Midrange Gaming Rig - First Time Builder

Hi everyone,

I'm looking to build a midrange gaming pc in the price range of about $1300 US. After doing some research I've been thinking about something along these lines:

Monitor: I currently own a 23" one that has a 2048 x 1152 native resolution

CPU: I was thinking of an i7 processor

Case: Cooler Master Elite 310

Preferred Site: Newegg Canada (although I dont really care)

GPU Preference: Nvidia

OC: Maybe

SLI: Not Sure

OS: 64-bit Windows 7

Although I have some other rough ideas, I would very much appreciate suggestions. Thanks in advance for all your help!

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    If you relly want Nvidia use a GTX 275 but i think the 4890 is a better deal ATM

  2. thanks for the help niklas, is there any reason you suggested the case you did over the Elite 310? Also would there be significant added cost/benefit to a 10,000rpm or a solid state hdd? Additionally, would anyone suggest any changes to niklas' build?

    Thanks again for your help!
  3. From what I get out of reading post and reviews is the WD 10,000 are old school and small. The WD blacks are larger and almost as fast. I guess a better bang for the buck.

    You could buy 2 and setup raid 0 and have 1.5 TB vs. 150 gigs

    SSD I don’t know much about but heard they are good if you like to spend a lot of money for it.
    I guess you could buy a 80 gig SSD run the OS off it and buy 2 WD blacks and be set, but this will put you over your 1300 < price for the PC 

    On the case I think it looks better has more room and better cooling a little more well built Ford pinto to a ford mustang
  4. Hmm for far less than 1.2k i personally feel one could pull the trigger elsewhere and get better frames hehe
  5. ^ did you miss the Newegg Canada part?
  6. TS stated price range region of 1300 USD and didn't care if it was NewEgg.ca hehe
  7. He did say tho

    CPU: I was thinking of an i7 processor

    Tryed to build around that
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