I5 Gaming PC budget 1000$ CAD Tags: New Build Intel i5 Systems Product Last response: November 27, 2009 7:26 PM in Systems Share twade November 25, 2009 8:13:10 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within a month BUDGET RANGE: $1000 CAD before rebates SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, dvd burner PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: ncix.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada PARTS PREFERENCES: i5 cpu OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No MONITOR RESOLUTION:1920x1080 Part list that I made: Intel Core i5 750 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.66GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box $204.97 MSI P55-CD53 ATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA GBLAN DrMOS OC Genie Motherboard $129.79 G.SKILL F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH Ripjaws PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-21 Core I5 $110.49 Samsung Spinpoint F1 500GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB 8.9MS 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM $59.98 Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 500W ATX 12V V2.3 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan $41.80 Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio $53.99 TOTAL: 601.02 (without GPU) I plan on buying a 5850 when they are back in stock for 300$-350$ So the total comes to around 900-950. Can someone reccomend a good CPU cooler if I plan to overclock(<50$)? After those are bought, the total is around 1000$. Is this a good build? Will the 5850 fit in the case? What should I fix? This is my first build and this is what I put together after a lot of research. Any help would be much appreciated More about : gaming budget 1000 cad dndhatcher November 25, 2009 8:43:40 PM You want a samsung f3, not the f1. A 5850 (9.5 inches) is less long than your motherboard (9.6 inches). It will fit any case the motherboard fits in. ekoostik November 25, 2009 11:40:21 PM twade said:Can someone reccomend a good CPU cooler if I plan to overclock(<50$)? Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=241... Related resources Building Gaming PC $1000 CAD budget after taxes ($884.00 base price w/o ship/handling) - Forum 800-1000 CAD budget Gaming PC - Forum 1000$ CAD Gaming PC Build - Forum i5 gaming pc, $1000 budget. - Forum Rebuilding my PC. Budget at just over CAD 1000. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sonic-boom November 25, 2009 11:43:49 PM +1 F3 and Hyper twade November 26, 2009 12:44:28 AM Thanks everyone. Is 500 watt PSU enough for a 5850? Can anyone reccomend an alternative 500gb HD to the Samsung F3? The site im ordering from doesnt have it. Also should I buy some Arctic Cooling Thermal Compound Paste if i plan to OC? Is everything else compatible? ekoostik November 26, 2009 2:15:07 AM NewEgg has the Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB hard drive on sale $25 off, for $50 with free shipping. I don't need another and I'm tempted to get this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-Sl... Amazon is doing a price match: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001GQYYSQ?tag=slickdeals Don't know if you're set on 500GB for a reason but this is 2 platters so still very fast. Also, NewEgg is having an early Black Friday sale on RAM. Here's 2 options that are much cheaper than what you had listed. The first is 1333 CL8's, the second is 1600 CL7's: $70 shipped ($15 off) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-Sl... $80 shipped ($20 off) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-Sl... sonic-boom November 26, 2009 2:16:25 AM A high quality 500w PSU is enough for a 5850. ekoostik November 26, 2009 2:19:45 AM According to AMD Quote:500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode) http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-rad... If you want to get a PSU certified by AMD, you can check out the following list (Cooler Master does not have a unit certified for the 5xxx GPUs): http://ati.amd.com/products/certified/powersupplies.htm... twade November 26, 2009 3:30:55 AM Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=36050&promoi... Is this harddrive good? sonic-boom November 26, 2009 3:51:06 AM Yes that barracuda is a great HDD. twade November 26, 2009 4:29:56 AM I need urgent help please! Will this ram work on the motherboard I chose? G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... sonic-boom November 26, 2009 4:32:40 AM Yes, it will worked with that MSI listed above. twade November 26, 2009 4:43:31 AM I chose to get the 5770 over the 5850 because I want to build the pc asap. Is there anything I should change/ does everything seem okay? Please let me know and thanks for the help so far! Intel Core i5 750 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.66GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box $204.97 MSI P55-CD53 ATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA GBLAN DrMOS OC Genie Motherboard $129.79 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive OEM *3YR MFR Warranty* $51.55 Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 500W ATX 12V V2.3 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan $41.80 Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM 27.03 Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio $53.99 Gigabyte Radeon HD 5770 850MHZ 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI Display Port DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card 171.03 LG GH22NS50 Black 22X SATA DVD Writer OEM 27.99 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM $84 TOTAL = 800$ sonic-boom November 26, 2009 5:45:56 AM Everything is fine. Many would recommend a Corsair or Antec PSU over that CM, though. You could get away with a 450w Corsair. ekoostik November 26, 2009 1:34:40 PM sonic-boom said:Everything is fine. Many would recommend a Corsair or Antec PSU over that CM, though. You could get away with a 450w Corsair. I chose the Corsair CMPSU-450VX Corsair after reading this detailed review (note: I'm running a very basic GPU): http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/540 NewEgg.CA has it on sale for $55 (after $20 rebate): http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... This won't let you CF/SLI in the future, although it looks like you don't plan to do that. According to AMD, to run the 5770 you need: Quote:450 Watt or greater power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and two 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode) http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-rad... ekoostik November 27, 2009 12:32:36 PM I got an email this morning from NewEgg. The Corsair CMPSU-620HX went on sale today. It's $105 cdn after $50 mail in rebate: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-Sli... twade November 27, 2009 1:48:53 PM I missed it. ordered everything already dndhatcher November 27, 2009 7:26:14 PM twade said:I missed it. ordered everything already You have a good machine ordered at a good price, you should be Can't find your answer ? Ask ! 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