Storage + Gaming + Recording.

Approximate Purchase Date: Probably this month.

Budget Range: ~$1500 CAD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming > Storage > Streaming > Editing > Surfing.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: All but maybe the graphics card and the RAM.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca.

Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.

Parts Preferences: Would like the FX8350 CPU.

Overclocking: Yes, with some help.

SLI or Crossfire: If it fits into the price range.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 + 1440x900 monitor that I may use for dual monitor setup.

Additional Comments: Window with LED would be awesome, but if it's expensive, then no. Also, I have a 560 Ti and I have no idea if I want to upgrade that.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: This Pentium + 560 Ti isn't going to last very long, and I need a main computer.
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  1. Anyone?
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.50 @ Vuugo)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($106.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.88 @ Canada Computers)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($96.02 @ DirectCanada)
    Case: NZXT Tempest 410 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($17.06 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $723.41
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 20:23 EST-0500)

    Hi this would be best. It's half your budget but if you really think 560ti is lacking then get a AMD 7950 or GTX670.

    CF/SLI is not the best way to go. Hope this helps.
  3. cutebeans said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.50 @ Vuugo)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($106.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.88 @ Canada Computers)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($96.02 @ DirectCanada)
    Case: NZXT Tempest 410 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($17.06 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $723.41
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 20:23 EST-0500)

    Hi this would be best. It's half your budget but if you really think 560ti is lacking then get a AMD 7950 or GTX670.

    CF/SLI is not the best way to go. Hope this helps.


    Eh I kind of wanted something with faster storage, or more storage. I'd spend more to get more storage and preformance.
  4. It has an SSD... what more do you want?

    The best solution would be a 128GB ssd for the OS and games, a 64GB ssd to use as a scratch disk when recording, and a 1TB or 2TB (or two 1TB drives in RAID 0) for storage.
  5. Get 2tb HDD.
    256gb of 840 Pro.
  6. cutebeans said:
    Get 2tb HDD.
    256gb of 840 Pro.


    Alright thanks but do you think I should upgrade my video card to a 7950? I may be able to sell my 560.
  7. It depends on you. If you are not satisfied with the performance of the 560ti then get the 7950. If you are satisfied then don't :).
  8. cutebeans said:
    It depends on you. If you are not satisfied with the performance of the 560ti then get the 7950. If you are satisfied then don't :).


    How much of an improvement would it be over the 560 Ti OC Edition @1080p with 1 monitor? I play a lot of games. I get most of the newer games, and they need some serious graphics. For example, I want Crysis 3, but I can't even run it on Low.
  9. That's impossible. How can you not run it on low?

    7950 is a huge jump in performance and you get 2 free games as well so it's a win win
  10. cutebeans said:
    That's impossible. How can you not run it on low?

    7950 is a huge jump in performance and you get 2 free games as well so it's a win win


    Alright thanks, but can you add a good amount of storage to the build, as well as some fans? I basically only want to store some games and movies, MP4s and all that on the storage, so I don't think that a WD Green would do too bad. But I would like a bit of a higher SSD, the AMD FX8350, if you can recommend that, maybe a Blu-Ray if I run out of storage, I can always burn my movies and finally a bit better of a PSU. I would like at least bronze certification and I would like it to be quiet.
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