1500 Budget to run both mac and windows

Im looking to build myself a new computer. I used to build computers for gaming back in the windows XP days. Left the scene and feel it is time for me to return to my teenage roots.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 weeks

Budget Range: roughly 1500 (system only)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Editing on Mac and Gaming on Windows

Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Friendly with Canadian shipping. First time buying online.

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: No real preference (I was a hardcore ATI fan back in the XP gaming days)

Overclocking: Maybe Some

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 17 inch LCD waiting to upgrade to something more Modern :P nothing crazy but might run off

Additional Comments: Sleeper case, cool and quiet. Want to edit videos in a blink of an eye mostly, gaming is a bonus :)

Things I've been looking into having for this build (hardware wise)

http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/TemporaryWishList.aspx

As you can see its missing a motherboard...feel free to recommend and change. Thank you
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  1. You need to make that wishlist public, no one can see currently.
  2. ya write it down directly it may take more time but for us to help you, you need to do it
    also add the links to the page
  3. Updated :)
  4. no it isnt write it down and paste the links on your next post
  5. Hajdoki said:
    Updated :)


    Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

    Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

    Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)

    Country of Origin: (e.g.: Grand Fenwick)

    Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)

    Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

    Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

    Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)


    FILL THAT OUT. The link still isn't working, take the time to fill this out and we can better understand your needs and give you the most bang for your buck.
  6. Thats weird i edited and changed it but here you go....

    Im looking to build myself a new computer. I used to build computers for gaming back in the windows XP days. Left the scene and feel it is time for me to return to my teenage roots.

    Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 weeks

    Budget Range: roughly 1500 (system only)

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Editing on Mac and Gaming on Windows

    Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard, mouse

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Friendly with Canadian shipping. First time buying online.

    Country of Origin: Canada

    Parts Preferences: No real preference (I was a hardcore ATI fan back in the XP gaming days)

    Overclocking: Maybe Some

    SLI or Crossfire: No

    Monitor Resolution: OLD 4ms 17 inch LCD waiting to upgrade to something more Modern :P nothing crazy but might run off 22 wide screen HD or something like that. I was thinking of either running it off 1 HDTV/monitor at around 30-32 inch, or connect it to my 17 inch + HDTV in my dorm room. Debating atm

    Additional Comments: Sleeper case, cool and quiet. Want to edit videos in a blink of an eye mostly, gaming is a bonus :)

    Things I've been looking into having for this build (hardware wise)

    http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/TemporaryWishList.aspx

    As you can see its missing a motherboard...feel free to recommend and change. Thank you
  7. Hajdoki said:
    Thats weird i edited and changed it but here you go....

    Im looking to build myself a new computer. I used to build computers for gaming back in the windows XP days. Left the scene and feel it is time for me to return to my teenage roots.

    Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 weeks

    Budget Range: roughly 1500 (system only)

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Editing on Mac and Gaming on Windows

    Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard, mouse

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Friendly with Canadian shipping. First time buying online.

    Country of Origin: Canada

    Parts Preferences: No real preference (I was a hardcore ATI fan back in the XP gaming days)

    Overclocking: Maybe Some

    SLI or Crossfire: No

    Monitor Resolution: 17 inch LCD waiting to upgrade to something more Modern :P nothing crazy but might run off

    Additional Comments: Sleeper case, cool and quiet. Want to edit videos in a blink of an eye mostly, gaming is a bonus :)

    Things I've been looking into having for this build (hardware wise)

    http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/TemporaryWishList.aspx

    As you can see its missing a motherboard...feel free to recommend and change. Thank you



    Could you give us a list of parts aswell? The link does not work.
  8. do you not get it? we cannot see your cart because it is secure meaning we, if we tried, couldn't buy stuff through your account or look at your cart!!
  9. Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    MSI R6970 Lightning Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE

    Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600

    Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW160G3K5 2.5" 160GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8

    2 x Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    CORSAIR CWCH50-1 High Performance CPU Cooler

    Rosewill RCA-1204BL 120mm Sleeve 4 Blue LED Case Fan, 4/PK
  10. here we go!:

    i5 2500k-so you can actually oc also the i5 2500k has the exact same gaming performance as the 2600k

    the antec 300 illusion is a better deal foronly 10$ more and comes w/4 fans

    get this hdd 60$ free shipping (get one from amazon)- http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B002MQC0P8/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&qid=1306887423&sr=1-2&condition=new

    ram 90$- http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-PC3-12800-Platforms-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B/dp/B004QBUL1C/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1306887613&sr=1-2

    get this cpu cooler- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142&cm_re=scythe_cpu_cooler-_-35-185-142-_-Product needs thermal paste get this- http://www.amazon.com/Mad-Dog-Arctic-Silver-Polysynthetic/dp/B0002VFXFE/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1306887715&sr=1-1 this will cool better than that corsair also for the ram use the 2 &4 spots so it doesnt hit the psu

    get this psu- http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-compatible-platforms/dp/B004LB5AZY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1306887802&sr=1-2 650w is enough

