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Need Help With Parts, $1000 Budget for Gaming PC, From Canada

Approximate Purchase Date: Monday, March 31, 2014

Budget Range: $1000.00

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.

Here is a link to the list I've put together on pcpartpicker: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/JamieIsAStalker/saved/4dgt

Thanks.
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  1. Best answer
    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)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($207.99 @ NCIX)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.99 @ NCIX)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($85.99 @ NCIX)
    Storage: Toshiba Product Series:DT01ACA 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($258.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.99 @ NCIX)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($23.70 @ NCIX)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($104.99)
    Other: Build Service ($50.00)
    Other: Shipping ($31.31)
    Other: No Rebate ($10.00)
    Total: $1038.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-30 08:17 EDT-0400)
  2. Here is a similar build (less OS) but left room in your $1000 budget to get it:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ NCIX)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.99 @ NCIX)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($85.99 @ NCIX)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ NCIX)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($258.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($58.99 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.99 @ NCIX)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($30.23 @ NCIX)
    Total: $880.15
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-30 08:29 EDT-0400)

    Better CPU, more memory, better ODD and changed mobo, PSU and GPU to fit budget needs
  3. 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
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