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August 5, 2011 7:21:20 PM

Hello everyone, I'm going to be purchasing a new build pretty soon, but I'm not sure what I should buy. Any help would be appreciated.


Approximate Purchase Date: Within a couple of weeks


Budget Range: <900$ CAD would be recommended, A little over would be fine too.


System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming would be my top priority, I play games like WoW most likely going to get Guild wars 2, SWTOR and BF3 when they come out as well, would like to be able to play those on decent settings. also surfing the web, and the occasional movie.


Parts Not Required: I have a keyboard and mouse already, currently using my 37(?) inch T.V. as my monitor, the resolution is at 1360x768 so an upgrade would be nice, but not necessary.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca, ncix.ca or any other website that will ship to canada. The cheaper the better.


Country of Origin: Canada


Parts Preferences: I would prefer an Intel cpu, solely because I have heard that they perform better than AMD's. Also Nvidia would be nice, definately not required though.


Overclocking: Preferably


SLI or Crossfire:No / Maybe (most likely no)


Monitor Resolution: As stated before, the monitor I am using is 1360x768


Additional Comments:
None really.


Thanks in advance.

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August 5, 2011 9:08:45 PM

well i honestly dont feel like navigating canadian sites right now, but directcanada.com is also one to look at.

a typical build in this price range uses an i5-2500k + a p67 or z68 mobo, and one of the following graphics cards:
hd6870
gtx 560 ti
hd6950
gtx 570
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August 5, 2011 9:23:23 PM

Free Shipping for this entire build. This build allows you to o/c.

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

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/231689/HCG-520/ANTEC/ $54.95
Antec High Current Gamer 520W 40A 24PIN ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply 135mm Fan

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/236202/GA-Z68P-DS3/Gi... $106.18
Gigabyte Z68P-DS3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFireX SATA3 HDMI 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... $24.20
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232563/F3-12800CL9D-8... $52.28
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... $16.79
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232917/GV-N560OC-1GI/... $237.16 After Mail In Rebate: $207.16
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi 900MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini HDMI DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/222137/GFC-00599/MICR... $93.79
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

Total: $896.83 *not including tax and mail in rebates

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August 6, 2011 12:58:49 AM

Why_Me said:
Free Shipping for this entire build. This build allows you to o/c.

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

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/231689/HCG-520/ANTEC/ $54.95
Antec High Current Gamer 520W 40A 24PIN ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply 135mm Fan

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/236202/GA-Z68P-DS3/Gi... $106.18
Gigabyte Z68P-DS3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFireX SATA3 HDMI 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... $24.20
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232563/F3-12800CL9D-8... $52.28
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... $16.79
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232917/GV-N560OC-1GI/... $237.16 After Mail In Rebate: $207.16
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi 900MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini HDMI DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/222137/GFC-00599/MICR... $93.79
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

Total: $896.83 *not including tax and mail in rebates


Okay, I like the look of this build, Sorry for the delayed response.
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August 6, 2011 12:59:07 AM

Best answer selected by Whickno.
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