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Good Gaming PC?

Looking around and found pcpartpicker. Got all my choices and was wondering, is this a good choice to get? My budget is around $1450 CAD

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1CKZR
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  1. Looks good except Intel wants ram that is 1.5volts. Corsair vengeance for example.
  2. rolli59 said:
    Looks good except Intel wants ram that is 1.5volts. Corsair vengeance for example.


    Alright :) i was wondering what that little not eat the bottom meant. Is this a mid-high end gaming build?
    EDIT: Also, would you be able to help me with making this a AMD build too? So i have a choice between intel and AMD?
  3. You probably don't need the sound card. Put that money toward some 1.5V (or lower) RAM.
  4. I would call that lower high end! Another 760 and you are higher high end.
  5. rolli59 said:
    I would call that lower high end! Another 760 and you are higher high end.


    Would you recommend SLI over Crossfire? I might get one later on, i have no idea yet.
  6. Best answer
    Will want a CPU cooler, might look at the Hyper 212 EVO, would change the mobo, I won't touch MSI for builds, poor QC and support, might look at the Asus Z87-Plus or the Asus Z87-A both a little less and better mobos, of if in the budget might move up to the Gryphon and even better mobo....Also may want to think towards a SSD for your OS and Apps
  7. Tradesman1 said:
    Will want a CPU cooler, might look at the Hyper 212 EVO, would change the mobo, I won't touch MSI for builds, poor QC and support, might look at the Asus Z87-Plus or the Asus Z87-A both a little less and better mobos, of if in the budget might move up to the Gryphon and even better mobo....Also may want to think towards a SSD for your OS and Apps


    Alright. So Asus is the way to go for a budget gaming mobo, and i planned on adding a ssd for a boot drive and for games. Thanks for the help :)
  8. I have different story to say about support, one with MSI and everything went fine two with Asus and in both cases items came back still faulty so I had to send the items twice! Anybody can have bad experience with support in many cases it is the person that handles your case not the company. I still buy Asus products although I had bad experience.
    To me Asus, Gigabyte and MSI are the 3 top manufacturers of boards.
  9. rolli59 said:
    I have different story to say about support, one with MSI and everything went fine two with Asus and in both cases items came back still faulty so I had to send the items twice! Anybody can have bad experience with support in many cases it is the person that handles your case not the company. I still buy Asus products although I had bad experience.
    To me Asus, Gigabyte and MSI are the 3 top manufacturers of boards.


    Alright, could you help me with a amd build ? XD
  10. IndecisiveBacon said:
    rolli59 said:
    I have different story to say about support, one with MSI and everything went fine two with Asus and in both cases items came back still faulty so I had to send the items twice! Anybody can have bad experience with support in many cases it is the person that handles your case not the company. I still buy Asus products although I had bad experience.
    To me Asus, Gigabyte and MSI are the 3 top manufacturers of boards.


    Alright, could you help me with a amd build ? XD

    Only thing I would change to do an AMD build is http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ Cooler optional.
  11. rolli59 said:
    IndecisiveBacon said:
    rolli59 said:
    I have different story to say about support, one with MSI and everything went fine two with Asus and in both cases items came back still faulty so I had to send the items twice! Anybody can have bad experience with support in many cases it is the person that handles your case not the company. I still buy Asus products although I had bad experience.
    To me Asus, Gigabyte and MSI are the 3 top manufacturers of boards.


    Alright, could you help me with a amd build ? XD

    Only thing I would change to do an AMD build is http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ Cooler optional.

    Alright, gonna go with the Be Quiet! Cpu cooler. Even though i got a noise dampening case.
  12. I agree on Asus and the GB, but MSI has continued a downward slide for about 5 years now, the Rock passed them in 2010/11 as third in sales and just continues to increase their sales lead also have far fewer RMAs than MSI
  13. Tradesman1 said:
    I agree on Asus and the GB, but MSI has continued a downward slide for about 5 years now, the Rock passed them in 2010/11 as third in sales and just continues to increase their sales lead also have far fewer RMAs than MSI


    Alright. Gonna alter my build, Give me a sec :)
  14. Tradesman1 said:
    I agree on Asus and the GB, but MSI has continued a downward slide for about 5 years now, the Rock passed them in 2010/11 as third in sales and just continues to increase their sales lead also have far fewer RMAs than MSI

    Under their own name "The figures, which only count own-brand retail sales and not OEM provisions, show ASRock selling eight million motherboards, compared with ECS and MSI selling seven million apiece" Asus, MSI and ECS sell a massive amount to the OEM's
  15. True, last couple sets of figures figures I saw (and know they'll vary), showed the Rock at 7.8 mil and MSI at 5 mil (so maybe your figure includes their OEM sales, (who knows ;) ), saw a thing on their financials also showing losses the last couple years, think ECS has been taking business from them also
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