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September 11, 2012 6:01:48 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 2 months.

Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: I have a 42" 1080p LCD for now. I can buy a monitor later.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca or anything canadian

Location: Canada, Ontario, Toronto

Parts Preferences: No idea between AMD and Intel. Keep getting mixed feelings.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe later on when I need it.

Your Monitor Resolution: Full 1080p

Additional Comments: I'd want a case thats black inside. With a window. Space to hide the wires is a must. Want it as clean as possible.
Games-wise: GW2, SWTOR, BF3, D3, Dota2, Anything really.

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September 11, 2012 6:15:48 PM

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Parts Preferences: No idea between AMD and Intel. Keep getting mixed feelings.


Gaming you definitely want Intel. Going AMD with a strong GPU would be like running a Bugatti Veyron with a Dodge Neon engine. :lol: 

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($307.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS224-06 DVD/CD Writer ($29.97 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1118.61
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-11 14:15 EDT-0400)

A bit over but you get a really strong system. Without OS it's about $1018.
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September 11, 2012 6:42:20 PM

What about the sabertooth Mobo?
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September 11, 2012 6:55:01 PM

funkstylez12345 said:
What about the sabertooth Mobo?


Sabertooth is overrated and expensive. Don't spend a good chunk of your budget on the motherboard, on a gaming rig of any budget you always want to pour your remaining funds into getting the best GPU you can get as that's the most important part. CPU is important but everything else is pretty much an after thought.
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September 11, 2012 7:56:38 PM

This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on for a dual card set up. The interior of that case isn't black but that's an easy 10 - 15 minute fix.


http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=392&sid=249... <----- all you need is a can of this and some masking tape and your good to go.



http://www.directcanada.com <------ Free Shipping on orders over $50

http://www.bestdirect.ca <----- Free Shipping on orders over $80


http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10370AC7501&v... $61.42
Antec Three Hundred Two Mid Tower Gaming Case 302 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0 & Audio

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC5838&v... $78.67
Corsair CX Series CX750 750W ATX 12V 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply Active PFC Fan 140mm Fan

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD5203&v... $134.26
Gigabyte Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 3PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 HDMI CrossFireX/SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/242391/BX80637I53570K... $219.69
Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0554&v... $29.03
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120mm

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232563/F3-12800CL9D-8... $39.23
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950DR7068&v... $15.79
Samsung SH-222BB 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14120DR5445&v... $77.79
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD5497&v... $213.62 MIR $193.62
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 OC 975MHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2XMINIDP PCI-E Video Card

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/222137/GFC-02050/MICR... $97.69
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM

Total: $967.19 *not including tax & mail in rebates


http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950DR6190&v... $96.12
SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 128GB 2.5IN SATA3 6GB/S Solid Stat Disk Flash Drive SSD
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September 11, 2012 9:25:22 PM

whats the difference between ATX and non ATX?
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September 11, 2012 9:30:52 PM

funkstylez12345 said:
whats the difference between ATX and non ATX?


There's four different sizes of motherboards:

Mini-ITX - this is about as basic of a motherboard as it gets, no expansion opportunities other than very limited (1 PCI slot, a couple of SATA ports, etc). It's meant for small form factor PCs

Micro ATX: A bit bigger than Mini-ITX - adds one or two more PCI slots and DIMM slots. Also meant for small form factor PCs.

ATX: This is the standard form factor. Most full and mid tower cases are designed around it.

XL-ATX: Bigger than standard ATX, is meant for large cases and can house multiple GPU setups.
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September 11, 2012 11:23:57 PM

and whats the difference between the motherboards?
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September 11, 2012 11:48:04 PM

funkstylez12345 said:
and whats the difference between the motherboards?

You posted in the format in the OP that you wanted the option to add another card later on. You want a board that runs dual cards @ x8. That Gigabyte board in that build I posted runs dual cards @ x8. Click on the link to that Gigabyte board and read the specs on it.
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September 17, 2012 4:35:06 AM

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