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post #1 of 12
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Hey brahs, looking for some build advice for an i5 build for under 2,000 CAD. I took a quite look around the Intel thread and quickly jotted down some popular items. I would appreciate if anyone can chime in on any specific parts or general advice. If there is anything I left out dont hesitate to jump in. Thanks!

- Used for gaming, 2 gpu
- Prefer good case with great airflow
- Heard it can OC to 4.5 easy so ill try that
- Budget is 2k, but obviously the lower the better
- Planning to keep for 2-4 years, looking to purchase asap
- In Canada so getting parts from there, sup canada brahs

Main
CPU: i5 2500k.................................................. ........$209.99
MB: Asus Sabertooth P67.........................................7$204.88
Ram:Corsair Vengeance 8GB (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8)*......$92.52
GPU:MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III x 2................................$599.98
PSU:Corsair AX750.................................................. 7$144.99
CASE:Cooler Master Haf 932.....................................7$129.99
CPU Cooler:Noctua NH-D14........................................$70.99
HD:Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB....................................$68.99
SDD: Crucial C300 64GB...........................................7$111.76

ETC
Fans: ???**
Thermal Paste: Artic Cooling MX-4...............................$14.99
Optic Drive: LITE-ON iHAS424.....................................$24.49

Total: $1673.57***

Notes
*So many choices, not sure if anything is better then the rest. Would be nice if someone just gave me exact model

**Heard it might be good to replace large side fan with 4 smaller fans, not sure if needed

***Going to buy from NCIX and Newegg.Using pricecanada.com and shopbot.ca for pricematching.

Updated
Main
CPU: i5 2500k.................................................. ........$209.99
MB: Asus Sabertooth P67.........................................7$204.88
Ram:G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB (F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL)......$69.94
GPU:MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III x 2................................$599.98
PSU:Corsair AX650.................................................. 7$144.99
CASE:Cooler Master Haf 932.....................................7$129.99
CPU Cooler:Noctua NH-D14........................................$70.99
HD:Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB....................................$68.99
SDD: Crucial C300 64GB...........................................7$111.76

ETC
Fans: GELID Wing 12 1500RPM 120MM x 4.....................$47.96
Thermal Paste: Artic Cooling MX-4...............................$14.99
Optic Drive: LITE-ON iHAS424.....................................$24.49

Total: $1663.65

*Saved $57 from switching the ram and the psu! Added 4 fans for side panel
Edited by vermitsu - 6/17/11 at 10:35am
post #2 of 12
Thats a pretty solid build you have there....main problem is that the Corsair Vengeance will not work w/ the Noctua because the heatsinks are too tall on the RAM to give clearance from the CPU cooler.

I would recommend something round the lines of this: (if u need 8gb)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-440-_-Product
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You won't need more than a solid 650W PSU. Pick up the AX650 and save some money. As Havok said, The NH-D14 won't clear Vengeance, Ripjaws X is great RAM though.

GPUs look solid, you might want to pick up a Z68 motherboard instead of a P67, they're generally a little cheaper and newer.

Other than that, it looks good. For cheap but good case fans, I'd pick up a 4-pack of Cooler Master R4s, and if you're willing to spend a premium, try to find Scythe AP-14s in stock. AP-15s will do wonderfully with whatever CPU cooler you end up purchasing. Both of these fan models are tough to find, but they're very quiet and push a ton of air.

Good luck with the build!
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post #4 of 12
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Just looked at the ddr3-1600 8gb versions. The red one is cl9-9-9-24 and is 69.94. I think this one has the right clearance. Thanks HaVok!
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As Havok said, The NH-D14 won't clear Vengeance, Ripjaws X is great RAM though.
Thanks guys for the tip!

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GPUs look solid, you might want to pick up a Z68 motherboard instead of a P67, they're generally a little cheaper and newer.
Anything specific one you suggest? There are so many haha. The sabertooth looks pretty sick with the armor though. Not planning to Tri btw. Probably just keep what I get right now for a few years.


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try to find Scythe AP-14s in stock. AP-15s will do
Found the AP-15s but they arent in stock for the moment. However I did see a special on these bad boys.

GELID Solutions GELID Wing 12 1500RPM 120MM UV Green Gamer Fan 64.3CFM 25DBA NFB 3PIN

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=34...olutions%20Ltd.

$11.99. Anyone got experience with these green beast?
post #6 of 12
An SB build is an excellent choice, I'm putting one together myself (not for a client but for me...). I would choose a modular PSU @650W. I'm not sure if you care about the way it looks on the inside but the modular will save you some cable management time and may also improve airflow for your fans. Good Luck!!
    
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post #7 of 12
hello friend
everthing is perfect than why u choose i5 2500K
u should buy i7 2600K >>>>>>>>>>>>>> i5 2500k
u mention that for cad works
so 2600K will run application(autocad) faster than i5
and one more thing psu 750W atleast
i hope u take my advise
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I would choose a modular PSU @650W. I'm not sure if you care about the way it looks on the inside but the modular will save you some cable management time and may also improve airflow for your fans. Good Luck!!
Exactly! I hate it when the case is cramped. I also decided to go with the HX650 instead of the HX750. Thanks!

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hello friend
everthing is perfect than why u choose i5 2500K
u should buy i7 2600K >>>>>>>>>>>>>> i5 2500k
u mention that for cad works
so 2600K will run application(autocad) faster than i5
and one more thing psu 750W atleast
i hope u take my advise
I think you posted in the wrong thread haha
post #9 of 12
U wrong fooler
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U wrong fooler
2000 CAD = Canadian dollars. Not CAD like computer aided design.
    
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