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Old June 17, 2012, 01:31 PM
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Hi,

I think this the final version of my build that I will purchase at the end of the month (hopefully the discounts will be as good at the end of the month!!).

That being said, I want advice just to make sure everything fits together and if you have suggestion for other, better parts, feel free to tell me. I will purchase from MemoryExpress as they offer price beat and PC Assembly. My budget is 1000$ including shipping and taxes, and I live in Canada. I already have a 1080p Dell 23" monitor and a 15" IBM monitor 768p).

I will be using this machine for video editing mostly.

Case: Corsair Carbide 300R 89.99$
Price Beat Request from Canada Computers 64.99$
Final Price: 58.74$

Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts EA 650W 64.99$

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H 134.99$
Pricebeat request from TigerDirect.ca 119.99$
Final Price: 116.24$

CPU: Intel Core-i7 3770 324.99$
Price Beat request from DirectCanada.com 316.03$
Final Price: 313.79$

RAM: 16GB of Patriot G2 Series (4x4gb) 99.99$
Price Beat Request from NewEgg.ca 84.99$
Final Price: 81.24$

GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6850 179.99$
Price Beat Request from DirectCanada.com 148.72$
Final Price: 140.90$

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500gb Caviar Blue 74.99$
Price Beat Request from NCIX.com 69.99$
Final Price: 68.74$

Keyboard & Mouse: Microsoft Wired 400 19.99$
Price Beat Request from DirectCanada.com 13.01$
Final Price: 11.27$

PC Assembly : Assemble Hardware at Memory Express 40$

Total (before price beat): 1 029.92$
Total (after price beat): 895.91$


As I said in the earlier, this is for video editing mainly and I don't plan on overclocking.

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Old June 17, 2012, 07:42 PM
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Old June 17, 2012, 08:28 PM
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Looks good. Do you already have an OS? Also, maybe you don't need one (or already have one), but an optical drive of some sort?

If it were me i might think about going with a WD black instead of blue for $15 more. Also, Since you are not overclocking or running tons of hardware you should be fine, but again if it were me, I would think about adding one or two more low speed fans to the case since it only includes two.
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I have a few old optical drives at home which I will use to install the OS that I already have.

Depending on the prices of all the parts at the end of the month, I will consider more fans and small upgrades (actually buying a new optical drive, maybe 120gb SSD) depends on the prices.
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I know you're probably waiting for you SSD, but there's a sale in the BST with an Intel 520 Series 120GB for $130. That's a crazy good price for a top of the line SSD.

Just thought you should know.
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I know you're probably waiting for you SSD, but there's a sale in the BST with an Intel 520 Series 120GB for $130. That's a crazy good price for a top of the line SSD.
Thanks for the link, but HDD or SSD are not my priority as I can just re-use the one from my current computer (and maybe buy a SSD later), same goes for optical drive.

On another note, I might be able to push my budget a little bit more and I want to invest that money into a better motherboard, which of these should I take? (these a the price after price beat from memoryexpress)

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H - 143.74$
MSI Z77A-G45 - 134.99$
ASUS P8Z77-V LX - 128.43$
ASUS P8H77-V - 131.14$

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