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$1000-$1200 Gaming PC build options. (Canadian dollars)

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November 26, 2013 7:50:03 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: About 1 month.


Budget Range: $1000-$1200 (CAD)


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video editing, video recording etc.


Parts Not Required: Monitor, or mouse


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NCIX, due to the fact that they have an option to build the PC for you.


Country: Canada


Parts Preferences: Doesn't matter.


Overclocking: Probably


SLI or Crossfire: Nahh.


Monitor Resolution:


Additional Comments: I posted on this a few days back, but I want to try to get the best pc possible, so please, HELP ME.

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a b 4 Gaming
November 26, 2013 8:03:54 PM

send me a pm ill help u :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
November 26, 2013 8:24:59 PM

Might be over budget because of the cost for building it, but this is all from Ncix.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($117.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($80.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($72.88 @ NCIX)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($339.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($26.80 @ NCIX)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $1151.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-26 23:24 EST-0500)

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a c 280 4 Gaming
November 26, 2013 8:35:00 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($141.00 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($307.29 @ DirectCanada)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.50 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($97.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $1182.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-26 23:33 EST-0500)

Add an aftermarket cpu cooler like the CM Hyper 212 EVO to overclock decently.
R9-280X should max out anything at 1080p.
i7 and 16gb of ram for video editing.
Included OS.
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November 26, 2013 9:21:19 PM

realchaos said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($141.00 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($307.29 @ DirectCanada)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.50 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($97.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $1182.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-26 23:33 EST-0500)

Add an aftermarket cpu cooler like the CM Hyper 212 EVO to overclock decently.
R9-280X should max out anything at 1080p.
i7 and 16gb of ram for video editing.
Included OS.


This is overclockable, right? Cause this is a MEGA good build IMO.
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a c 280 4 Gaming
November 26, 2013 9:28:57 PM

Yes it is overclockable. He just needs to add an aftermarket cpu cooler like the CM Hyper 212 EVO for about ~$30 and then it can overclock.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 26, 2013 9:36:13 PM

Could also go with an Amd fx8320/8350 if there is a heavy amount of video editing being done. I went with gaming as the main purpose and didn't go with the I7 in my build, but if editing is in fact being done quite a bit, I'd start to look at Amd to save some money perhaps. Could also include the cooler in the build and still save money.
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November 26, 2013 9:47:26 PM

I don't do a bunch of edit like the pros do, I just mostly go through and add/take parts, and then render, do you still recommend the i7? I heard the i5 3570k is better in gaming terms, but Idunno. Lol
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November 26, 2013 9:48:45 PM

The amd fx 8350 looks really good, it's rated at 4.0 ghz, would that be good? It's also cheaper.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 26, 2013 9:53:55 PM

Ghz isn't necessarily an absolute for performance. For heavily threaded programs, the fx8350 rivals the 4770k for much less money. For gaming it doesn't do as well. Not bad, just not as well.
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a c 280 4 Gaming
November 26, 2013 10:04:16 PM

Even at heavily threaded programs, the 8350 does not rival the i7. The i7 beats the 8350 in practically everything because both it's single thread and multi-thread performance is much stronger.

I would go with an i5 if you don't do many edits and you're fine waiting a bit longer.
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November 26, 2013 10:04:45 PM

Swordkd said:
Ghz isn't necessarily an absolute for performance. For heavily threaded programs, the fx8350 rivals the 4770k for much less money. For gaming it doesn't do as well. Not bad, just not as well.


Alright, what do you think I'd average in bf4 with your build?
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a c 280 4 Gaming
November 26, 2013 10:08:56 PM

It should max out bf4 at 1080p with 60fps.
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November 26, 2013 10:12:15 PM

Sweet, thanks both of you. :) 
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