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post #1 of 8
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Hey,
So I've been looking around at parts and I know everything that I'd want. The question is do I risk building it myself? I've built one before in a class but it's been awhile.

Now the specs I'd be look are:
CPU: Intel I5 quad core 2550k
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V LX Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard LucidLogix Virtu and Intel Smart Response
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 SE 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card
Memory: I'd like at least 8 gigs, the board supports 32, I don't mind just Corsair memory.

As far as cases I have no idea, I've been shopping around but they all seem either way over priced or very plain, my plan was to just with a plain to save some money.

Any recommendations would be great, I've got a month before I need to really order anything.
Thanks,
Nick
post #2 of 8
I'd go with either the antec 300 or antec ONE if u want plain and cheap case...as far as building it I would definitely recommend building it yourself for a few reasons
1) its free to put it together
2) you always learn something new lol at least I do
3) if something breaks you wont have to go through the whole problem of saying it was the builders fault, you know it was either your fault or DOA.

Thats just my two cents smile.gif good luck with the build

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Edited by Hartk1213 - 4/9/12 at 9:49am
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i would say (and probably everyone here would say the same thing) build it yourself specially when you said that you have built one before. when buying parts, try to buy from reliable sites/brands to make rma/replacing parts easier. also, always take the necessary precautions even if it seems pointless, better safe than sorry.

if something goes wrong, you can always run here and ask questions biggrin.gif

and the knowledge that you earn from building your own stuff is priceless thumb.gif
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I prefer the HAF cases to the Antec - personally

Corsair makes some great cases as well

And self-built all the way - we are here to help thumb.gif

Also, Ivy bridge is right around the corner - Z68 mobo's will support them with a bios update but you could also start looking into Z77 boards as well
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post #5 of 8
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Alright I'll give it a try!! Problem is... I'm from the US but I'm going to school in canada, so shipping costs are crazy haha.
Also any chance you could me to a case, I really don't know them well.
Thanks again! (for the feedback as well!)
post #6 of 8
Go to ncix Canada and look for the either the HAF series 912,922 or an Antec 300, Antec One those are all around the same price

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haf 912, Here is the US Amazon Link Appraise the shipping if you can?

If it's over $60, then order it from NCIX.ca

You should build it, It's easy, and it's a good skill to have. You'll put it together, press that power button for the first time and it'll fire up and you'll be like "sweeet" thumb.gif


Yep Rognin's directcanada looks like a good site with good prices, HAF 912 $57 shipped there.

Land the Asus DC2 7850 for $250 over the 560, for sure.
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Directcanada.com, NCIX.ca, Memoryexpress.com, Newegg.ca, Tigerdirect.ca are all e-tailers that you can buy from.

Directcanada.com always has better prices and free shipping. I've bought two whole computers (well parts for two computers) and never had a problem. They are a little slower for the initial shipping, but it's free and no duties to pay.

Enjoy the build!
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