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March 2, 2013 9:08:59 PM

Hi!

I've decided to get a new computer, and want to build my own on a $1,000 budget (including monitor). Recently been looking at iBUYPOWER, and found some cheap prices, but mainly want to stay away from sites like that.

I'm from Canada, so newegg.ca is where I've been looking at.

Can anyone help me pick out the best parts for the buck?

Approximate Purchase Date: as soon as possible (this week)

Budget Range: Within $1,000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming/Photoshop/small video Editing
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Do you need to buy OS:Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca
Location: Hamilton, Ontario. Canada
Parts Preferences: None really
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: Would like to get 1920x1080
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current computer is a Dell from 2005. :( 

Would appreciate any help!

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March 2, 2013 11:56:43 PM

Been messing with it for a while and came up with this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.90 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($122.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($199.11 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.79 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: LG E2242T-BN 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1010.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-02 20:56 EST-0500)

If you could spare a little more a 7870 would be nicer.

If you wanted a stronger gpu i think you would have to sacrifice the i5
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March 3, 2013 12:34:36 AM

tenaciousk said:
Been messing with it for a while and came up with this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.90 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($122.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($199.11 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.79 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: LG E2242T-BN 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1010.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-02 20:56 EST-0500)

If you could spare a little more a 7870 would be nicer.

If you wanted a stronger gpu i think you would have to sacrifice the i5


Wow! Thank you for replying. That's awesome!

Everything seems great, although I was wondering would it be a bad idea if I had to sacrifice the GPU down to possibly a "HIS iCooler Radeon HD 7770"?!

I'm just trying to keep it as close to $1,000 as I can, almost $150 on shipping.
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March 3, 2013 12:41:05 AM

Well depending What you will be playing the 7850 will perform much better at a 1080p resolution. The 7770 Will still be able to play all games but your looking at more of a 720p resolution on med settings.
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March 3, 2013 12:42:18 AM

Keep in mind it depends on what games you play. Older games the 7770 will handle no problem. Its only modern games you will have to probably turn the settings down. Typically ina gaming computer you want to buy the best gpu you can afford.
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March 3, 2013 12:50:12 AM

Just something to think about, but here is a amd build that can squeeze in a even better gpu

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.00 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Apex Vortex 3620 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.27 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($73.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.79 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: LG E2242T-BN 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $969.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-02 21:49 EST-0500)


Didnt realize that i clicked that case though, but you can pretty much pick any case that suits you.
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March 3, 2013 12:55:29 AM

tenaciousk said:
Been messing with it for a while and came up with this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.90 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($122.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($199.11 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.79 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: LG E2242T-BN 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1010.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-02 20:56 EST-0500)

If you could spare a little more a 7870 would be nicer.

If you wanted a stronger gpu i think you would have to sacrifice the i5


There's no CPU Cooler... That makes an unlocked processor near useless.

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March 3, 2013 1:01:08 AM

SHORYUKEN said:
There's no CPU Cooler... That makes an unlocked processor near useless.



Yeah i couldnt really squueze one in to the budget like i would have liked. Under overclocking he said maybe... so i didnt add one. The i5 will still perform great without and overclock. but at least with this setup...overclocking is still a option in the future. Just needs to through in a 20-30 dollar cooler.
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March 3, 2013 1:10:50 AM

Best answer selected by thermophile.
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March 3, 2013 1:11:59 AM

Hey thanks for that, I think I'm gonna go with those. Liking the monitor too ^^

Appreciate it!
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