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January 29, 2013 9:16:52 PM

OK so I am planning on doing my first PC build. Im somewhat new to desktops and PC's. I've passed the early 'Alienware is the best' and 'The only good PC is a $5000 PC' stages so I think I am ready haha. I really want to be able to play modern games at a good framerate and good graphics settings. I also want to be able to record, edit, and render videos. I hear that for this you need a little extra RAM for that so I think somewhere in the 8-12GB range is what I want. Here are the basic details.

Approximate Purchase Date: August, 2013

Budget Range: $1000-1500. I am willing to go up to $2000 if there is a good preomance boost.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Gameplay Recording, Video Editing/Rendering, Internet, Movies, Music, etc...

Are you buying a monitor: I think I have one picked out but any suggestions would be appreciated.

Parts to Upgrade: Everything

Do you need to buy OS: No. I have Windows 7-64bit

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca, Tigerdirect.ca, DirectCanada.ca, NCIX.ca, Amazon.ca. Pretty much any where that a Canadian can order from
Location: Ontario, Canada
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, NVIDIA Graphics

Overclocking: Yes (In the future).
SLI ar Crossfire: Yes (in the future).


I will post my potential build once I check prices and preformance and get some feedback from you guys.

More about : build 1000 1500

January 29, 2013 9:32:54 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Alwj
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Alwj/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Alwj/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($216.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.73 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($100.99 @ Computer Valley)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($90.99 @ Computer Valley)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($81.26 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: Samsung S27A850D 27.0" Monitor ($649.99 @ Canada Computers)
Keyboard: Thermaltake eSPORTS Meka Wired Gaming Keyboard ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M60 Wired Laser Mouse ($39.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $1953.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 18:32 EST-0500)

all u need for ur video+gaming. comes with 27 inch 1440p monitor :) 

January 29, 2013 9:33:05 PM

@ op, at that time, in August, there will be the haswell cpus(somewhere around June), there's also a good possibility that newer generation gfx cards from both sides might arrive by then.
It's pointless to recommend anything now, and the prices will vary a lot.
Come back then at that time, and open a thread then.
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January 29, 2013 9:36:00 PM

+1 to djs recommandation

January 29, 2013 10:03:39 PM

djangoringo said:
@ op, at that time, in August, there will be the haswell cpus(somewhere around June), there's also a good possibility that newer generation gfx cards from both sides might arrive by then.
It's pointless to recommend anything now, and the prices will vary a lot.
Come back then at that time, and open a thread then.



Ok thanks for the update. Also I meant to say that would be the latest. So from now till August. I think I accidently deleted that. But if I dont get the PC until August I'll take a look at these new items and make a new thread. Thanks anyways.
January 29, 2013 10:06:03 PM

iceclock said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Alwj
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Alwj/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Alwj/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($216.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.73 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($100.99 @ Computer Valley)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($90.99 @ Computer Valley)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($81.26 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: Samsung S27A850D 27.0" Monitor ($649.99 @ Canada Computers)
Keyboard: Thermaltake eSPORTS Meka Wired Gaming Keyboard ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M60 Wired Laser Mouse ($39.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $1953.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 18:32 EST-0500)

all u need for ur video+gaming. comes with 27 inch 1440p monitor :) 



Looks good!
January 29, 2013 10:27:34 PM

thanks man :)  all u need for video and games and we u throw at it

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