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Gaming computer for less $900

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September 12, 2012 12:40:47 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Should be buying sometime this week

Budget Range: Less than 1000 before rebates and shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming computer

Are you buying a monitor: Nope


Do you need to buy OS: Nope

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I've been using newegg.ca

Location: Toronto, Canada

Parts Preferences: No brand preferences

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Need a computer to run upcoming games

Additional Comments: This is the first computer that I'm building, so any help or advice is greatly appreciated. Here are the parts I've picked out, but I'm hoping to cut the cost down somehow. Currently the price comes to a bit above 900 without shipping:

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM

TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996995

ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

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September 12, 2012 12:58:56 AM

wow, you picked some good parts but i can do a bit better... let me help you:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.03 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($344.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Antec 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($63.48 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $945.43

i know i went a little over budget but its definitely worth every penny!
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