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June 8, 2014 10:49:38 AM

Hey everybody, I am new in customizing gaming pc and I would like to have some help please.
Can anyone tell me what should i buy to have a beast gaming pc that will work with all the high details in any game? My goal is to spend 800$-900$! :D 
Thank you <3

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June 8, 2014 10:56:26 AM

Still waiting for reply I will be there watching until someone post something great for me, so i can buy it directly with no questions :) !
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June 8, 2014 11:02:27 AM

Which is it, Canadian or american? It makes a pretty big difference lol. Canadians no free shipping/higher prices and more taxes :p 
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June 8, 2014 11:04:03 AM

Ahhhhh sorry xD Canadian and ill switch the budget amount to 900-1000$CAD
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June 8, 2014 11:57:37 AM

If you don't need the OS don't buy it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($202.89 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.75 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($264.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Memory Express)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.79 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $997.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-08 14:57 EDT-0400)



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June 8, 2014 12:04:15 PM

^- that's similar to the one I had in mind, just I didn't include the OS. Either way they are tweakable.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.75 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($73.95 @ Vuugo)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($294.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($58.02 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($82.88 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $1004.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-08 15:05 EDT-0400)

This one is for overclocking and crossfire later.
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June 8, 2014 12:04:43 PM

jaraldo said:
^- that's similar to the one I had in mind, just I didn't include the OS. Either way they are tweakable.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.75 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Sandisk ReadyCache 32GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($294.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($58.02 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($82.88 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $990.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-08 15:03 EDT-0400)

This one is for overclocking and crossfire later.


Where's the CPU cooler? Unlocked CPU and (not amazing) Z87 motherboard requires a decent CPU cooler or it's a waste of money. Also that SSD is pointless.
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June 8, 2014 12:07:47 PM

Yes...it was just a typo lol, chill, i edited already. Until we know what the guy wants it's up in the air. Maybe he won't be OC for awhile, maybe he doesn't need a CD drive, maybe he has a SSD. Maybe both our builds are bad for him :) 
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June 9, 2014 12:59:47 PM

I am really new and i'm getting confused on witch one to choose :) 

What one would be really great for games like with high details what is the options i can build to have max fps with only 900-1000$ CAD?
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June 9, 2014 1:02:23 PM

That makes it easy :) 

We both have r9 280's. If you aren't going to overclock, then take his build, if you are going to overclock go with my build.

Edit: well one thing I guess, we both don't know your needs really. I put in a SSD and a 750w incase you wanted to have 2 graphics cards. If you don't need either of these, my build will be down $100.

we both didn't know what you needed so these aren't really "perfect builds"
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June 9, 2014 1:23:01 PM

What does it do ( overclock )?
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June 9, 2014 1:26:48 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclocking-guide,...

Both of our motherboards are meant for overclocking. It simply means upping voltages to get more performance (speed) out of your system. The i5-4670k is only at 3.4ghz when you don't overclock. But you can overclock it to 4.0ghz or more and it will make your system faster.

Anyways, have a read in that guide and see if you are interested in it. If you aren't I can change it and get you below $900 total probably
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June 9, 2014 1:37:50 PM

I don't mind paying 1,000-1,1000$ CAD but the only thing i would like to know is, will i put more dollars on the computer after using it for a while time? or once paid i have nothing to do on it anymore ( will it work for good years without adding $$ for some stuff?)

oh and yea i almost forget, as you said before, you edited the settings of my building and I don't wanna fail something, could you just rewrite me what i should buy again?

Thanks jeraldo :) 
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June 9, 2014 1:40:30 PM

And of course ill choose the one with OC
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June 9, 2014 1:55:36 PM

My motherboard isn't for overclocking.

OP, if you know nothing about overclocking, don't overclock. Just use my build.
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June 9, 2014 1:59:17 PM

^- he is probably right as you are just building your first computer. Better to keep it simple, take his build.

