New build $1500 budget

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this december when all the sales are coming or boxing day
Budget Range: 1500 after shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, heavy downloading, hd videos/movies/shows
Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: everything except graphics card and moniter
Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca ncix.ca amazon.ca

Location: woodbridge ontario canada and building it in my room

Parts Preferences:intel and nvidia

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: looking for a future proof computer games vary depending on what comes out want to run on max settings

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: i tend to realize sometimes when im browsing my browser tends to freeze and my processor is an i5 9something and is at 2.67ghz so its getting outdated and my cooling sucks on this comp so i cant oc also the mobo sucks too
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  1. Are you editing HD movies, or just downloading and watching them?

    Editing HD can be a highly-threaded task.
  2. Here you go:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($203.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($407.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1568.36
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-11 22:09 EDT-0400)
  3. FWIW CompUSA has the 2500k on sale for $160. (In-store only)
  4. Z1NONLY said:
    FWIW CompUSA has the 2500k on sale for $160. (In-store only)


    Yeah but why would you get a 2500K anymore? The 3570K has pretty much replaced it.
  5. 5% less performance and 30% less money.
  6. Z1NONLY said:
    5% less performance and 30% less money.


    If you're spending $1500 on a system anyways that's not really going to matter.
  7. Z1NONLY said:
    FWIW CompUSA has the 2500k on sale for $160. (In-store only)
    That's a good deal worth considering ;)
  8. g-unit1111 said:
    If you're spending $1500 on a system anyways that's not really going to matter.
    That's true but i disagree money always matters :lol: :lol:
  9. Add a case to this build and then take a look at the video cards down at the bottom of this post and good luck on deciding. This build as it stands will allow you to run a dual video card set up due to the psu and motherboard.


    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=11180AC5838&vpn=CP-9020015-NA&manufacture=CORSAIR $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&vpn=GA-Z77X-D3H&manufacture=GIGABYTE $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/Intel/ $219.69
    Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0554&vpn=RR-212E-20PK-R2&manufacture=COOLERMASTER $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-8GBXL/G.SKILL/ $39.23
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213&vpn=DRW-24B1ST%20Bulk&manufacture=ASUS $19.24
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14120DR5445&vpn=ST1000DM003&manufacture=SEAGATE $77.79
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950DR6190&vpn=SDSSDP-128G-G25&manufacture=Others $96.12
    SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 128GB 2.5IN SATA3 6GB/S Solid Stat Disk Flash Drive SSD

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

    Total: $791.72 *not including tax & mail in rebates


    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD8406&vpn=GV-R787OC-2GD&manufacture=GIGABYTE $254.31 MIR $234.31
    Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 OC 1100MHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2XMINIDP PCI-E Video Card

    or...

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD8287&vpn=GV-N66TOC-2GD&manufacture=GIGABYTE $299.79
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti OC 1032MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card

    or...

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD4746&vpn=R7950%20Twin%20Frozr%203GD5/OC&manufacture=MSI $310.80 MIR $295.80
    MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr III 880MHZ 3GB 1250MHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2XMINI DP DX11 PCI Video Card

    or...

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD4893&vpn=GV-N670OC-2GD&manufacture=GIGABYTE $384.23
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 OC 980MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card
  10. going to be editing as well so im going to need an i7 and i heard the overclocking for ivy bridge isnt that great so should i wait??? and could you guys use pcpartpicker :P thanks
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