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$1100 - $1300 Gaming pc

Been looking through builds, but cant decide. So I thought I'd come here.

Approximate Purchase Date: A couple of weeks.

Budget Range: $1100 - $1300 without rebates/shipping.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Browsing internet, watching movies.

Are you buying a monitor: No.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes preferably Windows 7.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, Amazon.com

Location: British Columbia, Canada

Parts Preferences: CPU - Intel.

Overclocking: Maybe.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Running games like Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Minecraft on max settings or close to max settings with good FPS. Also a good case that keeps airflow smooth and so I can easily access inside.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/jNRL
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/jNRL/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/jNRL/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($50.09 @ NCIX)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ NCIX)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($96.15 @ NCIX)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ NCIX)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.04 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
    Total: $1025.24
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Should max out anything out nowadays at 50+ fps :)
  2. Best answer
    I would suggest air cooling, as closed loop watercooling is generally overpriced and no better than air.

    Also, that ram is WAY overpriced - http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/part/mushkin-memory-996995

    Get an SSD with the savings.
  3. ill help you out

    CPU and motherboard
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=76818&vpn=BX80637I53570K%26Z77X%2DD3H&manufacture=Bundle%20Deals&promoid=1061

    ram
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=74756&vpn=PVI38G160C9K&manufacture=Patriot&promoid=1061

    dvd drive
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=76514&vpn=GH24NS72&manufacture=LG%20Electronics&promoid=1061

    hard drive.
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=65701&vpn=ST1000DM003&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1061

    price match to this and save 5 bucks
    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX36523

    case
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=58475&vpn=FD%2DCA%2DARC%2DBL&manufacture=Fractal%20Design&promoid=1061

    power supply. i have one myself
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=62224&vpn=P1750BNLG9&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1061

    SSD. its ocz but the hardware is marvel
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=69936&vpn=VTX4%2D25SAT3%2D128G&manufacture=OCZ%20Technology&promoid=1061

    price match to this to save money
    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX38936

    os
    http://www.computervalley.ca/gfc-02050/885370258509/microsoft-windows-7-home-premium-with-service-pack-1-64-bit-license-and-media-1-pc-oem-pc-english?siteID=8BacdVP0GFs-nTzejfNMmSiSTyO7IqnQoA

    price match to save money
    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX32996

    cooler
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0554&vpn=RR-212E-20PK-R2&manfuacture=COOLERMASTER

    price match to this to save money]
    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX36377

    for the video card, pick one. whichever one fits your budget.

    xfx 7870. 189.99 after MIR
    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX39022

    xfx 7970
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=67172&vpn=FX797ATDFC&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1061

    price match to this to save money
    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX38732
  4. Firstly I'll say I dont think santaclaws build is good. The liquid cooler is poor and overpriced, The PSU is overkill in the extreme. The RAM is stupidly priced and it lacks an SSD which should be included with these budgets


    My Reccomendation

    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128546
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148725
    Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125438
    GIGABYTE GV-N670WF2-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227726
    OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    Total $1200 (theres $40 in rebates that lower it to $1160) add windows and a DVD drive would bring you up to budget. You will run all your games maxed out with that.
  5. Best answer selected by Tex1106.
  6. wr6133 said:
    Firstly I'll say I dont think santaclaws build is good. The liquid cooler is poor and overpriced, The PSU is overkill in the extreme. The RAM is stupidly priced and it lacks an SSD which should be included with these budgets


    My Reccomendation

    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128546
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148725
    Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125438
    GIGABYTE GV-N670WF2-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227726
    OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    Total $1200 (theres $40 in rebates that lower it to $1160) add windows and a DVD drive would bring you up to budget. You will run all your games maxed out with that.



    Hi
    Will this psu work and is it enough?
    gs800w corsair

    Fx 8350 no oc
    Gigabyte 990fxa ud3
    G skill 4x2gb ram
    Msi gamming gtx. 770 4gb oc
    1tb hdd wd
    Lite on dvd
    Cooler master hyper 212 plus
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