Building a 600-800 dollar gaming rig.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the week.
Budget Range:600-800 before rebates and after shipping.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the web.
Parts Not Required: I have my case already purchased (In-Win Gt1) And i dont need any peripherals.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Doesn't really matter to me.

Country: I live in canada.

Parts Preferences: I'm not loyal to any make or brand.

Overclocking: Not originally but maybe down the road if the hardware allows it.

SLI or Crossfire: Not in the beginning.

Monitor Resolution: Not really sure. It's a flatron w19343s however.

Additional Comments: I do need to factor in windows 7 into the price. Which is a shame. I would like to play semi modern games. Im not a fan of Crysis or Battlefield. And would just really like to play games like borderlands 2 and skyrim at med to high settings if possible. Thank you for any and all help.
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  1. DamianPerson said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: Within the week.
    Budget Range:600-800 before rebates and after shipping.

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the web.
    Parts Not Required: I have my case already purchased (In-Win Gt1) And i dont need any peripherals.

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Doesn't really matter to me.

    Country: I live in canada.

    Parts Preferences: I'm not loyal to any make or brand.

    Overclocking: Not originally but maybe down the road if the hardware allows it.

    SLI or Crossfire: Not in the beginning.

    Monitor Resolution: Not really sure. It's a flatron w19343s however.

    Additional Comments: I do need to factor in windows 7 into the price. Which is a shame. I would like to play semi modern games. Im not a fan of Crysis or Battlefield. And would just really like to play games like borderlands 2 and skyrim at med to high settings if possible. Thank you for any and all help.


    ntel Core i5-3470 Processor: http://amzn.to/1avZ9xG

    MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard: http://amzn.to/12a7hei

    XFX Radeon HD 7870 Graphics Card: http://amzn.to/11bhj51 ( Go upto the hd7950 since its gone down in price by now)

    8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM: http://amzn.to/ZkATWc

    1TB Western Digital Caviar Black Hard Drive: http://amzn.to/1beD3Mh

    NZXT Source 220 Case: http://amzn.to/12a8hil Out of stock? Try this: http://amzn.to/10v8nVB

    500W Corsair CX500 Power Supply: http://amzn.to/11VW56E

    These parts make up the $750 build however since this is a custom PC feel free to customize it with some of these options!

    OS - Windows 8 System Builder: http://amzn.to/11U6P6L

    OS - Windows 7 System Builder: http://amzn.to/11U6YHm

    Optical Drive - Lite-On DVD Burner: http://amzn.to/12YsKLr

    Wi-Fi Adapter - Asus PCE-N15: http://amzn.to/10TdzFf

    GPU Upgrade - XFX Radeon HD 7950: http://amzn.to/1aw1KaW

    SSD Upgrade - 120GB Samsung 840: http://amzn.to/101HXag

    HDD Option - 500GB Western Digital Caviar Black: http://amzn.to/11Zb8fq

    HDD Option - 2TB Western Digital Caviar Black: http://amzn.to/14mlIRh
  2. check here...
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1NQuy
    your screen resolution is 1440 x 900
  3. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1NR2o
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1NR2o/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1NR2o/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($175.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($58.61 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $791.51
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-12 12:19 EDT-0400)
  4. badboyrog said:
    check here...
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1NQuy
    your screen resolution is 1440 x 900


    Is the 6350 good for gaming?
  5. diazalon said:
    DamianPerson said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: Within the week.
    Budget Range:600-800 before rebates and after shipping.

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the web.
    Parts Not Required: I have my case already purchased (In-Win Gt1) And i dont need any peripherals.

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Doesn't really matter to me.

    Country: I live in canada.

    Parts Preferences: I'm not loyal to any make or brand.

    Overclocking: Not originally but maybe down the road if the hardware allows it.

    SLI or Crossfire: Not in the beginning.

    Monitor Resolution: Not really sure. It's a flatron w19343s however.

