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Camarooni

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Hello, I am new to system building so before I buy all my parts I would like people more educated than me to check over what I selected just in case I selected something bad or incompatible or if I am missing a part.

I will be using my computer for primarily gaming but I will also be using it to surf the web and edit videos. Anyways this is what I have picked.

Intel Core i7 2600K
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57960

Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4-B3
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=62197

MSI Radeon HD 6970 Lightning
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=64180

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=50895

Corsair Professional Series Gold AX750
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=53717

Corsair Carbide Series 500R
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=62757

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=45271

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57745

Razer Imperator 2012
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=63459

Corsair Cooling Air Series A70
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=53612

Corsair Force 3 Series 60GB
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=62280&promoid=1366

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 Vengeance 8GB
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57077&promoid=1366

LG IPS231P Monitor
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=59771

LG CH12LS28 12X Blu-Ray Reader
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=60288&promoid=1366

Corsair Vengeance 1500 Gaming Headset
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=64129

$2500 including tax is my budget and don't ask me why I bought so much corsair stuff because I don't really know why :/ and I'v already price matched everything.

Thank you.
 
Here's another take on that build you posted. 850w psu for dual 6970's, not 750w. That Asrock board runs dual cards @ x16 & x16 (NF200 Bridge) instead of the usual x8 & x8. That board is also set up with the PCI-E 3.0 slots for Ivy Bridge and the new generation vid cards due out this December (AMD), Nividia cards due out after the first of the year.

For a headset, I would want the Analog version...for something that plugs straight into the sound card for a clearer sound. Also you might look at a larger 120/128GB SSD.

FREE SHIPPING

These two retailers (Direct Canada & Best Direct) are affiliated, both use the same shipping addy out of Richmond, BC, and both offer free ground shipping.

http://www.directcanada.com/contact/

http://www.bestdirect.ca/contact/

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC6196&vpn=CC-9011012-WW&manufacture=CORSAIR $115.50
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid-Tower Gaming Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394 No PS Black

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC8651&vpn=P1850BNLG9&manufacture=XFX $139.66
XFX 850W PRO850W XXX Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply 80PLUS Silver

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=64529&vpn=Z68%20Extreme7%20Gen3&manufacture=ASRock $340.98
ASRock Z68 EXTREME7 GEN3

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232641/BX80623I72600K/Intel/ $314.79
Intel Core i7 2600K Quad Core Unlocked Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Sandy Bridge 8MB

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/237385/RR-212E-20PK-R1/COOLERMASTER/ $29.43
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232488/R4-BMBS-20PK-R0/COOLERMASTER/ $6.60
Coolermaster Blade Master 120 Black 120MM PWM Case Fan 600-2000RPM 21.2-76.8CFM

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL&manufacture=G.SKILL $51.46
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/234283/CH12LS28/LG%20Electronics/ $61.60
LG CH12LS28 12X Blu-Ray Reader & Lightscribe DVD Writer Combo Drive

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/233111/ST31000524AS/Seagate/ $52.79
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/234806/CT064M4SSD2/CRUCIAL%20TECHNOLOGY/ $109.99
Crucial M4 SSD Micron C400 64GB 2.5IN Solid State Disk Flash Drive SATA3 6Gbps

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD5360&vpn=R6970%20Lightning&manufacture=MSI $393.95
MSI Radeon HD 6970 Lightning 920MHZ 2GB 5.5GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI 2x Mini DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/222137/GFC-02050/MICROSOFT/ $95.79
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC8823&vpn=CA-9011111-WW&manufacture=CORSAIR $69.30
Corsair Vengeance 1300 Gaming Headset 50MM Driver Circumaural Earcup Analog

Total: $1,781.84 *not including tax and rebates

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/230547/ML238H/ASUS/ $194.70 After Mail In Rebate: $179.70
ASUS ML238H 23IN Widescreen LED LCD Monitor 1920X1080 2MS 10000000:1DC VGA HDMI

or...

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/233945/ML239H/ASUS/ $193.60
ASUS ML239H 23IN ips LED LCD 1080P 50000000:1 250CD/M2 HDMI DVI VGA Monitor

http://www.directcanada.com/category/?minorcatid=1046 <---- Keyboards to look at

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme7%20Gen3 <----- A better look at that board

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/ <----- PCI-E 3.0 and Ivy Bridge

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/IntelZ68/index.asp <----- Z68 Features

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4272/asrock_z68_extreme7_gen3_intel_z68_motherboard_review/index.html <----- Review of that board with benchmarks

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z68a-gd80-p8z68-deluxe-z68xp-ud5,3025.html <----- Review of that board done here on Toms. It earned Tom’s Hardware Best Enthusiast-Class Award
 
Here's another take on that build you posted. 850w psu for dual 6970's, not 750w. That Asrock board runs dual cards @ x16 & x16 (NF200 Bridge) instead of the usual x8 & x8. That board is also set up with the PCI-E 3.0 slots for Ivy Bridge and the new generation vid cards due out this December (AMD), Nividia cards due out after the first of the year.

For a headset, I would want the Analog version...for something that plugs straight into the sound card for a clearer sound. Also you might look at a larger 120/128GB SSD.

