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December 27, 2013 12:36:22 PM

Trying to put something together that will not break the bank but last a few years.

>Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5in Internal Hard Drive
>Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition 64Bit DVD SP1 OEM
>AMD FX-8350 8 Core Processor Socket AM3+ 4.0GHZ 16MB 125W
>Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink
>ASUS BC-12B1ST Internal 12X Blu-Ray Reader & 16X DVD Writer Combo Drive SATA
ASRock 970 EXTREME3 ATX AM3/AM3+ DDR3 CrossFireX 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard
>Kingston KHX1600C10D3B1K2/16G 16GB Kit 2X8GB 1600MHz DDR3 240PIN DIMM CL10 1.5V
>Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC 1150MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E
>Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow Edition ATX Mid Tower Case
Thermaltake TR2 600W Cable Management ATX12V V2.3 24PIN Power Supply With 120MM Fan

Am I overbuilding or under building anything in particular?

December 27, 2013 12:45:20 PM

looks like a decent build depending on what gaming your going to use it for and your budget recommend adding a SSD though
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December 27, 2013 12:49:12 PM

trying to keep the spend under $1200 CDN. Kids want it for BF4, LEFT4Dead2, COD etc...
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December 27, 2013 1:03:29 PM

Something like this would be good and you can play with memory, case, etc to get below that 1200 mark since this is 1220
PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2r7W7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2r7W7/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2r7W7/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($209.00 @ Vuugo)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.79 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($128.49 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Intel 530 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.50 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80+ Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($68.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDC-207DBK Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.52 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $1220.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-27 16:02 EST-0500)
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December 27, 2013 4:09:59 PM

Below $1200 i would look at this,

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($218.32 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.79 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($108.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($69.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Memory Express)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.00 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($98.88 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $1157.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-27 19:04 EST-0500)

I chose the i5 3570k because it's cheaper than the 4670K and imo better than the amd fx 8350.
This build also has a gtx 770 in it instead of the gtx 760.
It "only" has 8gb ram in it but that should still be enough for a normal game pc.
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December 27, 2013 4:39:40 PM

+1 with Vic's build
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