[NEW PC BUILD] Gaming PC for around $1000CAD

The last time I built my own computer was in grade 10 (I just graduated) so I'm kind of out of the loop of what's out there and what's good now. Here is what I'm looking for in my system.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Late june BUDGET RANGE: $800-$1400CAD

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, media server

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor, Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:
www.memoryexpress.com please ONLY use this website as it is local so I can pick up the parts myself

PARTS PREFERENCES: NVidia for graphics cards, Intel for processors

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes (If it fits in the price range)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: I play ALL my games at 800x600 no matter what, but my monitors native res is 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I don't want my PC to sound too loud, I would like a at least a 750GB hard drive in it
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  1. Get an i7. You can fit it into your budget, might as well get the newest thing.

    CPU- Intel i7 920
    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX22588(ME).aspx
    360$

    Memory-Corsair 6GB XMS3-1600 PC3-12800 Core™ i7 Triple Channel DDR3 Kit (3 x 2GB) w/ Intel XMP
    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX22588(ME).aspx
    140$

    Motherboard- Asus p6t Great mobo for the price, and triple SLI (kinda).
    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX23264(ME).aspx
    320$

    Case- Antec 900. Great case, pretty cheap, great airflow.
    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX14869(ME).aspx
    135$

    PSU- Corsair 750W (for SLI later on).
    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX18779(ME).aspx
    135$

    HD- WD black 640GBs Fast Drive.
    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX22916(ME).aspx
    115$

    GPU- GTX 260 (very fast, plus you can SLI later).
    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX23196(ME).aspx
    210$

    DVD Drive-
    Pick anything lol. Just as long as you don't pay more than 35$ for it.

    That will play everything on MAX settings even on 1280x1024. COmes to ~1400$ IT's stretching your budget, but I think you'll be happier with this than with a slower Core 2 Duo. Plus, it is the newest stuff, so easier to upgrade.

    Good luck.
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