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December 17, 2012 4:13:34 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

Budget Range: $1000-1100 CAD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Video Editing, Internet Surfing, School Work

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ncix.com or Canada Computers)

Location: Toronto, Canada

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: In the future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 but I might get a bigger Monitor in a few months and get 1920x1200

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current PC can't handle games in High-Ultra Settings, and I would like to play all the new and upcoming games in Ultra settings such as Blade and Soul, BF3, APB: Reloaded...

I've come up with this build but I'm not sure if it's going to work or some parts are not compatible

http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/sSof

is the 7970 worth it over 7950 or lower GPU for Ultra gaming?

I'm a total noob and this is my first time building so please offer any advices. Thanks a lot! I appreciate your help.

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December 17, 2012 4:15:49 AM

Yggdrsll said:
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

Budget Range: $1000-1100 CAD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Video Editing, Internet Surfing, School Work

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ncix.com or Canada Computers)

Location: Toronto, Canada

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: In the future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 but I might get a bigger Monitor in a few months and get 1920x1200

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current PC can't handle games in High-Ultra Settings, and I would like to play all the new and upcoming games in Ultra settings such as Blade and Soul, BF3, APB: Reloaded...

I've come up with this build but I'm not sure if it's going to work or some parts are not compatible

http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/sSof

is the 7970 worth it over 7950 or lower GPU for Ultra gaming?

I'm a total noob and this is my first time building so please offer any advices. Thanks a lot! I appreciate your help.


What's the price difference? I think it can be.
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December 17, 2012 10:43:06 AM

Bump.

Can anyone please review the build? And offer any kind of suggestions?
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a b 4 Gaming
December 17, 2012 12:19:29 PM

this 7970 is overclocked and 750W psu for future crossfire :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($220.90 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.67 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($116.17 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.98 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $1102.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 09:19 EST-0500)
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December 17, 2012 7:17:20 PM

Okay I made minor modifications

http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/sX37

- I switch to Windows 8, this Windows 8 is not an upgrade right? Like it will work if I just install it after completing the PC

- And is the OC 7970 worth $30 more? For a non-oc 7970?

- I'm also sticking with the Cougar Volant case 'cause I think it looks sexier and $1 difference. Unless you tell me that the Zalman Z9 ATX is a better case.

-Also I don't find any difference with the mobo you suggested? Other than it supports SLi but I'm not going to SLi so I don't see the point for paying $20+ more?

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December 17, 2012 7:38:32 PM

the MSI boards always suffer from issues , and it doesn't the performance you predict by overclocking. however asus and gigabyte are always in the lead.
the gigabyte 7970 which i recommend is at the same price as the one you had put in your build , the case it's always up to u :)  , windows 8 doesn't have any upgrade unless you have a touch screen. hope to help.
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December 17, 2012 8:00:49 PM

Ahh right thanks but everything is compatible right? And I can install Windows 8 without needing Windows 7 installed right?
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a b 4 Gaming
December 17, 2012 8:25:47 PM

yes everything is compatible and you are ready to game ;) 
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December 19, 2012 1:11:53 AM

Best answer selected by Yggdrsll.
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