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Old 11-29-2012, 12:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, i have been on here a few times trying to find a build, i now have more money and am looking to purchase with in the next week or two. I need some major help though, i have been on new egg and been reading reviews on products but still cant find something that works.

If any of you can throw some builds out in that budget would be much appreciated. Its canadian funds.

Also the computer what i mainly want it for is gaming, far cry 3, battle field, Total war series etc.

Thanks a bunch guys!
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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CPU:
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3330 Ivy Bridge 3.0GHz (3.2GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53330

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

GPU:
Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

HDD:
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD:
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model SH-224BB - CD / DVD Burners

OS:
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems

Case:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GZ-F3HEB Black SECC Steel / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

1090
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Newegg.ca - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.ca - ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Newegg.ca - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Newegg.ca - SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition OC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (11199-03-20G)

Newegg.ca - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems

Newegg.ca - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Newegg.ca - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance Power Supply

Newegg.ca - Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.ca - Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

$1117 but has $40 in MIR

this will be a good gaming build but could be reworked to include an SSD

also, the case is a personal choice, but im pretty sure the one linked to is a good one.
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He wants to play Farcry 3 and I'm going to guess Crysis 3 as well. He will want the 670 over a slightly faster CPU. Crysis 3 alpha has been tearing up systems.
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PP Should i not worry about the Z77 mobo for now then in your opinion? The build i came up with for this budget was:

Asus Sabertooth Z77 LGA 1155 6gb/s sata USB 3 ATX motherboard- 229.99
Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)- 214.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)-39.99
EVGA 02G-P4-3660-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card -299.99
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EZRX 1.50 TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -99.99
Intel 330 Series Maple Crest SSDSC2CT120A3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III-99.99
SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model-18.99
RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case-89.99

Is the performance boost better to go from the 660ti to the 670 and drop the i5 for a i3? will that mobo have any problems with ivys bridge performance wise?
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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He wants to play Farcry 3 and I'm going to guess Crysis 3 as well. He will want the 670 over a slightly faster CPU. Crysis 3 alpha has been tearing up systems.
thats probably fair enough
switch out for:
Newegg.ca - EVGA 02G-P4-3667-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Newegg.ca - Intel Core i5-3350P Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.3GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80637i53350P

or by cheaping out on the case

Newegg.ca - XFX Double D FX-795A-TDFC Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

also pssstt he's in canada.

prices and component availability may vary

im quite certain the newer total war (empire and after) utilizes quad cores. so an i5 over i3 is probably worth it.
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PP Should i not worry about the Z77 mobo for now then in your opinion? The build i came up with for this budget was:

Asus Sabertooth Z77 LGA 1155 6gb/s sata USB 3 ATX motherboard- 229.99
Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)- 214.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)-39.99
EVGA 02G-P4-3660-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card -299.99
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EZRX 1.50 TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -99.99
Intel 330 Series Maple Crest SSDSC2CT120A3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III-99.99
SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model-18.99
RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case-89.99

Is the performance boost better to go from the 660ti to the 670 and drop the i5 for a i3? will that mobo have any problems with ivys bridge performance wise?
The only difference is the ability to overclock. If you get any CPU that doesn't have a K it renders a Z77 board pretty useless. In this case, the difference between say the i5 3330 or 3570k is pretty small when talking about games.

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thats probably fair enough
switch out for:
Newegg.ca - EVGA 02G-P4-3667-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Newegg.ca - Intel Core i5-3350P Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.3GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80637i53350P

or by cheaping out on the case

Newegg.ca - XFX Double D FX-795A-TDFC Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

also pssstt he's in canada.

prices and component availability may vary

im quite certain the newer total war (empire and after) utilizes quad cores. so an i5 over i3 is probably worth it.
Yea I know that's why I put the 3330. I did not see he put Canadian funds but lately I've been noticing both Newegg sites are pricing almost identical. Either way, the difference between 670 and 660ti is great. Then again, having a 670 over an SSD idk. Depends on what the OP wants to do. Gaming max or lowering settings for an SSD.
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The only difference is the ability to overclock. If you get any CPU that doesn't have a K it renders a Z77 board pretty useless. In this case, the difference between say the i5 3330 or 3570k is pretty small when talking about games.

Yea I know that's why I put the 3330. I did not see he put Canadian funds but lately I've been noticing both Newegg sites are pricing almost identical. Either way, the difference between 670 and 660ti is great. Then again, having a 670 over an SSD idk. Depends on what the OP wants to do. Gaming max or lowering settings for an SSD.
ya i think the dollar is pretty close now! i was actually in maine in the summer (ur location) nice place!! anyways whats the big difference the SSD will make outside of booting windows faster? If its 100 dollars we are talking about im sure i could swing it to get the 670 and the ssd if its really gonna make a huge difference! i just want to be careful with the money, i hate buying something and learning i used the money unwisely
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I recommend an SSD for ALL rigs if budget permits. The HDD is and was always the slowest piece of a computer and an SSD has a substantial effect on speeding up a PC. It not just makes the PC boot faster, but the overall feel is so much faster. Anybody who says otherwise I tell them to use an SSD for a month then try using a HDD. If they can't tell the difference they are delirious. As for your choice, I suggest if budget permits (or they have any in stock) to get the Samsung 830 instead.
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ya i think the dollar is pretty close now! i was actually in maine in the summer (ur location) nice place!! anyways whats the big difference the SSD will make outside of booting windows faster? If its 100 dollars we are talking about im sure i could swing it to get the 670 and the ssd if its really gonna make a huge difference! i just want to be careful with the money, i hate buying something and learning i used the money unwisely
if you can swing another $100 for the ssd it will make a noticeable difference for level loading in games beyond a fast windows start. they are worth the money. I didnt initially put one in just to have a 'gaming' tower without sacrificing too much.

and yes, maine is quite nice. although watch out, a lot of places still charge 2 for 1 with canadian dollars as a policy, and you guys beat us on parity. D:
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