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$1200 Canada Gaming pc

kaimee
  • 56 months ago

Looking to build my first gaming pc for CSGO/WOW/DOTA high - ultra settings (not sure if my price range is realistic for this). Budgeted $1200 for a monitor and operating system. I have been sold on the Idea that i need 144hz for csgo and The cheapest monitor I can find that supports that is https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-umfg6aab01. I have been including it into my builds. I am struggling to stay under 1200 when I include the monitor and OS.

Here is the best I have gotten but I feel limited with the gtx 750. Should I move to a gtx 960 and try to cut costs somewhere else? http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/pgrCYJ

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $254.99 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H81M-S2H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $74.00 @ Vuugo
Memory Team Elite Plus 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $52.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB Superclocked Video Card $244.99 @ Memory Express
Case Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $59.75 @ Vuugo
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $57.99 @ NCIX
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $109.99 @ Memory Express
Monitor Acer GN246HL 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $277.97 @ DirectCanada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1192.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-13 15:53 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Comparing the two posted builds. Is windows 10 worth it at all if so I dont mind the small extra cost? Will I run into BIOS stuff with the h81?

I dont plan on superclocking. Is this card too powerful for my needs?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I say windows 10 is worth it. I just picked 8.1 because i personally prefer it better since I am more familiar with it. By "BIOS stuff" do you mean BIOS update? If so than I think this motherboard does need it. The 960 shouldn't be to OP for your needs.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot. It nails everything I need. I am thinking of dropping a little more on an ssd. Am I setting myself up for dissapointment if I drop 50-60 on a SSd or should I wait until I can afford to add a nice one?

Also I saw a complaint on the case that a larger card wont fit. Is that a concern of mine?

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I will do them when I make my purchase, especially if it is saving me a bunch.

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