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November 6, 2013 2:31:45 PM

So the last gaming computer I built for myself is finally dying after about 5 years which I'm pretty happy about. This means it is time for me to build another.

I am looking to build a rig that will last me another 5 years and be able to run games throughout that time like my old on. I live in Canada so Canadian websites are preferred. My budget is approximately 2000$ tax included but can be adjusted if there are things that you would highly recommend. I am not looking to do water cooling and I would ideally like to be able to overclock. The list of parts I'm listing are by no means final, please suggest things. I am going to be doing a RAID setup for my media and games and SSD for the OS and other important programs. Feel free to ask me any questions about what I'm looking to do in the build. I am currently using NCIX as my start off point but if you find sites that are cheaper please let me know.


CPU:

Intel Core i7 4770K Unlocked Haswell Quad Core 3.5GHZ Processor LGA1150 8MB Cache Retail

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=81325

$389.99


MOBO:

ASUS Sabertooth Z87 ATX LGA1150 Z87 DDR3 3PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 SLI SATA3 USB3.0 HDMI Motherboard

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=84498&promoid=1089

$246.99


RAM:

Corsair Vengeance Black CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 16GB 2X8GB DDR3-1600 CL10 1.5V Dual Channel Memory Kit

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=66354&promoid=1089

$179.71


Case:

Cooler Master CM Storm Stryker ATX Full Tower Case Black & White 9X5.25 8X3.5INT 13X2.5INT USB3.0

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=74232

$169.98


PSU

EVGA Supernova NEX750G 750W ATX EPS12V Modular Power Supply 80PLUS Gold

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=77498&promoid=1360

$149.99


Graphics Card

EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Classified ACX Cooler 4GB GDDR5 7010MHZ 1185MHZ HDMI DP 2xDVI SLI Graphics Card

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=85656&vpn=04G-P4-3778...

$549


Optical Drive

LG CH12NS3012X BD-ROM Reading & Max 16x DVD-R Writing Speed Blu-Ray Combo

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=87130&promoid=1089

$69.98


Hard Drives

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=66010&promoid=1089

$104.98 * 2



Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB 2.5in SATA3 LSI SandForce Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=78078&promoid=1089

$109.98




Any thoughts or opinions are appreciated.
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November 6, 2013 2:35:10 PM

I would wait for the 780ti or get a 290/290x.
$550 for a 770 is insane.

Everything else is nice.

If you look at my sig, I just built a PC with your budget... I went the AMD route though.
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November 6, 2013 2:35:36 PM

Drop the i7 to an i5 4670k.

With extra cash saved, get the R9 290, this will be much more future proof than an already aging 770.
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November 6, 2013 2:45:39 PM

The graphics card I was looking at has a 80$ discount on it so it ends up around $450, also it has 3 free games with it as part of a NVIDIA promotion.

How big of a difference is the 770 to the R9 290? I found the R9 for $599. Is it worth the extra $150 and no games?

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=91624&vpn=R9290X-4GD5...
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November 6, 2013 2:49:26 PM

bubba88 said:
The graphics card I was looking at has a 80$ discount on it so it ends up around $450, also it has 3 free games with it as part of a NVIDIA promotion.

How big of a difference is the 770 to the R9 290? I found the R9 for $599. Is it worth the extra $150 and no games?

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=91624&vpn=R9290X-4GD5...

The R9 290 is only $400, and will out perform the 770 in every aspect, especially in above 1080P gaming.
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November 6, 2013 2:50:44 PM

bubba88 said:
The graphics card I was looking at has a 80$ discount on it so it ends up around $450, also it has 3 free games with it as part of a NVIDIA promotion.

How big of a difference is the 770 to the R9 290? I found the R9 for $599. Is it worth the extra $150 and no games?

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=91624&vpn=R9290X-4GD5...


Its Superior to the GTX 770 AND it will be more future proof, with more games taking advantage of more Vram, the R9 with a large memory bus will aid in that. Also if you decide to up your monitor to a 1400p e.g. then this would be better suited.

Also waiting for R9 290 Non reference coolers are advised as it currently runs hot.
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