It's a bit too much information to be overclocking/SLI when you aren't sure of what they really are.
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June 9, 2014 2:35:38 PM

On Graphiicz build, go for the i5 4460, its a bit better than the i5 4440 for the same price.
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June 9, 2014 2:42:23 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.97 @ TigerDirect Canada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($98.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($83.78 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($264.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Thermaltake Urban S31 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $877.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-09 17:41 EDT-0400)

If you want, for $100 more get an i5 4670k.
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June 9, 2014 5:02:04 PM

thanks this is the best solution rep ++
Decided by a gaming master rep +++
your are the best! <3
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June 9, 2014 5:03:31 PM

Nice choice. Enjoy your new build :) 
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June 9, 2014 5:41:13 PM

yeah but if i decide to choose the intelcore i5 4670k it is not compatible with the mother board, can i switch the motherboard for a Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard and is it a good choice ?
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June 9, 2014 5:56:37 PM

Gamersneedhelp said:
yeah but if i decide to choose the intelcore i5 4670k it is not compatible with the mother board, can i switch the motherboard for a Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard and is it a good choice ?


Here's the i5 version:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900MAX-R CPU Cooler ($48.80 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.62 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($83.78 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($264.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Thermaltake Urban S31 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $1002.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-09 20:55 EDT-0400)
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June 9, 2014 6:04:22 PM

Thank you for the fast reply :D 
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June 10, 2014 12:38:10 AM

Gamersneedhelp said:
thanks this is the best solution rep ++
Decided by a gaming master rep +++
your are the best! <3


Lol the Gaming Master badge means nothing. That's decided by all the people who know nothing about gaming. That build is fine, but mine is stronger. As numanator said, get the i5-4460. It has been hovering at a higher price than the 4440 recently which is why I didn't include it.
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June 10, 2014 5:17:17 AM

Graphiicz said:
Gamersneedhelp said:
thanks this is the best solution rep ++
Decided by a gaming master rep +++
your are the best! <3


Lol the Gaming Master badge means nothing. That's decided by all the people who know nothing about gaming. That build is fine, but mine is stronger. As numanator said, get the i5-4460. It has been hovering at a higher price than the 4440 recently which is why I didn't include it.


Agreed gaming master badge doesn't mean much, but it's fun to have. I wouldn't say the people who have it know nothing about gaming however.. anyways OP went with the 4670k build.

The 8320 Overclocked has it's benefits and disadvantages, really depends what games you play.
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June 10, 2014 8:50:47 AM

RazerZ said:
Graphiicz said:
Gamersneedhelp said:
thanks this is the best solution rep ++
Decided by a gaming master rep +++
your are the best! <3


Lol the Gaming Master badge means nothing. That's decided by all the people who know nothing about gaming. That build is fine, but mine is stronger. As numanator said, get the i5-4460. It has been hovering at a higher price than the 4440 recently which is why I didn't include it.


Agreed gaming master badge doesn't mean much, but it's fun to have. I wouldn't say the people who have it know nothing about gaming however.. anyways OP went with the 4670k build.

The 8320 Overclocked has it's benefits and disadvantages, really depends what games you play.


Yes, sorry, I wasn't trying to offend you. I was just saying it's stupid to base his decision simply because you have a badge. Just wanted to clarify that.
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June 10, 2014 1:44:02 PM

Sorry if your saying that my compliments about saying that he has the "gaming master badge" are stupid. then just ignore...and before replying something about stuffs like that. Just checkout the date I joined the forum, of course a new member would think that if someone has a badge it means he has experience on some stuff of that kind.

By saying that rep++ because he has the gaming master badge it was for others who need the same help as I needed to build a great "Gaming pc" to build the same that RazerZ decided for me with a budget of 900-1050$ ( And of course, people will see that he has a great badge there, people will click on his name to see his others badges and take a great look on his experienced Badges) .

Example: I am new and I see someone with many badges and someone else with nothing, so probably the one with nothing would suggest me some weird pieces and will just waste my money. Otherwise the one who has badges can be more trustful then the one who has nothing.
(English is not my first language so I am sorry if you don't understand what i mean correctly)
Thank you
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June 10, 2014 1:46:08 PM

Oh well, if you are saying that it has no importance, maybe i should learn more about building and understanding my self by following comments.
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June 11, 2014 1:33:16 PM

Ordered them all, but the price was more then that with the shipping and taxes but its all right and by the way, the r9 supposed to be 100$ mail-rebate but still i paid 412$ with a 1 year warranty instead of 264.68$ xD
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June 11, 2014 1:53:20 PM

Gamersneedhelp said:
Ordered them all, but the price was more then that with the shipping and taxes but its all right and by the way, the r9 supposed to be 100$ mail-rebate but still i paid 412$ with a 1 year warranty instead of 264.68$ xD


Welcome to Canada T_T hehe

Still, it will be an awesome rig, it should be a massive improvement on whatever you are using now. Enjoy it :) 
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