$1700 Gaming Computer Tags: New Build Systems Last response: June 27, 2011 6:20 PM in Systems Share krys June 26, 2011 3:39:45 AM Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible Budget Range: Around $1700 CDN everything included System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, music, web browsing Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I'd prefer to buy locally from http://www.canadacomputers.com Country of Origin: Canada Parts Preferences: No preference, best performance for the money Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Here is what I'm planning: Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower - 139.99 Power supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 High Performance 650W - 99.99 Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme4 - 169.99 (164.99 after 5 mail in rebate) Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K - 209.99 RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB - 69.99 Video card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked - 354.99 (314.99 after 40 mail in rebate) SSD: Intel 510 Series 120GB - 269.99 (239.99 after 30 mail in rebate) HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB - 99.99 Optical drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST - 24.99 Monitor: Asus VE247H, 23.6" - 179.99 (169.99 after 10 mail in rebate) That adds up to around $1620 which will be $1830 after taxes and $1745 after all the rebates. Anything I can do to improve this? More about : 1700 gaming computer mjmjpfaff June 26, 2011 3:43:58 AM ssd- http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=15_17... much faster and cheaper krys June 26, 2011 10:09:59 PM I'm thinking of switching the motherboard to one of these: Asus P8P67 LE - 139.99 Asus P8P67-M PRO - 144.99 ASRock P67 Extreme4 - 169.99 (164.99 after 5 mail in rebate) Some of these Asus boards seem to get a lot of bad reviews on Newegg so I'm not sure about them. Related resources 1700 $ gaming /streaming computer - Forum Best prebuilt gaming computer for $1500- 1700 ? - Forum How does this build look for a new gaming computer ? 1700 $ budget - Forum ~$1500-$ 1700 Trading / Gaming Computer - Forum Gaming computer for $ 1700 (First build) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Why_Me June 27, 2011 2:39:15 AM I would consider changing out that 570 for a 580 for longevity purpose. krys June 27, 2011 6:20:18 PM I just noticed lots of these motherboards don't have internal headers for USB 3.0 which the HAF 932 case needs for the front panel 3.0 slots to work. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumFirst Computer Build, ~$ 1700 Gaming Rig, Need Advise Forum$ 1700 Gaming Computer ForumGaming Computer Only - Budget - $1500-$ 1700 ForumFS: High-end Gaming Computer $ 1700 ForumFinding a 1700 $ Gaming Rig ForumNew Gaming computer budget as close as $ 1700 as possible Forum1700 $ Gaming computer CDN$ ForumFirst time builder aiming at $ 1700 budget gaming PC Forum$1500- 1700 3D Graphics Creation/ Gaming PC ForumGaming rig advice/help ~ 1700 -1900$CAD Forum[Help/Advise]| 1st Build | BUYING TODAY | Gaming | <£ 1700 ForumNVIDIA GeForce gt 630m Forum[Solved] Advice for my first gaming rig ForumWant to build a gaming rig Forum[Solved] Newbie looking for my first Gaming PC under $800 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !