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April 25, 2012 3:41:50 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 Week

Budget Range: $900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming. Ie. bf3, HoN, LoL, Diablo III

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Canadian websites like newegg.ca , canadacomputers.ca , ncix.ca , tigerdirect.ca etc.

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU no preference on gpu company.

Overclocking: Don't think it will fit budget

SLI or Crossfire: No, but leaving the option for the future might be a good idea.

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768 for now, will upgrade in July or so to 1080.

Additional Comments: Was originally going to buy in June but have decided that I might aswell pull the trigger next week if I can figure out what I want.

The $900 CAD is somewhat tight it seems. Would a higher processor (2400/2500k) with a lower GPU (6870) be a smarter choice over a 2120 with a 7850?

What I have come up with thus far.

DVD/CD Rom - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Windows 7 Home OS - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Cooler Master HAF 912 - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Seagate Barracuda 500GB+Corsair Builder Series 600W combo http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...

Z77+2120 combo - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...

7850 - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

G.Skill RAM - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Total: $900.91

With a 2400 instead would cost $70 more or so and the graphics card would be around $100 less. One other thing, how is the PSU? What is do you think would be a good PSU for future proofing in terms of crossfireing?
April 25, 2012 4:09:25 AM

I would go modular with the power supply and get at least 600-650W if you want to future proof it. Maybe even get a 750W just to have peace of mind.
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April 25, 2012 6:08:32 AM

Modular helps somewhat, but is never needed.
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June 28, 2012 7:34:37 PM

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June 28, 2012 7:47:06 PM

for the video card, id get the asus directcu2 version. the directcu cooler given to the 7850 is extremely overbuilt
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