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Need advice for new gaming/home pc ~1500 CAD

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June 18, 2012 4:39:16 AM

Hello everyone,

Planing on building a new pc for gaming, video rendering, and everyday use. Want to try and build it for less than $1500 CAD but am willing to put in a bit more if necessary.

Parts I have picked...Please leave suggestions:

Case: ]COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Power Supply: OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

RAM:G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C10D-16GAO

Video Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 OC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (11200-01-20G)

SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 6Gbps SandForce SF-2281 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM

Monitor: Have

Mouse: Please suggest

keyboard: Please suggest

OS: Please suggest

These parts are all very flexible however I do want an intel processor, 16gb (2x8gb) of RAM, A modular power supply and a fairly silent PC. I would like to purchase as soon as possible as I am in need of a computer. My moniter is 1920x1080

I would prefer Canadian sights such as newegg.ca or ncix.com

Thank you for the help!
June 18, 2012 9:31:52 AM

From what i have heard the old Ocz Zt Series were Better than these ones, when the fan of the psu is at a high speed it gets really Loud, and it has poor Voltage regulation at the 12v for its price the only reason i would get one is to get the Combo with the SSD. Nice build, Mouse and Keyboard are always a choice of the user they are just to simple. Btw, I dont max 8 gigs of Ram , and im Gaming Bf3, Listening Music, Skype and alot of tabs open on Chrome. 16gigs are overkill xD


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