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To give this topic some life: So apparently Canadacomputers has some deals going on.

 

The Motherboard I was being recommended:

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_722&item_id=037036

 

The Case

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_112&item_id=027983

 

The HDD

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=15_210_212&item_id=029337

(what's the difference between black green and blue anyways?)

 

opinions?

 

Also what is the difference between the GSkill memory sticks with the PC3-12800 etc?

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Just an update:

 

I picked up the 2500k because it was on sale at canada computers for $209. I have not decided on the motherboard yet. Also curious, what kind of incompabilities should I be on the look out for? My dad keeps mentioning how ram & motherboard need to be compatible but I have my doubts if you just pick up the right parts and make sure everything is set correctly.

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For the i5-2500K you just need to pick a P67 board and any DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz, 1600 MHz recommended).

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I have been thinking about getting F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM and a Asrock P67 Extreme 4 but nothing set in stone yet.

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So I finally built the machine over the weekend. Came out very nicely.

 

Ended up with:

P8P67 Pro

Core i5 2500k

1TB Western Digital Caviar Black

8GB 1600Mhz G Skill CL8 RAM

CM 690 II Advanced

 

Works quite wonderfully but just a bit lagging on the HDD part where Windows 7 experience index has it pegged at a 5.9.

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Good choices. As a fellow Canadian, I gotta agree that Canada Computers is no slouch when if comes to prices and competitiveness.

The windows 7 experience index will always be impeded by a 7200rpm platter drive.

Your next step as per an infusion of cash should be first a new graphics card (start reading some other threads, all the info is there already) a SSD for your operating system and core programs.

Remember SSD's scale almost perfectly so you can put them in a RAID configuration to stripe them and gain some read/write performance.

 

The reason behind the 2500k is providing user end ease to overclock. You can very easily attain a 15-20% performance boost through a mild overclock.

Sweet build. Good work.

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Actually DDR3 1333Mhz will be just fine since you've got a unlocked CPU. You won't need the extra Ram speed to overclocking.

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The new graphics card might be something later as it does play the games I am currently playing pretty well but the SSD is probably the next logical upgrade.

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