Hey guys, first off i just want to thank everyone for your time and your inputs... i haven't been in touch with PC world in ages due to having laptop and ps3
i purchased ALL my parts today because of walk in discounts ended today for several parts (my cpu, mobo etc).
riversend: i was going with ncix prebuild but modified since i liked some of the stuff in it and it offered some discounts...with more research and inputs, i changed my mind
Denithor: i will definitely look into overclocking my i5 3450 a little but to tell you the truth, i'm still quite fresh in this whole building and moddding scene....slowly but surely
This is what i got...all from one store (which was a major factor as i dont have enough time to go other stores....purchased everything from Canadacomputers...very friendly staff)
CPU -Intel i5 3450 149.99$ (in store 50$ off
RAM - Kingston HyperX Genesis 2X4gb CL9 1600MHz 30.00$
(quite honestly, i'm not too sure about this but i think a RAM is a RAM with 1600 and CL9.....i originally wanted Patriot Vipor for 20$ but they were all sold out
this 8gb is only for temp... ill eventually upgrade to 32 in the future when price drops even more
HDD - Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB SATA3 70$
SDD - Intel 330 series 120GB 110$
(i wanted intel 330 180 GB for 100$ but sold out
GPU - Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 220$
PSU - OCZ ZT 750W Fully Modular 80+ Bronze 90$
(3 yrs in store warranty for 13$)
MOBO - AsRock Z77 Extreme 4 150$
Case - Fractal Design Window 120$
(i was going to buy 50$ on special cases but they were all sold out.... it was a sign!
Wireless - TP Link TL WN81ND 300 Mbps 30$
Keyboard - Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid 60$
(i had several options atm... my first mech. keyboard for sc2 mainly and some work related typing.
Corsair Vengence K60 @65$ - it felt SUPER smooth and responsive... in fact a little too much... i dont think i would have like it for long term typing as there was no feedback.
Steelseries 6G V2 @ 60$ - felt good but not great... no feedback and had to press a bit harder i find
i wasnt looking into CM QFR but when i tried it, i absolutely love the feeling of the keyboard... slightly loud clicking noise (which i dont mind but i cant say the same for my gf)
Total 1200$ (160$ tax ---.---) but i have to work on few mail in rebates as well
i know i bought all the parts but if you guys have any other inputs for better deals, please let me know as i wont be opening any of my boxes (expect keyboard) until next week.... huge exam soon
ill have enough time to go and refund or exchange products.
once again, major thank you for the help!!!