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First time building a gaming pc on budget

First time building a pc(I live in canada so all prices in cad)
Primary use will be gaming ,but I do a lot of video watching and music listening also so a decent sound card would be good
Budget will be 800
I would like to have 8gb of ram
Now the tricky part the budget has to include monitor, keyboard , mouse and OS
The monitor will have to be 1080p preferably with a 24ish inch display
As for a case I don't want something that'll look aweful sitting on my desk ,(a side viewing port would be nice but not needed if that drives price)
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  1. Here`s an example of what you can get, but for 900$. We`ll have to skimp on something to get this into the 800 limit:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/rqCxRB
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/rqCxRB/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($161.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($68.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.95 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($194.98 @ Amazon Canada)
    Case: HEC Enterprise MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.40 @ TigerDirect Canada)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($56.99 @ NCIX)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Monitor: AOC E2260SWDN 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($114.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($14.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    Total: $907.04
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-30 02:42 EDT-0400
  2. What would you recommend I skimp on to reach my budget or atleast get closer? I would be able to stretch to 850
  3. http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/7vR7GX

    And you have $23 left for a keyboard and mouse .....and maybe speakers

    If you can stretch to $850 you add a better graphics card
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/GMFvdC
  4. Here`s one for 855$, let me know if this is ok for you:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/v38D7P
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/v38D7P/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($124.95 @ Vuugo)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ NCIX)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Storage: Seagate Momentus Thin 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.51 @ DirectCanada)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($194.98 @ Amazon Canada)
    Case: HEC Enterprise MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.40 @ TigerDirect Canada)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($56.99 @ NCIX)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Monitor: AOC E2260SWDN 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($114.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($14.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    Total: $855.58
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-30 03:17 EDT-0400
  5. Pr3di said:
    Here`s one for 855$, let me know if this is ok for you:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/v38D7P
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/v38D7P/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($124.95 @ Vuugo)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ NCIX)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Storage: Seagate Momentus Thin 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.51 @ DirectCanada)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($194.98 @ Amazon Canada)
    Case: HEC Enterprise MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.40 @ TigerDirect Canada)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($56.99 @ NCIX)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Monitor: AOC E2260SWDN 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($114.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($14.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    Total: $855.58
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-30 03:17 EDT-0400


    a notebook hard drive?
    and a micro ATX case that is too small for the motherboard ?
  6. If you check the case specs, it`s compatible with ATX mobo`s.
  7. Pr3di said:
    If you check the case specs, it`s compatible with ATX mobo`s.


    It looks great but I'd be willing to put a bit more money if it had a 1tb hdd would that still wrk with the system?
  8. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/yPKvdC
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/yPKvdC/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($124.95 @ Vuugo)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.75 @ Vuugo)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270 2GB TurboDuo Video Card ($145.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.95 @ Vuugo)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($56.99 @ NCIX)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Monitor: Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($139.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($14.95 @ Vuugo)
    Total: $842.33
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-30 04:09 EDT-0400

    Here you go. $842, I'd say it's better than pr3di's build because:
    Bigger HDD
    Better mobo=better upgradability and OCing if you plan to in the future
    24" monitor as you asked.
    Cheaper
    Here's a build that's <$800 (21.5" monitor, downgraded GPU)
    PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/YcR7GX
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/YcR7GX/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($124.95 @ Vuugo)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.75 @ Vuugo)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card ($114.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.95 @ Vuugo)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($56.99 @ NCIX)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($14.95 @ Vuugo)
    Total: $791.34
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-30 04:16 EDT-0400

    Really if you can, with the $791 build I'd recommend sticking with the 21.5" monitor and switch out the GPU to a 270 as in my first build. That would put you near $810, but it's worth it. With the 270 you will be able to play most games high/ultra. The 270 is the exact same thing as the 270x just a bit slower and you can alway oc it to 270x speeds easily
  9. I think I'll go with the the 21 inch monitor and put the 270 in good build
    Now I just have to save up the money to afford it :p
  10. Ok. Good luck with the build :)
  11. Enjoy your build!
    I just wanted to give you the best GPU possible, as that`s gonna make most of the difference in gaming.
  12. DroneDroneDrone said:
    Ok. Good luck with the build :)


    Possible issue the case has 1 2.0 usb and 1 3.0 usb ,I'll require the. 2 for mouse and keyboard but I'll be needing to put in a wifi adapter as I'll be using the internet wirelessly
  13. Those are front panel ports. Usually you connect the keyboard and mouse to the back. Case won't say how much back panel USB it has because it doesn't. All it has is an opening. How much back panel ports you have depend on your mobo. And the mobo I linked you has more than enough. View the pictures if you wish on new egg
  14. DroneDroneDrone said:
    Those are front panel ports. Usually you connect the keyboard and mouse to the back. Case won't say how much back panel USB it has because it doesn't. All it has is an opening. How much back panel ports you have depend on your mobo. And the mobo I linked you has more than enough. View the pictures if you wish on new egg


    Just one final question does this buils come with all required cables ?
  15. Yes it does.
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