Final build advice


Nov 29, 2012
Hi guys here's what I have. Built it with advices from all of you here.

Ill use it for a workstation/gaming.

Wanted it to be silent too.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.79 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($68.99 @ Computer Valley)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Canada Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($141.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $1600.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-01 20:43 EST-0500)

Any advices please ? I already have the customer checkout button in front of me cant waittt
mind if you start price matching? add the items up at ncix and then press price match

price match the i7

CPU cooler

get this motherboard

price match it

get this ram instead

id get this SSD instead. i have one myself

get the hard drive that you have in your build. price match it here

if you dont mind fixed cables, you can save 50 bucks for the same item

seems good now. you can save on shipping since you can pick up the products at a ncix warehouse. the ram cant be price matched since ncix doesnt have the same MIR for the ram


Nov 27, 2010
^The modular PSU is a really nice feature, especially if this is your first build, also Corsair is about the best brand you can get (never heard of the other brand, not to say it's any worse)



Nov 29, 2012

nice thx a lot