800$ build

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

Budget Range:Total budget is 800$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming( wow, lol), Video editing, Surfing the web

Are you buying a monitor: no

Do you need to buy OS: no

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:All prices from a single websites (Im in canada)

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Good ol' Saskatchewan, Canada

Parts Preferences: No

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I want an option to connect through hdmi

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Tired of laptops
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  1. Motherboard ASRock Z77 Pro3: LGA 1155, Intel Z77 Express $90
    Processor Intel Core i5-3570K: 3.4 GHz Base Clock Rate, 3.8 GHz Turbo Boost, 6 MB Shared L3 Cache $230
    Heat Sink Rosewill RCX-ZAIO-92 $15
    Memory Crucial Ballistix Tactical BLE2KIT4GD31608DE1TX0: DDR3-1600 C8, 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) $53
    Graphics PowerColor PCS+ AX7870 Myst Edition 2GBD5-2DHPPV3E $240
    Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002, 500 GB, 7,200 RPM, SATA 6Gb/s $60
    Optical Samsung SH-224BB: DVD Burner $18
    Case Xigmatek Asgard II B/B $34
    Power Antec Neo Eco 520C: 520 W, ATX12V v2.3, 80 PLUS-Certified $55
    Total Cost $795


    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-a-pc-overclocking-gaming,3440.html


    oh, just noticed you're in Canada, i'm not sure if prices there is lower or higher comparing to U.S.
  2. Oh they are generally higher which could push prices up by $80-$150 depending on the components.
  3. From a Canadian to a Canadian :P
    Opted for an SLI/CFX capable board if you ever change your mind (PSU left as is for a single card)[non sli board only saves you $10 and you lose OC ability)
    The 3570 can OC to 4.2ghz on the z77 chipset if you change your mind later (again a cheaper board only drops price by $10 and alos lose sli/cfx)
    The extra $10 gets you OC, SLI/CFX, SRT and higher quality (even better board exists but $15 more)
    7870XT is only 2% slower than 7950 but about 20% cheaper

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.50 @ Vuugo)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.24 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($52.03 @ DirectCanada)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($17.06 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $787.59
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-27 15:47 EST-0500)
  4. With no interest in overclocking, swap out the i5-3570K for the i5-3350P (see the $600 SBM article for how that one did); you also won't need the cooler.
    This may drop the price to keep everything else, including the 520W PSU. The XFX 450W unit is built by Seasonic, so it's certainly good, but it has only one PCIe power connector. You could probably get away with [messy] adapters on that PSU (don't try that with a Logisys, Diablotek, or CM!), but long term I think you'd be better-served by the larger PSU (also a Seasonic, btw).
  5. BTW the 7870 XT is on NCIX for $209 (after MIR) although on back-order atm.
  6. Integrating advice about PSU but sticking with 3570 over the 3350p

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.50 @ Vuugo)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.24 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($61.72 @ DirectCanada)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($17.06 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $797.28
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-27 16:05 EST-0500)

    http://ncix.com/products/?sku=78372&vpn=AX7870%202GBD5-2DHPPV3E&manufacture=PowerColor
    Its an MIR btw that is dropping most of its price
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