ca or pricegrabber.com to find the best prices on components. NCIX.com will generally price match for you.

Have you looked at any particular case yet?
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Old October 16, 2011, 06:32 AM
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I've bought most of my stuff through Memory Express. They give you free shipping after $250. I find Newegg's shipping expensive, and cumulative, so you don't get a break after buying $600 worth of stuff.

Plus, memoryexpress has been having a lot of sales lately, so you'll be able to find mobo/cpu combos and stuff for big discounts.
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Old October 16, 2011, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by PerryC View Post
I am not sure whether you are shopping on newwegg.ca or .com
First of all this ^^^

If you want to spend a little extra I know that Micro Center - Intel Core i7 2600K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor 179499 and Micro Center - ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard 505917 are a package deal and it would cost you just ~$400 (taxes vary). This is more expensive as you know but it is a great deal for even better parts.

Also for $20 more MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 560 Ti Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual-DVI, Mini-HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready at TigerDirect.com would be a great upgrade for such a small amount more (based on several benchmarks I've seen and the ability to OC much easier and much safer).

And this link will take you to 8G of 1600mhz RAM for about $50 for the first 5 items or so. Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, G.SKILL, Desktop Memory, 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM, 8GB (2 x 4GB), DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

I know this doesn't improve your price range at all but just trying to give you some options as how to improve your build without spending as much as you normally would have to. I'll see what I can find for cheaper but I'm pretty burned out on price comparing from finally finishing my own build a few days ago.
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Old October 16, 2011, 08:58 AM
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Thanks guys!

I'll be shopping on the usa sites ( newegg.com etc)

and I currently have a CM Wavemaster but I'm interested in the CM HAF912/Zalman Z7/CM Storm Enforcer
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