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I built a computer and I need to know what to tweek

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October 26, 2013 3:00:59 PM

Hi all, I`m new here and I am in the middle of trying to build my first computer for gaming. My budget is to stay under $1200 including all fees, taxes, shipping etc. I am Canadian so please take that into account! I put together a computer largely based on what others have been posting but i have made a few adjustments. if you could look at it and recommend anything to make it cheaper or more efficient I would greatly appreciate it. I don`t even know what brand or manufacturer are good in each category.

If it looks terribly bad, I would appreciate any builds that you guys would suggest. I am very new at this and don`t really have anyone to turn to. Thanks in advance!

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a b 4 Gaming
October 26, 2013 3:12:51 PM

Better build -

Also, if you want to keep the budget under $1200 then just drop the ssd

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.79 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.48 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($101.10 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($333.63 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.00 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.88 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.79 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $1204.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-26 18:12 EDT-0400)
a c 289 4 Gaming
October 26, 2013 3:17:01 PM

I'd get a larger SSD. 64GB is, IMHO, too small.
October 26, 2013 3:23:45 PM

Hey, thanks for the replies. Your build is within budget and looks good to me. Anyone else have any reccomendations
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