1500 (Can) gaming PC (first timer) Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: June 26, 2012 1:05 AM in Systems Share Garfuncle June 25, 2012 11:38:34 PM Hey there. The PC I'm running now is dang near 6 years old and I need a replacement. I went to the local computer shop and he suggested to ask online for what I'm looking for. Budget Range: 1500-1700 Canadian System Usage: Gaming, wireless web surfing, media/videos/movies Parts not required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, maybe monitor (mine is as old as my current computer, though) Preferred parts: getting shop to make it. Told me to check here. Overclocking: yes SLI/Crossfire (maybe, have a vague idea what they are >.>) Monitor Resolution: don't know Other comments: not going for dual monitors Thanks. More about : 1500 gaming timer 2fast4thetown_down June 26, 2012 12:01:26 AM Is canadian money the same as us?? If it is then do this i7-3820 @3.6 ghz(300 dollars) GTX 670 (400 dollars) GA-Z77-UD5H(150 dollars) Kingston hyper x 8 gb (45 dollars) PSU 600 watt corsair (60 dollars) Case- nzxt phantom(120 dollars) It comes out to $1080 with the money you save then get a really cool 3d ps3 monitor check it out http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it has special glasses so each person sees a different "screen" than the other! this is what i would do UVB076 June 26, 2012 12:07:08 AM Prices are higher. What resolution is your monitor? Do you need a new Windows 7 disc? ^The 3820 is NOT compatible with Z77 boards, and the Phantom is a pretty bad case for the money. Related resources $ 1500 Gaming PC build (maybe more). First Timer - Forum First timer - gaming pc with a $ 1500 budget - Forum First Timer - $ 1500 Building gaming PC - Lots of questions - Forum Help on first-timer ~$ 1500 gaming pc - Forum New Gaming build, first timer $ 1,500 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer UVB076 June 26, 2012 12:12:34 AM PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ Newegg Canada) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.99 @ Computer Valley) Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($125.92 @ DirectCanada) Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Canada Computers) Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ NCIX) Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Canada Computers) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg Canada) Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($151.99 @ Computer Valley) Power Supply: XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.25 @ DirectCanada) Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($180.84 @ DirectCanada) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($105.92 @ TigerDirect Canada) Total: $1704.85 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) Why_Me a b 4 Gaming June 26, 2012 12:42:44 AM http://www.directcanada.com <----- Free Shipping on orders over $50* http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC3384&v... $73.50 Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Gaming Case ATX 3X5.25 4X3.5 Front USB Audio No PSU http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC2961&v... $62.02 XFX 550W PRO550W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 44A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD1852&v... $129.60 ASRock Z77 Pro 3 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 CrossFireX 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 HDMI USB3.0 Motherboard http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD0768&v... $244.40 Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0554&v... $31.05 Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120MM http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD7145&v... $54.43 G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR Sniper SE 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 1.5V Memory Kit http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213&v... $18.97 ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14120DR5445&v... $94.34 Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950DR5419&v... $111.76 Kingston SVP200S3/120G 120GB SSDNow V+200 SATA 3 2.5 Solid State Drive http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD1898&v... $406.64 MSI GeForce GTX 670 OC 1045MHZ 2GB 6GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12850SW2113&v... $92.08 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530MN1490&v... $139.93 ASUS VS228H-P 21.5IN Widescreen LED LCD Monitor 1920X1080 5ms 50M:1 250CD/M2 HDMI VGA Total: $1,458.72 http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950NW1091&v... $176.18 Asus RT-N66U Dual Band Wireless N900 Ultra Thin Gigabit Router 2.4/5GHZ http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530NW1986&v... $48.36 ASUS PCE-N53 Dual Band Wireless N PCI-E Network Adapter UVB076 June 26, 2012 12:43:40 AM NCIX is good too... dish_moose June 26, 2012 12:58:05 AM Why_Me has put together some solid builds +1 from me - DirectCanada is also very good(personal experience). 2fast4the town - do some research before you give advice please (slow down). -Bruce UVB076 June 26, 2012 1:05:17 AM Direct Canada is like the Newegg of Canada. 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