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possible build for a 1000$ CAD, what do you guys think/suggest

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February 16, 2014 10:46:06 AM

i'm looking to build a gaming pc for my little brother...

Here's the list of parts, that i think, might work great. And nothing is going to be overclocked

CPU: AMD FX-8320
CPU cooler: cooler Master Seidon 120V
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
Memory: G.Skill Ares 8Gb (2x4GB dual channel) DDR3-1866MHz
System Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD
Data Storage: some old laptop 500Gb laying around (no cost)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB GDDR5
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two
PSU: Antec Basiq Plus 550W Semi-Modular (for cable management, and hiding behind the mobo back plate)
No ODD...
And i have a windows 8 key laying around...

P.S. it's going to be connected to a 1080p 50''

P.P.S. here the pcpartpicker URL
February 16, 2014 11:03:41 AM

everythings good, except that processor is far superior than the video card... try getting the fx 6300 OR an i5, and get a better card like 770 atleast... performance in games will be much better. also the mobo is amazing, but in whole honesty, does your brother realy need a boot to bios button, or all of those tweaks the sabertooth offers, get something a bit cheaper and get a gtx 770
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February 16, 2014 11:12:08 AM

This is a more powerfull $1000 no-overclockable build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($205.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($88.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Mushkin Stealth 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.48 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($95.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($394.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $999.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-16 14:10 EST-0500)
February 16, 2014 11:21:02 AM

yeah and definitely a bigger PSU like 600W or above
February 16, 2014 11:55:08 AM