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October 22, 2013 9:43:21 PM

Hey

I want to build my own gaming PC. As you can see from the title I am on a budget but I would still like to get a Intel core. I already have a monitor and mouse. The most intensive things I will be playing are League of Legends, Team Fortress 2, Saints Row IV and I would like to host a Minecraft server from time to time.

I don't need a fancy case because I would like to spend more on components.
Please list the price in CAD.

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October 22, 2013 10:42:12 PM

1. Intel build -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($191.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($80.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($207.85 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.86 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.05 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $723.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-23 01:38 EDT-0400)

2. Amd OC build -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.77 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($207.85 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.86 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.05 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $641.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-23 01:41 EDT-0400)

The choice is yours


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October 23, 2013 7:43:03 PM

TBC1 said:
1. Intel build -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($191.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($80.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($207.85 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.86 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.05 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $723.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-23 01:38 EDT-0400)

2. Amd OC build -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.77 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($207.85 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.86 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.05 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $641.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-23 01:41 EDT-0400)

The choice is yours




Thank you very much. I was originally thinking of going for a i5-3570 and have a cheaper video card. Would it be better to go for a cheaper CPU and spend more on the GPU as you have done in these builds? Would games benefit more from that?
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a b 4 Gaming
October 23, 2013 8:52:43 PM

Well, for gaming a fx-6300 is more than adequate (especially when OC'ed on an aftermarket cooler).

Also, to answer your question regarding better cpu cheaper gpu/cheaper cpu better gpu - There's really no point in getting a really good cpu and cheap gpu if all you really want to do is game. Your better off going with a GOOD cheap cpu (fx-6300) and strong gpu if you want to have a good overall gaming experience.

Here's a revision of the amd build above (better gpu/cpu cooler to OC the fx-6300) -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.80 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.00 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.86 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ Vuugo)
Total: $723.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-23 23:49 EDT-0400)
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October 23, 2013 9:45:19 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.80 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.48 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.99 @ NCIX)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ Vuugo)
Total: $726.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-24 00:44 EDT-0400)

Better quality case.
RAM rated at the standard 1.5v
Switched out MSI gpu for Gigabyte. Both are good, but I prefer Gigabyte with their higher clock speed and superb cooling.
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