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new gaming rig budget about 2k


New member
Jul 31, 2010
1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
Gaming , Blu-ray , photo editing , programming

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
about 2000$

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.
not at all

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
got my mice keyboard etc...

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
for years

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
yes I do plan on overclocking

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
this week

9. What resolution do you use?
I will need a new monitor too

Hey there, first thanks for any help I will received here. My build as of today is

Corsair XMS3 TR3X6G1600C8 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3 $161.99 NCIX.com - Buy Corsair XMS3 TR3X6G1600C8 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24 Core i7 Memory Kit - TR3X6G1600C8 In Canada.

Intel Core i7 930 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.8GHZ 8MB L3 Cache 130W 45NM Retail Box $298.49 930 Buy Intel [BX80601930] Intel Core i7 930 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.8GHZ 8MB L3 Cache 130W 45NM Retail Box

339.99 EVGA GeForce GTX 470 1280MB

Coolermaster Haf X $170.50 Buy COOLERMASTER [RC-942-KKN1] Coolermaster Haf X EATX Tower Case Black 6X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0

Gigabyte X58A-UD3R $219,00 NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte X58A-UD3R ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 4PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 Sound GLAN CrossFireX SLI Motherboard - GA-X58A-UD3R In Canada.

Pioneer BDR-205 $188.06 Shark Systems - BDR-205BK - Pioneer

Corsair CMPSU-750HX 750W $149.99 Canada Computers - Corsair HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX EPS12V Power Supply

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB $87.99 NCIX.com - Buy Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM - WD1002FAEX In Canada.

My monitor will be the samsung bx2450
24? High Performance LCD Monitor with LED Backlight BX2450 - Business - Monitors | SAMSUNG

will my video card be good enough or should I go with the 480 ? I plan on going 3d and sli in the future is that possible with this config ? any advice ?

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Well-known member
Feb 26, 2010
A few suggestions:
-buy from NCIX and pricematch (unless you live in the middle of nowhere and shipping costs are horrendous) use a price comparison search engine to make sure you're getting lower prices
-you might want to get a different video card if you're buying a new monitor, you're risking disappointment since the 768mb version of the GTX460 lacks frame buffer for the higher resolutions for newer and bigger monitors, but that all depends on the monitor you're getting
-if you really want a blue ray drive you can get one at NCIX for ~$60 less and you won't risk brokerage fees shipping from the US (unless you really want a Pioneer branded one for potentially better quality that I doubt is relevant in this case)

You seem to know what you want and it looks like you've done a lot of research, the build looks good for the most part.


New member
Jul 31, 2010


Aug 4, 2007
at least dual 1gig 460 as per above.

expensive case. get a 922.

get an ssd and green or blue drive for storage.

you could get the regular 700 watt non modular under 100 bucks pmed(or on special)

get a 212+ from cm at the least


Well-known member
Mar 13, 2010
Hamilton Ont
New Builds

It looks like you've done some research. Most of your hardware looks eerily similar to mine. My suggestions would be the 1 gb 460. Look at Mushkin memory. Great ram, good overclocking, very durable. Prices depending on which you pick are close, some cheaper. Love the case! Great psu pick! Take a look at the Asus P6X58D-E motherboard. Great board and very easy to use and overclock with.
Good luck with your build and enjoy the new system.


Well-known member
Jun 15, 2010
Windsor, ON
Everything looks good, though for the ram I like Corsair's Dominator or G Skill's PI sets better.

At NCIX there is a similar monitor to the one you've chosen, the BX2440X, check it out to see if you like it.

Also don't forget a cpu cooler, Cooler Masters Hyper 212 Plus is a excellent cooler for $30, add on a 2nd fan for $10 for a push/pull configuration.

Good Luck with you build :thumb:

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