FREE SHIPPING

These two retailers (Direct Canada & Best Direct) are affiliated, both use the same shipping addy out of Richmond, BC, and both offer free ground shipping.

http://www.directcanada.com/contact/

http://www.bestdirect.ca/contact/

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC6196&vpn=CC-9011012-WW&manufacture=CORSAIR $115.50
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid-Tower Gaming Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394 No PS Black

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC8651&vpn=P1850BNLG9&manufacture=XFX $139.66
XFX 850W PRO850W XXX Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply 80PLUS Silver

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=64529&vpn=Z68%20Extreme7%20Gen3&manufacture=ASRock $340.98
ASRock Z68 EXTREME7 GEN3

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232641/BX80623I72600K/Intel/ $314.79
Intel Core i7 2600K Quad Core Unlocked Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Sandy Bridge 8MB

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/237385/RR-212E-20PK-R1/COOLERMASTER/ $29.43
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232488/R4-BMBS-20PK-R0/COOLERMASTER/ $6.60
Coolermaster Blade Master 120 Black 120MM PWM Case Fan 600-2000RPM 21.2-76.8CFM

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL&manufacture=G.SKILL $51.46
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/234283/CH12LS28/LG%20Electronics/ $61.60
LG CH12LS28 12X Blu-Ray Reader & Lightscribe DVD Writer Combo Drive

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/233111/ST31000524AS/Seagate/ $52.79
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/234806/CT064M4SSD2/CRUCIAL%20TECHNOLOGY/ $109.99
Crucial M4 SSD Micron C400 64GB 2.5IN Solid State Disk Flash Drive SATA3 6Gbps

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD5360&vpn=R6970%20Lightning&manufacture=MSI $393.95
MSI Radeon HD 6970 Lightning 920MHZ 2GB 5.5GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI 2x Mini DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/222137/GFC-02050/MICROSOFT/ $95.79
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC8823&vpn=CA-9011111-WW&manufacture=CORSAIR $69.30
Corsair Vengeance 1300 Gaming Headset 50MM Driver Circumaural Earcup Analog

Total: $1,781.84 *not including tax and rebates

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/230547/ML238H/ASUS/ $194.70 After Mail In Rebate: $179.70
ASUS ML238H 23IN Widescreen LED LCD Monitor 1920X1080 2MS 10000000:1DC VGA HDMI

or...

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/233945/ML239H/ASUS/ $193.60
ASUS ML239H 23IN ips LED LCD 1080P 50000000:1 250CD/M2 HDMI DVI VGA Monitor

http://www.directcanada.com/category/?minorcatid=1046 <---- Keyboards to look at

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme7%20Gen3 <----- A better look at that board

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/ <----- PCI-E 3.0 and Ivy Bridge

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/IntelZ68/index.asp <----- Z68 Features

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4272/asrock_z68_extreme7_gen3_intel_z68_motherboard_review/index.html <----- Review of that board with benchmarks

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z68a-gd80-p8z68-deluxe-z68xp-ud5,3025.html <----- Review of that board done here on Toms. It earned Tom’s Hardware Best Enthusiast-Class Award
 
MoBo - The Asrock wouldn't be my choice because of the chinsy warranty.

CPU - Video editing warrants the 2600k but also suggest CUDA and ya don't get that with the AMD cards. Plus for just $30 more, ya could do two factory OC'd 560 ti 900Mhz cards and get a 60% increase in frame rates over the factory OC'd 6970.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD9294&vpn=GV-N560OC-1GI&manufacture=GIGABYTE
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58366&vpn=GV-N560OC-1GI&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1366

Unlock CUDA here for the video
http://www.studio1productions.com/Articles/PremiereCS5.htm

Cooler The Corsair and Hyper Cooolers are nothing to get excited about. First isn't impressive at all and 2nd is a great budget cooler but ya not building a budget system here. Here's a good list of the relative performance of today's top enthusiast coolers.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=797&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=4

RAM - The only cooling effect of these big coolers is that they "look cool". While they served a purpose (when they were effective) w/ DDR2, they are absolutely useless on DDR3.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=773&Itemid=67&limit=1&limitstart=1
At more than 2" tall in certain areas the Corsair Vengeance could pose a problem for users like me who use large coolers such as the Scythe Mugen 2. I was able to use the Corsair Vengeance only after I mounted the fan on my cooler on the backside. Size is definitely a concern with heat spreaders of this size and therefore I encourage users to check that they will have enough space under their heatsinks before purchasing the Corsair Vengeance kit.
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=773&Itemid=67&limit=1&limitstart=6
The problem I have with the Corsair Vengeance is the same I have with many kits of RAM on the market. Companies insist on putting large coolers on their RAM and it limits the choice in CPU heatsinks that can be used within users system. DDR3 does not require these elaborate coolers with its lower voltages which translate to lower temperatures then RAM saw during the DDR, and DDR2 era. Corsair is correcting this with low profile versions of its Vengeance line but ultimately I would like to see the average size of coolers drop instead of having to look for specific low profile versions of a memory line.
The Vengeance low profile gives same performance w/ the useless tall heat sinks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186

SSD - Id find a way to jump to 120/128GB SSD unless you are adept at keeping ya root partition "skinny".
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