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June 7, 2013 10:25:57 AM

Approximate Purchase Date:: Today or tomorrow

Budget Range: 1500-2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, software development, streaming hd videos, Fraps or live stream my gameplay.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Canada Computers, planning to go here after work

Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Parts Preferences: no pref.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Playing skyrim, WoW, Diablo 3 and starcraft 2 all preferably on highest possible graphics settings

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My computer sucks and I finally got a good job. I want to be able to play the games listed above as well as any new games that may come out on the highest possible graphics settings.

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a b 4 Gaming
June 7, 2013 10:31:06 AM

Are you amenable to other merchants, if better prices are offered?
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June 7, 2013 10:37:39 AM

I didn't really want to order online, I'm more looking for advice on parts to buy. I am planning to stopping in there after work, if the price difference is huge though I would consider it.
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a c 280 4 Gaming
June 7, 2013 11:10:02 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($259.00 @ Canada Computers)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($124.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.88 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Canada Computers)
Other: Asus Z87-A ($154.99)
Other: EVGA GTX780 ($679.00)
Other: ASUS VN247H-P 23.6" Widescreen Thin-Bezel HD LED Monitor ($199.00)
Total: $1897.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-07 14:09 EDT-0400)

Not sure if you'll want an i7-4770k for the hyperthreading since your doing some software development.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 7, 2013 11:19:10 AM

This would be my recommendation:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.79 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.32 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($679.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Canada Computers)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($279.79 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $1811.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-07 14:18 EDT-0400)

You would like have to pay more to get it all from Canada Computers, however.
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June 7, 2013 11:25:47 AM

Thanks for the quick response guys, looks like I'm building my PC tonight :) . I'll post back later and let you know which parts I went with.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 7, 2013 11:49:44 AM

SoftwareDev1337 said:
Thanks for the quick response guys, looks like I'm building my PC tonight :) . I'll post back later and let you know which parts I went with.


Good luck!
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June 10, 2013 2:22:14 PM

Hey guys, Honestly you both gave great responses but I went with realchaos's build simply because he followed my request of all parts being from Canada Computers. I had a few issues getting it all working since this was my first build but luckily this forum had all the solutions to my issues posted already and I didn't do anything majorly wrong like fry my motherboard. I am quite pleased with it's performance so far,
Thanks guys, your advice is much appreciated.
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