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User Info: Damaged7

3 years ago#1

Thats what I will be ordering.

I am reusing my current case, its a Thermaltake. Looks to be a normal sized caze, maybe a bit bigger. Reusing current HDD. Buying new OS.

Now I only need a motherboard and to make sure these parts all work together and I'll be set.
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User Info: almightydun

3 years ago#2
first off, solid build :) I pretty much built the exact same thing a few days ago and am waiting on some cash to get the parts. (good Canadian prices)

What do you want the MOBO to do? does your case have front usb 3.0? do you plan to crossfire or run sli in the future? Do you need wifi?
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User Info: TheWidowmaker1

3 years ago#3
I just did a new build myself with the 4690k, I believe you have to get a z97 motherboard for that CPU though. I went with the Z97-A from ASUS and it's treated me well so far.
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User Info: Dragnfyr

3 years ago#4
I would recommend you price match as much as you can at MemoryExpress and buy the parts there. MemoryExpress has the lowest prices in Canada due to their price-beat feature. Also if you live in Calgary, Edmonton, Richmond, or Winnepeg there is no reason not to use MemoryExpress as long as they have the parts you want.
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User Info: Psythik

3 years ago#5

I don't know why you would go with a 280 when you could get a good 280x for $3 more.
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User Info: Damaged7

3 years ago#6
Hey almightdun, yes you linked me your build and i tweaked it for what I need.

I will mostly be gaming. I have a rather old Wireless network card which I will use. Do not plan to crossfire. My front USB ports are 2.0 i believe, they come with the case right?

Okay thanks, i see you put the 280x in there. I hope its a good card. Best card I've owned is the 5770, would be nice to have something with more power.

The only other thing I think is important to mention is that my PSU currently sits at the bottom of my case.

EDIT: Checked out MemoryExpress. The prices are about the same, only found the CPU a little bit cheaper.
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User Info: Damaged7

3 years ago#7

Alright, thats what I'm going with. Gonna order the parts tomorrow.

I think I might drop the SSD to save money. I still need an OS and I wanted a new monitor <200. Gonna try sell my old parts to cover the monitor.

Thanks for all the help guys.
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User Info: tiger8191

3 years ago#8
If get the XFX 550before the corsair. Cheaper and better internals. Corsair has started skimping on oarts in their cx series this year.


3 years ago#9
agreed @ the XFX 550 over that CX series. they aren't system-breakers but you can definitely get better at $65
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User Info: Damaged7

3 years ago#10
I found XFX P1-550S-XXB9 Or the Gold version for about $75.

Pcpartpicker isn't letting me update or save my build list.
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