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Building a New PC

I’ve been toying with the idea of building a new PC for some time now, finally last week I decided to go ahead and do it. I picked up a couple of the parts last week from Canada Computers and ordered the rest from Newegg Canada. I’ve been waiting for the shipment from Newegg to arrive, however, Purolator had some issues with my address. Luckily there customer service department was quick to respond and I’ve arranged to pick it up from their depot tonight after work.

So just what did I get for my new PC? Check out the list below:

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
CPU: Intel Core i5 2400
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA3 7200RPM
SSD: OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA3
Case: Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper

I forget what the exact total will be once I’ve received all the money I’ll be getting for mail-in-rebates, however it is somewhere in the neighbourhood of $1200-$1300. I also intend to get a second GTX 560 Ti in the near future when I have a little more money available. Additionally, I’ll be looking into getting a new monitor (or perhaps two).

I’m excited to get this machine put together, it’s been a while since I’ve had a good computer. Now I’ll have to get a new project started to convert my current PC into a media server.


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