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April 22, 2012 5:29:04 PM

Hi, I posted a build before and got referred to do this correctly, so I'm looking for a high performance pc, currently I have a HD TV/monitor 23" and I'm looking for the best computer to play d3/d2 at highest settings, play starcraft 2 and cs 1.6/source. I'm looking to have the computer running around May 14-30th so that's my time frame and I'm looking for under 1000. I don't have a preference with the site but just a site that will sent to ontario.

Thank you

P.s. (Will pay up to 100 more but it needs to be a good benefit to justifiy the price)
April 22, 2012 5:39:46 PM

Do you have any preferences or just a straight $1000 build?
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Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

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Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

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Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

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April 22, 2012 5:52:26 PM

I'm going to try and build the computer so straight 1000$ on parts.
Approx date of purchase: 1-2 weeks
1000 after rebates (unless the upgrade is essential up to 100$
Main uses: playing games like d3, sc2, counter strike and cod/battelfield, not a lot of other things but still enough memory to have music/movies on it
Country: Canada
Parts: intel. Don't have any other preference
Overclocking: N/A
Screen: I have a hdm monitor/tv but I would like highest resolution
Additional comments: would like a quite pc but not necessary, just something that is fast, and will play all games with ease
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April 22, 2012 6:15:58 PM

I also prefer geforce video card
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April 22, 2012 6:16:53 PM

For Geforce, get the GTX 560ti 448-core. It is a very good card.
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April 22, 2012 7:12:01 PM

azeem40 said:
For Geforce, get the GTX 560ti 448-core. It is a very good card.


ok, but im looking for a complete build as i already have a good graphics card (idk what it is right now but it was purchased 1.5 years ago for 200+$ Geforce card) i am wondering if it is a good idea to just use that card or buy a new one, it is a good card just dont know what it is called.
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April 22, 2012 7:27:22 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.69 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.66 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($219.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Rosewill DESTROYER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($105.92 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Total: $958.20
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April 22, 2012 7:58:23 PM

darkclownjoe said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.69 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.66 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($219.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Rosewill DESTROYER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($105.92 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Total: $958.20


can i get some opinions on this? it looks very similar to what i was looking for thanks darkclownjoe :) 

i have a evga geforce 9800 gt 1gb graphics card at home, is it worth going out and buying a new one or is this card good enough?

thanks everyone for all your replies
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April 22, 2012 8:23:18 PM

pooleboy said:
can i get some opinions on this? it looks very similar to what i was looking for thanks darkclownjoe :) 

For the price, it's an extremely common bang for buck build.

If you want to spend an extra $40ish you can get a 7850 graphics card.
The 7850 is a better GPU, but the 560 Ti is an excellent choice and is one of the most recommended cards because of it's value/performance ratio.

If I were you, I'd get the 560 Ti, and put the leftover $40 towards a monitor. (I don't suggest gaming on a TV.)
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April 22, 2012 8:29:34 PM

darkclownjoe said:
For the price, it's an extremely common bang for buck build.

If you want to spend an extra $40ish you can get a 7850 graphics card.
The 7850 is a better GPU, but the 560 Ti is an excellent choice and is one of the most recommended cards because of it's value/performance ratio.

If I were you, I'd get the 560 Ti, and put the leftover $40 towards a monitor. (I don't suggest gaming on a TV.)


yea its a monitor/tv but is a monitor first i believe but i do have another monitor i will probably play on :p  samsung syncmaster something
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April 23, 2012 1:08:32 AM

narrowed it down to:
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.69 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.66 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($249.60 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Rosewill DESTROYER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($105.92 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Total: $1057.81

thank youdarkclownjoe. any feedback about buying these/not buying these? thanks
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April 23, 2012 3:54:37 PM

Best answer selected by pooleboy.
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