[SOLVED] Some build advice for Canadian pls, around $1000. Video Card not required.

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Hi guys, trying to get a new build done with a budget of around $1000 CAD. Already have a 1060 that I'll be using for the rig. Will need everything else though, except mouse. kb and monitor.

Also will need Windows 10, how does it work usually do you have to purchase it for a new rig or is it available for free? Also is there a way for them to put it together for you beforehand and I just install my 1060? I would consider a pre built but they all come with graphics cards.
 

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The GTX1070 makes a HUGE difference compared with a 1060. Instead of a choppy 25-35fps it can do a way smoother 45-55fps.

I changed my build based on that and went with the more recent CometLake instead. While the GTX1060 is a famous power sipper, the GTX1070 has a larger GPU in it and does use more power so i went with a 650watt instead to be sure.

I did a Memory Express build. If there is one close by then you could be putting the computer together instead of waiting for parts.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-10100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: Asus Pro H410M-C/CSM Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Memory Express)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($89.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Kingston A2000 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Memory Express)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($139.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $779.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Hi guys, trying to get a new build done with a budget of around $1000 CAD. Already have a 1060 that I'll be using for the rig. Will need everything else though, except mouse. kb and monitor.

Also will need Windows 10, how does it work usually do you have to purchase it for a new rig or is it available for free? Also is there a way for them to put it together for you beforehand and I just install my 1060? I would consider a pre built but they all come with graphics cards.
If you have a spare 8gb usb (or more capacity) go to windows media creation tool and download it to a usb.After your build is done and you get into the bios,plug ur flash there and u set the windows in bios.
Now onto the build: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/LJ4tK3
Chose the 3700x over the 5000 series since 5000 is hard to find nowadays.3700x is the perfect cpu for gaming and productivity.Went with a B550 board,if you want to upgrade to 5000 series cpu someday.2x8gb 3600mhz ram as ussuall.2TB hard drive for storage,240gb for booting and windows.Choose p300A since i love the case,but u can change it.And a powersupply with 550W since ur not gonna need more than that for 1060 and 550W.
 
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If you have a spare 8gb usb (or more capacity) go to windows media creation tool and download it to a usb.After your build is done and you get into the bios,plug ur flash there and u set the windows in bios.
Now onto the build: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/LJ4tK3
Chose the 3700x over the 5000 series since 5000 is hard to find nowadays.3700x is the perfect cpu for gaming and productivity.Went with a B550 board,if you want to upgrade to 5000 series cpu someday.2x8gb 3600mhz ram as ussuall.2TB hard drive for storage,240gb for booting and windows.Choose p300A since i love the case,but u can change it.And a powersupply with 550W since ur not gonna need more than that for 1060 and 550W.
Hey thanks a ton, that really puts me in the right direction. I actually already have a 1tb HDD in my old rig that I will be bringing over, fairly old but serviceable, not sure if I would need a new one unless theres a big speed difference. I will probably try to spend a bit more on SSD space if that is feasible at the price point, I know SSDs are fairly pricey though.

For Win10, I"m guessing I don't need to purchase a license? I currently on Win7 but I don't think I have a license for that one either.
 
Hey thanks a ton, that really puts me in the right direction. I actually already have a 1tb HDD in my old rig that I will be bringing over, fairly old but serviceable, not sure if I would need a new one unless theres a big speed difference. I will probably try to spend a bit more on SSD space if that is feasible at the price point, I know SSDs are fairly pricey though.

For Win10, I"m guessing I don't need to purchase a license? I currently on Win7 but I don't think I have a license for that one either.
A ssd in this kinda of build is a must,and it would be better if it was m.2 format since the motherboard has a m.2 slot on it,nothing wrong with a normal SATA ssd,its just better to use the opportunity when you can.There are a bunch of videos on youtube on how to upgrade from windows 7 to windows 10,such as this one:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGN4aXCuGuU
 
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Yeah you need a video card. The GTX1060 is a easy card to sell used and could help sell your old system too.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($88.62 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($74.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB PULSE BE Video Card ($387.99 @ PC-Canada)
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 30 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12III 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.62 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1010.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Both my old GTX970 and the 1060 get pummeled here....
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/wn8zk5mxt7vDWjXaZijMnQ.png
 
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I forgot about the cpu cooler and windows 10. The stock cooler will work for now but wont allow for much overclocking. Saving $10 on the power supply didn't seem to be worth it.
There is a MB with WIFI for $120. There seems to be a cpu shortage so your pickings are slim. I went with a 500gig boot drive so you don't have to always install programs to drive "D", just your media and main Steam and Game folders.
 
