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~$1000 gaming PC advice

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May 10, 2012 1:20:44 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible.

Budget Range: As close to $1000 as possible.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet, movies.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS, speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Directcanada.com is my first choice, Newegg.ca, ncix.ca, tigerdirect.ca if they have better deals on anything.

Country: Canada

Overclocking: Not initially but I'd like to keep the possibility open.

SLI or Crossfire: Again, not initially, but I'd like to keep the possibility open.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

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Motherboard:
ASUS P8Z77-V LX Z77 - this is the part I'm most unsure of - will this allow me to do SLI in the future/be compatible with everything else? If there's something better, by all means, I'm open to suggestions. Ideally I'd like one that also has a built in wireless card, but I'm not finding much.
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD9683&v...

Processor:
i5-3570k
http://www.directcanada.com/search/?kw=3570k

GPU:
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD1041&v...

RAM:
8GB Ripjaw DDR3 1600
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&v...

HDD:
WD Caviar Blue 1TB
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350DR5426&v...

Power Supply:
Corsair 650w
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC7339&v...

Optical Drive:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213&v...

Case:
Corsair Carbide 400R
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC6193&v...

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Opinions and suggestions are greatly appreciated, thanks so much!

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May 11, 2012 5:38:30 AM

Any other input? I'd rather not drop another hundred on the motherboard if it can be avoided. Is the rest of the build decent?
May 11, 2012 5:53:18 AM

misterm00 said:
Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible.

Budget Range: As close to $1000 as possible.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet, movies.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS, speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Directcanada.com is my first choice, Newegg.ca, ncix.ca, tigerdirect.ca if they have better deals on anything.

Country: Canada

Overclocking: Not initially but I'd like to keep the possibility open.

SLI or Crossfire: Again, not initially, but I'd like to keep the possibility open.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Motherboard:
ASUS P8Z77-V LX Z77 - this is the part I'm most unsure of - will this allow me to do SLI in the future/be compatible with everything else? If there's something better, by all means, I'm open to suggestions. Ideally I'd like one that also has a built in wireless card, but I'm not finding much.
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD9683&v...

Processor:
i5-3570k
http://www.directcanada.com/search/?kw=3570k

GPU:
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD1041&v...

RAM:
8GB Ripjaw DDR3 1600
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&v...

HDD:
WD Caviar Blue 1TB
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350DR5426&v...

Power Supply:
Corsair 650w
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC7339&v...

Optical Drive:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213&v...

Case:
Corsair Carbide 400R
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC6193&v...

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Opinions and suggestions are greatly appreciated, thanks so much!

That board isn't meant for dual cards, it runs dual cards @ x4.

You want this board down here if you want the option to add another one of those cards later on. BTW that build looks good. :)  Add the Cooler Master EVO 212 cpu cooler if it's in your budget.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD6547&v... $141.95
ASUS P8Z77-V Lk ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA3 DVI HDMI DP USB3.0 Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <---- a better look at that board
May 11, 2012 1:41:38 PM

Why_Me said:
That board isn't meant for dual cards, it runs dual cards @ x4.

You want this board down here if you want the option to add another one of those cards later on. BTW that build looks good. :)  Add the Cooler Master EVO 212 cpu cooler if it's in your budget.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD6547&v... $141.95
ASUS P8Z77-V Lk ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA3 DVI HDMI DP USB3.0 Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <---- a better look at that board


I like the look of that board, are there any downsides to it/anything I should consider dropping a few extra dollars for over that one?
May 11, 2012 4:34:28 PM

misterm00 said:
I like the look of that board, are there any downsides to it/anything I should consider dropping a few extra dollars for over that one?

That board won't get you a high over clock but other than that it looks solid enough.
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