First gaming build parts

malakar

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Approximate Purchase Date: end of august

Budget Range: around 1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Parts Not Required: monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, tigerdirect or any Canadian website with cheap shipping rates

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: what's best for gaming

Overclocking: Not now, but planning on it later on

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, now or later but being ready to upgrade rather than change the whole system

Monitor Resolution: 46 inches tv 1920x1080

Additional Comments: my appartment can be pretty freaking hot during the summer, so I don't want to have over heating problems
 

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I already have a build in mind and on the forum but I'd like to get a different perspective on this in order to make a comparison and choose after
 
August is a long time away. Best to post these threads a week or even less before buying. Anyways this is a copy and paste from another thread today.

Dual factory over clocked gtx 560's in SLI, after market cpu h/s, etc...

FREE SHIPPING for this entire order.

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/234784/SGC-1000-KWN1/COOLERMASTER/ $82.50
Coolermaster Storm Enforcer Mid Tower ATX Case Black 4X5.25EXT 6X3.5INT Front Audio USB *No PS*

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/228326/R4-LUS-07AR-GP/COOLERMASTER/ $11.00
Coolermaster Megaflow 200MM Red LED Case Fan 700RPM

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232783/P1750SCAB9/XFX/ $97.77
XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/235030/GA-Z68A-D3H-B3/Gigabyte/ $130.68
Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 HDMI DVI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232639/BX80623I52500K/Intel/ $208.79
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/218427/RR-B10-212P-G1/COOLERMASTER/ $20.63
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232563/F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL/G.SKILL/ $65.54
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/233111/ST31000524AS/Seagate/ $53.74
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/225965/DRW-24B1ST%20Bulk/ASUS/ $17.79
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232917/GV-N560OC-1GI/Gigabyte/ $245.05 After Mail In Rebate: $215.05
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi 900MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini HDMI DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232917/GV-N560OC-1GI/Gigabyte/ $245.05 After Mail In Rebate: $215.05
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi 900MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini HDMI DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card

Total: $1,178.54 *not including mail in rebates

Down below is a board that will give you a higher o/c

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/235032/GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3/Gigabyte/ $159.79
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI HDMI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

Down below is a modular 750w psu

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/235791/P1750BNLG9/XFX/ $116.15
XFX 750W PRO750W XXX Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Silver

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/222137/GFC-00599/MICROSOFT/ $93.79
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232710/CA-HS1ANA/CORSAIR/ $66.00
Corsair Gaming Audio Series CA-HS1A Headset 50MM Drivers Circumaural Earcups

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id=19&product_id=3038 <----- CM Storm Enforcer w/pics, specs, and professional reviews

 

Only if you plan on using apps/proggy's that utilize hyper threading. Auto CAD comes to mind. For most builds ...especially gaming builds it's 2500K all the way.
 

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