New Gaming Build

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.
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  1. 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.
  2. To Burrito Bob. He is in Canada.
  3. D; didnt check shipping will be diff thanks for catching that
  4. 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.
  5. Why are you recommending a locked CPU with a Z77 board? That should be a B75 of H77 board. Get a 7970 too.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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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