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August 1, 2013 12:34:13 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: November 10th, 2013

Budget Range: $900-1100 (Canadian)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, Windows 7 or 8

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any that Ship to Canada

Location: In Ontario, close to Ottawa

Parts Preferences: Nvidia and Intel but completely open to suggestions.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I'm pretty set on the Phantom 410 as my Case.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I would like an 80-128 SSD
And .75-1 Tb HDD.

I don't need a mouse or keyboard.

Because it'll be awhile before i build this I can go a little over budget and hopefully prices will come down a bit.

I also like i5 - 4570 but I'm open to whatever.

I'd like this PC to last me throughout the rest of highschool (2-3 years or longer? :p ) although if needed I'm willing to upgrade a few parts eventually like a second GPU.

I would like to play games in 1080p on high - ultra. I think that's reasonable for my budget?
I'm upgrading because my gts 450 and ancient CPU just won't cut it :p . I don't plan on reusing anything
August 1, 2013 12:59:41 AM

Intel i5-4570 (~$160), H87 MB ($90), 4-8Gb RAM (~$50), MSI GTX 760 OC ($250), Corsair CX600 PSU ($60), Asus DVD-RW ($20), Corsair 200R case (~$40)/775, Sandisk Extreme II 128Gb SSD ($100), Western Digital Blue 1Tb ($65) which brings it to $835. You can go up to a GTX 770 for an additional $150 bringing it to $985. Also consider getting a K processor for a performance boost that can help avoid bottlenecks and stretch your rigs lifespan. If you do don't forget to get a Z87 motherboard. I hope this helps put you on the right track.
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August 1, 2013 1:18:41 AM

Nolanrj44 said:
Approximate Purchase Date: November 10th, 2013

Budget Range: $900-1100 (Canadian)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, Windows 7 or 8

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any that Ship to Canada

Location: In Ontario, close to Ottawa

Parts Preferences: Nvidia and Intel but completely open to suggestions.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I'm pretty set on the Phantom 410 as my Case.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I would like an 80-128 SSD
And .75-1 Tb HDD.

I don't need a mouse or keyboard.

Because it'll be awhile before i build this I can go a little over budget and hopefully prices will come down a bit.

I also like i5 - 4570 but I'm open to whatever.

I'd like this PC to last me throughout the rest of highschool (2-3 years or longer? :p ) although if needed I'm willing to upgrade a few parts eventually like a second GPU.

I would like to play games in 1080p on high - ultra. I think that's reasonable for my budget?
I'm upgrading because my gts 450 and ancient CPU just won't cut it :p . I don't plan on reusing anything


you cant add SSD with that budget , it will ruing the GPU card , so add it later ..

here is your best shot

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Vuugo)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.79 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.99 @ NCIX)
Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($162.70 @ NCIX)
Total: $1197.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-01 04:17 EDT-0400)

And get an IPS monitor allways , never get TN panels.
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August 1, 2013 1:23:19 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($154.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.79 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.99 @ NCIX)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $1159.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-01 04:22 EDT-0400)

-Canadian prices.
-Overclockable in the future when you add an aftermarket cpu cooler.
-Didn't put in a SSD because it'll severely cut down your gaming performance.
-Unable to SLI.
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August 30, 2013 9:58:42 PM

SNA3 said:
Nolanrj44 said:
Approximate Purchase Date: November 10th, 2013

Budget Range: $900-1100 (Canadian)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, Windows 7 or 8

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any that Ship to Canada

Location: In Ontario, close to Ottawa

Parts Preferences: Nvidia and Intel but completely open to suggestions.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I'm pretty set on the Phantom 410 as my Case.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I would like an 80-128 SSD
And .75-1 Tb HDD.

I don't need a mouse or keyboard.

Because it'll be awhile before i build this I can go a little over budget and hopefully prices will come down a bit.

I also like i5 - 4570 but I'm open to whatever.

I'd like this PC to last me throughout the rest of highschool (2-3 years or longer? :p ) although if needed I'm willing to upgrade a few parts eventually like a second GPU.

I would like to play games in 1080p on high - ultra. I think that's reasonable for my budget?
I'm upgrading because my gts 450 and ancient CPU just won't cut it :p . I don't plan on reusing anything


you cant add SSD with that budget , it will ruing the GPU card , so add it later ..

here is your best shot

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Vuugo)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.79 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.99 @ NCIX)
Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($162.70 @ NCIX)
Total: $1197.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-01 04:17 EDT-0400)

And get an IPS monitor allways , never get TN panels.


I found your build to be very good, actually. I used some of it as inspiration for the problems I was having. Just thought I'd share that you were helpful to me, if not anyone else. Much thanks!
I was able to make a build just under 1300 US Dollars (Including monitors, keyboard, mouse, wired/wireless adaptors, etc.)
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