First time gaming build Tags: Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: July 10, 2011 3:45 AM in Systems Share Toothless-Moose July 9, 2011 11:37:26 PM Hello, I am going to attempt to build a gaming computer and had a few questions. Any and all feedback is appreciated. Approximate Purchase Date: this month Budget Range: approximately 1000$ System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet, picture editing (minor amounts) Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers and video card Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or amazon.ca but doesn't really matter as long as they ship to Canada Country of Origin: Canada Parts Preferences: I would prefer intel but have an AMD video card Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Monitor Resolution: not sure Additional Comments: I already have a saphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 and am thinking of may be using the crossfire in the future. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047ZGIUK I don't care about the size of case and would prefer a larger one. I'm looking at this CPU and was wondering if it is good choice. Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Any advice or general feedback would be excellent as I have not done this before. More about : time gaming build Ragnaarock July 9, 2011 11:52:13 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Check out the 2500k, not that much more expensive. If you have a Microcenter near you, they have a great deal with $40 off any 1155 mobo with the purchase of an i5-2500k or i7-2600k *EDIT* nevermind on the Microcenter. Should have been paying attention to the fact you are in Canada, sorry. Why_Me a b 4 Gaming July 10, 2011 3:45:22 AM FREE SHIPPING for this entire order. This build allows you to Crossfire two of those cards. http://www.directcanada.com/contact/ http://www.bestdirect.ca/contact/ http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0700&v... $54.63 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=15180AC8566&v... $77.10 XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 53A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD5085&v... $114.69 Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 mATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 1PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 HDMI DVI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232639/BX80623I52500K... $208.79 Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/218427/RR-B10-212P-G1... $20.63 Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232563/F3-12800CL9D-8... $65.54 G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/233111/ST31000524AS/S... $53.74 Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/225965/DRW-24B1ST%20B... $17.79 ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/222137/GFC-00599/MICR... $93.79 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/235735/ET.WS0HP.001/A... $138.60 Acer S211HL 21.5IN Widescreen LCD Monitor Black 1920X1080 LED Backlit 12000000:1 5ms VGA DVI HDMI Total: $845.30 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumFirst Time Gaming Rig Build Advice ForumUpcoming First Time Gaming Build ForumFirst Time PC Build - Gaming /Video Rendering/Editing ForumFirst Time Build - Gaming Budget $700. Forum$500-$600 First Time Budget Gaming Build Help ForumFirst Time Gaming PC Build ForumFirst time low budget gaming build (500-700$) ForumFirst Time Budget Gaming Build Compatibility Check ForumFirst time build , gaming pc Forum$1600-$1700 PC Gaming-First time build ForumFirst time build . Video Editing/ Gaming Rig ForumFirst time pc build for gaming ForumI'm gonna build my own gaming pc for the first time , need help. ForumFirst Time Build ( Gaming ) ForumFirst time $900 gaming build - help ForumFirst Time Gaming Build Questions! ForumFirst time gaming build Forum<$1400 Video Editing/ Gaming Build ( First-Time Builder) ForumFirst Time Gaming Build , Seeking Advice. ForumFirst time PC build for CAD and gaming More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !