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$900 Gaming Computer (New Build)

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July 11, 2012 2:16:51 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: A.S.A.P.

Budget Range: Around $900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, and School Work

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: New Build

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Tiger Direct is preferred, but no Amazon

Location: Toronto

Parts Preferences: Intel i5 CPU and NVIDIA GPU

Overclocking: If you can explain how to overclock without blowing up the computer, than yes, but if not, no.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: If possible, I would like to play Battlefield 3 and the best setting for this price range.

If you could save a bit of money, that would be greatly appreciated.
a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2012 3:19:05 AM

Cooler Master Elite 371 RC-371-KKN1 ATX Mid-Tower Case - ATX, Micro ATX, 3x Ext 5.25", 1x Ext 3.5", 5x Int 3.5", 2x USB 2.0 Front Ports, 1x 120mm Fan, Black
$25.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD+R DL 8X, SATA (OEM)
$17.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Intel Core i5-2310 BX80623I52310 Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 2.90 GHz (3.20 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan, Intel HD Graphics, Retail
$184.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

WD WD5000AZRX Caviar Green 500GB Hard Drive - 500GB, 64MB, SATA-6G
$84.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, Intel XMP Ready, Unbuffered
$59.97
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 Motherboard - ATX, 4x DIMM, DDR3, Socket 1155, PCIe 3.0, Intel Z77 Chipset, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0, HDMI, LAN, DVI, DisplayPort
$134.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

XFX P1550SXXB9 Core Edition Power Supply - 550W, 80 Plus Bronze, 135mm Fan, Active PFC, Single +12V Rail
$80.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD Video Card - 1280MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready
$264.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

I f you can shop at Newegg Canada then you can get a better deal on a video card.

ZOTAC ZT-50203-10M GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$279.99 and a $30 rebate makes the final price $249.99.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

The total for this build would be $839.90 and the GTX 570 will give you good fps in BF3. You can save an additional $15 with the video card at Newegg.

Asus VE247H 24" Widescreen HD LED Monitor - 1080p, 1920x1080, 16:9, 10000000 :1 Dynamic, 2ms, DVI, HDMI
$189.97
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

I'm not sure if the monitor is to be included in the budget but here is a good choice for your build.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2012 3:25:40 AM

Newegg USA might not deliver to Toronto Canada bigcyco1 unless the OP has a way to get delivery to the US side and then can pick it up.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2012 3:33:52 AM

Another thing to consider Look at the non-reference 560 Ti designs, factory OC'd to 900 Mhz. Among them you will find several models that have upgrade dPCB's and beefed up VRMs. The ones w/ 7 phases or more and the special coolers have been known to top 30% overclocks over the reference card speed.


http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1201&page=17


.And make no mistake about these cards straight beast!
Some to consider ...




MSI Hawk (950Mhz - 9 phase VRM)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Asus DCII Cu TOP (900Mhz - 7 phase VRM)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Gigabyte OC (900Mhz - 7 phase VRM)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The R7850's performance is about the same as the 560 Ti 900Mhz but R7850 cost about $10 to $20 more
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a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2012 3:35:25 AM

inzone said:
Newegg USA might not deliver to Toronto Canada bigcyco1 unless the OP has a way to get delivery to the US side and then can pick it up.

My bad i didn't even think of that :pfff:  thanks for the heads up good looking out ;)  i will just delete my build yours is good for him
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