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October 6, 2012 3:23:29 PM

Hi !

I'm looking for a complete build here's the profile of what i'm looking for :

Purchase Date: as soon possible! Bu I can wait if new processor or big sale is coming soon

Budget : 1000$ including everything

System Usage : Gaming, light photo editing, web surfing, microsoft word and powerpoint

Monitor: Yes (24 inch is my choice)

OS: Yes (should I wait for windows 8 ?)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Ncix.ca for price matching

Location: Montreal, Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel I5 (just don't know which one to get )for the processor and xfx for the psu

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: I want to get 24 inch 1980 x 1080

I want something simple, not flashy. I intend to play a lot to civ 5, diablo3 and maybe BF3. I also plan to build it myself so if some brand are more easy to install it's a good thing !

Thanks a lot !
October 6, 2012 4:01:21 PM

CPU and motherboard
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=76139&vpn=Z77A-G...

ram
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=74756&vpn=PVI38G...

monitor
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=69377&promoid=1382

hard drive
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=65701&vpn=ST1000...

case
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=67322&promoid=1382

windows 7
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=45271&promoid=1061

video card
http://pc.ncix.com/products/productdetail2.cfm?sku=6982...

should be at 907.92 without tax and shipping.

also, you could order from memoryexpress. they offer 25% price beat for pretty much everything. just go and add the product into their shopping cart, enter the price offered by ncix, and it would automatically beat the price.
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October 6, 2012 4:02:16 PM

oh and when you are done with ncix, can you send me the ncix rewards points?
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October 6, 2012 4:18:32 PM

Idialy this is what you want to buy.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($177.36 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.79 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Canada Computers)
Monitor: Asus PA248Q 24.1" Monitor ($304.32 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $1045.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

But it's quite a bit over your budget if you dont count the rebates so in order to keep it under 1000$ you'll have to make a compromise.
You'll have to switch to a smaller, lower resolution monitor.But don't worry the difference won't be too big.It's only around 10%.And the 23 inch monitor i found is almost as good as the 24 inch one!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($177.36 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.79 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Canada Computers)
Monitor: LG IPS231P-BN 23.0" Monitor ($199.99 @ NCIX)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $941.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 6, 2012 4:18:38 PM

Thanks TBT for that build, As for the point i'll see that later.

Also is it possible to add a ssd to that built ? It seems that there's something we can't live without these days !

There's no psu in that built !

I didn't know that for Memory Express, it's something that deserve a look !
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October 6, 2012 4:22:17 PM

Thanks Kamen !

It's kinf of confusing what I5 to get. I know that the ones that end by K are for overclockin which I don't want to do. In the Ivy bridge there's also the 3330, 3350, 3450, 3470, the 3550 and the 3570 !
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October 6, 2012 4:26:45 PM

Also I can cut corners (monitor, GPU) to get an SSD in my built. Also a 1tb hdd is enough, in fact maybe 500gb is enough ! Maybe that a radeon 6870 could be enough for now ? Or anything aroung 140$ that allows me to play comfortably for now ?

Let say that 1100 or less (including everything) is good !
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October 6, 2012 6:20:39 PM

Why do I need integrated graphics if i've got a video card ?
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October 6, 2012 6:43:03 PM

because if the video card is faulty, it would be easier to detect. and that the intergrated graphics is much better at video transcoding than the video card. it could come in handy once in a while
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