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First Gaming Pc build 1200$ - 1500$ (CAD)

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July 2, 2013 6:13:29 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 Weeks

Budget Range: 1500$ (cad) before shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca, ncix.ca or amazon.ca.

Location: Québec

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: not for now but I'd like to have the option to upgrade for it.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: This is my first time building a PC. The following parts are what I was going for so far from but I've yet to buy anything. It's just part I've picked from reading reviews and a bit on forums. Hopefully it's not too horrible ^^;. I don't mind changing the whole thing if it's going to get better performance or if I could get similar performance without paying as much.



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.79 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($177.73 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.75 @ Vuugo)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($432.23 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.16 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($123.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($19.00 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1406.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-02 21:08 EDT-0400)
a b 4 Gaming
July 3, 2013 2:25:36 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.79 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.13 @ NCIX)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.75 @ Vuugo)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.16 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($26.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1338.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 05:25 EDT-0400)

I'm sure there are those who would say don't bother with haswell, but I personally disagree. Why build on a dead platform. At least give yourself the possibility of an upgrade path in the future.
a c 449 4 Gaming
July 3, 2013 5:27:29 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($117.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($110.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($71.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.75 @ Vuugo)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($104.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.90 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $1403.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 08:27 EDT-0400)
a b 4 Gaming
July 3, 2013 6:13:28 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Zalman Ultimate Liquid Liquid CPU Cooler ($38.88 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($158.65 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Corsair Neutron Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.16 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($19.00 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1329.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 09:13 EDT-0400)
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