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Old January 12, 2012, 08:58 PM
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Thanks for the help everyone, I forwarded him the list as is.


i7 2600K - $309.99
LG GH22NS90 DVD Burner - $14.99
ASUS P8Z68-V Pro GEN3 - $209.99
Corsair Vengeance 16GB - $84.99
Gigabyte 560TI 448 Core - Cheap from me.
Crucial M4 120GB - $184.99
Corsair 500R Case - $119.99 + Free shipping entire order :)
HDD - already have a bunch kicking around.

PSU - 700-900Watt Corsair/PCP&C/Seasonic - first one to have a great sale.

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Old January 12, 2012, 09:14 PM
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GPU i guess a GTX570 should do the job, or a 560Ti 448, SSD I would go with the Crucial M4 and forget the caching, as cpu cooler I would go Xigmatek Gaia, case I would go Corsair Carbide 400R, has new features, good cable management, lost of cooling options. As for PSU I would go a Corsair TX 750V2.
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Old January 12, 2012, 09:21 PM
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My brother is looking to put together a computer for playing the latest MMOs at 1920x1080 all settings maxed, he also records his game play for making videos.

Will definitely be overclocking to anywhere between 4.2-4.8GHz depending on temps/luck. I was thinking of an H100 for ease of install/cost.

Price Range: $800 to $1500. will order the parts from either Canada Computers/Memory Express/NCIX/Tigerdirect(bleh)/Newegg.

Not needed:
Hard Disk, Operating System, Peripherals, Monitors.

Brand Preference: Nothing Sony.

Other: No SLI or crossfire. I avoid MIR whenever possible (Would rather get something for 189 with an instant rebate then 179 with a MIR). May try SSD Caching down the road.

So far I've put together what I think is pretty solid given the current sales at NCIX.

i7 2600K - 309.99
LG GH22NS90 DVD Burner - $14.99
ASUS P8Z68-V Pro GEN3 - $209.99
Corsair Vengeance 16GB - $84.99
Kingston HyperX 120GB - $189.97 (Back and forth between this and Crucial M4)
HDD - already have a bunch kicking around.

Lacking, and needing recommendations for, are a CPU Cooler, PSU, GPU, and Case.

He will be ordering parts in the next week or two.

Thanks
I would recommend from the same source
PSU XFX 750 $69.99
GPU Either the Powercolor 6950 2GB $229.99 MIR
or
Gigabyte 560Ti 1GB $219.99 MIR
Case Depends on you flavor for looks and cable management. Corsair 500R, 400R, or if you want something larger there is the CM HAF-X
GPU Cooler CM Hyper 212 Evo is a good bet for overclocking for the 4.4 Ghz range.

Hope that helps
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Old January 13, 2012, 05:35 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll update my original post shortly.
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Old January 13, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Modular Corsair PSU 750-850w Never spend less than a 100 bux on a power supply. Why risk all the components on a cheap assed PSU. Corsair has 7 years warranty I believe. Let's be honest here... ask yourself why the same 750w xfx costs 100 bux and the corsair 750 costs 180 bux. Doesn't happen by accident.


Crucial M4 SSD it doesn't need trim it does it all on board = win.

and which ever vid card you want I guess.
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Old January 13, 2012, 06:38 PM
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For gaming in mmo (depending on what he's doing; raids pvp whatever) and recording with max detail I would suggest you give him your 570 and get a 58o, 6970, 7950 yourself...
Unfortunately the new nvidias are still a few months out (may I believe)

750 watt PSU could be considered slightly large for a single card set-up.. but will give him the option of adding a card later without swapping out the psu.

SSd, Crucial M4 .. caching isn't something I have read much on but the crucial is cheap and damn good.

And contrary to what clshades says, xfx and corsair (on some models at-least) use the same psu from seasonic..
That is not to say all their 750 watt models are the same.. but if they are get the cheapest one you can.. they are all made the same with different cosmetic stuffs on them..
(there are a brace of brands that use the seasonic 750 watt unit including antec corsair xfx to mention but a few that I can remember off the top of my head)
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Old January 13, 2012, 08:58 PM
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Modular Corsair PSU 750-850w Never spend less than a 100 bux on a power supply. Why risk all the components on a cheap assed PSU. Corsair has 7 years warranty I believe. Let's be honest here... ask yourself why the same 750w xfx costs 100 bux and the corsair 750 costs 180 bux. Doesn't happen by accident.
Actually, the XFX PRO 750 is made by seasonic.

XFX - PSU Review Database

So, the XFX is a good bet.
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Old January 14, 2012, 12:09 AM
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The noctua d-14 is currently on sale at ncix for 49.99$ with free shipping. I'd grab that right now for your build =D
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