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I5/i7 BEST GAMING RIG 1000-1300 CDN

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: When you people suggest me a decent build

BUDGET RANGE: 1300 MAX after rebate

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming(want med-max settings), movies, surfing...etc

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor for now. Will upgrade later, so suggest a 1920x1080 build (using 1680x1050 right now). Mouse, keyboard, and speakers.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca , directcanada, ncix


COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: Best performance for price.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes i5 750 to 3.6ghz at least(so suggest a heatsink)

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, when video card can't handle newer games (suggest 750 watts PSU)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 when new monitor, 1680x1050 right now

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Want a good case, using antec 900 now, suggest anything better, want mid to full tower depending on how budget goes.

Also, I might get i7 920 build instead because I'll get a little better performance with CPU and when sli/crossfire cards. better future proof
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  1. pick core i7 975(1337 showoff part), :D $1k gone or go i7 920 (not as 1337 showoff part) $300 gone
  2. ubernoobie said:
    pick core i7 975(1337 showoff part), :D $1k gone or go i7 920 (not as 1337 showoff part) $300 gone


    If you are not going to have good suggestions, don't post at all. Just pathetic.
  3. Best answer
    lulz.

    How about

    CPU: core i7 860 (2.8GHz LGA1156) - $323.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115214
    CPU Cooler: Xigmantek Dark Knight (Need to contact Xigmantek to get LGA1156 brackets. They'll send them free.) - $49.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029&Tpk=Xigmantek%20dark%20knight
    MB: Gigabyte P55-UD4P - $174.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128400
    PSU: Corsair 750w (if you're planning to crossfire eventually. If not, get the corsair 650w) - $114.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 (2x2GB) - $96.49
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231278
    GPU: ATI 5850 1GB - $279.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102857
    Case: I would stick with the Antec. It's a good case and it'll save money.
    HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB - $79.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319
    DVD: Lite-On DVD-RW - $36.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106291

    = $1157.42 + Tax & S/H
  4. ^ thanks for the suggestion but if u said i7 860..then theres no point because i can get i7 920 for $309, its just that x58 mobo will be a little more. so i7 860 isnt good choice
    everything else looks nice when switching the cpu to i5 750.
  5. I see. I'm actually looking at building a system soon as well. I'm torn between an i5 750, an i7 860, and an i7 920. I'm no good with processors, lol.
  6. yah i suggest you either 750 or 920, because if you get 860 mind as well get 920 and pay 50 dollars more for a mobo. and 30-50 more for ram cuz 6gb.
  7. Quote:
    I'd stay away from s1156 mobo's until the capacitor blowing issues are addressed by Intel.


    ok...but the transistors are the problem not the capacitors according to some reviews/articles when overclocking the cpu.
  8. broketechjunkie said:
    lulz.

    How about

    CPU: core i7 860 (2.8GHz LGA1156) - $323.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115214
    CPU Cooler: Xigmantek Dark Knight (Need to contact Xigmantek to get LGA1156 brackets. They'll send them free.) - $49.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029&Tpk=Xigmantek%20dark%20knight
    MB: Gigabyte P55-UD4P - $174.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128378
    PSU: Corsair 750w (if you're planning to crossfire eventually. If not, get the corsair 650w) - $114.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 (2x2GB) - $96.49
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231278
    GPU: ATI 5850 1GB - $279.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102857
    Case: I would stick with the Antec. It's a good case and it'll save money.
    HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB - $79.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319
    DVD: Lite-On DVD-RW - $36.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106291

    = $1157.42 + Tax & S/H


    Mobo link is wrong.. it links to GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3, other than that, nice build.
  9. silent_melancholic said:
    Mobo link is wrong.. it links to GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3, other than that, nice build.


    nice catch there, i didn't go to that link, i just read the "MB: Gigabyte P55-UD4P - $174.99 "

    any1 else?
  10. zzz :d
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