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Powerful gaming pc

Last response: in Systems
November 13, 2011 4:08:58 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: 1000++

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Home, gaming, voice chat in game, surfing the internet, watching movies/videos HD, streaming, homework, fraps recording, capture card recording for console, video/audio editing, Kaspersky Internet Security

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, OS I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Local store: Online: Any

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: I would like to nvidia GPU because it has physx & cuda and I'm looking for 24 inch monitor or bigger.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or higher

Additional Comments: I want my pc to run all heavy, demanding, intense graphics, biggest maps, etc on extreme, enthusiast, ultimate, infinite max settings with max AA/CSAA, AF, Resolution, Physx, Cuda, DirectX, Tessellation, DOF, SSAO, High-Res Shadows, HDR, everything, etc except Vsync. (Battlefield 3, BC2, COD: Black Ops, MW3, Crysis 1-2, Metro 2033, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, GTA 4, Episode from Liberty City, other upcoming games, etc) I also want my pc to boot/startup very fast in 20 seconds or less and I want my pc last 5 years or longer.


I'm not really good at looking for best parts but here's my guess build


Case - Antec Nine Hundred Two
or any case has good airflow cooling with glowing blue lights, all blue led fan, side pannel window with blue led fan and top fan with blue led

Mobo - Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3

CPU - Intel Core i7-2600

PSU - unkown


GPU - EVGA Geforce GTX 590

My max budget is $11,984.87 CAD.

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November 17, 2011 3:52:31 AM

My max budget is $11,984.87 CAD.

Your *MAX* budget is $12K???? :lol:  :o 

You also don't need a sound card - they're pretty useless at this point. The onboard audio on the motherboard is all I ever have, and ever used - it's perfectly fine.

You could put together a fairly competent system for ~$2K. Check this build out (it's late and I'm too lazy to post links, plus I'm not sure how Canada's prices compare to US :lol:  ):

Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - ~$100
PSU: Corsair AX 1200 - ~$300
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68XP-UD5 - ~$250
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K - ~$230
Cooler: Corsair H100 - ~$119
SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - ~$210
HD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB - ~$199
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 580 - ~$499
Optical: LG Super Multi BD-R - ~$80
Keyboard / Mouse: Microsoft Cordless Desktop 5000 - ~$60
OS: Windows 7 Pro - ~$140
Monitor: Acer 24" 1080p LED - ~$200

That should run you about $2500 US, probably $2600 - $2700 CAD.