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November 12, 2012 8:09:04 AM

Hey guys!

This is my first time building a pc and I was wondering if someone could help me make one!

Approximate Purchase Date: 2012

Budget: 1,500

System Usage: Mostly used for gaming

Buying a monitor? yes

Bying an OS? Yes

Preferred site to buy from: newegg, tigerdirect

Location: Canada

Overclocking: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Any

Additional Comments: I want a pure gaming pc with good graphics and performance.

Thanks in advance for all the help!

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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
November 12, 2012 8:37:51 AM

Check out this article
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/build-a-pc-overclock-benc...
Total cost is 1000$ ,add your monitor cost to that and OS cost and you're closer to your stated 1500 budget.
Might change ssd to one with bigger capacity, that way you can put on it your OS and games and they will run faster than on hdd.
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
November 12, 2012 8:39:42 AM


Here you go.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.05 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($171.53 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.02 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($345.87 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.79 @ DirectCanada)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($177.54 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($42.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $1457.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-12 06:14 EST-0500)
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
November 12, 2012 8:56:16 AM

Here a different suggestion with keyboard, mouse,monitor the works!



CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.05 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Memory Express)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.02 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.79 @ DirectCanada)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($139.79 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($42.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $1477.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-12 06:05 EST-0500)
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Anonymous
November 12, 2012 9:03:30 AM

better motherboard, with anything over $130 you are just wasting money
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

power supply 80+ gold
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

graphics card, extremely silent card yet run very cool
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

case, fractal cases are very high quality for the price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ssd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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