New Build - Gaming/Video

Approximate Purchase Date: End of the month

Budget Range: ~$1000 but less is best :D

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming/Gaming video capture/Video editing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,

Country: Canada (hence all the .ca :D)

Parts Preferences: I prefer AMD/ATI (had good experience with them in my last 3 systems) but i'm not married to them if it will save me some good cash

Overclocking: Maybe (I want to, but i need to learn it first)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 or higher

Additional Comments: I am also debating about whether to sell or use parts from my current PC, with the following specs

AMD Phenom ii x4 955 @ 3.2GHz
Radeon HD 4870 1 Gig
4 Gig RAM
250 GB Samsung 7200 RPM HDD
650 watt PSU
Blue Storm case, with 4 fans (1 front, 2 side, 1 back)
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  1. What type and brand is your power supply ? Because maybe you can reuse.
  2. Its actually 600W and its Green Power, GPA-600N
  3. MOBO : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
    CPU : I5 2500K
    RAM : CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile
    GPU : EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
    PSU : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular High Performance Power Supply
    HDD : HITACHI 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
    DVD-RW : SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X
    CASE : COOLER MASTER Elite 430
    TOTAL : $986.41 without rebates.
    You can upgrade the PSU with this for a future SLI
    The motherboard support future SLI.
  4. damn looking at newegg prices there a bit higher than in the states...
  5. Can i ask y u picked the i5 4-core instead of going with a 6-core, which i understand is better for multi-tasking and video rendering?

    it seems to me that the i5 2500k is the answer everyone gives to almost any build on the forums, and i am curious as to why.

    not that i am saying you are wrong or anything, im actually very curious why this seems to be the case.....

    and thanks for all ur hard work
  6. the 955 should be good enough, get a new GPU and PSU.
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