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1500 (Can) gaming PC (first timer)

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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. :) 

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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 it has special glasses so each person sees a different "screen" than the other! this is what i would do
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.
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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.)
a b 4 Gaming
June 26, 2012 12:42:44 AM <----- Free Shipping on orders over $50* $73.50
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Gaming Case ATX 3X5.25 4X3.5 Front USB Audio No PSU $62.02
XFX 550W PRO550W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 44A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze $129.60
ASRock Z77 Pro 3 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 CrossFireX 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 HDMI USB3.0 Motherboard $244.40
Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail $31.05
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120MM $54.43
G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR Sniper SE 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 1.5V Memory Kit $18.97
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black $94.34
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM $111.76
Kingston SVP200S3/120G 120GB SSDNow V+200 SATA 3 2.5 Solid State Drive $406.64
MSI GeForce GTX 670 OC 1045MHZ 2GB 6GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card $92.08
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM $139.93
ASUS VS228H-P 21.5IN Widescreen LED LCD Monitor 1920X1080 5ms 50M:1 250CD/M2 HDMI VGA

Total: $1,458.72 $176.18
Asus RT-N66U Dual Band Wireless N900 Ultra Thin Gigabit Router 2.4/5GHZ $48.36
ASUS PCE-N53 Dual Band Wireless N PCI-E Network Adapter
June 26, 2012 12:43:40 AM

NCIX is good too...
a b 4 Gaming
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).
June 26, 2012 1:05:17 AM

Direct Canada is like the Newegg of Canada. Neweegg Canada has very expensive shipping. I think NCIX has very solid prices too, if you live close to one.