First build for gaming >$800


Jun 16, 2010
Hi. I was think9ing of buying prebuilt but i thought buying parts +$50 in would be better. (I live in Canada).
This is my first build so i'm not sure if what i chose has enough Power, compatibility, case sized right, and etc. Also i will
not cross fire or overclock@! (dunno how)
Please take a look and give an adivce! My budget is maximum $800 without +$50 and I live in canada so i only order from
Here is my build:

Core: Intel Core i5 2500 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB (I wont o/c) $210.64

mobo: Gigabyte GA-P67A-D3-B3 ATX LGA1155 P67 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E 2PCI SATA3 USB3.0 CrossFireX Motherboard
(i'm not sure if this is right choice for i5) $108.99

GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6950 XXX 830MHZ 1GB 5.2GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI 2x Mini DisplayPort Video Card ($227.36)

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM (56.99) does not have samsung spinpoint..

Case+PSU: Antec Sonata III Black ATX 16IN Mid Tower Quiet Case 3X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5IN 500W 120MM Fan (89.99)

Ram: Corsair XMS3 CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 4GB DDR3 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 9-9-9-24 Core i5 Dual Channel Memory Kit (35.99)

Network card: ASUS PCE-N13 Wireless Network Adapter 802.11B/G/N Up to 300MBPS PCI-EXPRESS (25.99) - IS this good?

DVD Drive: LG GH24LS70 24X SATA Lightscribe Internal DVD Writer Burner DVDRW Optical Drive Black OEM (19.99)

This is my build so far, and is there anything missing? And i'll install Win7 by myself !

Thanks for reading and please give an advice!


Sep 30, 2009
There's if you don't mind? :)

I read about the static shock when you plug a usb in the front. It causes the system to shut down. I don't know if Antec fixed that yet. You may want to take a look at another case. I do recommend buying separately so you can to choose the parts.