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$1500 Gaming Desktop

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October 8, 2010 4:04:52 AM

Approximate purchase date: ASAP, within a week
Budget range: $1500ish canadian
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet browsing, word processing, general system speed
Parts not required: need everything, including monitor, keyboard, and mouse
Preferred website for parts: www.ncix.com, canadian prices, with pricematching from www.pricecanada.com
Country of Origin: Canada
Parts preference: no brand loyalty, just need the most bang for the buck
Overclocking: the idea appeals to me but I have no clue how to go about doing this, will possibly try in the future so having the option open would be nice
SLI or Crossfire: does this mean a dual video card set up? if so would like it open as a possibility if not affordable right off the bat
Monitor Resolution: monitor still needs to be bought

My budget is $1000 to $1500, though my ideal is somewhere around $1300. The more money saved the better, though I want solid performance through and through. I'd like to make use of the Thanksgiving sale and price-matching. Best bang for the buck.

I need everything. Mouse, mouse pad, monitor, and keyboard. I would like speakers as well, but I have a good pair of headphones, so I can hold off those. $50 is going to the NCIX assembly as well, for convenience's sake.

I'm not a hardcore gamer, but I would like to play the occasional upcoming DX11 FPS. Games I'd most likely play most on my desktop at this moment are Civilization V, Mount & Blade Warband, and Left 4 Dead 2.

As for cases, I like them sleek and simple. I don't like cases that look like they might be a missing Transformers character, or any with lights and such. I actually like the look of the Antec 300, and I love the Fractal Design cases.

So build me the best gaming rig possible for around $1500, hopefully after taxes, and I'll bestow you with my love.

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a b 4 Gaming
October 8, 2010 6:13:18 AM

^ If you want a gaming build that offers very good bang-for-buck ,then the AMD is best suited IMO...
Here is a config -
X4 955
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=47459&vpn=HD...

Mobo - Gigabyte 890GX - Crossfire capable
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=51021&vpn=GA...

Video card - HD 5850
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=55412&vpn=H585FN1GD&m...

RAM -
Corsair Dominator 4GB DDR3
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=40069&vpn=TW...

Check this case too -
CM 690
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=49224&vpn=RC...

PSU - Corsair 750TX
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=26415&vpn=CM...

HDD - Try and get the Samsung F3 500GB/ 1TB
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