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I don't need a new monitor, hard drive, power supply, optical, case, mouse, keyboard
It'll be mainly used for Starcraft 2 and BC2, but i'd like to play higher quality games in the future
I'm planning on overclocking a bit
Also is an SSD worth it? I can save up a bit more for one

This is what I have so far:

CPU: http://canadacomputers.com/product_i...item_id=035530
Motherboard: http://canadacomputers.com/product_i...item_id=036781
Ram: http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=035786
Graphics Card:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=039982
or
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=040132
CPU Cooling: http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=025125
Fire & Ice
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.6ghz Asus P8P67 Pro Powercolor Radeon HD6950 8GB Ripjaw X 1600 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Crucial M4 64GB & WD Caviar Black 1TB Samsung Syncmaster 2343BWX OCZ ModXStream 600W Coolermaster 690 II Advanced 
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Fire & Ice
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i5 2500k @ 4.6ghz Asus P8P67 Pro Powercolor Radeon HD6950 8GB Ripjaw X 1600 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Crucial M4 64GB & WD Caviar Black 1TB Samsung Syncmaster 2343BWX OCZ ModXStream 600W Coolermaster 690 II Advanced 
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post #2 of 14
6950 definitely
my pc
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.5ghz Asrock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 Radeon HD 6870 900/1015 1050/1130 8 GB Gskills Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB 7200rpm LightScribe Media All in One Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP w2338h Wide LCD Monitor 1920x1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
wut? Rosewill HIVE Series 750w Rosewill Atx Midtower Case wut? 
Mouse Pad
nope 
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my pc
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.5ghz Asrock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 Radeon HD 6870 900/1015 1050/1130 8 GB Gskills Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB 7200rpm LightScribe Media All in One Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP w2338h Wide LCD Monitor 1920x1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
wut? Rosewill HIVE Series 750w Rosewill Atx Midtower Case wut? 
Mouse Pad
nope 
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post #3 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slick55 View Post
I don't need a new monitor, hard drive, power supply, optical, case, mouse, keyboard
It'll be mainly used for Starcraft 2 and BC2, but i'd like to play higher quality games in the future
I'm planning on overclocking a bit
Also is an SSD worth it? I can save up a bit more for one

This is what I have so far:

CPU: http://canadacomputers.com/product_i...item_id=035530
Motherboard: http://canadacomputers.com/product_i...item_id=036781
Ram: http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=035786
Graphics Card:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=039982
or
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=040132
CPU Cooling: http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=025125
Great setup!
Definitely go with asus hd6950 direct cuII,its a better card,more v-ram thus will handle higher resolution better than gtx560ti.
Other than this,everything is perfect.
Cyrus
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100T Asus M5A97 Evo R2.0 MSI HD6950 TF III PE 2GB unlocked @ HD6970 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL9 @ 1800MHz ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
MouseMouse Pad
Razer Spectre Starcraft II  Razer Goliathus Dragon AgeII Edition (speed) 
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Cyrus
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100T Asus M5A97 Evo R2.0 MSI HD6950 TF III PE 2GB unlocked @ HD6970 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL9 @ 1800MHz ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
MouseMouse Pad
Razer Spectre Starcraft II  Razer Goliathus Dragon AgeII Edition (speed) 
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post #4 of 14
huh you want to change your power supply mate.
EDIT: Save $20 on your CPU on directcanada.com
Fast shipping and awesome prices.
post #5 of 14
The 6950 dirt 3 edition is an awesome card as well. Very cool and quiet.
post #6 of 14
You should definitely buy a ssd.
This is the best ssd for you(price-performence)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=038694
ocz agility3 120gb @ $169,
its selling at a discount,don't miss this offer.
Cyrus
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100T Asus M5A97 Evo R2.0 MSI HD6950 TF III PE 2GB unlocked @ HD6970 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL9 @ 1800MHz ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
MouseMouse Pad
Razer Spectre Starcraft II  Razer Goliathus Dragon AgeII Edition (speed) 
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Cyrus
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100T Asus M5A97 Evo R2.0 MSI HD6950 TF III PE 2GB unlocked @ HD6970 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL9 @ 1800MHz ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
MouseMouse Pad
Razer Spectre Starcraft II  Razer Goliathus Dragon AgeII Edition (speed) 
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post #7 of 14
Here you Go.. 800 with an SSD
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core I5 2500K @ 4.6Ghz @ 1.288v Asus Maximus IV Extreme EVGA GTX 590 G. Skill 8Gb DDR3 2133 - 9-10-9-24 
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Western Digital 1Tb Black Acer GD235hz Corsair AX1200 Antec 1200 
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My System
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Core I5 2500K @ 4.6Ghz @ 1.288v Asus Maximus IV Extreme EVGA GTX 590 G. Skill 8Gb DDR3 2133 - 9-10-9-24 
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Western Digital 1Tb Black Acer GD235hz Corsair AX1200 Antec 1200 
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post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks, another question

http://canadacomputers.com/product_i...item_id=019983

will I be fine with that power supply?
Fire & Ice
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.6ghz Asus P8P67 Pro Powercolor Radeon HD6950 8GB Ripjaw X 1600 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Crucial M4 64GB & WD Caviar Black 1TB Samsung Syncmaster 2343BWX OCZ ModXStream 600W Coolermaster 690 II Advanced 
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Fire & Ice
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.6ghz Asus P8P67 Pro Powercolor Radeon HD6950 8GB Ripjaw X 1600 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Crucial M4 64GB & WD Caviar Black 1TB Samsung Syncmaster 2343BWX OCZ ModXStream 600W Coolermaster 690 II Advanced 
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slick55 View Post
Thanks, another question

http://canadacomputers.com/product_i...item_id=019983

will I be fine with that power supply?
If you can afford it, I'd go with this one over the one you selected: corsair tx650

They also have the 700w OCZ modxstream for $50, I'm not sure if you saw that. It's after rebate though.

I have a OCZ fatal1ty 550w that I had been using in a build for a year with no issues. I upgraded to my current one for SLI.
post #10 of 14
not heard much about the OCZ psu's but the Seasonic and Corsair ones are hard to beat.
The Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K 4.8ghz - 1.33v Asus P8P67 Pro Rev 3.1 MSI GTX460 Hawk Talon Attack 950mhz core 8GB Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB WD Cavair Black, 1TB WD Cavair Green LG Lightscribe DVD Writer, LG Blu-Ray Drive Windows 7 Pro x64 LG 22" lcd monitor (1680x1050) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wireless Corsair HX650 Cooler Master CM690 Logitech Wireless Laser 
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The Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K 4.8ghz - 1.33v Asus P8P67 Pro Rev 3.1 MSI GTX460 Hawk Talon Attack 950mhz core 8GB Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB WD Cavair Black, 1TB WD Cavair Green LG Lightscribe DVD Writer, LG Blu-Ray Drive Windows 7 Pro x64 LG 22" lcd monitor (1680x1050) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wireless Corsair HX650 Cooler Master CM690 Logitech Wireless Laser 
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