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First Gaming PC Build (Canada) - $1,000 Budget - Any Help?

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April 2, 2014 5:43:09 PM

Hi. I'm from Canada and I'm looking to build my first gaming computer. There's just so many different parts to choose from and it's kind of overwhelming. So that's why I'm asking for some help.

I have a $1,000 budget. I have peripherals and a monitor at hand.

Any help or suggestions to lead me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :) 

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April 2, 2014 5:53:38 PM

Ahoy! I'm also in Canada, yay.

In other news, if you're interested in a "bang for your buck" system than check out the recent Tom's System Builder Marathon.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/2014-q1-sbm-gtx-780...
Their $750 option will give you a good idea to start from, and if you sourced all the parts from NCIX they'll probably come out close to $1000 because CANADA!

If you're not interested in those builds then check out Tom's "Best part for the money" guides. If you wanted to wait (which I understand can be difficult) they do a monthly CPU/GPU version and we should have a new one in a few days. Here's the March CPU one http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

Once you've picked a CPU and GPU everything else is pretty standard as long as you stick with known brands (Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, etc for Motherboard. Kingston, Corsair, etc for RAM,).

Good luck!
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April 2, 2014 6:52:37 PM

Well, do you need mouse and keyboard? Do mind if I use newegg to pick the parts? Can you build it yourself?
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April 2, 2014 6:57:24 PM

ak47jar3d said:
Well, do you need mouse and keyboard? Do mind if I use newegg to pick the parts? Can you build it yourself?


Let me rephrase: I already have a mouse, keyboard, and monitor. Canadians use ca.pcpartpicker.com
And yes, I am planning to build it myself.

Edit: How does this look:

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3l3TE
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April 2, 2014 7:24:47 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3l4TP
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3l4TP/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3l4TP/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($195.00 @ Canada Computers)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.80 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G55 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($133.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($79.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Memory Express)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($96.00 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $1028.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-02 22:24 EDT-0400)
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April 2, 2014 8:55:45 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($254.79 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.80 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ NCIX)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $1010.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-02 23:54 EDT-0400)

Here's a build you can overclock and has a 770 plus it has 2 sticks of ram for dual channel :) 
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April 14, 2014 9:37:50 AM

aricleather said:
ak47jar3d said:
Well, do you need mouse and keyboard? Do mind if I use newegg to pick the parts? Can you build it yourself?


Let me rephrase: I already have a mouse, keyboard, and monitor. Canadians use ca.pcpartpicker.com
And yes, I am planning to build it myself.

Edit: How does this look:

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3l3TE


http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3rBPY
Since the 4570 can't overclock ( the K series can ( example 4570k ) ) , i chose for you a b85 mobo , as the z95 (or z99 can't remember ) is for the Intel xxxxK processors , z95's have sli , which allows you to have 2 graphic cards , which makes the mobo more expensive , and i don't think that you need two gpu's . I also changed your gpu to a more powerfull one , and if you have the money , you can change the 760 in a 770 ( it's about 100 ca $ more ) for more performance in games ( games are using more gpu power than cpu power )

You could get something even better for 1151.55 dollars ( ca dollars )
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3rCkv
You need more watts if you're gonna go with my build .
This build can be overclocked , upgraded in the future and will play most games at high and some at ultra ( such as skyrim )

It definetly is worth 151 bucks more !

Another option would be to go with an AMD processor
You would have the same performance in gaming if you use a good processor
I'll use a really high-end one there , but you can always change it with a FX 6350
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3rCQS
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January 1, 2016 7:32:28 PM

I have made a late response but hopefully a good one. I managed to fit a good amount of items into this build only slightly going over adding in a is. It is a really late response but I was browsing and I found it so, yeah!
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/GxtBMp
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