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

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: canadacomputers.com 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 :)
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  1. 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)
  2. 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.
  3. It'll work anyway.
  4. This has great overclocking potential. You might need to buy extra fans for the case.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hvEn

    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
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