Build Advice $2500 Canadian gaming build


Sep 6, 2013
Hi all, currently using a build I made in 2014 (with the help of this forum :)), and while it has served me well I'm definitely starting to have to lower settings more and more and some new titles are not playable. Looking for something that can run current titles at relatively high settings and will hopefully last a decent amount of time before being unable to run new stuff.

Approximate Purchase Date: Can realistically start buying now, though it isn't exactly an emergency purchase if there's some sale I should wait on or cool new parts releasing in a few weeks.

Budget Range: Aiming for $2500 CAD. If something stretches that a bit and is super worth it I'm willing to consider.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming is #1 by far. Besides that, general use, web browsing, maybe software dev but nothing heavy and that's usually on other machines.

Are you buying a monitor: Not at this time. Recently picked up a used 4k monitor for next to nothing. Might invest in something with higher refresh in future.

Parts to Upgrade: Everything/not looking to reuse any parts as they're all pretty old at this point.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference. as long as it ships to or is in Toronto.

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Parts Preferences: I'm more familiar with Nvidia graphics cards but I'm not married to them by any means, happy to consider any brand as long as it's reputable.

Overclocking: No, unless necessary

SLI or Crossfire: No, unless necessary

Your Monitor Resolution: Primary is 4k with a 1080p secondary monitor, will eventually upgrade, might go for a higher refresh rate 2k at some point but not 100% decided.

Additional Comments: No specific comments. It should run games on steam and the like, and not melt, that's about it.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: 2014 build is reaching the end of its life, want to be able to play new games coming out at non-crappy settings.

Thanks in advance for your time, this forum was a big help with my last build.
This card (4070 Ti) is more or less geared for gaming at 1440 / 2K. The 120mm fan goes inside the back of that case for a rear exhaust fan. btw you want to use Windows 11 with these Intel 13 gen cpu's.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: *Intel Core i7-13700F 2.1 GHz 16-Core Processor ($479.00 @ Canada Computers)
CPU Cooler: *Deepcool AG620 67.88 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: *MSI B760 GAMING PLUS WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($229.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: *G.Skill Ripjaws S5 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6400 CL32 Memory ($139.97 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: *Western Digital Black SN770 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($134.97 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: *Gigabyte WINDFORCE OC GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12 GB Video Card ($1078.97 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: *Fractal Design Focus 2 ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: *Corsair RM850e (2023) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.05 @ Vuugo)
Case Fan: *ARCTIC P12 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($16.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $2410.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-07-25 02:25 EDT-0400

A better look at those components.

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a DDR4 i7 13700 and 7900XTX build for 4k gaming:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-13700F 2.1 GHz 16-Core Processor ($469.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AG620 BK ARGB 67.88 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B760 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: TEAMGROUP T-Create Expert 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($73.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Crucial P5 Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($131.92 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: MSI GAMING TRIO CLASSIC Radeon RX 7900 XTX 24 GB Video Card ($1249.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Deepcool CC560 ATX Mid Tower Case ($60.20 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: FSP Group Hydro G Pro 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($179.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $2436.05
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-07-25 05:49 EDT-0400
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