First time build $700-$1000CDN gaming pc

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within 2-4 Weeks

BUDGET RANGE: CDN$700-1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers,monitor, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca but open to suggestions from Canadian dealers

PARTS PREFERENCES: no preference

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: no sure

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is a first time build and any help would be appreciated.
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  1. What size is your monitor? What resolution?
  2. Without knowing your monitor resolution, here's a good gaming rig in your budget:

    Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215 $239.99

    GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128400&Tpk=ga-p55-ud4p $199.99

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231279&Tpk=g.skill%20ddr3%201600%204gb%20cas%207 $103.99

    XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150337 $118.99

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&Tpk=samsung%20f3%20500gb $63.99

    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042 $69.99

    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006&Tpk=750tx $114.99 - $10.00 MIR

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188&Tpk=samsung%2022x%20sata $36.99

    Total - $948.92 - $10 MIR
  3. The monitor is a lg 18.5" with a max resolution of 1366 x 768
  4. carnellpo said:
    The monitor is a lg 18.5" with a max resolution of 1366 x 768

    That does change things a bit. Do you have any plans to upgrade the monitor any time soon? If not, I updated the build above with a 4850 which will be plenty for your resolution.
  5. Hi shortstuff,

    Thanks for your quick reply and suggested build. I would consider upgrading to a 21.5"monitor with a max resolution of 1920 x 1080 but I would have to reduce the budget of the desktop itself by about $200. What would you recommend.
  6. I'm only willing to cut so many corners. This is the best I could come up with if you get a new monitor. It's $50 over budget. :(

    Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215 $239.99

    GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128401&Tpk=ga-p55-ud3r $159.99

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277 $87.99

    SAPPHIRE 279L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102850 $149.99

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&Tpk=samsung%20f3%20500gb $63.99

    Rosewill Wind Ryder RZLS142A-P BK Dual 120mm Cooling Fans and Mesh Design Front Panel Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147114 $56.99

    CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139003&Tpk=corsair%20450vx $74.99 - $20.00 MIR

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188&Tpk=samsung%2022x%20sata $36.99

    ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor Built in Speakers 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR20000:1) w/ SPDIF out - Retail
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236053 $179.99 - $10.00 MIR

    Total - $1,050.91 - $30 MIR's
  7. Hi $50 over budget is just fine, thanks again for your help.

    These products ship from within Canada correct?
  8. Yes, I believe they do ship from within Canada.
  9. Any one care to offer other suggestions or a similar build from NCIX.com (Canadian pricing)
  10. Just compare it with NCIX and go with whoever is cheaper. You can always mix and match.
  11. NCIX offer price match which mean all the price on newegg.ca before mail in rebate are matched. They also offer weekly sales and there is some bundle deals and extreme daily deal.

    For price match, use this website to find the best canadian deal...

    http://hardwarecanucks.pricecanada.com/

    Also, 1 week on 2, you can get shipping discount.

    IMO, newegg isn't able to match NCIX in canada.
  12. Hi redgarl thanks for the information.

    I no longer need a monitor - for others who would be kind enough to comment on the build or add their suggestions.
  13. This ASUS motherboard looks comparable and is $30 cheaper (in the US).
    Also there are alot of combo deals with 2x2GB Ram kits that save another $10.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131410

    Hopefully ncix or newwegg.ca has similar combos.
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