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850$ CAD Build--looking for advice

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October 7, 2012 6:47:36 PM

Looking to build my first computer--
- Budget 850-900$ ***Canadian $$*** (w/ tax + shipping), would like to future proof myself 3-4 years.
- No plans to OC, but would like the option
- Would like to play games such as minecraft/starcraft 2/ right up to crysis 2
- Some photo usage, but no heavy editing.

Current computer---2007 macbook 2.16ghz w/ 64mb graphics :(  -- I would need an upgrade :D 

3570k IvyBridge --- 229.99 Amazon

CPU cooling- Any ideaS? (Air only)

Motherboard-- ??~200.00
Hear good things from Asrock but not well informed, i think i want a z77 though not sure if necessary
here's one:

GPU--- 1.5gb? --124.99

HDD-- 1.5tb-- 75.99 newegg
**also considering a SSD after I get setup.

Case-- 59.99

OS-Windows 7---99.99 don't know where's the cheapest seller, also, worth the wait for windows 8?

PSU--corsair TX 650W-- 89.99 there is TX & HX- (gold vs. bronze)

Memory- 8 GB-- 37.99 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)


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October 7, 2012 7:09:32 PM
October 8, 2012 7:43:07 PM

Thanks! this info is great! I might just go with this and a wireless card! Should be close to budget by the time its all shipped.. hopefully

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October 11, 2012 1:11:19 AM

Here is where i'm at at the moment, would love to bring the price down to 850, yet i'm also thinking of waiting a week or two before buying (I will ask again 4-5 days before buying to find any sales such as TheBigTroll provided), but my TheBigTroll's reply deals are only valid until today.
**** Questions:
What do I do for PSU?
Is the processor overkill?
Is there a better CPU cooler? or do they all work the same?
I'm thinking of throwing in a SSD- Any ideas in my price range?
October 11, 2012 1:23:54 AM

ram is still cheap

psu. my cousin has one. and i have the xfx xxx which is the same thing but modular

the chip is not overkill

the cpu cooler is still on sale at ncix for 29.99 and you can do the price match/beat trick at memoryexpress

case is still good. id get a 302 over 912 any day

October 18, 2012 1:08:59 PM

Ok, so lots of changes are happening at the moment with my build :) 

at the moment, i'm looking at not overclocking my PC, and therefore changed have happened all around

What has stayed the same is the RAM- and i would like to buy it now to get started with some parts
here's the ram that thebigtroll suggested, on sale and all, so with taxes and 8$ shipping, it comes out to 45$
How do you get around the inevitable shipping woes in canada? 8$ shipping on a 0.2 lb part seems quite ridiculous to me.
October 18, 2012 1:29:41 PM

That PSU isn't the best and probably won't handle CF. As such you could get a cheaper mobo, or more expensive PSU. I say cheaper mobo and 7950.