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August 9, 2012 3:20:28 AM

Hi all,

I'm planning to built a new computer for home use, i'm a beginner never did this before. I would appreciate if someone can please advice me on this. I've never assembled a pc before, so i would need it assembled and tested, all set ready to go.


Approximate Purchase Date: August 17th 2012

Budget Range: 1000-1100 after shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Rendering Videos, playing MS Flight Simulator X ONLY, watching movies, streaming content to tv, Home use

Are you buying a monitor: Yes (looking for LED monitor/ultra sharp possibly?)


Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, ncix.com

Location: City, State/Region, Country: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: ?

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments:Quiet pc, at least 12Gb RAM, will be using: sony vegas, photoshop, adobe after effects, etc

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: needs high performance pc, sold the last one recently.

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2 other options i have are for pre-built pc:

1. HP i7-2600
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-...

$700 (excludes shipping/taxes)

2. Dell XPS 8500

PROCESSOR 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3450 processor (3.10 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.50 GHz)
MEMORY 12GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz - 4 DIMMs
HARD DRIVE 1TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 6.0 Gb/s
OPTICAL DRIVE 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW), write to CD/DVD
GRAPHICS CARD NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640 1GB GDDR5

$850 (excludes shipping/taxes)

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August 9, 2012 3:55:00 AM
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August 9, 2012 4:24:01 PM

Pre built PCs are horrendous anymore - they include junk components (power supply for one), outdated and underperforming GPUs, proprietary form factors that make upgrading near impossible, and things of that nature. It's better to build your own.

Troll has a good suggestion but I'm not sure the i7 is needed in this case.

I'd suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $933.91
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-09 12:24 EDT-0400)
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August 9, 2012 4:59:43 PM

This is what i have build, let me know how it looks, i can only buy from ncix, as they'll assemble for me..

1 x Intel Core i7 950 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 3.06GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S
1 x Western Digital WD Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 32MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM
1 x Intel Gigabit CT 10/100/1000 PCI-E Ethernet Network Adapter
1 x Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Audio 24BIT Sound Card 7.1 PCI Retail Box Bilingual
1 x Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120MM
1 x Gigabyte H61M-DS2H mATX LGA1155 H61 DDR3 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 SATA2 HDMI Video Sound Motherboard
1 x Liteon IHAS124 24X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM
2 x G.SKILL F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL Ripjaws 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 240PIN DIMM Memory
1 x AMD Radeon HD 7850 860MHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E DVI HDMI 2 X Mini Display Port
1 x Compucase 6C28B ATX Case Black 4X5.25 2X3.5 4X.3.5INT W/ Front USB & Audio No PSU
1 x Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 500W ATX 12V V2.3 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan

$1,183.30 (including shipping)
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August 9, 2012 5:03:10 PM

that wont work

get all the parts that i recommended, price match them at ncix, pay your 50 bucks, you get a new computer ready to go
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August 9, 2012 5:07:24 PM

I would get a better PSU, everything else looks fine to me
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August 9, 2012 5:09:27 PM

drillsar said:
I would get a better PSU, everything else looks fine to me


dude. do you not see a i7 950 in a h61 1155 motherboard
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August 9, 2012 5:10:04 PM

id pay 75 bucks since they do a better job with cabling and do a nice burn in for the components
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August 9, 2012 5:24:03 PM

Brut said:
This is what i have build, let me know how it looks, i can only buy from ncix, as they'll assemble for me..

1 x Intel Core i7 950 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 3.06GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S
1 x Western Digital WD Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 32MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM
1 x Intel Gigabit CT 10/100/1000 PCI-E Ethernet Network Adapter
1 x Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Audio 24BIT Sound Card 7.1 PCI Retail Box Bilingual
1 x Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120MM
1 x Gigabyte H61M-DS2H mATX LGA1155 H61 DDR3 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 SATA2 HDMI Video Sound Motherboard
1 x Liteon IHAS124 24X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM
2 x G.SKILL F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL Ripjaws 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 240PIN DIMM Memory
1 x AMD Radeon HD 7850 860MHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E DVI HDMI 2 X Mini Display Port
1 x Compucase 6C28B ATX Case Black 4X5.25 2X3.5 4X.3.5INT W/ Front USB & Audio No PSU
1 x Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 500W ATX 12V V2.3 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan

