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February 28, 2012 12:39:29 AM

Hello everyone!

I'm definitely inexperienced when it comes to computer hardware, but I definitely want to get a gaming computer that can play upcoming game titles without issue. After a bit of research (that obviously has holes in it, after all I don't understand that much about computers) I have put together a crude build for what I hope will be a gaming computer well worth the money (I have saved a fair budget aside for this, so the price range is flexible both downwards and upwards). Also it seems like Newegg.ca is a good site for order to Canada from, but if there are better deals out there that I could get I'm happy to change.
Build:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

I'm hoping someone can clarify whether or not this build is harmoniously compatible, and also suggestions for improvements/changes to the build. I really appreciate any assistance!
Thanks!
February 28, 2012 1:13:27 AM

Can you please look at this post and fill it out to help us, so we can better serve you and give you the best possible build.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

For canada there is also ncix.com and you say the price is flexible but could you please give us a ballpark range, and tell us what the pc will be used for.

For the most part the build looks decent. I would get a corsair psu or xfx or seasonic and like a 500w - 600w 80 plus certified, assuming you are not planning on future SLI or CrossfireX. You probably also can save and only get an 8 gb set of RAM, and G.Skil is a little cheaper but just as good. Lastly, if you are not going to overclock your pc then just save money and get the i5-2400.
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February 28, 2012 1:44:21 AM

i would also go with a cheaper case and with the money buy a SSD 64ish for your OS
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February 28, 2012 1:52:16 AM

Sorry if anything is unclear;
This PC will be used primarily for high-performance gaming.
I would like the price to stay within the range of $1000-$1500, but can go up to $2000 if necessary.
I also would like to upgrade it in the future, but I'm only looking at specs that will produce good results in the present. Also I will be Overclocking.
Thanks for the unbelievably fast replies! They are very Helpful!
Update: Would a case such as the Antec 900 ATX be fine with these components?
( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )
And also according to a couple good friends of mine that are more versed in this field than I am: ASRock is an unreliable company. Is this true? and, if so, are there any motherboards that would be fine to fill the spot of the ASRock one in my build?
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February 28, 2012 2:08:16 AM

NewKidComputer said:
Sorry if anything is unclear;
This PC will be used primarily for high-performance gaming.
I would like the price to stay within the range of $1000-$1500, but can go up to $2000 if necessary.
I also would like to upgrade it in the future, but I'm only looking at specs that will produce good results in the present. Also I will be Overclocking.
Thanks for the unbelievably fast replies! They are very Helpful!
Update: Would a case such as the Antec 900 ATX be fine with these components?
( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )
And also according to a couple good friends of mine that are more versed in this field than I am: ASRock is an unreliable company. Is this true? and, if so, are there any motherboards that would be fine to fill the spot of the ASRock one in my build?

They're not unreliable, they just don't have the solid history as other companies do, they haven't been around as long.
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February 28, 2012 2:21:10 AM

To my knowledge ASRock used to be part of Asus.
Asus is known for some of the best boards, with MSI, Asrock, and Gigabyte coming behind Asus.

That case seems great, but really expensive. You can get a really solid case for $40 including shipping.
Also tone down the ram; 8GB is plenty.

If you go with a cheaper case, you could afford a better video card.
If you are not overclocking, drop the i5-2500 to an i5-2300 or so.
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