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November 12, 2012 2:49:25 AM

My current PC, which was prebuilt (parents bought it for me) is starting to die on me, so I decided to build a new PC, and i though it would be a good idea to get some parts recommendations from the community. What I was looking at was:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ngid


Approximate Purchase Date: Anytime between tomorrow and December 25th

Budget Range: Between $1500 to $1800 Canadian

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, a little video editing and some slight programming in C++

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, something around 23 to 24 inches with a resolution of 1920x1080

Parts to Upgrade: None

Do you need to buy OS: Yeah, Windows 7 Home Premium, none of that Windows 8 *** :p 


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca, ncix.ca, canadacomputers.ca, basically anywhere with a location around Toronto

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Parts Preferences:

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, though not until I need the extra performence

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, though i need one

Other Stuff I Need: A mechanical keyboard would be great, been looking at the CM Storm Quickfire Pro (Cherry Browns) and the Logitech g710+ (Cherry Browns) As you could probably guess, I'm looking for something with Cherry MX Browns.

Additional Comments: A full tower case is cool, though a mid tower is ok, side window is optional and USB 3.0 is great. It's gonna need dust filters to because I'm going to be putting it under or beside my desk. Also, should I get an 7950, 7970 or 670?

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current PC is now extremely slow and now that I got some cash, I thought, hey, what the heck, might as well build a new PC.

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November 12, 2012 3:14:38 AM

looks good to me, but i would get a gtx 670 or a 7970, i love my 670 that i have. and i would save a little and get a cooler master hyper 212 evo. or one of the noctua nh-d14 fans if you dont mind spending the extra
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November 12, 2012 3:27:34 AM

Looks good, but I hope you earned all that money for yourself. I would recommend a gigabyte or evga ftw 670 for that much money.
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November 12, 2012 3:35:44 AM

Here's a little revision.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($68.99 @ Computer Valley)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Memory Express)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case ($149.98 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($114.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Canada Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Pro Wired Standard Keyboard ($86.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $1743.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-12 00:31 EST-0500)

This list has Canadian prices, so it's slightly more expensive than the US price you put.

The motherboard you chose is a bit too pricy for its features, so I changed that.

RAM was okay, but I'd like to go safer on more reliable RAM lines(not saying Patriot is a bad brand).

The Vertex 4 is faster than the 830, and they cost pretty much the same in CA stores.

The 7970 GHz Vapor-X is the best single GPU in the market IMO. Great performance that outperforms the 670 and 680, very quiet, and has a great custom cooler. Alternately, if you'd like to go down to a 7950, get this instead.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I didn't touch the case as they are mostly preference and I leave the choice to the end user.
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November 12, 2012 9:08:24 PM

CheesyHotDogPuff said:
Looks good, but I hope you earned all that money for yourself. I would recommend a gigabyte or evga ftw 670 for that much money.

Yeah, I earned a bit of money working as a janitor at a "community" center in Toronto. Also, I was looking at the EVGA FTW, but I personally I prefer dual fan coolers such as the Sapphire cards, Twin Frozr, Windforce, DirectCUII, etc.
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November 12, 2012 9:14:16 PM

computernoob29 said:
looks good to me, but i would get a gtx 670 or a 7970, i love my 670 that i have. and i would save a little and get a cooler master hyper 212 evo. or one of the noctua nh-d14 fans if you dont mind spending the extra

I was looking at the hyper 212 evo, but I'm planning to overclock my CPU, so I though something like the Frio would be better. Also, now that you mention it, I would much rather get the Noctua cooler.
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November 12, 2012 9:41:13 PM

Best answer selected by Gamer_Pollution.
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