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August 22, 2013 10:12:15 AM

Hello, I am thinking of building a computer, preferably under 1000$, but if needed I can go up to $1200. I just want to be able to play Skyrim and BF3 on Ultra graphics, with 50+ fps. I also don't plan on overclocking. I don't need an OS, but I do need speakers, a keyboard, a case, and a monitor. If there is anything else I can post that would help you guys out, just let me know. Thanks!

Edit: I live in Canada, Alberta, so if I could buy the parts from places in Canada that would be awesome!

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August 22, 2013 10:26:37 AM

Right at your budget:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.75 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($97.81 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($67.78 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.64 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Canada Computers)
Monitor: LG 23EA53V-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $1007.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-22 13:23 EDT-0400)

If you take overclocking off the table, then the Cpu/motherboard combo are perfect for this budget. Solid choice for a chassis, and for the Psu. Excellent price on the Ram for 1866mhz. The video card is great, but if you decided to spend 1200 on the entire build, I'd up this to an nVidia 770 for about 400. You have room leftover for speakers and a keyboard, and the monitor is a nice IPS model for a little better quality image. Included the obligatory optical drive as well.
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August 22, 2013 10:34:28 AM

For $1000 (left some money for the keyboard and speakers) :

PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1uYK5
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1uYK5/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1uYK5/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($85.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.55 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($229.00 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.79 @ DirectCanada)
Monitor: Acer P246HL Abd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $906.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-22 13:32 EDT-0400)

For $1200 (same thing, left money for keyboard and speakers) :

PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1uYMu
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1uYMu/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1uYMu/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($85.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.55 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($110.40 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($334.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.79 @ DirectCanada)
Monitor: Acer P246HL Abd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $1122.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-22 13:34 EDT-0400)
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August 22, 2013 10:43:18 AM

650w PSU for adding second video card later. If you'd prefer maximum game performance now, replace the 770 with a pair of 760's

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($211.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($382.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($26.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)

Total: $993.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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August 22, 2013 10:44:38 AM

For a pair of 760's, you'll also need to change the power supply to a 750W one.
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August 22, 2013 11:18:51 AM

Seladon said:
For a pair of 760's, you'll also need to change the power supply to a 750W one.


He also needs to convert it to canadian dollars and sites because not all parts will be available there.
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August 24, 2013 9:49:00 AM

Thanks so much everyone! This has helped me out a lot! :D 
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September 10, 2013 4:45:09 PM

ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 : $179.99 Amazon, If the price is less in newegg correct me.

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Processor : $199.99 Amazon, If the price is less in newegg correct me and if the processor will be good ?

Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory : 114 $ Newegg

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Graphic Card : 239 $ Newegg

Seagate Baracuda 1 TB 64mb 7200rpm is available for 62 $ Outlet pc,If the price is less in newegg pls tell me and advice me if this will be gud

600W Corsair CX600 PSU : 70 $ newegg

OCZ VTX3-25SAT3-120G Vertex 3 2.5" SSD 120GB : 120 $ newegg

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler : 39 $

Cooler Master CM Elite K380 would be better ? : 30 $

Total : 1054 $ its exceeding 54 $ but I can bear it.. I just need a good advice if I buy this gaming rig or not as I want to play all upcoming games on Ultra Settings in 1080p or 1920x1080.

ASUS PB Series PB238Q Black 23" 6ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 80,000,000:1 Built-in Speakers IPS panel. I will be buying this Gaming Led in 209 $ from newegg I want to know if everything is in balance for a great gameplay in ultra setting wid 1080p or I have to add or subtract something ?
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September 10, 2013 6:09:57 PM

Kaka786 said:
ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 : $179.99 Amazon, If the price is less in newegg correct me.

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Processor : $199.99 Amazon, If the price is less in newegg correct me and if the processor will be good ?

Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory : 114 $ Newegg

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Graphic Card : 239 $ Newegg

Seagate Baracuda 1 TB 64mb 7200rpm is available for 62 $ Outlet pc,If the price is less in newegg pls tell me and advice me if this will be gud

600W Corsair CX600 PSU : 70 $ newegg

OCZ VTX3-25SAT3-120G Vertex 3 2.5" SSD 120GB : 120 $ newegg

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler : 39 $

Cooler Master CM Elite K380 would be better ? : 30 $

Total : 1054 $ its exceeding 54 $ but I can bear it.. I just need a good advice if I buy this gaming rig or not as I want to play all upcoming games on Ultra Settings in 1080p or 1920x1080.

ASUS PB Series PB238Q Black 23" 6ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 80,000,000:1 Built-in Speakers IPS panel. I will be buying this Gaming Led in 209 $ from newegg I want to know if everything is in balance for a great gameplay in ultra setting wid 1080p or I have to add or subtract something ?


Should have made a new topic. I wouldn't touch that Cpu at all for that price. It's not even close to being worth it. You can buy a faster Cpu for less money. That Ram is way overpriced too. Shouldn't be paying more than 60 dollars for 8gb's of 1866mhz Ram. The motherboard is too expensive.

Actually, the only thing about the build I like is the Psu and video card. If there isn't a MiR on the video card though, you can get an nViidia 770 for just a few dollars more. A 7950 at around the 200 dollar mark is a good buy though after MiR. Are you buying in the US?
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