Build Advice New Gaming PC

Wookie Jesus

Oct 22, 2014
Approximate Purchase Date: No rush. Trying to figure out my needs, but hoping to buy sometime this year. Summer maybe?

Budget Range: 1500-2500 CAD.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, web browsing/ working from home

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, mobo, RAM, SSD, GPU, monitor, PSU and case if necessary/recommended
Existing PSU: XFX P1-550S-XXB9 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
Existing case: Corsair Carbide Series 200R ATX Mid Tower Case

Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
anything reliable

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Parts Preferences: anything reliable

Overclocking: Probably not

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not

Your Monitor Resolution: looking to upgrade to a 1440p 144Hz+ monitor

Additional Comments: I'm looking for something practical, not showy. I don't care about RGB, aesthetics, etc.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My faithful system that I built in 2014 is showing its age and I'm looking to play new games (i.e. Hogwarts Legacy, Elden Ring, etc.). I'm also looking to upgrade to 1440p, 144+ Hz.
Best to start these threads a week before purchasing due to constant price changes, availability and new tech releases. With that said this gives you a basic idea of what you're looking at price wise if you were to build within the next few weeks from now. Stick a cheap 120mm fan on the back of that case for a rear exhaust fan. You can probably just grab one off your current case. Nvidia is due to release the RTX 4070, 4060 Ti and 4060 within the next month so keep your eyes peeled on sites such as this one for the reviews and prices.
Fractal Design Focus 2 ATX Mid Tower Case $114.98
MSI MPG A750GF 750W 80+ Gold Modular ATX Power Supply $139.99
MSI PRO B660-A DDR4 $157.98
Intel Core i5-12400F $217.50
DeepCool AG400 CPU Cooler $24.99
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 32GB (2x16GB) CL16 $97.99
Western Digital Blue SN570 2TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVME SSD $146.94

Total: $900.37 CAD

A better look at those components.
Place holder for 7800X3D launching April 6th

Upgradable platform and ready for 2k 144hz:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 4.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($318.50 @ Vuugo)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AG620 67.88 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock B650E PG RIPTIDE WIFI ATX AM5 Motherboard ($247.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL36 Memory ($167.88 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Black SN770 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Asus TUF GAMING GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12 GB Video Card ($1107.95 @ Vuugo)
Case: Fractal Design Focus 2 ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair RM850e 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.50 @ Vuugo)
Total: $2246.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-03-27 02:09 EDT-0400
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