1500 (Can) gaming PC (first timer)

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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  1. 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=N82E16879261314 it has special glasses so each person sees a different "screen" than the other! this is what i would do
  2. 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.
  3. 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.)
  4. http://www.directcanada.com <----- Free Shipping on orders over $50*


    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC3384&vpn=CC-9011014-WW&manufacture=CORSAIR $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&vpn=P1550SXXB9&manufacture=XFX $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&vpn=Z77%20Pro%203&manufacture=ASROCK $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&vpn=BX80637I53570K&manufacture=INTEL $244.40
    Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0554&vpn=RR-212E-20PK-R2&manufacture=COOLERMASTER $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&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR&manufacture=G.SKILL $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&vpn=DRW-24B1ST%20Bulk&manufacture=ASUS $18.97
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14120DR5445&vpn=ST1000DM003&manufacture=SEAGATE $94.34
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950DR5419&vpn=SVP200S3/120G&manufacture=KINGSTON $111.76
    Kingston SVP200S3/120G 120GB SSDNow V+200 SATA 3 2.5 Solid State Drive

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD1898&vpn=N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC&manufacture=MSI $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&vpn=GFC-02050&manufacture=MICROSOFT $92.08
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530MN1490&vpn=VS228H-P&manufacture=ASUS $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&vpn=RT-N66U&manufacture=ASUS $176.18
    Asus RT-N66U Dual Band Wireless N900 Ultra Thin Gigabit Router 2.4/5GHZ

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530NW1986&vpn=PCE-N53&manufacture=ASUS $48.36
    ASUS PCE-N53 Dual Band Wireless N PCI-E Network Adapter
  5. NCIX is good too...
  6. 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
  7. 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.
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