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So I just sold my sig rig, and I'm looking at a budget of 5-600 for motherboard, CPU, and RAM, since I have everything else.

From my old rig:

Cooler Master HAF 932
Antec True Power New 750w
2 x EVGA GTX 470's
XSPC RX360 Kit

Looking at these parts:

I will be ordering from NCIX's sister site, directcanada.com -- but if you have suggestions feel free to chime in. I can also use newegg.ca, canada computers, NCIX, and DirectCanada.com.

Also, if you find another vendor that's cheaper, let me know smile.gif

So far:

Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 - 178.70 CAD
CPU Core i7 Sandy Bridge 2600k - 309.79 CAD
RAM G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory - 81.95

Total: $654.27

That's with free ground shipping from Vancouver.

Any suggestions? I don't want to go higher than 500-600, if possible, but I believe I have a solid build for 650 bucks.

All help appreciated.

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post #2 of 23
Those seem to be the cheapest prices you can get for those items in Canada as far as I know. Here are some other NCIX 2600k bundles that may interest you:

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=60049&vpn=2600K-P8P67Deluxe&manufacture=Bundle%20Deals&promoid=1320
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=60638&vpn=2600K-SABERTOOTH&manufacture=Bundle%20Deals&promoid=1320
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=60216&vpn=2600K-p8p67proB3&manufacture=Bundle%20Deals&promoid=1320
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Unless your video editing, heavy photoshop, CAD, or any other highly threaded apps lose the 8gb for 4gb becuase if its for gaming you don't see any performance increase in gaming with 8gb over 4gb.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Canadarocker;13296308 
Unless your video editing, heavy photoshop, CAD, or any other highly threaded apps lose the 8gb for 4gb becuase if its for gaming you don't see any performance increase in gaming with 8gb over 4gb.

He chose a 2600k, which, in theory, should tell us that he does do the above things. So 8GB would be ideal for this upgrade.

All looks good bro. Enjoy it.
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Why not just order it from NCIX and have them price match Direct Canada? Then you can pick it up and save on any shipping charges (and get it immediately)

I'd suggest the Asus P8P67 Pro over the UD4. UEFI bios and I found it to be slightly better at overclocking (Tried both)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jam3s;13295615 
I will be ordering from NCIX's sister site, directcanada.com -- but if you have suggestions feel free to chime in. I can also use newegg.ca, canada computers, NCIX, and DirectCanada.com.

Check out bestdirect.ca later. I found some items that were cheaper than ncix and directcanada by a bit.

To bad the case I wanted to get sold out as soon as I got the money for it :/

Could also wait to see what ncix has on sale tonight. I'm hoping for some cases,psu's and other things but it will probably be nothing I want.

Edit : If the build is simply for gaming I would cut out the 2600k, get a 2500k and try and pick up and ssd or faster timing ram.
Edited by [nK]Sharp - 4/27/11 at 3:01pm
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bestdirect, direct canada and ncix are all the same company.

NCIX will instantly match any of their prices
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Thats a nice mobo. Recommended it someone else here.
I would pick some CL8 RAM that shouldn`t be much more expensive.
Or if you don`t 100% need 8GB maybe go for 1866ish RAM.
The prices in canada are eek.gif
So you don`t sold your iphone? Forgot to check the result of your thread biggrin.gif
Edited by Mr.Eiht - 4/27/11 at 3:14pm
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post #10 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by jam3s;13295615 
So I just sold my sig rig, and I'm looking at a budget of 5-600 for motherboard, CPU, and RAM, since I have everything else.

From my old rig:

Cooler Master HAF 932
Antec True Power New 750w
2 x EVGA GTX 470's
XSPC RX360 Kit

Looking at these parts:

I will be ordering from NCIX's sister site, directcanada.com -- but if you have suggestions feel free to chime in. I can also use newegg.ca, canada computers, NCIX, and DirectCanada.com.

Also, if you find another vendor that's cheaper, let me know smile.gif

So far:

Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 - 178.70 CAD
CPU Core i7 Sandy Bridge 2600k - 309.79 CAD
RAM G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory - 81.95

Total: $654.27

That's with free ground shipping from Vancouver.

Any suggestions? I don't want to go higher than 500-600, if possible, but I believe I have a solid build for 650 bucks.

All help appreciated.

Jam3s

What we were talking about the other day in the Metro 2033 thread really made you think about getting new stuffs?

I'm sorry. redface.gif

But glad to see you're upgrading! devil.gif

That build looks pretty decent. Now we can see how well you fare against the other guys in the thread.
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