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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Dave20044, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. Dave20044 New Member

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    So I've decided to just get a brand new computer. My budget is ~$1200CAN (Yes, Canada). The computer will be used for BF3, CoD: MW3 and any other new generation games. I'm inexperienced with overclocking, so OC friendly products will not be necessary.

    I've found a pretty sweet combo on Newegg.ca and it comes with everything I need except a video card, which I'll get to.

    Here's the combo: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.644178

    Here's my video card choice: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_557_559&item_id=036001

    Do you see any major bottlenecks?
    Do you have any better idea(s)? CPU Cooler suggestions if needed? Please keep product recommendations from Newegg.ca or Canada Computers (Since Canada Computers is local for me).
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    Honestly bro there is no point in buying 1366 because it's EOL. Also overclocking is one click away so there is nothing to worry about. Give me a few minutes and i'll put something together for you on Newegg.ca
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  3. Dave20044 New Member

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    Sorry, EOL?

    EDIT: I appreciate you help, although I'm going to bed and will review in the morning :)
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    Don't be sorry.

    EOL = End Of Life
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    2500K/Gigabyte P67 UD4 Combo - 379.98

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.687855

    4GB G.Skill DDR3 2133 - 63.99

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231449

    Personally.. I like the fast memory with my 2500K a lot better then i did with DDR3 1600 but it's all up to you plus its 63 bucks for 4GB of DDR3 2133 which is NUTS.

    Coolermaster Hyper 212+ - 39.99

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    Antec 900 - 119.99

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129097

    Case is all subjective bro but it's an Antec and a 900 so airflow will be top notch. Pick whatever one you like BUT getting a case with excellent airflow is more important then a CPU cooler. Pick one with stale airflow and any cpu cooler will be rendered useless.

    MSI GTX 560 Ti - 235.99

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127565

    Corsair 600W - 69.99 + 10.00 usd rebate

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

    Corsair.. What else is to be said? Top Top Notch with a 5 year warranty

    WD 1TB Black - 99.99

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

    OCZ 60GB Solid 3 - 139.99

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227728

    Grand Total....... 1149.91
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  7. entropy13

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    BIOSTAR TZ68A+RCH and Core i5 2500k
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.676010 - $325

    Crucial RealSSD 128GB
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148348 - $235

    Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136514 - $80

    Galaxy GTX 560 Ti
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162074 - $230

    Cooler Master Silent Pro M850 850W
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171048 - $140

    Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144 - $75

    Cooler Master Hyper 212+
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 - $40

    Cooler Master HAF 922
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197 - $90

    Asus 24X DVD-Burner
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 - $21

    Shipping - $76.25

    TOTAL - $1312.25

    I may have gone over the budget though LOL

    Get the 64GB counterpart ($125) of the listed SSD and it would bring down the total to $1202.25.
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    Disregard
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  9. Wile E

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    If you are going to suggest SSD for a boot drive, there is absolutely no need to recommend a 7200rpm 1TB drive for storage. Go with a lower speed 2TB drive. Same price, and for storage purposes, pretty much the same performance due to their higher areal density, but with the obvious benefit of double the storage.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...0&IsNodeId=1&name=2TB&Order=PRICE&Pagesize=20

    @Jester - make sure you are using the Newegg.ca site for the Canadian prices.
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    Hence a Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB in my suggested build.
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    Oh, I know, I was just speaking in general terms.
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    Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 ($119.99 - $20 USD MIR)
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129097

    Intel Core i5-2500K + Asus P8P67 PRO combo ($384.99)
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.687859

    EVGA GTX 570 ($314.99 - $20 MIR)
    http://forums.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57361&vpn=012-P3-1570-AR&manufacture=eVGA&promoid=1359

    G.SKILL Sniper 8GB(2 x 4GB) DDR3 @ 1600MHz ($66.99)
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

    Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB ($56.65)
    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232142/Western_Digital/WD5002AALX/

    Antec High Current Gamer 620W ($88.99 - $25 MIR)
    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_441&item_id=033353

    Noctua NH-D14 ($49.99)
    ***Jump on this
    -Have to login to see it
    https://secure1.ncix.com/account/index.php?mode=membershipsale

    ASUS 24X DVD Writer ($16.99)
    http://forums.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=49597&vpn=DRW-24B1ST%20Bulk&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1359

    Total: $1099.58 + 13% tax = $1242.53
    *Underlined numbers indicate which price was used
    Total after MIRs and 13% tax: $1177.53
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Windows? Nobody buys windows these days?
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    [​IMG]

    Hopefully not, he never mentioned it; I'll have to change up the entire build :cry:
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    Why? Its not like you can't get it anywhere else without cost without much hastle.
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    Yes, I'll need windows 7 professional but I think I can get it for ~$60 through school relations

    Edit: Is there a reason everyone is suggesting a SSD? I didn't think it was necessary, but maybe I'm missing out on something
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Because that's against forum rules, never mind illegal? Not surprising that you have that take on it though.

    Yeah, they really add to the PC experience. the ~30 second boot times and much shorter loading times for regularily used apps is quite nice. Entropy, for example, recommended the Biostar Z68, and the Z68 has INtel's quick cache, or whatever it's called...you install OS to the mechanical, and once it's up, conenct the SDD, run the Intel tool, and it will automatically keep commonly used files on the SSD(60GB max).
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    :shadedshu

    And i'm sure you're as clean as a preacher's sheets huh? I wasn't suggesting he do it. All i said was that there were ways to accomplish acquiring software without paying for it... Nothing more.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Yes, I do actually pay for all the software I use. My STEAM account with ~300+ games in it is a testament to that.

    I'm also a musician/artist; you'll find many pics of my guitars here on the forum, so you bet I pay for music and movies, too. It's no big deal for me to have some patience for the things I cannot immediately afford.

    Anyway, we like to keep the forums clean, and legal, so discussion about such subjects is borderline, and as staff here, I do uphold those rules with alot of respect.

    It also presents a much different perspective when shopping for PC hardware for a full system, and as it's not OK to encourage pirating according to the rules, I do like to see members consider adding OS to build lists for other members, as not everyone is a pirate, nor has any intention of being one.

    And FYI, yes, I grew up in my grandfather's church. ;) Your comment is much closer to the truth than you realize. Enjoy your Sunday.:laugh:
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    Will the Corsair 600W holdup if I were to get the MSI 560GTX TI Twin Frozr and Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge and 4GB G.Skill DDR3 2133 Memory?
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    Yep.
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    You'll have more then enough power. That system under full load will only pull 400w.
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    Agreed

    There is legal ways to get windows for free. I get tons of free xp, vista, and seven license from my university.
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