Hi everyone, I'm looking to make myself an approximately $1600 (CAD) gaming computer. The last one I built for myself was all the way back during Winter break of Grade 12; since I'm finally graduating from uni, I figured I'd treat myself to a new PC! I'm really out of date with current tech so I've read up on all the new stuff on this website and others but I'm no expert. Since I'm Canadian and want a safe, easy build I've decided to go with www.NCIX.com and their $50 full assembly / testing of the system. This means I'm picking components based off their http://pc.ncix.com/pcbuilder/ items.
For my PC I want something that is pretty fast yet not over the top expensive. I also want something that I can easily upgrade in the next few years, for example adding another graphics card in Crossfire, 6 gigs more ram or overclocking. I'm not really comfortable with overclocking but I would like to have the option if I choose to try it.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 3 weeks from now
BUDGET RANGE: $1500-1700 CAD before rebates / tax / shipping
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Photoshop, a little Video editing, general web-surfing / movies / etc
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: pretty much everything outside the tower I already have (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers)
PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: ww.NCIX.com PC Builder system
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: (note all prices are in Canadian dollars)
Total price according to the NCIX PC builder (including $50 build fee and DVD drive): $1,627.00 CAD
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe in the future
CROSSFIRE: Maybe in the future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
Those are the components I've selected right now. I'm pretty set on buying the i7 930 and the ATI 5850 from all the reviews I've read online, otherwise I'm quite flexible on suggestions and alternatives for the other components. Thanks for your help!