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I did a build that reuses the GTX1060, which is pretty good for 1080p gaming if you skip certain games like Cyberphunk 2077 that are harder to run.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-9100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: MSI B365M-PRO-VH Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($82.68 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 CL17 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Kingston A2000 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($47.96 @ Vuugo)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.75 @ Vuugo)
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 30 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Antec VP PLUS 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.75 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 32/64-bit ($119.00 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $606.11
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Thanks a ton guys, its actually a 1070 so a tiny bit better. I'm going to look over everything and decide from there.

I'm guessing I could spend my whole Disk space budget on an SSD since I already have a 1tb HDD in my old rig that I could bring over.
 
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Yeah you need a video card. The GTX1060 is a easy card to sell used and could help sell your old system too.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($88.62 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($74.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB PULSE BE Video Card ($387.99 @ PC-Canada)
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 30 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12III 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.62 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1010.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-12-12 13:40 EST-0500


Both my old GTX970 and the 1060 get pummeled here....
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/wn8zk5mxt7vDWjXaZijMnQ.png
Thanks, its actually a 1070 but thats interesting that I could sell my old system and put that towards a new GPU. Will definitely consider.
 
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If its a 1070,no need to sell it.
Yea I'm fine with 1080p gaming for the time being, will probably upgrade GPU at a later time when prices go down. Going to be fun getting a new build its been a while. will probably go with build sugestions here except ditch the new HDD and use old one and get more SSD storage.
 

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The GTX1070 makes a HUGE difference compared with a 1060. Instead of a choppy 25-35fps it can do a way smoother 45-55fps.

I changed my build based on that and went with the more recent CometLake instead. While the GTX1060 is a famous power sipper, the GTX1070 has a larger GPU in it and does use more power so i went with a 650watt instead to be sure.

I did a Memory Express build. If there is one close by then you could be putting the computer together instead of waiting for parts.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-10100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: Asus Pro H410M-C/CSM Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Memory Express)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($89.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Kingston A2000 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Memory Express)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($139.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $779.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-12-13 08:10 EST-0500
 
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Nice, didn't know there was such a big
The GTX1070 makes a HUGE difference compared with a 1060. Instead of a choppy 25-35fps it can do a way smoother 45-55fps.

I changed my build based on that and went with the more recent CometLake instead. While the GTX1060 is a famous power sipper, the GTX1070 has a larger GPU in it and does use more power so i went with a 650watt instead to be sure.

I did a Memory Express build. If there is one close by then you could be putting the computer together instead of waiting for parts.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-10100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: Asus Pro H410M-C/CSM Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Memory Express)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($89.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Kingston A2000 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Memory Express)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($139.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $779.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-12-13 08:10 EST-0500

Nice, didn't know there was such a big difference between them, 1070 seems to be still quite serviceable.

Btw, do you recommend I buy the Seagate 2TB for the build? Since I already have a 1.5TB HDD in my old rig I can bring over, but its fairly old but still works, not sure if the new HDD is worth it for the storage/speed? Otherwise I would likely skip the Seagate and look for a 1tb SSD if its not too pricey.
 
Nice, didn't know there was such a big



Nice, didn't know there was such a big difference between them, 1070 seems to be still quite serviceable.

Btw, do you recommend I buy the Seagate 2TB for the build? Since I already have a 1.5TB HDD in my old rig I can bring over, but its fairly old but still works, not sure if the new HDD is worth it for the storage/speed? Otherwise I would likely skip the Seagate and look for a 1tb SSD if its not too pricey.
no need to buy that seagate hdd.No big difference between the two.
 
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Any drives that are not too old and are working ok can be reused. If you have a regular SATA SSD drive, they are still fast enough for a boot drive.
A 512gig SSD would be ok but 256 should be enough for the OS system. The 2nd drive is for your Steam and Game folders and music, ect. 1.5Gigs is a bit small you might still want to go with a 256gig SSD, your 1.5Gig and a new drive. Normally you backup important music and files on each drive so you always have 2 copies. I am using my old seagate 500gig that is set to sleep after 20mins.

I currently have a 3TB seagate NAS and it has been good. WD is ok i have a 640gig WD blue in my Garage PC and it's still working.
The 2TB Seagate has a good reputation for speed and reliability. Most 1.5gig HDD's were the slower 5400 "green" ones which are better for backing up stuff.

The 1.5gig plus 2TB drive will give you 3.5TB's of space and 2 drives allows you to have 2 copies of important stuff too.
 
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Do check out the drive ratings and specs first. The ones that are SMR (Shingled Magnetic Recording) are known to be slower than the CMR (Conventional Magnetic Recording) disks.


 
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