System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, homework, videos, music
Are you buying a monitor: No.
Do you need to buy OS: Yes.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NCIX.com (Canada) only. They're really close to me and they're building my PC for me.
Location: Canada, Ontario, Ottawa
Overclocking: No, I'm not overclocking anything.
SLI or Crossfire: No.
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: What I really need help with is finding less expensive but reliable parts, and making sure that everything is compatible and should be good to go. I have a list of selected parts, but I'm over budget by just $100. I'd like to shave off $100 with out having to select a worse graphics card, because I'm a gamer and need decent FPS, and without having to choose a CPU that will bottleneck my chosen graphics card. I'm from Canada so everything will be Canadian prices. I'm shopping NCIX only, because they're really close to me and they're putting together my PC for me, and because I don't have a credit/visa that can be loaded with $1000+, but they said I can just pay them there in cash and they'll order the parts I need. I've tried doing this myself, but I'm a newbie and it's been a real struggle. As I'm typing this I've actually stayed up for about 24 hours putting together the list that I have, I really need the help, so I'm asking if you guys could help me please.
it is a revision of your build, with better price/performance parts selection
cheaper cpu, mobo
2x 4GB ram
cheaper but better brand for gtx 760
cheaper psu, 650 is too much for non-OC build
better case with usb 3.0 header (up to your preference)
Thanks for your help guys! I'm going with AMD Radeon's fix, because it fits my budget exactly. I had to switch out the GPU for the one I had, because the one you suggested is sold out at that special price and is now more expensive. I also stuck with the HAF 912, only because it's also less expensive. With those small changes, the list fit my budget exactly. Will everything be good to go even with the small changes that I've made? http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3j5zi