First $700 Budget Gaming Build

Hey, guys. I'm looking to build my first gaming rig on Boxing day in Canada. I need help with the parts and stuff.
I would like a quad core cpu, 8gb ram, 1tb HDD, A good graphics card compatible with the build all for under $ 700.
The case, dvd drive, decent motherboard and psu could be w/e compatible with the build.
Please not that I want it around $700 and companies from Canada. (Preferably from NCIX) Thank you!
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.00 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX)
    Total: $699.94
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-24 17:19 EST-0500)
  2. mrdowntownkiller said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.00 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX)
    Total: $699.94
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-24 17:19 EST-0500)


    Should I get a HD 7870 instead?
  3. if you are planning to play bf3 and planetside 2 get the gtx , if not get the 7870
  4. I'd go for the 7870 but I would *NOT* purchase a Zalman Z9 - there's far better cases out there.

    I'd get this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.84 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($251.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $712.70
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-24 18:58 EST-0500)
  5. mrdowntownkiller said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.00 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX)
    Total: $699.94
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-24 17:19 EST-0500)


    OP is in Canada, that build isn't going to work. Besides, if you were going to this would be like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($60.99 @ Computer Valley)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.82 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $835.75
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-24 18:59 EST-0500)
  6. g-unit1111 said:
    OP is in Canada, that build isn't going to work. Besides, if you were going to this would be like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($60.99 @ Computer Valley)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.82 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $835.75
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-24 18:59 EST-0500)


    That is a bit over my budget. Would I be able to get i5 3570k in it?
  7. Do you already have a copy of Windows7?
  8. beware123 said:
    Do you already have a copy of Windows7?

    Yes, I do. I have the monitor and mouse/keyboard also.
  9. Could you guys recheck NCIX and help me with the build? The Boxing day sale is starting.
  10. ichikara said:
    That is a bit over my budget. Would I be able to get i5 3570k in it?


    No. On a sub $700 build I'd recommend going with an AMD FX-6300. It provides better performance than the i3-3225 and unlike the i3 is very overclock friendly.
  11. g-unit1111 said:
    No. On a sub $700 build I'd recommend going with an AMD FX-6300. It provides better performance than the i3-3225 and unlike the i3 is very overclock friendly.

    The i5 Is only $199.99.
  12. g-unit1111 said:
    OP is in Canada, that build isn't going to work. Besides, if you were going to this would be like this:

    ??????
  13. I bought my computer with a i5 3570k, 16 gb ram, HD7870 under $700. Thanks for the help anyways. Even though it did not help at all. :)
  14. lol
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