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Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

Case: Zalman Z9 Plus
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235027

SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

DVD Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

PSU:CORSAIR CX750M 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139051

For a GPU I'm thinking about a, EVGA 02G-P4-3660-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130809
but I'm open to suggestions.

I also wouldn't mind recommendations on the following,
Keyboard
Monitor
Wireless adapter
Mouse

Thanks a lot for taking your time to read this and for the helpful responses.
post #2 of 7
It looks good for the most part, I'd say if you are going to game, don't use a wireless adapter unless you have no choice. the 300N wireless adapters would be your best choice and make sure you have a gigabit wireless router.

Mouse, the Logitech G500 ( what I use ) has been the best for me, Ive used a few others and this one seemed to be a good choice for not too expensive.

Keyboard, Im looking at either the Logitech G510 or MS Sidewinder X4 myself. Sindwinder is cheaper by 60 bucks so choice is yours on that one.

Monitor, any LED display would be fine, Dell Ultrasharps good, ASUS brand ( Im using a ASUS and I love it 1900x 1200 on all my games), and
Samsung brands are always good too.

So hopefully that helps you out

By the way, I used razor mice and I would suggest using a Logitech, they are built with better quality, with razor your mainly just buying the brand name
Edited by Cloudforever - 5/5/13 at 10:39am
post #3 of 7
I would go with the SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192) Instead of the Samsung 840 you've chosen. The normal 840 is not that good (actually worse than the previous 830), the 840 pro is the higher quality SSD. Of course, that is if you're willing to fork out the extra 50 dollars.
post #4 of 7
Lookin' rockin' dude! Solid first build. Your PSU is overkill, but IMHO that is a good thing because you can easily SLI that 660 w/o having to add more power.

I don't have a recommendation for a keyboard, but for a monitor I'd get something 1080p. With the build you have there, and the amount of money you would spend, you won't need anything more than that. I would get a 120Hz monitor, too. Some will say "what's the use" but I'm telling you, even if you never play 3D games that refresh rate DOES make a difference! I play a lot of Quaklive (old game, but it runs at 125fps) and with a 60Hz monitor I get screen tear. But w/ my ASUS 120Hz 3D ready monitor Quakelive runs with a liquid-like smoothness that I've never seen even on an old CRT monitor.

For a mouse I really like the Logitech G500. Not real expensive (and a bit fragile) but a good gaming mouse. All three of my rigs use this mouse.

Peace!
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Looks decent. I would drop to a 650W PSU (still enough to SLi in future) also I would swap out the extreme 4 motherboard for a Gigabyte Z77X-UD3h or a Z77X-D3h, the extreme 4 has been shown to use older, cheaper and subpar mofsets. There is also a thread here about it providing innacuarate voltage readings (basically it tries to dazzle with features while lacking on quality).
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I'll back WR6133 by also recommending the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H or UD3H. Solid motherboards. I've been using the UD5H for almost a year and its been very solid (works with OSX too...)

My recommendations:
Mouse: Logitech G500 ($40 amazon)
Keyboard: I'd go with a mechanical if you can swing it
Monitor: Totally depends on budget
Wireless: I believe the UD5H has an optional wifi model if you go with that

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Looks decent. I would drop to a 650W PSU (still enough to SLi in future) also I would swap out the extreme 4 motherboard for a Gigabyte Z77X-UD3h or a Z77X-D3h, the extreme 4 has been shown to use older, cheaper and subpar mofsets. There is also a thread here about it providing innacuarate voltage readings (basically it tries to dazzle with features while lacking on quality).
i can back him too for those mobos and I remember the threads.

I would go for 1866 memory. It's $7 more with the same voltage as the G Skill memory you provided. It's better to have 1866 memory for ivy bridge.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220692

I don't know about the prices in Canada but isn't that hard drive a little expensive?

If you want to wait until the end of the month, you might be able to spend less on the CPU if you still want to buy ivy bridge, unless Haswell is really great or something. Intel is coming out with Haswell June 3rd.

Same with the GPU, there was a sale on amazon for a galaxy windforce 660 TI at $270 that ended a week ago. And nvidia might come out with their new graphic cards sometime this month.

EDIT:actually the price for the 660 TI might not change yet because only the 780 and 770 are coming out eight now. Or maybe there will be sales again
http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/31265-geforce-gtx-780-coming-on-may-23rd
But I know that they were cheaper. And it might be better to get the 7950 if its at a good price.

I'm not sure about that CX corsair PSU...this is another option but a little more expensive...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153174

For extra peripherals we need to know your budget.
Edited by iEATu - 5/6/13 at 8:51am
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