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Old May 14, 2012, 06:07 AM
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I don't know whether this is of relevance for you and I've never purchased from Canada computers myself(for the following reason), but this is their rating on resellerratings.com
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Old May 14, 2012, 06:36 AM
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I'm seeing lots of good replies but haven't read them so sorry if i'm repeating anything.
If you're going all out sometime this year, might as well start with the newest platform, Z77.

Intel Core i5-3570K $260

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 $145 Better value than Asus boards, same options, higher quality audio-chip, SLI/CF ready.

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO $36

SAMSUNG 8GB $48 if you can find it, or any low profile 1600hz 2x4GB

EVGA GTX 670 $400 if you can afford it. For your budget the HD 7850 $250 is better than last year's mid-end cards.

Mushkin Enhanced Chronos SSD 120GB $130 is another option, so is the OCZ Agility 3.

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W $120. If you plan on splashing your money later in the year, you might regret getting a bronze PSU. Maybe you can skip the

SSD for now and get a silver (Corsair HX850) or gold (Seasonic X-850). Speaking of which, why would you want 850W??

Corsair Carbide Series 500R WHITE $100 for a $1000 build, you shouldn't spend more than that. My first choice for cooling and silence is the Rosewill Blackhawk for $90 if you can find it.

Total: $1,089 with the HD 7850, and without a DVD drive or HDD

You can also save a $100 by not planning SLI. a cheaper motherboard and a smaller PSU should do it.
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Old May 14, 2012, 06:46 AM
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I don't know whether this is of relevance for you and I've never purchased from Canada computers myself(for the following reason), but this is their rating on resellerratings.com
I appreciate the concern, but I have shopped their many times and usually know what I am buying before hand, so I am not too worried about their customer service. Prices are good and that's all that matters. :D

I will most likely be playing on a 1080 screen.

Current games include Battlefield 3. I would like to play Max Payne 3 and GTA V.

I am not sure if I see the significant improvement playing on 1900x1200 especially with my setup.

Dzzope - I was looking at that PC. It's almost everything I ever wanted. :D I may consider it, but I think I could build a pc for around the same price and still get what I want.
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Old May 14, 2012, 07:10 AM
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Very important question...


I have the ability to purchase 2 x XFX Radeon 6950 1GB for $220.

What do you guys think about this setup? What would this setup compare to?

Thank guys!
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Old May 14, 2012, 07:24 AM
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Very important question...


I have the ability to purchase 2 x XFX Radeon 6950 1GB for $220.

What do you guys think about this setup? What would this setup compare to?

Thank guys!
$220 for both? Probably the best deal. If it's $220 for each, then the HD 7850 performs similar to the HD 6970 and GTX 570 at $250, using half the power.
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Old May 14, 2012, 07:48 AM
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$220 for both? Probably the best deal. If it's $220 for each, then the HD 7850 performs similar to the HD 6970 and GTX 570 at $250, using half the power.
It's $220 for both VGA's. Will a Corsair HX650W be enough power?
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Old May 14, 2012, 09:00 AM
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I'm pretty sure XFX psu's will be cheaper than the equivalent Corsair ones while maintaining the same quality, Seasonic OEM I believe.

EDIT: YEP (XFX Core Edition 650W & 750W Pro Review)

And honestly, you might as well get a higher spec'ed PSU instead if the price difference is 10-20$ more.

XFX 850W Core Edition for $85 + MIR
XFX 850W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze - XFX - P1850SNLB9

XFX 750W Core Edition for $70 + MIR
XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU - XFX - P1750SNLB9
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Old May 14, 2012, 09:17 AM
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I'm pretty sure XFX psu's will be cheaper than the equivalent Corsair ones while maintaining the same quality, Seasonic OEM I believe.

EDIT: YEP (XFX Core Edition 650W & 750W Pro Review)

And honestly, you might as well get a higher spec'ed PSU instead if the price difference is 10-20$ more.

XFX 850W Core Edition for $85 + MIR
XFX 850W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze - XFX - P1850SNLB9

XFX 750W Core Edition for $70 + MIR
XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU - XFX - P1750SNLB9

Sweet. I will definitely take that into consideration. I was just curious what the minium wattage would be to run dual 6950's. I may be able to get a Corsair HX650 SilverPLUS for $70.
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Old May 14, 2012, 09:44 AM
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Sweet. I will definitely take that into consideration. I was just curious what the minium wattage would be to run dual 6950's. I may be able to get a Corsair HX650 SilverPLUS for $70.
I wouldn't run on less then a quality 750-850watt PSU. I can tell you the 750 will run it just fine, my friend ran a core edition XFX 750 as a temp while his 850 was being mailed, powered a 5.0 2600K, custom LC loop, 12 fans, 6 HDD, 2SSD, CF 6970's and more.
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Old May 14, 2012, 09:45 AM
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ocz vertex 3 120gb $99 Newegg.com - Shell Shocker Deal. Exclusive Jaw Dropping Savings on PC Components and Electronics.

canada newegg $104 Newegg.ca - Shell Shocker Deal. Exclusive Jaw Dropping Savings on PC Components and Electronics.[/URL]

won't be available at this price for long.

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