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April 19, 2012 12:16:02 AM

Hi,

I'm new here and was wondering if i could get some advice/rate my first build. I am making a long overdue upgrade from my 8 year old PC. I am just wondering if I'm missing anything from here or if possible improve it without paying too much

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 2 weeks.

Budget Range: $800-$1000 CAD Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming,watching movies, surfing the net.

Parts Not Required: Nothing, upgrading from a 8 year old pc.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ncix.ca, or any site that ships to Canada.

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No


The PC that i am building is this one here.

http://i.imgur.com/hrlLF.jpg

I'll be mainly playing Battlefield 3, Diablo 3, and Guild wars 2 on this PC. Also I don't know if its allowed to mention here, but i'll also be using this PC to play the PS2 emulator.

The price for the whole thing was

$878.91 before rebates

Thanks

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April 19, 2012 12:30:43 AM

Looks like a great build! If i were you tho i would wait until the 660ti or 670 comes out ( if you can afford it) and also wait for ivy bridge 22nm intel cpu's (they are right around the corner) also consider getting a CPU cooler so that you can overclock. I would also spend a little more on the case and get something like this: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=65171&vpn=ELEVEN%20HUNDRE...
April 19, 2012 1:29:42 AM

Willasap43 said:
Looks like a great build! If i were you tho i would wait until the 660ti or 670 comes out ( if you can afford it) and also wait for ivy bridge 22nm intel cpu's (they are right around the corner) also consider getting a CPU cooler so that you can overclock. I would also spend a little more on the case and get something like this: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=65171&vpn=ELEVEN%20HUNDRE...



Hmm, that case does look slick, but increases the cost to $998 and with taxes its going to be like $1100. You think the case is necessary? Because i like the one i have now. Also, contemplating if ivy and the 660ti is worth the wait because aren't the prices for both going to be really high?
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April 19, 2012 1:35:35 AM

Willasap43 said:
Looks like a great build! If i were you tho i would wait until the 660ti or 670 comes out ( if you can afford it) and also wait for ivy bridge 22nm intel cpu's (they are right around the corner) also consider getting a CPU cooler so that you can overclock. I would also spend a little more on the case and get something like this: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=65171&vpn=ELEVEN%20HUNDRE...


That is an excellent case choice, I must say.

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Looks like a great build! If i were you tho i would wait until the 660ti or 670 comes out ( if you can afford it) and also wait for ivy bridge 22nm intel cpu's (they are right around the corner) also consider getting a CPU cooler so that you can overclock. I would also spend a little more on the case and get something like this: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=6517 [...] ture=Antec


If you don't want to wait for a 660TI the Radeon 7850 is an excellent choice in the price range, I just got the 7870 and it is quite an amazing GPU. Otherwise that definitely looks like a good build.
April 19, 2012 1:37:40 AM

Check out my $850 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
I agree, honestly wait for Ivy Bridge which releases in a few days at most a week. Z77 however is not exactly worth it in my opinion with the Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 usually being so much cheaper and has equivalent features. However I do realize the Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 is fairly expensive in Canada.

I would either go with the 7850 now or wait for the 660 Ti.
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