New gaming pc

purchase within the next 2 months

$1000-$2000 budget

mostly for gaming, but also watching movies and surfing the internet

parts not reuiqred keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor


don't really have a preference on parts

overclocking maybe

SLI/Crossfire maybe

Monitor Resolution is 1680 x 1050(that is the max setting in my display panel)

I would like a quite pc
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  1. A $1000 pc and a $2000 pc are MUCH different.

    The september Tom's System Builder's Marathon $2000 build is pretty good:,3031.html

    I would go slightly different, though

    ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 ($125)

    2 x GTX 580 (~$1000)

    Intel i5-2500K (~$200)

    Your favorite 2x4GB 1600mhz/1.5V/CAS Latency 9 (~$45)

    Crucial M4 128GB SSD ($200)

    Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD ($150)

    Whatever CD/DVD drive makes you happy (~$20)

    Antec 300 Illusion ($70)

    PC Power & Cooling 950W ($150)

    Total: $1960

    There's an argument for downgrading the video cards to 2 x 570 and getting a better motherboard and case.

    2 x GTX 570 (~$740)

    ASRock Extreme7 Gen3 ($270)

    Silverstone Raven ($140)

    With these parts replacing the video card/mobo/case above the build is $1915
  2. I should have read the original post better...didn't realize it was Canadian. My build(s) will probably go a little over in Canadian prices but it's a place to start.
    now if I was to go with this system is there anything you would change on it or keep it the same?
  4. Here is a build i put together as well

    Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $100.00

    Intel Core i5-2500K - $225.00

    ASRock Z68 Extreme4 - $175.00

    ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - $48.00

    2 x EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB - $720.00

    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM - $150.00

    LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM DVD - $20.00

    Crucial M4 128 GB SSD - $210.00

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $45.00

    PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver - $150.00

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - $100.00
    Total $1943
  5. this build is based on your memoryexpress build with same or better parts except for memory (12gb vs 8gb but you really dont need more than 8gb). memoryexpress will price match all the following sites.

    Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB - $219.76

    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM - $24.20

    ASRock Z68 EXTREME3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 SLI CrossFireX Motherboard - $146.88

    XFX Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2xDVI HDMI 2x Mini DisplayPort Video Card - $339.79

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory - $43.15

    Crucial M4 SSD Micron C400 128GB 2.5IN Solid State Disk Flash Drive SATA3 6Gbps - $208.38

    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM - $146.88

    LG CH12LS28 12X Blu-Ray Reader & Lightscribe DVD Writer Combo Drive - $63.99

    Coolermaster cm 690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case Black 4X5.25 1X3.5EXT 6X3.5INT *No PSU* - $80.33

    Corsair TX850W Power Supply - 850W, ATX, 80Plus - $134.97 - $15MIR

    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition 64BIT DVD SP1 OEM - $127.69

    Total: $1536.02 - $15MIR
  6. i believe newegg ships to canada as well m pretty sure ive seen it as or something like that
  7. Sarge5 said:
    now if I was to go with this system is there anything you would change on it or keep it the same?

    You don't want an LGA 1366 cpu and motherboard. That is why everyone has been recommending the i5-2500k

    Also, @Emelth, does ship to canada, but newegg is overpriced there. Several sites are noticeably cheaper there.
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