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May 7, 2012 2:45:41 PM

Hi guys. I'mm looking to build a new gaming rig but I'm unsure of the components. I'm looking for something that is quite powerful but not too expensive. BTW I'm in Canada.

My Budget: $1350max (lower is better)
Preferred sites:,
Not Required: Keyboard, mouse

*At least an i7 unlocked( I'm new to building so if you think i5 is better for gaming do tell)
*16 gb of RAM would be good but at least 8 gb
*Monitor should be decent sized and min. resolution of 1920X1080
*Powerful gpu is a must
*Not sure of a good hard drive combo but a 1 terabyte would suffice

Anyways I'm not very experienced so if you have any suggestions please tell me.
Thanks! :) 

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May 7, 2012 2:51:25 PM

i5 will have everything you'll need for gaming only. 16 gbs of ram is a waist you only need 8 especially for gaming.

It would help to know what games your playing as well. Different GPUS respond better for different games.
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May 7, 2012 5:35:38 PM

This is what I what i put together for you comes to around $1,150
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K $219.99

MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 $121.99

RAM: G.Skill RipjawsX 8GB $47.99

GPU: GTX 480 $209.99

HDD: 500GB Hitachi Deskstar $79.99

ODD: Samsung DVD Burner $15.99

Case: NZXT Phantom $129.99

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750Watt $104.99 Monitor:ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen $159.99
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus $29.99