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1000$ First Build! Help Please!!!

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December 10, 2013 9:01:31 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: January-February

Budget Range: 1000$
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movie Watching and finally Web Browsing

Are you buying a monitor: No


Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference at all

Location: Toronto, Canada

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I don't care about the name, I care for performance and durability

Overclocking: Yes definitely

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, if I get a 750W PSU, but probably not

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like to use the NZXT Hue and have a window in the case, and hopefully it'll look sexy

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Old PC wasn't cutting it in new games, and with next - gen coming, the 700 series price drop, and the r9's releases, I figured it was time to build!

More about : 1000 build

December 10, 2013 9:07:03 PM

I5-3570k or AMD FX-8350 ~ $200-250
Asrock Extreme 3/4 Z77/Z87/AMD mobo ~ $100-120
2x HD7950 or 2x 7970 or 2x R9-280X if cheap ~ $400-500
256GB SSD ~ $160
1TB HDD ~ $60
8GB RAM Gskill 2133 ~ $100
Coolermaster EVO cooler ~ $25
branded 750W PSU with good reviews ~ $130

hmm, difficult to build decent o/c'able PC with crossfire under $1k, but single GPU could do it

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December 10, 2013 9:10:46 PM
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Hello fellow canadian.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($240.50 @ Vuugo)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.79 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.83 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($338.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $999.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-11 00:10 EST-0500)

I don't know if you needed a dvd drive for moving watching so here's what I have so far.
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