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November 26, 2012 12:32:22 AM

Hey guys,
I need help building a gaming computer under $800. My main source for buying the parts is tigerdirect.ca because I know someone that can order the parts for me at a discount. It would be my first time building a computer and I am not very computer literate, so I might ask at times to explain certain things. I would be using only one monitor so far at 1920x1080. If you have any questions regarding anything, don be afraid to ask!

Thank you,
Kabama
November 26, 2012 12:41:25 AM

Im sorry. I was in such a rush, I didn read other threads and looked at their format.

Here is mine,

Budget Range: $800, preferrably under.

System Usage from Most to Least Important:gaming, ms word etc., movies, browsing
Are you buying a monitor: no, i have a perfectly good monitor.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes. .


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: tigerdirect.ca ( I can get discounts from a friend there).

Location: Canada

Parts Preferences: Im not very computer literate, so right now. I do not know the best parts for my budget

Overclocking: Possibly, budget permitting.

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Looking to get the best possible deals on tigerdirect.ca, I am open to other sites but I would prefer that one.

Why I Am Upgrading: Previous computer broke and I bought it from best buy. So I am planning to build my own to save alot of money

I would like it to be upgrade-able in the future and might be able to buy more advanced parts in the future.
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November 26, 2012 1:03:42 AM

hello??? is it me your looking for?
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a b 4 Gaming
November 26, 2012 1:47:16 AM

The pricing in TigerDirect isn't very good so I hope you are getting quite a deal there.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($105.90 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($72.19 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.90 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($232.17 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($66.02 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($90.07 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($24.34 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($85.92 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Total: $762.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-25 22:46 EST-0500)

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($105.90 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($72.19 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.98 @ NCIX)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($17.93 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($85.92 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Total: $641.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-25 22:47 EST-0500)

You can save up to $120 if you shop at other stores as well.
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November 26, 2012 2:02:15 AM

Hello,
Thank you for the reply!. I want to ask a few questions.
I have a local outlet store for NCIX. Will it be worth it checking out the prices there? Can i expect it to be cheaper or will online shopping be better? Also, is NCIX better than tiger direct at pricing? My friend said he can also get a discount from NCIX. What I want to try to do is try to get to order all of the parts from one store because my friend himself is not that computer literate also. Since he's doing this out of kindness, I want to try to give him as little trouble as possible. Lastly, what is the capability of this rig?

Thank you,
Kabama
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a b 4 Gaming
November 26, 2012 2:09:15 AM

Gaming and everything else.

Just go online when you are shopping :) . Make sure to go comparison shopping though :) 
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November 26, 2012 7:40:17 PM

Hello,
I recently got parts for my computer from NCIX, thanks to the cyber monday deals.
This is what I got,
CPU and Mobo
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=77514&promoid=1286

Graphic Card
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=69828&vpn=FX787A...

DVD writer
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=76514&vpn=GH24NS...

HDD
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=66010&vpn=ST2000...

Power supply
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=55515&vpn=PPCMK2...

Now, all I need are ram,case, and OS. Do you know, what size of case do I have to get? Also, what type of ram, I know I need a certain kind of ram but I dont know myself :??: 

Thank you,
Kabama
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a b 4 Gaming
November 27, 2012 12:19:53 AM

Pretty nice.

G.Skill Ares or Ripjaws 8gb( 2 x 4gb) 1600mhz
NZXT Source 220
WINDOWS 8
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November 27, 2012 12:25:46 AM

You'll want to look into an aftermarket CPU cooler as well, to take advantage of that 3570k. Should be able to find something like a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO or something for under $30, I think. The one that comes with the CPU isn't all that great- it's usable, sure, but you shouldn't be doing much overclocking with it. Granted, if you're not gonna overclock, you're fine with what you get with the CPU.
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November 27, 2012 12:22:06 PM

Sorry if I sound stupid, but how much does overclocking improe the performance? And should I OC all the time?
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