First time builder - Budget gaming PC - $800

Hey guys,

Looking for some help. I'm looking into buying a gaming PC to run stuff like EVE Online, Starcraft II, Diablo 3. Understandably with a budget, it's difficult to get something that will run this all on high, but if possible, I'm willing to spend up to $1000 for a computer that is effectively capable of running this stuff. But once more, if possible, try to keep it around $700 - $800.

Your help is much appreciated!

Thank you.
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  1. Cancop said:
    Hey guys,

    Looking for some help. I'm looking into buying a gaming PC to run stuff like EVE Online, Starcraft II, Diablo 3. Understandably with a budget, it's difficult to get something that will run this all on high, but if possible, I'm willing to spend up to $1000 for a computer that is effectively capable of running this stuff. But once more, if possible, try to keep it around $700 - $800.

    Your help is much appreciated!

    Thank you.


    Also, I'm looking for canadian prices/parts if possible!

    Thanks.
  2. Maybe something like this:

    CPU and RAM: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.515469
    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131656
    GPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873
    HDD: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    Optical: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136180
    Chasis: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
    PSU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371035

    After shipping and taxes, this totals 849.58 CAD

    Any of these parts could be swapped out for something you like better. You could throw an extra few bucks into a faster gpu such as a 5850 or 5870, or nvidia if you prefer. There is also room for a small SSD boot drive if you like.
  3. Thanks bejabbers. Some of those didn't come up on the newegg site.. Namely the CPU & ram, and the GPU. Not sure why.
  4. Cancop said:
    Thanks bejabbers. Some of those didn't come up on the newegg site.. Namely the CPU & ram, and the GPU. Not sure why.

    the cpu/mem combo is these 2: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103871 and http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227621 (items N82E16819103871 and N82E16820227621)
    and the GPU is item N82E16814102873

    just put those in the search box and they should show up
  5. Ahhh, right on. Thanks very much to you both! If anybody else has any suggestions, i'm open to them!
  6. there seem to be some issues with linking at the moment, so I'll post the details.

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152185
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$15.00 Instant
    $79.99
    $64.99

    Subtotal: $64.99
    Shipping: $7.24
    Handling: $0.00
    GST/HST: $9.39
    PST: $0.00


    LG 22X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH22NS40 - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827136180
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $19.99

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811119233
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $61.49

    ASUS M4A77T/USB3 AM3 AMD 770 USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813131656
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant
    $99.99
    $89.99

    SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814102873
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card14-102-873
    $144.99
    $139.99

    Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817371035
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$15.00 Instant
    $91.99
    $76.99

    Combo: 515469
    OCZ Gold 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1333LV8GQ
    Item #: N82E16820227621
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

    AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX
    Item #: N82E16819103871
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

    -$35.00 Instant
    -$17.00 Combo
    $299.98
    $247.98


    Subtotal: $636.43
    Shipping: $43.18
    Handling: $0.00
    GST/HST: $88.35
    PST: $0.00


    Grand Total: $849.58
  7. Ah, that's awesome. Thank you very much. Now, I've heard from a couple people who say that Quad-core causes a lot of crashes and compatibility issues. And therefore a Dual-core setup is better with regards to that. Is that true?

    Thanks for all of your effort on pasting that list. Much appreciated.
  8. I've never heard of a quad core processor causing crashes and compatibility issues. Generally if cores aren't needed, they aren't used.
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