$1,183.30 (including shipping)


DO NOT GET THIS!!! It will not work the CPU is not compatible with the mobo. For that CPU you need a 1366 mobo not 1155
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August 9, 2012 5:28:05 PM

lt_dan_zsu said:
DO NOT GET THIS!!! It will not work the CPU is not compatible with the mobo. For that CPU you need a 1366 mobo not 1155


Not only that it's absolutely pointless to purchase an LGA 1366 system anymore - these CPUs are nearly four generations old now and won't hold up to a lot of today's power hungry games and things of that nature.

The sound card and extra NIC aren't needed either - drop this and put your money elsewhere.
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August 9, 2012 10:35:01 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Pre built PCs are horrendous anymore - they include junk components (power supply for one), outdated and underperforming GPUs, proprietary form factors that make upgrading near impossible, and things of that nature. It's better to build your own.

Troll has a good suggestion but I'm not sure the i7 is needed in this case.

I'd suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $933.91
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-09 12:24 EDT-0400)


It looks good, but i need 16gb ram, plus this is from newegg, i can't assemble, so the parts have to be from ncix.

Easier for me to build through this link: http://pc.ncix.com/pcbuilder/index.php?action=config&id...
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August 9, 2012 10:38:26 PM

TheBigTroll said:
that wont work

get all the parts that i recommended, price match them at ncix, pay your 50 bucks, you get a new computer ready to go


I can't seem to find the same mobo, and 16gb ram on ncix :S

you didn't list any sound card or video card, what do you recommend?

ncix: http://pc.ncix.com/pcbuilder/index.php?action=config&id...
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August 9, 2012 10:40:23 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Not only that it's absolutely pointless to purchase an LGA 1366 system anymore - these CPUs are nearly four generations old now and won't hold up to a lot of today's power hungry games and things of that nature.

The sound card and extra NIC aren't needed either - drop this and put your money elsewhere.

NIC?

Why isn't sound card required? Isn't it basic for audio??
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August 9, 2012 10:52:42 PM

Brut said:
NIC?

Why isn't sound card required? Isn't it basic for audio??


The motherboard has built in audio and network interface (NIC) already - there's no need to purchase extra equipment, you're essentially buying the same part twice.

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It looks good, but i need 16gb ram, plus this is from newegg, i can't assemble, so the parts have to be from ncix.


Whatever I link to on Newegg you can always find on pretty much any other site.

Oh and on that build - Compucase makes horrendous products, you're better off with Cooler Master, Corsair, or Antec, or something better than that.
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August 9, 2012 11:15:23 PM

dude. get what i suggested. pc builder on ncix is outdated and there are obvious flaws if you are a regular user. you can call them up or go to their store. they have great employees that can help with the system
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August 9, 2012 11:30:58 PM

g-unit1111 said:
The motherboard has built in audio and network interface (NIC) already - there's no need to purchase extra equipment, you're essentially buying the same part twice.

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It looks good, but i need 16gb ram, plus this is from newegg, i can't assemble, so the parts have to be from ncix.


Whatever I link to on Newegg you can always find on pretty much any other site.

Oh and on that build - Compucase makes horrendous products, you're better off with Cooler Master, Corsair, or Antec, or something better than that.

alright..thanks a lot ! can i get 16gb ram with the build bigtroll posted, keeping everything else same?
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August 9, 2012 11:33:05 PM

TheBigTroll said:
dude. get what i suggested. pc builder on ncix is outdated and there are obvious flaws if you are a regular user. you can call them up or go to their store. they have great employees that can help with the system

yea i'll probably go to their store that's a better option.

one thing though, the cpu you recommended does it have built in audio and network interface? and what video card do you recommend with that build?
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August 10, 2012 1:20:34 AM

everything is built in to the motherboard. the onboard graphics can handle basic games. no need for a graphics card unless you cant play your flight simulator.
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August 10, 2012 3:16:20 AM

TheBigTroll said:
everything is built in to the motherboard. the onboard graphics can handle basic games. no need for a graphics card unless you cant play your flight simulator.

thanks a lot for your help, much appreciated !
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