Looking to Build a Gaming Rig ($1500CAD) Tags: New Build Systems Last response: January 1, 2011 2:35 PM in Systems Share chadclifton December 19, 2010 8:34:56 PM Approximate Purchase Date: Over the holidays Budget Range: $1500 (CAD) System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Network sharing Parts Not Required: optical drive, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers or OS Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca Country of Origin: Canada Parts Preferences: by brand or type: CPU: Not fussed, not sure what is the front runner at present. GPU: Nvidia rather than Radeon (because that's what I'm used too more than any other reason). Overclocking: Maybe - never overclocked before, not fussed either way. SLI or Crossfire: SLI, eventually if required. Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (HD Monitor/TV via HDMI cable) Additional Comments: Looking for DDR3 RAM, around 6-8GB if that's ok nowadays. More about : build gaming rig 1500cad al360ex December 19, 2010 9:54:26 PM Hello, Here's what I'd suggest : CPU : Intel Core i7 950 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... CPU Cooler : Corsair H70 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683... Case : Coolermaster HAF 922 (mid-tower), HAF 932 (full tower) or HAF X (full tower) http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... Motherboard : Asus Rampage III Formula http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... Memory : Corsair Dominator GT 6Gb (3x2Gb) or 12Gb (3x4Gb) DDR3 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... Graphics Card : GTX 560 (To be released in Q1'2011 and compatible for 2-way SLI) Approximately 350 $ PSU : Corsair AX850, HX850 or TX950 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... Boot drive : OCZ 32Gb http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... Storage drive : Seagate or Western Digital, 1Tb or 2. Hope this helps, al360ex vindictive December 19, 2010 10:05:20 PM ^uhhm... tell me why the gtx 560 would cost the same as the gtx 570? and the H70 is loud.. I'd suggest just getting a good air cooler like the SCMG-2100 off newegg. also really wouldn't go with a SSD at all if its not at least 64GB.. Related resources $ 1500CAD Complete Gaming Build - Forum New build , moderate gaming - Forum Gaming PC - Forum New 1500$CAD build advice - Forum Thoughts on my build ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer al360ex December 19, 2010 10:19:00 PM Oops, my bad, I meant to write 250-300$ As for the H70, it isn't loud if you replace the fans by 2 Noctua NF-P14FLX chadclifton December 19, 2010 10:39:08 PM al360ex said:Hello, Here's what I'd suggest : Boot drive : OCZ 32Gb http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... Storage drive : Seagate or Western Digital, 1Tb or 2. Hope this helps, al360ex Thanks man, now is there any kind of performance issues with having games installed on a different HDD to the one with the OS? vindictive December 20, 2010 12:09:05 AM Nawp, just make sure you install them on the right drive, generally "D" because the OS/SSD should be ":C" chadclifton December 20, 2010 12:28:31 AM vindictive said:Nawp, just make sure you install them on the right drive, generally "D" because the OS/SSD should be ":C" Job done, thanks for the help. Just need to cut the corners a little now on the suggested spec as its closers to 1900 than 1500. I picked a GTX 570, is that any good? vindictive December 20, 2010 12:55:32 AM Def. Its fantastic. chadclifton December 31, 2010 5:18:12 PM Ok guys After reading your very helpful posts and Tom's latest $2000 build article I have the below spec'ed out, can you let me know what you think? Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case Item #: N82E16811119160 Storage Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Item #: N82E16822152185 GPU MSI N570GTX-M2D12D5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card Item #: N82E16814127552 PSU Seasonic SS-850HT 850W ATX12V v2.31,EPS12V v2.92 80Plus Silver Certified, Active PFC Power Supply - OEM Item #: N82E16817151100 RAM CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMT6GX3M3A1866C9 Item #: N82E16820145292 MOBO GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Item #: N82E16813128423 CPU Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950 Item #: N82E16819115211 OS SSD DRIVE A-DATA S599 AS599S-64GM-C 2.5" 64GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Item #: N82E16820211485 chadclifton December 31, 2010 5:46:16 PM BTW that comes to $1640 CAD, which I think is a lot of bang for the buck? Would also like to make sure that I can SLI in the future...... I presume I will be ok with games like Crisis etc on high settings? chadclifton December 31, 2010 8:46:09 PM NOTE: I've changed the PSU to a CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W chadclifton January 1, 2011 2:35:07 PM Just realised that the new PSU isn't module either, but I think the price difference makes it worth it? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew build needs confirmation ForumLooking to build first gaming rig , looking for suggestions ForumLooking to build a new gaming rig , mini ITX/micro ATX? ForumLooking for a beastly gaming rig build ForumLooking to build my first gaming rig , could use some help ForumLooking to build my first gaming rig , could use some help ForumLooking to build a gaming rig , need advice and some help. ForumYour estimates on my pc's value. ForumLooking To Build A Decent Gaming Rig ForumLooking to build a Gaming rig with a $1200 budget. 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