    Additional Comments: I do need to factor in windows 7 into the price. Which is a shame. I would like to play semi modern games. Im not a fan of Crysis or Battlefield. And would just really like to play games like borderlands 2 and skyrim at med to high settings if possible. Thank you for any and all help.


    ntel Core i5-3470 Processor: http://amzn.to/1avZ9xG

    MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard: http://amzn.to/12a7hei

    XFX Radeon HD 7870 Graphics Card: http://amzn.to/11bhj51 ( Go upto the hd7950 since its gone down in price by now)

    8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM: http://amzn.to/ZkATWc

    1TB Western Digital Caviar Black Hard Drive: http://amzn.to/1beD3Mh

    NZXT Source 220 Case: http://amzn.to/12a8hil Out of stock? Try this: http://amzn.to/10v8nVB

    500W Corsair CX500 Power Supply: http://amzn.to/11VW56E

    These parts make up the $750 build however since this is a custom PC feel free to customize it with some of these options!

    OS - Windows 8 System Builder: http://amzn.to/11U6P6L

    OS - Windows 7 System Builder: http://amzn.to/11U6YHm

    Optical Drive - Lite-On DVD Burner: http://amzn.to/12YsKLr

    Wi-Fi Adapter - Asus PCE-N15: http://amzn.to/10TdzFf

    GPU Upgrade - XFX Radeon HD 7950: http://amzn.to/1aw1KaW

    SSD Upgrade - 120GB Samsung 840: http://amzn.to/101HXag

    HDD Option - 500GB Western Digital Caviar Black: http://amzn.to/11Zb8fq

    HDD Option - 2TB Western Digital Caviar Black: http://amzn.to/14mlIRh


    Unfortunately amazon doesn't ship to where i live.
  6. DamianPerson said:
    diazalon said:
    DamianPerson said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: Within the week.
    Budget Range:600-800 before rebates and after shipping.

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the web.
    Parts Not Required: I have my case already purchased (In-Win Gt1) And i dont need any peripherals.

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Doesn't really matter to me.

    Country: I live in canada.

    Parts Preferences: I'm not loyal to any make or brand.

    Overclocking: Not originally but maybe down the road if the hardware allows it.

    SLI or Crossfire: Not in the beginning.

    Monitor Resolution: Not really sure. It's a flatron w19343s however.

    Additional Comments: I do need to factor in windows 7 into the price. Which is a shame. I would like to play semi modern games. Im not a fan of Crysis or Battlefield. And would just really like to play games like borderlands 2 and skyrim at med to high settings if possible. Thank you for any and all help.


    ntel Core i5-3470 Processor: http://amzn.to/1avZ9xG

    MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard: http://amzn.to/12a7hei

    XFX Radeon HD 7870 Graphics Card: http://amzn.to/11bhj51 ( Go upto the hd7950 since its gone down in price by now)

    8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM: http://amzn.to/ZkATWc

    1TB Western Digital Caviar Black Hard Drive: http://amzn.to/1beD3Mh

    NZXT Source 220 Case: http://amzn.to/12a8hil Out of stock? Try this: http://amzn.to/10v8nVB

    500W Corsair CX500 Power Supply: http://amzn.to/11VW56E

    These parts make up the $750 build however since this is a custom PC feel free to customize it with some of these options!

    OS - Windows 8 System Builder: http://amzn.to/11U6P6L

    OS - Windows 7 System Builder: http://amzn.to/11U6YHm

    Optical Drive - Lite-On DVD Burner: http://amzn.to/12YsKLr

    Wi-Fi Adapter - Asus PCE-N15: http://amzn.to/10TdzFf

    GPU Upgrade - XFX Radeon HD 7950: http://amzn.to/1aw1KaW

    SSD Upgrade - 120GB Samsung 840: http://amzn.to/101HXag

    HDD Option - 500GB Western Digital Caviar Black: http://amzn.to/11Zb8fq

    HDD Option - 2TB Western Digital Caviar Black: http://amzn.to/14mlIRh


    Unfortunately amazon doesn't ship to where i live.

    You could bump up the budget $100 more..
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($185.85 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ NCIX)
    Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($80.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($112.48 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $949.04
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-12 12:54 EDT-0400)
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($185.85 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ NCIX)
    Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($80.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($224.99 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($112.48 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $864.04
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-12 12:56 EDT-0400)
  7. the fx 6350 is not better then a I5-4670K see here..
    http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/444/AMD_FX-Series_FX-6350_vs_Intel_Core_i5_i5-4670K.html
    go to benchmark tab
    i choosen thi cpu (fx-6350) because of your budget
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