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Need advice for building new ~1500$ Gaming PC

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May 20, 2013 10:09:57 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: (Any time within about a month from now)

Budget Range: (~1400$-1700$) Before Rebates, preferably no more than 1700$ with Shipping and Taxes

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, Surfing the net, Watching Movies, Minor School work)

Parts Not Required: (Mouse, Software other than OS)

Preferred Websites for Parts: ( and, open to others if somewhat reputable however)

Country: (Canada)

Parts Preferences: (Intel CPU, Minor leaning to Nvidia but open to AMD as well)

Overclocking: Maybe, Never done this before but I am willing to try and experiment if it's really worth it for what I am doing and won't hurt the life of the parts too much

SLI or Crossfire: Also maybe, If it isn't too much of a hassle and the price to performance ratio is worth it

Monitor Resolution: 1920X1080

Additional Comments:
I'm building this system for gaming, while I mostly play LoL which this system would clearly be overkill for, I still would like to play games such as BF4, Arma 3, SC2, Skyrim (decently Modded with HD Textures) and Crysis 3 with High-Ultra settings, preferably not ever falling too far under 45 fps (willing to turn down some setting in games like Crysis to achieve this, I am realistic)

I will need a monitor,keyboard and OS licence included as well.

I am aware that next gen stuff from Intel and Nvidia should be coming out relatively soon but I don't want to wait much more than a month if the price and performance won't be worth the wait as I definitely want a new build before we get too far into the summer. However I do like the Future Proofing aspect of it as It will probably be another 3 years or so before I would upgrade again.

Thanks again to all of you who took the time to read this and any advice you guys can give me. I will be checking this regularly, so if you need any more info don't hesitate to ask.

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May 20, 2013 10:12:50 AM

Intel's new Haswell processors should be available near the tail end of your purchase period, so I'd recommend waiting until they're available.
May 20, 2013 10:37:43 AM

I agree with Sakkura. Since you are still about a month away, it's too soon to make choices, the new Nvidia cards might also be out as well, which will definitely change the GPU price landscape.
May 20, 2013 10:58:15 AM

Alright well thanks guys I kinda figured but was curious to see what you all said, ill re-evaluate a little while later, thanks again