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November 27, 2012 12:52:17 AM

Hello,

I am in the market for a gaming pc. Various games will be played on it. (First time poster :) )

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week or the week after that

Budget Range: 1300-1500 (CAD, After shipping)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NCIX.com (because they can build it for me)

Location:Quebec, Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Maybe (Don`t know how, and afraid i might damage my computer)

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

Additional Comments: None

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have never owned a gaming desktop, and have always wanted one.

More about : gaming build

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November 27, 2012 1:14:29 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($207.35 @ Compuvest)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($306.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($306.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($148.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1487.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

A couple things to note, you can build your own pc quite easily there are many tutorials if you are dead set on not building one, then it will be a bit more expensive and you will suffer in performance because of budget.

This should be able to run just about any game @ max today and in the future at 1920x1080 resolution so no worries there.

Good luck with your build and i hope this helps if you need to know anything else or need help feel free to contact me either through this post or through a private msg.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 27, 2012 1:16:34 AM

To Burrito Bob. He is in Canada.
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November 27, 2012 1:19:46 AM

D; didnt check shipping will be diff thanks for catching that
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November 27, 2012 1:23:21 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($269.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($85.92 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Total: $1046.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-26 22:22 EST-0500)

Hi, this would be best. A single 7950 can max out most games in a single monitor.

If you noticed, I didn't put a DVD drive because PCPARTPICKER has problems with them in stock. So you should just add a cheap less than $25 drive there.

750w for future CF which you really don't need right now.
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November 27, 2012 1:31:26 AM

Why are you recommending a locked CPU with a Z77 board? That should be a B75 of H77 board. Get a 7970 too.
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November 27, 2012 1:40:15 AM

It's the cheapest in NCIX that supports Dual 8x CF/SLI.

If there are B75 or H77 that supports CF/SLI at dual 8x and is cheaper then I would have linked it.
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November 27, 2012 2:07:10 AM

Thank you for your replies. That 1000$ build looks really good.

I'm new to this so please bear with me, but are these all the parts I need? If I purchase this all from NCIX and have them build it, I won't be needing anything else right? (Except for the DVD drive).

Also, what does a locked CPU mean?
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November 27, 2012 2:12:18 AM

you won't be able to Overclock the CPU which I don't you will.

If you do want to or plan to OC in the future. Get the i5-3570k.

Yes. it is very good. you just need the DVD drive.
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November 27, 2012 3:47:36 AM

cutebeans said:
It's the cheapest in NCIX that supports Dual 8x CF/SLI.

If there are B75 or H77 that supports CF/SLI at dual 8x and is cheaper then I would have linked it.


Why do you even need Crossfire or SLI along with all the issues? Just buy the best single GPU you can afford. If the OP gets a 7970 and drops to something like Asrock's B75 Pro 3, that is all he/she needs.
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November 27, 2012 3:57:37 AM

NV88 said:
Why do you even need Crossfire or SLI along with all the issues? Just buy the best single GPU you can afford. If the OP gets a 7970 and drops to something like Asrock's B75 Pro 3, that is all he/she needs.


Because he wants to? What issues are you talking about? I may not be a firm advocate of CF or SLI but as of now they are pretty good with little issues.

If you read his post then you would understand.
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November 27, 2012 1:13:07 PM

Thank you Cutebeans again for your answers.

Can you explain why you are not a firm advocate of SLI/CF? Also, if I took out SLI/CF, would you end up recommending a whole set of different parts? Which one (SLI/CF or none) would you rather recommend?\

Thank you in advance! Im taking my time in building the PC cause I want to be sure :) 

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