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post #1 of 9
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Hey looking to build a semi decent rig under $1000. Lemme know what you guys think of this so far. Best price i found so far was canadacomputers.com and can locally pick up all the components so no shipping costs. I have a screen, keyboard, mouse, optical drives, and OS.

MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 $154.99
Video: Gigabyte (GV-N560OC-1GI) nVidia GeForce GTX 560Ti (900MHz) 1GB $239.99
SSD: Crucial (CT064M4SSD2) 64GB SSD $89.99
HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue (WD5000AAKX) 500GB $69.99
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB (2x4GB) $59.99
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K $219.99
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 V2 600 Watt $74.99
Case: Still looking.

The total so far comes up to $910. Can anyone recommend a decent case to complete the rig?

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post #2 of 9
You can spend a little less and get a higher quality PSU, the CX600 is really a 520w PSU anyway, and not as good as these:

PC P&C Silencer MK III 500 $70. $50 after MIR. Modular.
PC P&C Silencer MK III 600 $80. $60 after MIR.
XFX Core Edition PRO550 $70
Antec HCG 520-M $65

As for case it's mostly personal preference, whether it be mid-tower or full, ect. Aswell as the looks, included fans, cable management, drive bays, window? It really depends.

The HAF 912 is a nice case. The NZXT Phantom is too. Do I need to find one Canada Computers has for pickup or are you ordering online from there?
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Have you tried NCIX.ca, $20 more you can get the new IVY bridge cpu on ncix. Try browsing around their site and see if anything you like, I believe they pricematch as well so if anything I'd take a look. Prices are nice on the site opposed to their US site, and as for cases depends what you're looking for; mid-tower, full, USB 3.0 front I/O, clear side panel, etc. Lots too choose from such as CM, NZXT, corsair, Lian. Good luck!
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post #4 of 9
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I did look at NCIX.ca but i think shipping cost will bring the prices up to roughly the same amount. Plus if I have any dead components i can easily just drive down and return them to the store as opposed to paying to ship them back to ncix. I looked into the new 3570k but i read that there can be some heat issues when OC. I do like the idea of having an easily accessible usb 3 on the front of my case. But i could live with usb 2 on the front and usb 3 on the back. Might go with the Antec Three hundred. Good thing about Canada computers is that if the components aren't available locally, they can ship for free.

Is the MKIII a fairly reliable choice?
post #5 of 9
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Is the MKIII a fairly reliable choice?

Yes and it's significantly better than the CX you are looking at, + Modular. It's Seasonic made PSU with tremendous ripple supression to boot. It's a good choice.
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Samsung Pro 950 Cryorig H7 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 CrossOver 2560x1440 IPS 
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Rosewill Capstone 550-M Phanteks Enthoo Pro RAZER Abyssus Mirror Special Edition XTRAC Ripper 
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Intel q9300 Intel DP45SG MSI TFII GTX 660 Corsair Dominator 1333 
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by jagz View Post

Yes and it's significantly better than the CX you are looking at, + Modular. It's Seasonic made PSU with tremendous ripple supression to boot. It's a good choice.

How would the OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w ATX stack up against the mkIII ?
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How would the OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w ATX stack up against the mkIII ?

Doesn't stack up that well, The MK III is superior in every regard.
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Pro 950 Cryorig H7 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 CrossOver 2560x1440 IPS 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill Capstone 550-M Phanteks Enthoo Pro RAZER Abyssus Mirror Special Edition XTRAC Ripper 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar Essence STX Dayton Audio B652 Lepai Tripath Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Mini Amplifier 8 Inch 60-Watt Powered Subwoofer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel q9300 Intel DP45SG MSI TFII GTX 660 Corsair Dominator 1333 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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i5 6600k MSI Gaming Z170A EVGA GTX 980 Classified Crucial Ballistix Tactical (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2666 
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Samsung Pro 950 Cryorig H7 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 CrossOver 2560x1440 IPS 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill Capstone 550-M Phanteks Enthoo Pro RAZER Abyssus Mirror Special Edition XTRAC Ripper 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar Essence STX Dayton Audio B652 Lepai Tripath Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Mini Amplifier 8 Inch 60-Watt Powered Subwoofer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel q9300 Intel DP45SG MSI TFII GTX 660 Corsair Dominator 1333 
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post #9 of 9
PCP&C is a great brand, one of the few 'if your power brand doesn't start or end with a c its bad' rule. I would also use some of the Samsung 1.35V 30nm ram, its a superb overclocker and reliable.
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