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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--
- FEEL FREE TO COMMENT ON ANY/ALL
- 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 

CPU-
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: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

GPU--- 1.5gb? --124.99 newegg.ca
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

HDD-- 1.5tb-- 75.99 newegg
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
**also considering a SSD after I get setup.

Case-- 59.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

OS-Windows 7---99.99 don't know where's the cheapest seller, also, worth the wait for windows 8?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

PSU--corsair TX 650W-- 89.99 there is TX & HX- (gold vs. bronze)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Memory- 8 GB-- 37.99 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

=918.93$

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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

http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/jYlg

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?
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October 11, 2012 1:23:54 AM

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

psu. my cousin has one. and i have the xfx xxx which is the same thing but modular
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=55515&vpn=PPCMK2...

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

SSDs
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=1...
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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
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=74756&promoid=1258
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.
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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.
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