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October 6, 2012 11:16:50 PM

Hey guys, I'm looking to buy a new gaming PC and would like your advice on my choices. I'm a Canadian, so my store choices are a little more limited, and the parts need to be from the same website, and also built on site. (I have a disorder that makes building it myself difficult.)

Approximate Purchase Date: Next few days, no hurry though.

Budget Range: $1000-$1400 (can go up a bit if necessary)

System Usage: Gaming, web, light work (eg. MS office)

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: all

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website for Parts: ncix.ca

Location: Quesnel, B.C., Canada

Parts Preferences: What ever is best, but I'm used to Intel and AMD

Overclocking: Maybe light OC

SLI or Crossfire: Not necessary but welcome

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Preferably not too loud, appearance not very important

Why Are You Upgrading: Old PC is toast

Here's the parts I've found:

CPU: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=57962&promoid=1061

CPU fan: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=53611&promoid=1061

HD: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=65701&promoid=1061

SDD: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=71915&promoid=1061

GPU: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=69557&promoid=1061

Motherboard: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=69230&promoid=1061

RAM: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=62704&promoid=1061

disc drive: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=76258&promoid=1061

PSU: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=33041

case: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=60585&promoid=1061

fans x2: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=54352&promoid=1382

sound card: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=56330

accessories: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=64133&promoid=1061
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=53881&promoid=1061

software: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=45271&promoid=1061
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=53920&promoid=1061

service: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=7842

Does everything work together? Any suggestions? Thank you very much.

Total Cost before rebates: $1371.93

After rebates: @$1247.48 CDN

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a b 4 Gaming
October 6, 2012 11:54:58 PM
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October 7, 2012 12:29:36 AM

Thanks for the tips. :) 

Is that cooler really necessary if I don't plan on OC'ing?

And can you tell me the reasoning behind your changes? (Just so I know) :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 12:38:35 AM

if you are not going to OC (which is a free way to get more performance), a k chip and a z77 motherboard is completely not necessary

there are many oc guides out there to help you out. its so easy nowadays it takes like 5mins to get 4ghz stably.

the component upgrades are just slightly better options in terms of performance and reliability and price.
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October 7, 2012 12:50:56 AM

Looks awesome, thanks so much!
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October 7, 2012 1:02:23 AM

It won't let me price match the mobo/cpu combo, though. Your suggestion(s)?
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a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 1:05:51 AM

ok then. just get it from memoryexpress. its 4.99 for shipping which is still cheaper than getting it from ncix
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October 7, 2012 2:02:51 AM

If I was to stick with the powercolor 7870, would you keep the rest of the rig the same?
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October 7, 2012 2:08:51 AM

Alright, think I'm set. Just trying to decide which GPU. Thanks for all the help.
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October 7, 2012 2:08:58 AM

Best answer selected by HeavenInBlack.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 2:13:38 AM

no problem. also, if you would like, you can give me some ncix points :D 
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