New i7 Build. 1200 budget

andrew1795

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Approximate Purchase Date: By friday hopefully

Budget Range: (e.g.: 1200) Taxes, Rebates and shipping in

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Photoshop, Video editing

Parts Not Required: Hard Drive, Monitor and Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca and Tigerdirect.ca

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: I7 2600k and Lan boy case

Overclocking: Most likely in the future

SLI or Crossfire: In the future yes

Monitor Resolution: No need

Additional Comments: Needs to be as quiet as possible. Fan controller maybe?
Budget can be pushed a little but I would like it under

Edit 1:
Just found this
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=7025808&sku=C13-5700&cm_re=Homepage-_-Spot%2010-_-CatId_10_C13-5700
 

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Well you didn't say what you wanted the computer for. Gaming? Media..etc? The only thing this really changes is how good of a video card you need.

So how bout this configuration. It's about 1,000 before shipping and taxes.
Processor:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
SSD (sata3 compatible for sata3 mobo):
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148357
Vid Card (this one is powerful enough to run most games on high atm, I'm assuming you'll do some gaming since you want a lanboy case)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150523
Memory:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
Motherboard (great motherboard, my friend has it. Will allow for SLI/Crossfire in the future if you desire):
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157229
Good heatsink/fan (I own it, it's amazing, and It has a built in fan controller to help with noise):
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118046

EDIT: Forgot about a case. With the lanboy, it brings it closer to 1100.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129093
You could easily knock off $100 with a slightly cheaper motherboard, vid card, or heatsink.

Also I think the lanboy cases are overrated and not worth $180.

So anyway, with all of those parts it comes to $1193, but that is before $55 in mail in rebates. Before the rebates the taxes and shipping will bring it over 1200 though, but that can easily be changed. My recommendation, get the http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196 Storm Scout for $90, it is a fantastic case and would save you $90. If you are set on the lanboy, you can find a motherboard with equivalent specs for about 150, and a slightly less powerful vid card like the GTX 460 fermi for $199.
 

andrew1795

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System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Photoshop, Video editing

So yes it would be for gaming. I don't need the lan boy anymore but still want to keep it as cheap as possibe.

Is there any issues with this mobo?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128495
As for the ram I'm not going to be overclocking it at all so I can go for cheaper ram (without heatsink)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233192
I was also looking at 560 ti very similar benchmarks to the 6950 but quieter and smaller
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363
30 dollar mail in rebate too


My main goal is getting ssd, 2600k and 560 ti for as cheap as possible. I live close to a tigerdirect if there is good deals there too
 

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there is this too: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220559 for RAM.

that mobo is great! and the 560Ti is also a great card, along side the 6950 (about equal performance to the 6950).
 

andrew1795

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Yea i ended up going with basically everything I said
Got a ocz Modx 700w psu and few things better quality then what i said
I ended up with 16gbs of 1600mhz ripjaw memory I'm splitting it with my friend though so 8gb