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March 10, 2014 6:57:59 AM

Hi all,

First post and from what I have read from other posts you all ROCK in helping noobs like me. I am handing my current PC over to my better half hers died and want to have a new one built locally in the next few weeks and have a budget of 1600.00 cdn to work with.

First off I am using a Samsung SyncMaster SA950 if you could tell me if its still relevant that will help with the rest of the build. I am looking for a rig to game and surf and not a whole lot else other that youtube/itunes and such.

Anything you guys can do to help or advise you can give would ROCK!

I will be playing Elder Scrolls Online and LoL and others....

Cheers,
Billy
March 10, 2014 7:22:04 AM

Any particular preferances?
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March 10, 2014 7:27:49 AM

I think CDN means canadian dollar, right?
The monitor you have is a 27" Full HD 3D LED monitor, right? It is great. So you have got 1600 CDN for your build. Here is a great one-
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.79 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($86.64 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($819.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($94.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.50 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1624.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-10 10:27 EDT-0400)
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March 10, 2014 7:44:28 AM

Aspire77360 said:
Any particular preferances?


Well from what I have seen Intel is better for gaming? and I have used only Nvidia but will be happy with the best build possible.... Liquid cooled if you guys think it needs to be I do not know much about OCing...

Thank you for the info so far it will help me pass the time at work while I figure this out with all your help, If it helps I will be using memoryexpress unless you guys think otherwise.

cheers,
Billy
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March 10, 2014 7:58:43 AM

verma1891 said:
I think CDN means canadian dollar, right?
The monitor you have is a 27" Full HD 3D LED monitor, right? It is great. So you have got 1600 CDN for your build. Here is a great one-
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.79 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($86.64 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($819.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($94.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.50 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1624.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-10 10:27 EDT-0400)


Hi Verma,

Yes that is my monitor, got it in 2011 just wanted to make sure it was still a good monitor by todays standards. Your build looks awesome, I was told never to skimp on the power supply and I think you have given me the power where it counts in my gpu and I was told the I5 is as good for gaming as the I7 in alot of cases....

Oh and YES, CDN is Canadian.

Cheers,
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March 10, 2014 8:07:21 AM

Powdered Toast Man said:
verma1891 said:
I think CDN means canadian dollar, right?
The monitor you have is a 27" Full HD 3D LED monitor, right? It is great. So you have got 1600 CDN for your build. Here is a great one-
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.79 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($86.64 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($819.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($94.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.50 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1624.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-10 10:27 EDT-0400)


Hi Verma,

Yes that is my monitor, got it in 2011 just wanted to make sure it was still a good monitor by todays standards. Your build looks awesome, I was told never to skimp on the power supply and I think you have given me the power where it counts in my gpu and I was told the I5 is as good for gaming as the I7 in alot of cases....

Oh and YES, CDN is Canadian.

Cheers,


Not in a lot of cases, In almost every case, i5 is as good as the i7. The PSU I suggested is very good for that budget. ANd, yes, nothing beats a 780ti :) 
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March 10, 2014 11:35:56 AM

verma1891 said:
Powdered Toast Man said:
verma1891 said:
I think CDN means canadian dollar, right?
The monitor you have is a 27" Full HD 3D LED monitor, right? It is great. So you have got 1600 CDN for your build. Here is a great one-
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.79 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($86.64 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($819.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($94.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.50 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1624.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-10 10:27 EDT-0400)


Hi Verma,

Yes that is my monitor, got it in 2011 just wanted to make sure it was still a good monitor by todays standards. Your build looks awesome, I was told never to skimp on the power supply and I think you have given me the power where it counts in my gpu and I was told the I5 is as good for gaming as the I7 in alot of cases....

Oh and YES, CDN is Canadian.

Cheers,


Not in a lot of cases, In almost every case, i5 is as good as the i7. The PSU I suggested is very good for that budget. ANd, yes, nothing beats a 780ti :) 


Thank you for all the Help!!!
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March 10, 2014 11:48:46 AM

Powdered Toast Man said:
verma1891 said:
Powdered Toast Man said:
verma1891 said:
I think CDN means canadian dollar, right?
The monitor you have is a 27" Full HD 3D LED monitor, right? It is great. So you have got 1600 CDN for your build. Here is a great one-
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.79 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($86.64 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($819.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($94.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.50 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1624.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-10 10:27 EDT-0400)


Hi Verma,

Yes that is my monitor, got it in 2011 just wanted to make sure it was still a good monitor by todays standards. Your build looks awesome, I was told never to skimp on the power supply and I think you have given me the power where it counts in my gpu and I was told the I5 is as good for gaming as the I7 in alot of cases....

Oh and YES, CDN is Canadian.

Cheers,


Not in a lot of cases, In almost every case, i5 is as good as the i7. The PSU I suggested is very good for that budget. ANd, yes, nothing beats a 780ti :) 


Thank you for all the Help!!!


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