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$1500 Budget Gaming Computer

Hello guys, I need some help building a new gaming computer. The budget of it is $1500. Things that I don't need are keyboard, mouse, monitor.. I prefer Intel cpu's and need 8+ gb's of ram. I will be buying within 2 months and need to be able to order/ship it to Canada.

Stuff I need:
case
ram
cpu
motherboard
video card
audio card (?)
power supply
cpu cooler (?)
hard drives (need atleast 1 TB)
cd/dvd drive
windows 7 64 bit

That's all I can think of that I need to run a computer. If there is anything else I need just include it in your list. Thanks for all the help in advance .:)

EDIT: Overclocking only if it is capable with the budget. Same goes with SLI/Crossfire.
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  1. *edit, this is a revised recommendation b/c I was concerned about the CPU cooler fitting in the case listed*

    CPU
    $220 Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    CPU Cooler
    $50 Antec KUHLER Shelf 120 mm PWM fan High-performance CPU Coole
    Mobo
    $210 ASUS P8P67 EVO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    This came onto Newegg at around 4pm eastern and sold out in around 5-6 ours. I'm sure more will be available in a few days.
    Video Card
    $365 MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    RAM
    $102 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-8GBXH
    Hard Drive
    $75 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Case
    $75 Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Power Supply
    $120 Seasonic SS-850HT 850W ATX12V v2.31,EPS12V v2.92 80Plus Silver Certified, Active PFC Power Supply - OEM
    Operating System
    $110 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Optical Drive
    $20 LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

    Subtotal $1337 CAD

    ASUS P8P67 EVO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24NS50 - OEM
    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
    NVIDIA Free Just Cause 2 + Mafia II Coupon
    Seasonic SS-850HT 850W ATX12V v2.31,EPS12V v2.92 80Plus Silver Certified, Active PFC Power Supply - OEM
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-8GBXH
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    Antec KUHLER Shelf 120 mm PWM fan High-performance CPU Cooler
    TOTAL: $1,558 CAD shipped
  2. For Lan parties (mATX) or just home (stationary) gaming (ATX)?
  3. mATX LAN Gamer Sandy Bridge RIG

    ASUS P8P67-M PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    N82E16813131707
    $150

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    Item #: N82E16819115072
    $219.99

    COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 compatible GeminII S RR-CCH-PBU1-GP 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
    Item #: N82E16835103046
    $39.99

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
    Item #: N82E16820231445
    $129.99

    Western Digital RE4 WD1503FYYS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Enterprise Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822136588
    $179.99

    EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570
    N82E16814130595
    $360

    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827135204
    $18.99

    NZXT Crafted Series Vulcan Black Steel / Plastic Gaming mATX Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811146065
    $69.99

    CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power ...
    Item #: N82E16817139012
    -$20.00 Instant
    $15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $139.99
    $119.99

    NZXT FS-200RB 200mm Case Fan
    Item #: N82E16835146004
    $14.99

    Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120mm Case Fan
    Item #: N82E16835185006
    -$3.00 Instant
    $19.99
    $16.99

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    $99.99
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    $1350.90 - $15 mail in rebate

    I'm sorry it's in USD but the components are solid and should be under you budget in CAD. The on- board sound is great, so a sound card was added.

    The MB/RAM/CPU/Cooler is that same that is in my rig, and I am OC'd at 4.5Ghz on air using just the Auto settings in the AI suite that came with the board. I'm sure I could push it more if I manually did it. you should add some thermal CPU paste (arctic silver or something) if you don't have any.
  4. jerreddredd said:
    For Lan parties (mATX) or just home (stationary) gaming (ATX)?


    Sorry I was busy all yesterday and didn't have time to reply. I will be using this computer for just gaming at home (stationary).
  5. K-Oicks said:
    Sorry I was busy all yesterday and didn't have time to reply. I will be using this computer for just gaming at home (stationary).



    mATX is still ok for a home rig too. I have mine with with me here in Kuwait. I am on assignment here for at least a year and I wanted something other than a laptop to game on. so I built this:

    http://www.nzxt.com/forum/showthread.php?8419-JD-s-NZXT-Vulcan-Build&p=54292#post54292
  6. Can someone tell me the differences between ASUS P8P67-M PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard and ASUS P8P67 EVO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard? When looking them both up on newegg.ca, to me, they both seem the exact same but one is more expensive. Kinda confused. :/
  7. Best answer
    K-Oicks said:
    Can someone tell me the differences between ASUS P8P67-M PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard and ASUS P8P67 EVO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard? When looking them both up on newegg.ca, to me, they both seem the exact same but one is more expensive. Kinda confused. :/



    ASUS P8P67-M PRO
    mATX


    ASUS P8P67 EVO
    Full size ATX
    has everything the P8P67-M Pro has plus:

    Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM ( i have no idea WTF it is or why you would need it)
    Extra SATA 6G (marvel) port
    Dual LAN: one Realtek and an Intel 82579 LAN controller. (intel is supposed to be better for LAN gaming)
    built in Blue tooth.
    More PCIe slots

    if you can find a P8P67 Pro it has everything the P8P67-M PRO has plus the Intel 82579 LAN controller and is Full size ATX. it runs about $170
  8. Best answer selected by K-Oicks.
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