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Would this be a good deal? Need some help.

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January 10, 2013 3:28:21 AM

http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-computers-High...

I'm not entirely sure if it is or not. Seems like it. Lots of those are parts that i'd seek to acquire if I should build a pc or not.

A bit more in-depth:

The GPU is a Sapphire Radeon 6950 2GB
The motherboard is an Asus P8P67 LE
The power supply is a Zalman 1000W
The SSD is made by Crucial

What type of performance can I expect with that gpu?
Is the PSU reputable?

He has all receipts and all parts are still under warranty.

I know the GPU would need upgrading, but what about everything else? Is it a silly move to buy a used? The peripherals are enticing for sure.

Also, he says the monitor is made my Mag.... Does anyone have any prior experience with this brand? Has anyone ever heard of it?

I'm sure I could get this set up for around 900$ or less, depending how much he wants to bend.

Thanks a lot guys, I'm just a little lost is all.

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 10, 2013 3:35:00 AM

No. Get this instead. It is better in every regard. Better monitor, CPU, GPU, PSU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1080.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 00:34 EST-0500)
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January 10, 2013 3:41:50 AM

Do they ship to Canada?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 10, 2013 3:43:18 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.90 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.53 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($96.02 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ Computer Valley)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $1065.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 00:43 EST-0500)

switched to Canadian suppliers.
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January 10, 2013 3:45:50 AM

Thanks a lot!

What kind of performance would I see from this?

I plan on doing skyrim for sure
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 10, 2013 3:46:39 AM

Max setting in all modern games.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 10, 2013 3:54:58 AM

That build doesn't have the monitor, i just tweaked the tiny voices build, all credit goes to him.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.90 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($95.99 @ Computer Valley)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.99 @ Computer Valley)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ Computer Valley)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: BenQ GW2250 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ NCIX)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $1151.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 10, 2013 3:56:46 AM

Ahh thanks, didn't even notice that. Good catch man.
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January 10, 2013 4:03:04 AM

Ill also need an antenna as well, any recommended brands?
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January 10, 2013 4:04:57 AM

And how do those benchmarks correlate to games?

I should be able to max skyrim?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 10, 2013 4:05:13 AM

Do you mean a wireless network adapter?

And yes, you can max skyrim.
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January 10, 2013 4:13:35 AM

Yes!

I don't have access to an Ethernet cable
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January 10, 2013 4:44:50 AM

I'd have to upgrade the gpu for sure
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 10, 2013 12:56:38 PM

This isn't a bad deal. I personally wouldn't ever buy a used system. Give me a budget and I will build you a system.
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January 10, 2013 9:55:38 PM

Id like to be somewhere around 1,000 all in. Including a keyboard and mouse. I have an older moniter (LG flatron) its old but its working. I can use that for now.

Is there a particular brand you prefer?
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January 10, 2013 9:56:13 PM

I also got that first ad down to 850$ btw.
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January 10, 2013 10:07:19 PM

scratch that, just need a keyboard
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January 10, 2013 11:37:08 PM

So I did some digging AND im choosing to stick with my monitor for now. I have a gaming mouse thats old but comfortable that will suffice for now. I just need a keyboard, which I may just get a microsoft one, I seem to favor those. I dont need all those bells and whistles tbh.

Now. This is what I came up with.

http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/parts/partlist/

Thoughts? How do I go about ordering this? Go to each site separately?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 10, 2013 11:39:30 PM

Looks all set to me.

You go to each site and order the parts individually.
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January 10, 2013 11:41:07 PM

Uhmm, I think ill opt for a used monitor sometime down the road.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 10, 2013 11:46:03 PM

What is the resolution of your current monitor? for around $100 you can have a new LED 1080p monitor.
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January 10, 2013 11:47:29 PM

Its probably 1680x1200.

its an older one for sure.
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January 10, 2013 11:50:20 PM

also, what about a sound card? Do I need one of those?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 10, 2013 11:51:29 PM

You do not need a sound card.
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January 11, 2013 12:20:23 AM

why is newegg separating my orders?

costing me almost 40 in shipping....
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 11, 2013 12:23:05 AM

Make sure you are ordering from Newegg Canada? I'm not sure. Just all all the stuff to your cart and try again.
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January 11, 2013 2:24:41 AM

Also, do I need some paste or something?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 11, 2013 5:09:05 AM

No the stock cooler comes with thermal paste already applied.
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