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Hello everyone at OCN,

My friend wants to buy a new pc and has requested that I order him the parts. I have made a list of the parts that I am going to buy. He wants to keep the CPU at stock for now but may OC later. This rig is mainly for gaming (BF3) and general applications, what do you guys think? Are there any other components that could make the rig a little cheaper? The budget must stay around $1400 CAD. I am buying everything from either tigerdirect.ca or canadacomputers.com

Thanks for all the help!!

GPU: EVGA GTX 570 superclocked
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&sku=E145-0573

PSU: Corsair HX750W
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...6&sku=C13-2510

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (2x4gb) PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...sp?EdpNo=40739

SSD: Crucial M4 64gb
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...4&sku=C19-8024

Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...sku=TSD-1000S2

CPU: i5 2500k
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&sku=I69-2500K

CPU cooler: Coolmaster Hyper 212+
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&sku=C283-2054

Case: NZXT Phantom (black)
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&sku=A406-2042

DVD: Asus DVD drive
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&sku=A455-5022

MOBO: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&sku=A455-3050

These are all the parts! How does it look?

Thanks for the help in advance!
Edited by Waleh - 10/14/11 at 10:02pm
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post #2 of 16
I would say go with a Samsung F3 1TB, And save some money on the PSU and grab a cheaper one it does not need to be modular active. Personally i dont like the Coolermaster HAF 932 case that much, it looks awesome but the button layout is quite blah. As well as the components inside the case such as the 5.25 bays are quite cheap feeling, and the tool-less PCI is a nightmare with a 2-3 slot graphics card. But case is purely based on what the buyer wants

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139021

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=samsung%20f3

And if by saving a little bit on these 2 items u might be able to jump to a GTX 580

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130587
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Graphics > 128GB SSD
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post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the response. I chose that PSU because I thought that it would be more future proof if my friend decided to go sli in the future. Do I really need a 580? I mean my friend likes to game and all but couldn't I go with the 570 and possibly sli at a later time? That card is $100 more than the 570 from canadacomputers. I went with the 932 because I thought that it had good airflow is there any other case you would recommend with good airflow? Also, the F3 isn't available at canadacomputers.

+rep

Thanks again!
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post #5 of 16
The 570 is a remarkable videocard. You can also try the corsair 600t (I'm not sure if the black one comes with a mesh-side panel though).
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post #6 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Waleh View Post
Thanks for the response. I chose that PSU because I thought that it would be more future proof if my friend decided to go sli in the future. Do I really need a 580? I mean my friend likes to game and all but couldn't I go with the 570 and possibly sli at a later time? That card is $100 more than the 570 from canadacomputers. I went with the 932 because I thought that it had good airflow is there any other case you would recommend with good airflow? Also, the F3 isn't available at canadacomputers.

+rep

Thanks again!
Um Lian Li cases are amazing quality and build. But i like to think of a case as something that looks awesome to you because you are the one who looks at it all the time, so make sure he chooses the one that best fits him.

Lian Li
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112239

NZXT - I have this and i just love the looks and the curves on it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146067

But again the case is purely what he wants.


And for that SLI, i strongly advise against it. It is very annoying having always the most up to date drivers and making sure the game is compatiable and then there is microstutter *read about it!. and just the pure frustration that comes with it, I would only recommend it if you want that and he is comfortable to being annoying until he gets the hang of it. But i would strongly advise (and am backed up very well by this) Buy a very powerful single GPU rather then 2
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post #7 of 16
I agree on a single gpu setup for now, The 570 is a great card and perhaps in the future another could be added.

Im also a fan of the nzxt phantom case, You either love it or hate it
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Ya, that case looks very nice (phantom). I was reading reviews though and the fans are apparently not that good? I think Im also going to do a single 570 for now.
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post #9 of 16
The fans are great, i have the phantom. You can control them which is amazing and they are very quiet
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bump -updated first post with some changes
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