500-800 Gaming Build!~

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2-3 Weeks

BUDGET RANGE: 500-800!~

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching movies and Surfing in the internet.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: No preference, anywhere is fine.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: No Preference

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Thanks for those who respond :D, I never built a Gaming rig, always bought pre-built desktops ><!... so i trust you people!
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  1. Well, went $5 over the high end on this build. Sorry, Canadian costs are a bit higher than in the states, and newegg seems to have fewer combos. For that price, you get a quad core AMD CPU with a GTX 460 PSU, a very nice combination, which should play any game at your resolution, last for several years and allow for future growth.

    Here are the details:

    CPU and RAM combo: AMD Athlon II X4 635 and GeIL Black Dragon 4GB for $182 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.487713

    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 for $106. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128443 This has latest SATA and USB for futureproof.

    GPU: Galaxy 60XMH6HS3HMW GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) GC 768MB for $188 after rebate. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162058 Had to cut back on the memory to save $40, but this is still a killer card.

    PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX for $85 after rebate. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&cm_re=17-139-_-17-139-005-_-Product This is a very nice power supply that will let you upgrade to a second Graphics card, and probably will be reusable in your next build.

    HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB for $80. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    This is the standard recommendation - lots of space, very low heat, high marks for performance.

    Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case for $45 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153 This case is definitely inexpensive, but it got an average of 5 stars from Newegg. Also, if you purchase before the end of the month, you get a free cooler!

    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit for $99. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754&cm_re=win7_oem-_-32-116-754-_-Product

    Optical: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD for $20. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289&cm_re=LITE-ON_Black_24X_DVD-_-27-106-289-_-Product

    If you need to shave some off the price, you can cut back on the motherboard, power supply and/or hard drive.
  2. CPU-AMD Athlon II X3 445 -$77.56
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10360BD7786&vpn=ADX445WFGMBOX&manufacture=AMD

    MOBO-GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX -$149.99
    latest tech supports x8/x8 x-fire and cpu is upgradeable Phenom X6
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128435&nm_mc=OTC-sho6b0tCA&cm_mmc=OTC-sho6b0tCA-_-Motherboards+-+AMD-_-GIGABYTE-_-13128435

    RAM-CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C7 -$119.99/Before $20 mir
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145285
    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996782 -$98.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226103
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM -$101.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    GPU-GIGABYTE GIGABYTE GEFORCE GTX460 PCI-E DDR5-1024MB DVI HDMI-$229.69
    http://www.agileelectronics.ca/prod_details/tab/details.asp?prod_id=GV-N460OC-1GI

    PSU-OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W modular-$84.99/ $59.99 After mir
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=35456&promoid=1088

    HDD-Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA2 -$62.49
    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/214535/ST31000528AS/Seagate/

    Case-Antec Three Hundred-$49.79
    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/155716/ANTEC/THREE_HUNDRED/
    COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN3 CM690 II Basic Black -$69.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119215&nm_mc=OTC-sho6b0tCA&cm_mmc=OTC-sho6b0tCA-_-Cases+(Computer+Cases+-+ATX+Form)-_-Cooler+Master-_-11119215
    Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced -$79.75
    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/225611/COOLERMASTER/RC_692_KKN2/

    OS-SAME

    OD-anything from LG or Samsung $20

    The basic build you need is about the same as eloric's.
    I would buy an X3 Rana simply because it's cheaper and will perform just as well if not better then the Propus X4 6xx series gpu when gaming.
    I would also spend $140-150 on a mobo that supports the newest AMD cpu's and has real xfire x8/x8 not x8/x4
    You can buy 1600mhz CL7 ram for a $100 all year long.very fast ram.
    The gpu choice of the GTX 460 is solid either 768mb of 1gb whatever your budget allows.
    The best psu choice is something 650w no doubt the Corsair TX650 is rock solid but i'm not a fan of non-modular units.Antec True Powers often go on sale and are modular.They are higher quality then the OZC but the ModXtreme is far from a crappy unit actually they're very decent i have the 600w model.I also run a Corsair HX750 on another rig.
    Hard to beat an Antec 300 for $50 as far as cases go they are pure quality.
    The CM 690II's cost a bit more but offer a step up in features and are great quality as well.

    With anything that people link in this thread http://ncix.com/ will pricematch any in stock item in Canada.

    They also offer new sales everyweek the current one is set to change today.

    My advice to you is to find the best deals on components you want and purchase them from NCIX even if you think the shipping will be too much it's worth it.
    Since Newegg.ca's shipping cost are atrocious for the most part.
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