Need best gaming rig 900$

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: (e.g.: 800-900) After Rebates; After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,gaming gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Location: City, State/Region, Country -Canada

Overclocking: Maybe

Additional Comments:I already Got win 7 ultimate x64 , HHD 1 tb and my case ( coolermaster hyper 912)

Thanks.
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  1. My suggestion :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($216.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($118.01 @ DirectCanada)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($341.89 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($78.65 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $831.32
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  2. Hi. Here's a build to consider. Feel free to make changes as you like such as a different motherboard, graphics card upgrade, PSU with modular cabling, etc.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($216.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($293.08 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($61.11 @ DirectCanada)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $797.94
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 19:38 EST-0500)

    Edit: djangoringo's build is even better for gaming.
  3. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AK1b

    I got this ... will be good ?
  4. Some slight modifications to your build
    I prefer gigabyte motherboards due to better VRM's and their gpu's for their better coolers
    A semi-modular PSU is pretty much the same as a modular one since you gonna use up all the fixed ones anyways

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.95 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($137.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $868.73
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 20:05 EST-0500)
  5. greepnat01 said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AK1b

    I got this ... will be good ?

    That build looks good but it's not going to be as good for gaming as the two builds above. And a 550W PSU will be sufficient.
  6. If you want a ssd, get the a-data it's cheaper, the asus board is cheaper and as good, also there's cheaper ram, the xfx 550W will do, i put in there the 650, but the 550W is adequate, get the 7950, that 7870 is way to expensive, keep in mind since you're in canada, check the parts in pcpartpicker canada and not from the usa :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($216.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($118.01 @ DirectCanada)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($95.99 @ Computer Valley)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($300.46 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($61.11 @ DirectCanada)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($17.06 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $890.60
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  7. johnsonjohnson said:
    That build looks good but it's not going to be as good for gaming as the two builds above. And a 550W PSU will be sufficient.



    can you explain why my build will not be as good as the orther ? thx :P
  8. You downgraded the card, either a 7950 or a 670 is better than a 7870 for gaming.
  9. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.95 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($120.98 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $873.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 20:13 EST-0500)
  10. with a 7950 I will run all the game for decent time ? :P does I really need the coolermaster if im not planning to overclock ?
  11. The HD 7950 and GTX 670 are better than the HD 7870. So if gaming is most important for you, then naturally you should spend more money on it.
  12. If you're not planning to overclock, you don't need the cooler, and you can save a bit by going with the i5-3470+h77 motherboard, the i5-3470 has the same performance as the i5-3570k at stock.
  13. djangoringo said:
    If you're not planning to overclock, you don't need the cooler, and you can save a bit by going with the i5-3470+h77 motherboard, the i5-3470 has the same performance as the i5-3570k at stock.

    I second that.
  14. I will go with a 7950 and a 3570K if I want to overclock in futur :P
  15. so final question ... the best rig in all of this ? ahaha I need to choice
  16. This puts you under the budget, with ssd, a good motherboard, and the 7950, ram, etc :
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/AKNk

    Base Total: $895.20

    Here's a review of the board : http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4852/asrock_z77_pro3_intel_z77_motherboard_review/index12.html

    Also i'd rather get a ssd with MLC nand like the a-data, it's more reliable and it's faster under heavy load.
    The xfx psus are made by seasonic they're of high quality.
  17. djangoringo's last 2 builds are good: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/AK9P and http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/AKNk
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