$1500 - $2300 First Time Build Tags: New Build Systems Last response: February 4, 2012 6:35 AM in Systems Share Tedizrul 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 cpitts1 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. m 0 l cpitts1 February 3, 2012 7:38:32 PM $2350 CAD before adding OS, let me know if you want me to go cheaper SSD/Boot Drive http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=59354&promoi... Main HDD http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=58376 CPU http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57960 MoBo http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=61183 Case http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=55559 RAM http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57076 Monitor http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=55964&promoi... GPU (even the 7950 bests the 580 by a significant margin) http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=67748 Keyboard http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57745 Mouse http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=59341 PSU http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=58861&promoi... CPU Cooler http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=64340 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! 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