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Dave20044

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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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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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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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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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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.
Hence a Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB in my suggested build.
 

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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)
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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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Windows? Nobody buys windows these days?
 
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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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Why? Its not like you can't get it anywhere else without cost without much hastle.
Because that's against forum rules, never mind illegal? Not surprising that you have that take on it though.

Is there a reason everyone is suggesting a SSD? I didn't think it was necessary, but maybe I'm missing out on something
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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Because that's against forum rules, never mind illegal? Not surprising that you have that take on it though.
: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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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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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
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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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?
Yep.
 
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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?
You'll have more then enough power. That system under full load will only pull 400w.
 
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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.
Agreed

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