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post #11 of 20
I just got a 60 gb ocz vertex 2 for like 95 usd after rebate.
    
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post #12 of 20
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For the Video Cards, I'll be honest with you and just say I only understood that last line LOL. I'm fairly new to building computers so for now I think I'll just stick with one 570 and in the future if I need it i might purchase another one haha.

Why did you feel that Corsair was better than G-Skill?
Sorry about that :S Yes, you can do that as well. However, the GTX 560 is a known beast for overclocking (1Ghz+ )

If you would like pricing, I edited my previous post and put links up to sites with the cheapest retail price of the product.

G.Skill also has great RAM. The vengeance has pretty good overclocking potential, and has great heat dispersers.

For future reference, pretty well anything Corsair is top-notch
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post #13 of 20
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When I get the 2600k, is the thermal paste already applied on the processor or do I have to do it myself? And if it is already applied will it be sufficient as I probably won't be overclocking.
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post #14 of 20
The thermal paste will be pre applied to the heatsink. If you are using an aftermarket heatsink, you will have to buy a tube and place 3 rice sized dots on the CPU. Notice I said put the paste on the CPU and not the heatsink. When you apply to the CPU and put the heatsink on, the paste will evenly spread out of the CPU due to the pressure given off the heatsink when installed
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post #15 of 20
No advice on parts here, but make sure to go to www.shopbot.ca or www.canadapost.ca/shopper/ to find the lowest prices for each item on your list and then use the price match on NCIX.com. Saving money = win
post #16 of 20
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Is NCIX as reliable as Newegg? Because I've mainly been looking on newegg for my parts.
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post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by chinaman25 View Post
When I get the 2600k, is the thermal paste already applied on the processor or do I have to do it myself? And if it is already applied will it be sufficient as I probably won't be overclocking.
I would highly recommend getting an aftermarket heatsink and overclocking a little; otherwise there isn't any point in getting a 2600k over a 2600. My CPU was able to overclock to 4.5GHz without increasing the voltage at all. It lets you get a lot more out of your processor, and it's designed to be extremely easy because the 2600k has an unlocked multiplier.
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post #18 of 20
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If I do stick with the 2600k but decide not to overclock, will the stock heatsink be sufficient? Because right now I just want to keep things simple and in the future if I need more power I'll get an aftermarket heatsink and overclock.
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post #19 of 20
I would get the 2600k for sure. The price difference between the two is insignificant. Plus it is always good to have any upgrade path.
And yes the stock heat sink will be fine even for a mild overclock.
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post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by chinaman25 View Post
Is NCIX as reliable as Newegg? Because I've mainly been looking on newegg for my parts.
Use pricebat.ca

If you're Canadian..

Direct Canada is actually cheaper for parts the majority of the time..

Not to mention the FREE SHIPPING (it's UPS too! and arrives in 2-3 days!)
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