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$600-$800 Build.

Approximate Purchase Date: Probably this month.

Budget Range: $600-$800 before shipping.

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

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: All but the card, RAM and PSU (maybe).

Do you need to buy OS: Yes.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca and canadacomputers.com

Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.

Parts Preferences: None really.

Overclocking: Yes, if someone can point me to a guide.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe if it's not that expensive.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like it to have atleast 2 TB of HDD and atleast 120GB of SSD. Also, I have a 560 Ti OC Edition + 430W 80+ Bronze Corsair PSU + 2x4 Corsair Vengeance RAM.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Crysis 3 is buttf*cking my computer.
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  1. I'd get a better gpu then too, as for the new system :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Respire T20 68.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($116.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $611.94
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    If you can sell the 560 ti, and get a 660 gtx it will be better, you can find one for ~200$.

    If you want a new card included, the corsair CX430 will do for the 660 ti :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: MSI H77MA-G43 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($239.88 @ Canada Computers)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $754.83
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  2. djangoringo said:
    I'd get a better gpu then too, as for the new system :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Respire T20 68.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($116.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $611.94
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    If you can sell the 560 ti, and get a 660 gtx it will be better, you can find one for ~200$.


    Where would I be able to sell my 560 Ti?
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($137.00 @ Adorama)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.98 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $712.70
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 16:55 EST-0500)
  4. SHORYUKEN said:
    Where would I be able to sell my 560 Ti?


    ebay, online classifieds or newspaper classifieds.
    You might want to check also the second list that i made, before the quote.
  5. tiny voices said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($137.00 @ Adorama)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.98 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $712.70
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 16:55 EST-0500)


    Why the PSU? I have one that works with the setup.
  6. djangoringo said:
    ebay, online classifieds or newspaper classifieds.
    You might want to check also the second list that i made, before the quote.


    I looked at the second one, but I don't want to upgrade my card yet, or until someone wants to buy it. It's fine right now, I don't need to play everything on high/ultra with 60+ frames.
  7. Also guys, I need OS, so include that!
  8. Just add the os and a cheap drive from the first or second list.
    It's up to you if you want a card now or later, you can have it now a good one, but if you don't want to, you might get the first list, and just add the os and dvd drive.

    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/lite-on-optical-drive-ihas124-04

    It still goes under 800$ (first list).
  9. Alright so is this good? It's just under $800 and it seems to fit me well. Is there enough room to upgrade/overclock my CPU + RAM?

    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/DlYz
  10. I would get the HAF 912, it's cheaper and a better case overall, the asrock extreme 3 has everything you need, and it's cheaper.
    The sandisk ultra plus is a good ssd, reliable and fast, the samsung 840 pro is faster, but you'll probably not notice the difference, you'll get the same temperatures with the nxzt respire T20, it's a good cooler for the price, if you want a better cooler get the Phanteks PH-TC12DX.
  11. djangoringo said:
    I would get the HAF 912, it's cheaper and a better case overall, the asrock extreme 3 has everything you need, and it's cheaper.
    The sandisk ultra plus is a good ssd, reliable and fast, the samsung 840 pro is faster, but you'll probably not notice the difference, you'll get the same temperatures with the nxzt respire T20, it's a good cooler for the price, if you want a better cooler get the Phanteks PH-TC12DX.


    So can you post a link to the build with the changes?
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  13. djangoringo said:


    Thanks. What can I do about the small compatibility thing?
  14. It's not incompatible, it just doesn't have a usb 3.0 in the front, but two usb 2.0, you'll have the usb at 2.0, i don't think you'll have a device that needs the usb 3.0 in the front.
    The motherboard has usb 3.0 ports in the back.
  15. Best answer selected by SHORYUKEN.
  16. Are you sure about using the cx430 for the 560ti and 3670k? I know it will run it but with the rest of the system it will be pulling max wattage and won't be as efficient.
  17. It will do, but at full load it might be cutting close, the psu has 32A on its +12V rail, the recommended total system with a 560 ti is 31A, the maximum tdp of the 560 ti is 170W, there's room in there for a new psu if he wants to, the xfx 550 core edition being the best choice.
  18. djangoringo said:
    It will do, but at full load it might be cutting close, the psu has 32A on its +12V rail, the recommended total system with a 560 ti is 31A, the maximum tdp of the 560 ti is 170W, there's room in there for a new psu if he wants to, the xfx 550 core edition being the best choice.


    Oh. Will this affect my OC performance?
  19. At full load you'll be cutting close, it might be better, just going with a new psu as well, like the xfx 550 core edition, and you'll have a psu for mid/high end cards and a quality one.
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/DvCn
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