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$1000 - $1200 Gaming PC

Hi. I will be moving out to go to college come September and this will finally be the year I can build my very first gaming PC. Suffered on slow internet and consoles for long enough I think! :)
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Approximate Purchase Date: Early/Mid September

Budget Range: $1000 - $1200 (Not including the monitor) Before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Youtubing, Word processing, movies

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: No Upgrade. Brand spanking new PC.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: CAD - Newegg, NCIX TigerDirect (Basically anywhere in Canada that will allow me to use Debit online and my Tax exemption Card.

Location: London, Ontario is where I will be moving to and where the PC will be put together.

Parts Preferences: Intel, Samsung/Crucial, Nvidia

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Would like a monitor that will allow me to play BF3 in 1080p (If thats possible) at a res of 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like a 128GB SSD with this build. I only plan to play a handful of games (BC2, BF3, and Dark Souls for the time being). Id like to be able to have a solid 60FPS using Ultra and max AA for BF3. (Pretty much to make the game run as beautifully and smooth as possible)

Thanks for your help!
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($216.99 @ Computer Valley)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($102.84 @ DirectCanada)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($392.39 @ DirectCanada)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
    Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($18.46 @ DirectCanada)
    Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($140.87 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $1154.51
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-10 07:04 EDT-0400)
  2. Oh cool, even without the monitor it looks pretty solid. I will save this and and use it when the time comes. Thanks a lot!
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