Another 1000$ new build

guboua

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Hi,

this will be my first build. Reading a lot about it, I made a part list :

http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/sLC8

Gaming isn't my primary need, but I want to be able to play games if I want. I also want upgradability in the future. I'd like to know what you guys think. Can I do better than this list? I'm open to suggestions.

Thank you


Approximate Purchase Date: before christmas or boxing day/week

Budget Range: 1000$ (around)

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Internet, pictures, office, games

Parts Not Required: screen

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

Country:Canada

Parts Preferences:

Overclocking: probably not but I want upgradability...

SLI or Crossfire: nah...

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: Is it worth it to wait until boxing day? Is there good deals to have?
 

guboua

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Yeah...

looks close as far as parts go.

So everything is fine in my built. Should be working without problems?

What about the "when to buy question". Is there significant rebates during boxing days?

I would like to build it during the holidays, but I can wait if good deals come along.

Thanks
 

mrdowntownkiller

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($220.90 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.67 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($110.52 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.00 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($304.50 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Canada Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $1009.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 14:34 EST-0500)
 

guboua

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Thanks for your reply.

Looking at your list compared to mine, you save 20$ on the PSU so i'll switch. Also you skip the SSD for a better video card. But I want an SSD and for my need, I think the 7870 is good enough...

You suggest the ASUS Mobo, I had the ASrock Extreme 4...any significant differences? The price is about the same...

I also want a case with USB 3.0 in the front.

Thanks again!


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($220.90 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.67 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($102.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Canada Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $1047.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 16:51 EST-0500)
 

mrdowntownkiller

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Sep 14, 2012
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($220.90 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.67 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($130.91 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.00 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 90GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($95.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Canada Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $1066.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 17:32 EST-0500)

Asus mobo : i just trust asus and gigabyte more specially when it come to overclocking ability.
Gpu : i switched back to the 7870 and this one is overclocked @1.0Ghz.
SSD : Its prefer to choose between samsung 830 , 840 and ocz vertex 4 and hyper X.
Case : you chose a good case which i already own it for a while and it's great value for the money.
 
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guboua

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Right...I'll trust your trust for ASUS and go for the Mobo you suggested

GPU, from my limited understading, the 7870 hawk I had is also OC...? Is your suggestion better?

SSD, Ok, will go for one of those that will be on sale come boxing day.


Thanks again, you've been really helpful :)
 

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