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$1500 - $2300 First Time Build

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February 3, 2012 6:18:18 PM

I've been stuck playing games on my laptop. It can run most, but on extremely low quality, so I figured it was time to upgrade.

Approximate Purchase Date: Sooner the better

Budget Range: $1500 - $2300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, recording and watching videos

Parts Not Required: I need everything

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Again no preference

Overclocking: If I can

SLI or Crossfire: At this time no

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Quiet as possible but performance comes first. I'll also need a mouse, keyboard and monitor.

More about : 1500 2300 time build

February 3, 2012 7:06:49 PM

If you're in Canada, NCIX is a great place to buy parts. I'll get started on creating a build.
February 3, 2012 7:38:32 PM
February 4, 2012 6:35:35 AM

These two companies (Direct Canada & Best Direct Canada) are affiliated (both ship out of the same warehouse in Richmond, BC) and both offer free ground shipping

This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on for a dual vid card set up.. $113.56
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid-Tower Gaming Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394 No PS Black $133.98
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan 5 Year Warranty $189.69
ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 Motherboard Z68 LGA1155 ATX 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI HDMI DVI USB3.0 SATA3 $215.69
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB $27.58
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM $46.69
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory $477.94
XFX Radeon HD 7950 Double D 800MHZ 3GB 5.0GBPS GDDR5 DL-DVI HDMI 2XMINIDP PCI-E Video Card

Total: $1,205.13 $98.70
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM $212.30 MIR $192.30
ASUS ML249H 24IN MVA LED LCD 1080P 50000000:1 250CD/M2 HDMI VGA Monitor $162.30
Patriot PP120GS25SSDR Pyro Series 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 SandForce Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD

or.... $372.77
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5IN SATA3 Sandforce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive $106.00
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM

or.... $119.79
Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB SATA 6GB/S 3.5IN 12MS 5900RPM 64MB Hard Drive OEM $60.63
LG CH12LS28 12X Blu-Ray Reader & Lightscribe DVD Writer Combo Drive

or.... $19.80
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black $66.50
Logitech G110 Gaming Keyboard USB Programmable Backlit Keys USB Audio $60.85
Logitech G500 Laser Gaming Mouse 5700DPI Weight Adjustable Usb BLACK/GREY $69.89
Corsair Vengeance 1300 Gaming Headset 50MM Driver Circumaural Earcup Analog