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December 26, 2011 9:42:26 PM

Hi there, I'm looking for a gaming PC for around 650$ Canadian. It will mainly be used for SWTOR and Minecraft. Other games it might be used for or used minimally for are WoW, BF3, MW3, terraria. Thanks in advance guys.

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as I know what to buy. (At max one month)
Budget Range: Around 650$ CAD after rebates. (Including shipping)
System Usage from Most to Least important: Gaming, surfing the Internet, watching hockey/soccer games, watching movies
Parts Not Required: keyboard, monitor, headset, HDD,
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None Country: Canada
Parts Preferences:
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Probably not
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: My friend is willing to sell me Win7 64bit for 80$ :D  . I' reusing our small HDD from a really old computer untill i have enough money to upgrade. (and maybe the DVD-ROM?)

Here's what I'm thinking about now:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 960T=130$@Newegg
Mobo: Gigiabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA Intel Z68=130$@ Amazon
GPU: MSI nVidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti Cyclone OC 1GB= 150$@ Amazon
RAM: Kingston ValueRAM 4 GB Kit(2x2) 1333 MHz DDR3=30$@Amazon
PSU: Coolmax 600W ATX PSU with 140mm LED fan=50$@Amazon
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER black gaming ATX Mid tower Computer Case=50$@Newegg

Sorry the last part is sort of messy :( 
Thanks in advance!

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December 27, 2011 7:31:13 PM

yea well that looks about as good as your gonna get for ur budget :p  All I want to say, is how big is that old HDD... Cuz if its under about 200GB, your gonna have a hell of a time gaming on it lawl. As well as the fact if it is really old, it will be slow, and thus slow down your game loading/installing/patching time.
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December 27, 2011 7:34:39 PM

Conman657 said:


Here's what I'm thinking about now:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 960T=130$@Newegg
Mobo: Gigiabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA Intel Z68=130$@ Amazon
GPU: MSI nVidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti Cyclone OC 1GB= 150$@ Amazon
RAM: Kingston ValueRAM 4 GB Kit(2x2) 1333 MHz DDR3=30$@Amazon
PSU: Coolmax 600W ATX PSU with 140mm LED fan=50$@Amazon
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER black gaming ATX Mid tower Computer Case=50$@Newegg

Thanks in advance!


Very bad and uncompatible choices...Z68 is for Intel's socket 1155 CPUs, PSU is crappy, GPU isn't powerful enough for 1080p gaming. Also If your old hdd and DVD are IDE you can't use them.
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December 27, 2011 11:29:21 PM

Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($147.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS224-06 DVD/CD Writer ($19.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $550.97
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2011-12-27 20:28 EST-0500)

I added a small HDD. You can upgrade when those prices come down.
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