    the gpu is good
  11. mjmjpfaff said:
    here we go!:

    i5 2500k-so you can actually oc also the i5 2500k has the exact same gaming performance as the 2600k

    the antec 300 illusion is a better deal foronly 10$ more and comes w/4 fans

    get this hdd 60$ free shipping (get one from amazon)- http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B002MQC0P8/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&qid=1306887423&sr=1-2&condition=new

    ram 90$- http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-PC3-12800-Platforms-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B/dp/B004QBUL1C/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1306887613&sr=1-2

    get this cpu cooler- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142&cm_re=scythe_cpu_cooler-_-35-185-142-_-Product needs thermal paste get this- http://www.amazon.com/Mad-Dog-Arctic-Silver-Polysynthetic/dp/B0002VFXFE/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1306887715&sr=1-1 this will cool better than that corsair also for the ram use the 2 &4 spots so it doesnt hit the psu

    get this psu- http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-compatible-platforms/dp/B004LB5AZY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1306887802&sr=1-2 650w is enough

    the gpu is good



    Interesting...I was reading up on some benchmarks on i5 2500k and as your conclusions are true, but when editing videos apparently the i7 2600k works much better with more threads correct me if im wrong? If a OC i5 2500K is up to par to a OC i7 2600K then u have me sold. ATM ive read a lot of reviews stating the i7 can do much more.

    antex 300 illusion sounds good

    the HD i listed was at 6.0gbs? this one is at 3?

    Might get 2 of those rams :D

    Nice PSU taken advice.

    Motherboard?

    I did enough research in the GPU departement and i dont think the ATI will let me down, never did in the past :)
  12. k i get what you are doing now- get the 2600k & 16gb of memory. also i just posted 2 motherboards you should look at
  13. You'll need to do much more research into the OSx86 project (wiki page under that name) to run Mac OS X. I know it has been done with the i7-900s/X58 series, but I'm not completely up to date on the P67 compatibility yet.
  14. boiler1990 said:
    You'll need to do much more research into the OSx86 project (wiki page under that name) to run Mac OS X. I know it has been done with the i7-900s/X58 series, but I'm not completely up to date on the P67 compatibility yet.


    Did some research, i7 2600K works fine too :) thanks for the heads up though.

    ill do some more research but currently looking at

    CPU - i7 2600K ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070 )

    RAM - 8gb x2 ( http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-PC3-12800-Platforms-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B/dp/B004QBUL1C/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1306887613&sr=1-2&tag=vglnk-c1001-20)

    CASE - antec 300 illusion ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066&Tpk=antec%20300%20illusion )

    CPU COOLER ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142&cm_re=scythe_cpu_cooler-_-35-185-142-_-Product&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=chu8xf0tigl1 )

    THERMAL PASTE ( http://www.amazon.com/Mad-Dog-Arctic-Silver-Polysynthetic/dp/B0002VFXFE/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1306887715&sr=1-1&tag=vglnk-c1001-20 )

    PSU ( http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-compatible-platforms/dp/B004LB5AZY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1306887802&sr=1-2&tag=vglnk-c1001-20 )

    HARDDRIVES x2 - ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769 )

    SSD - ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167053 )

    GPU - ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127581 )

    MOBO - ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131706&cm_re=asus_p67-_-13-131-706-_-Product&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=mp9ul3ye4t1i )
  15. Hajdoki said:
    Did some research, i7 2600K works fine too :) thanks for the heads up though.

    ill do some more research but currently looking at

    CPU - i7 2600K ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070 )

    RAM - 8gb x2 ( http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-PC3-12800-Platforms-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B/dp/B004QBUL1C/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1306887613&sr=1-2&tag=vglnk-c1001-20)

    CASE - antec 300 illusion ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066&Tpk=antec%20300%20illusion )

    CPU COOLER ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142&cm_re=scythe_cpu_cooler-_-35-185-142-_-Product&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=chu8xf0tigl1 )

    THERMAL PASTE ( http://www.amazon.com/Mad-Dog-Arctic-Silver-Polysynthetic/dp/B0002VFXFE/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1306887715&sr=1-1&tag=vglnk-c1001-20 )

    PSU ( http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-compatible-platforms/dp/B004LB5AZY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1306887802&sr=1-2&tag=vglnk-c1001-20 )

    HARDDRIVES x2 - ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769 )

    SSD - ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167053 )

    GPU - ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127581 )

    MOBO - ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131706&cm_re=asus_p67-_-13-131-706-_-Product&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=mp9ul3ye4t1i )



    Upgrade that harddrive to the much faster Samsung one http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 . Go with this HAF 922 case over the Anteck http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197 . Personally myself I would go with this Sabertooth http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131702&cm_re=SABERTOOTH-_-13-131-702-_-Product there isn't really a performance upgrade i just prefer the design.
  16. your case is fine i love mine. the sabertooth design is totally flawed it runs hot because of that covering. i agree get the samsung spinpoint f3 1tb hdd
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