~$1000 CDN gaming rig! Help NEEDED!

Approximate Purchase Date: This week (Now until June 24 2011)

Budget Range: $1000 before taxes

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, General stuff

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.newegg.ca or www.ncix.ca

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: No preferences!

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Additional Comments: Have been out of the computer hardware loop for a while. Need help!! Thanks! From what I've read so far, 8GB RAM is overkill and not required. Still need advice on 1 vs 2 GPU's though! Please select items from only ONE site.


CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K: $220
Motherboard: ASRock P67 EXTREME4: $190
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) : $45.5
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black: $55
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB: $65
PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W: $100
GPU: MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5: $300
CPU Heatsink: ZALMAN 9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler: $50

Total before taxes: $1025.5

I'm up for any modifications as I don't feel strongly towards any parts.
4 answers Last reply
More about 1000 gaming needed
  1. FREE SHIPPING

    These two company's are affiliated and use the same business address in Richmond, BC

    http://www.directcanada.com/contact/

    DIRECT CANADA COMPUTER INC.
    Unit 130 - 4620 Viking Way

    Richmond, BC, V6V 2L5

    Toll Free: 1-877-DIR-PC-28 (1-877-347-7228)

    Tel: 604-288-8028

    Fax: 604-909-4901

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/contact/

    Corporate Office
    BestDirect.ca (A division of B & D Technology Inc.)

    Customer Service
    Hours of Operation
    Mondays to Fridays: 9:30am to 6:00pm PST
    Closed weekends and holidays

    Sales Inquires:
    604-248-8978
    1-877-212-9828

    Corporate Sales:
    1-877-212-9828 Ext. 6610
    Web Order Pick up:
    Unit 1063 - 8300 Capstan Way
    Richmond, BC V6X 4B7

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/234671/GA-P67X-UD3-B3/Gigabyte/ $154.79
    Gigabyte P67X-UD3-B3 ATX LGA1155 P67 DDR3 3PCI-E1 2PCI 2PCI-E16 CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/230752/RC-912-KKN1/COOLERMASTER/ $48.95
    Coolermaster Haf 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC8843&vpn=RR-B10-212P-G1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER $22.35
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC6621&vpn=P1750SCAB9&manufacture=XFX $95.99
    XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD8066&vpn=N560GTX-TI%20Twin%20Frozr%20II/OC&manufacture=MSI $241.33 MIR. Savings: $20.00 - $221.33
    MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr OC 880MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card

    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/233111/ST31000524AS/Seagate/ $54.79
    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213&vpn=DRW-24B1ST%20Bulk&manufacture=ASUS $21.32
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD1527&vpn=BX80623I52500K&manufacture=INTEL $220.25
    Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5460&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL&manufacture=G.SKILL $39.69
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory
  2. really, an i3 2100.
    with his budget i5 2500 will be best and more futureproof than a dual core.
    i5 2500 because he do not want to overclock so he can save a few bucks.
    also, i live in india too
  3. so this is it a 1k gaming monster with a 6 core cpu and dual grapgic cards

    Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price


    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827135204
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    $19.99


    COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811119196
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $99.99
    $89.99


    Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822136514
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$5.00 Instant
    $84.99
    $79.99


    ASUS M4A785-M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813131595
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$20.00 Instant
    $84.99
    $64.99


    HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    Item #: N82E16814161349
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$10.00 Instant
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $189.99
    $179.99
    1

    HIS Gift - DIRT3 Game Redemption Coupon
    Item #: N82E16800997061
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$49.99 Saving
    $49.99
    $0.00


    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
    Item #: N82E16835100007
    Return Policy: Consumable Item Refund Only Return Policy
    -$2.00 Instant
    $11.98
    $9.98


    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
    Item #: N82E16820231277
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    $45.99


    CORSAIR CWCH60 Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
    Item #: N82E16835181015
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $69.98


    Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Item #: N82E16820148441
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$30.00 Instant
    $149.99
    $119.99


    XFX HD-687A-ZDBC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    Item #: N82E16814150520
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX
    Item #: N82E16819103851
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    AMD Gift - SHOGUN game coupon Free with purchase!
    Item #: N82E16800995105
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    -$59.99 Combo
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $424.97
    $359.98
    Subtotal: $1,040.87
  4. without a doubt i5 2500k is a best cpu for ur budget. For casing, HAF 912 is future proof, i mean you could add extra gpu without having to worry about heat issue. For GPU, 560Ti or 6950, its ur call but as far as i no 6950 is abit faster than 560Ti but lack some feature like phyx if you dont mind.

    In the meantime, I would not recommend to buy AMD cpu as it started get aging and cant catchup with intel.
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Systems