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November 7, 2013 4:31:10 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Would like to buy asap.
BUDGET RANGE: $1,000 or less After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, movies, internet, etc

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: canadian websites

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe?
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe (depends if it's cheaper/fans still keep it cool/ etc than 1 expensive gpu

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1080p 32inch screen

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Don't care how loud it is, or anything. Just want a good gaming pc that's under 1k. Wanting to play LOL max settings, and be able to run the next gen games wich good fps for a while.
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November 7, 2013 5:30:09 PM

This is great for oc:

PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1YYtD
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1YYtD/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1YYtD/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.79 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($137.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.44 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Antec GX700 ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Canada Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $994.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 20:29 EST-0500)
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November 7, 2013 6:09:54 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.79 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.44 @ 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: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.09 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.88 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.79 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $1001.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 21:00 EST-0500)

Here is my take on what you should build. Litterally a dollars over budget. I tonned down the CPU a little because I didn't see the need for an 8 core processor. The FX-6300 is a great AMD processor for gaming. For the mobo, and storage, it's more like a matter of preference. Of course the parts from the build above work quite well.
When it comes to the GPU, I would feel more comfortable with the R9 280X. It's next gen and has gone through many benchmarks to prove it's worth. Yes it's a little expensive but it brings you mantle capabilities which makes it very appealing.
The case is an area I simply can't invest so little in. I mean 20$ case will come with what you would expect from a 20$ case. Please don't cheap out on the case especially if you have 1000$ to play with.
The power supply is not what I would recommend either if you want to go into crossfire. 620Watts is simply not enough to run 2 GPUS. Especially AMD cards considering they are more power hungry than Nvidia.
I didn't add the OS because you did not mention if you needed it.
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November 7, 2013 6:14:38 PM

If you've got a budget of $1K or more there's no reason to go with AMD FX. Gaming generally favors Intel CPUs. I went a bit over budget but this is what I would do:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($52.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($265.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($53.78 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.30 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1082.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 21:14 EST-0500)
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November 7, 2013 6:55:41 PM

Antec GX700 is a bargain for $20. Its a good case and costs $70 at newegg.ca.
HD 7970 and R9 280X both will get mantle because they are the same GPU :) 
And please dont buy that Antec 620W for crossfire. Or this Corsair 750W :) 
For crossfire go 850W at least.
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November 8, 2013 12:23:52 PM

filippi said:
Antec GX700 is a bargain for $20. Its a good case and costs $70 at newegg.ca.
HD 7970 and R9 280X both will get mantle because they are the same GPU :) 
And please dont buy that Antec 620W for crossfire. Or this Corsair 750W :) 
For crossfire go 850W at least.

This. R9 280X is a rebranded 7970. If you decide to do SLI go at least with a 750w.

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