First Gaming Desktop

Greetings!

I have been wanting to build my own desktop for awhile now. My friend who was eager to help me put together a system and a video card for me that was in my price range. Just wanted to get opinions on this before I purchase it.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7669732&Sku=B69-1541 - Everything but the graphics card

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5400619&CatId=7387

My brother told me to watch for compatibility issues and the like. Is there anything wrong with this set up? I have about $1300 to spend. Anything I could improve? Thanks for your time.
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  1. i think in comparison... this set up is wayyy better ;)

    use pcpartpicker.com or ca to find best deals, the vid card you could get cheaper elsewhere.


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

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Canada Computers)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.57 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($50.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($95.87 @ DirectCanada)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX) wow amazing price for 7970Ghz
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.65 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: Antec TruePower New 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.88 @ Canada Computers)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $1126.71
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 19:37 EST-0500)

    i went crazy and put this all into a 200R case, lolz you could spend extra 50$ on nzxt 410 full tower.
  2. gussrtk said:
    i think in comparison... this set up is wayyy better ;)

    use pcpartpicker.com or ca to find best deals, the vid card you could get cheaper elsewhere.


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

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Canada Computers)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.57 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($50.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($95.87 @ DirectCanada)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX) wow amazing price for 7970Ghz
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.65 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: Antec TruePower New 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.88 @ Canada Computers)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $1126.71
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 19:37 EST-0500)

    i went crazy and put this all into a 200R case, lolz you could spend extra 50$ on nzxt 410 full tower.


    Great build I would just up the Case from a low $50 to around 75-100
  3. Emelth said:
    Great build I would just up the Case from a low $50 to around 75-100



    yep i mentioned it on bottom xD i just like the way 200r looks :D


    you can get a FULL tower case starting at 80$ around. but dont forget to look for USB 3.0 on front panel
  4. gussrtk said:
    i think in comparison... this set up is wayyy better ;)

    use pcpartpicker.com or ca to find best deals, the vid card you could get cheaper elsewhere.


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

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Canada Computers)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.57 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($50.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($95.87 @ DirectCanada)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX) wow amazing price for 7970Ghz
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.65 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: Antec TruePower New 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.88 @ Canada Computers)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $1126.71
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 19:37 EST-0500)

    i went crazy and put this all into a 200R case, lolz you could spend extra 50$ on nzxt 410 full tower.


    Thanks for your input! Should I order the parts online? or should I aim to buy them locally? I have never purchased anything this big online before
  5. wrightman08 said:
    Thanks for your input! Should I order the parts online? or should I aim to buy them locally? I have never purchased anything this big online before


    online you can usually get a better deal, you just have to wait for them to arrive, the only thing is that occasionally you will receive a DOA which sucks.

    I would suggest futureshop cuz they do price-match with 10% discount on difference in the 30days of purchase, although most of their product for computer parts is in their online store as well. but it's easy to get a refund or return item (that's what i like about local stores as comparing to online)

    pcpartpicker will guide you well through it... just make sure you are on "canada" or "USA" depending where you live (ie: google search "pcpartpicker USA")
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