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Old December 21, 2011, 03:54 PM
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Default Buying parts tmr, last min check, $2400 build

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This will be used for gaming w/ high settings @ 1920x1080 and minor photo editing.

Case: Antec Three Hundred AB - $69.99
Mobo: Asus P8Z68 DELUXE Socket 1155 Intel Z68 Chipset - $244.99
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K - $249.99
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $34.99
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series Modular TX850M 80PLUS - $125.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600MHz 16GB (4x4) - $84.99
HDD: Seagate Barracuda (ST500DM002) SATA3 6.0Gb/s 500GB 16MB Cache (OEM) - $94.99
SSD: Crucial (CT128M4SSD2) 128GB SSD m4 - $209.99
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 590 Classified - $769.99
Optical: ASUS DRW-24B1ST Black SATA 24X DVD-Writer $24.99
OS: Win 7 64bit - $104.99
Monitor: Asus VG236HE, 23" 3D 120Hz LCD Monitor - $318.99
Keyboard: Logitech Illuminated USB Keyboard - $79.99

Total is about $2400.

Could I drop down to a 580 and save some coin or should I stick with the 590 for the 1920x1080. I will be buying everything at a local canadacomputers as I don't want to deal with shipping.

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Old December 21, 2011, 04:25 PM
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You could drop to the GTX580 instead for now while you wait for the next generation cards to appear. Other than that your build looks fine.
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Old December 21, 2011, 04:48 PM
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Any ideas what the fps difference would be between the 2 cards @ 1920x1080? I want to take advantage of the monitors high refresh rate and that is why i'm leaning more towards the 590 at this time.
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Old December 21, 2011, 04:50 PM
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Canada Computers price matches if you buy from them locally and you can save some money if you come there with printouts of other stores for the same product, like DirectCanada.
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB - DirectCanada
- should save you $10 even after CC tacks on the air shipping charge back on
EDIT: Canada Computers | Price Match Policy

If you're putting an OC'd 2500k and flagship GPU into that Antec 300 I recommend getting a 120mm fan spinning at about 800-1000RPM for the front.

I haven't bought hardware in a while, but I find a lot of those prices a little high... (even after cross-referencing different web sites)
I know the hard drive prices are way up due to Taiwan, but the 2500K's price seems to be higher than what I paid at release for it!
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Old December 21, 2011, 04:58 PM
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No need for such an expensive motherboard imo. Dropping it down to $200 is still good enough.

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Motherboard w/ Intel Core

Do you really need an internal DVD drive? Just get an external for the same price if you won't use it much.
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Old December 21, 2011, 05:07 PM
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Canada Computers price matches if you buy from them locally and you can save some money if you come there with printouts of other stores for the same product, like DirectCanada.
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB - DirectCanada
- should save you $10 even after CC tacks on the air shipping charge back on
EDIT: Canada Computers | Price Match Policy

If you're putting an OC'd 2500k and flagship GPU into that Antec 300 I recommend getting a 120mm fan spinning at about 800-1000RPM for the front.

I haven't bought hardware in a while, but I find a lot of those prices a little high... (even after cross-referencing different web sites)
I know the hard drive prices are way up due to Taiwan, but the 2500K's price seems to be higher than what I paid at release for it!

I did not know they price matched. That will save me some coin for sure :) Very good advice.

I just picked this case because it was not flashy and all black. Is there a better case you would recommend for this setup?

Cheers!
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Avoid buying a high end GPU for the time being.
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Old December 22, 2011, 10:35 AM
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Buy a Gainward gtx 580 3gb phantom instead of a gtx 590. I owned 2(one is dead, due to my cat that chewed it), and i can tell you they perform well,look cool, are low noise, and they are one of the cheapest gtx 580 with 3 gb(in case you want to sli or use many monitors).The difference between a gtx 580 and a 590 at stock speeds isnt much, and you could save many "moneys" to spend on the future gtx 600 series or another gtx 580 to sli
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mate wait and buy an ivy bridge pc .
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I did not know they price matched. That will save me some coin for sure :) Very good advice.

I just picked this case because it was not flashy and all black. Is there a better case you would recommend for this setup?

Cheers!
I just price matched a Corsair Obsidian 650D at NCIX. There is a link to Canada Computers for this case at $149.99

Obsidian 650D $150

Check some reviews, it is a very nice and clean looking mid tower with an easy to access front filter and an all black interior. I am replacing my HAF 922, and while the HAF has been great I dislike the removable filter that is stuck on the inside front of the case. Also, I find that the mesh side is good for cooling but I prefer a window, but that is just preference.

Any case with good airflow will do the job though.
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