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Specific Gaming Setup (around $800-$1000 budget)

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September 15, 2012 9:02:27 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: late this month or next month

Budget Range: 800 - 1000 after tax or shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies and gaming , and gaming.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, if it can still fit in the budget

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: or what ever you guys suggest

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Toronto CA
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: i heard Intel would be better for gaming so Intel, but i'm open for any suggestions

Overclocking: Yes, but honestly i'm kind of new to this thing so i really don't know how that works, all i know is that it boosts up your proccesor

Additional Comments: I would like to have a nice case that looks awesome and wont be that expensive, for the mouse and keyboardd i can pretty much handle it (i might get razer but i'm still open for suggestions, I would also like a quiet PC where cooling is not a problem i hate it when your computer starts to get hot and noisy. And the games that i will be playing are mostly mmorpg , any kind, i want to play any game i want to without even worrying of lags and etc.

Parts: I tried to do a canvass and for the most part i ended up with these parts, but i'm not really sure if these are reliable for gaming that's why i'm asking for help :) 

More about : specific gaming setup 800 1000 budget

a b 4 Gaming
September 15, 2012 9:56:09 AM

System with monitor. Highlights are 120 GB SSD, 1.5 TB HDD, Core i5, HD7950 and a 1080p monitor.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Asus P8B75-M LE Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($68.91 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.88 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.79 @ DirectCanada)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($141.20 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $963.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-15 05:55 EDT-0400)
a b 4 Gaming
September 15, 2012 1:33:56 PM

nice build FinneousPJ except the PSU, you need to bump it up to the CX500. the CX 430 would be running at near max on the 12v rail.

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a b 4 Gaming
September 15, 2012 1:55:33 PM

It'll work anyway.
September 15, 2012 2:01:46 PM

This has great overclocking potential. You might need to buy extra fans for the case.

PCPartPicker part list:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.98 @ NCIX US)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.69 @ Amazon)

Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($204.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.25 @ NCIX US)

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($123.98 @ NCIX US)

Total: $892.84