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Mid gaming PC under 1000S CAD

marcogrimard
  • 55 months ago

Hey guys, as you know, building a PC is much more expensive in Canada. I don't know much about computers, but I've done my research. I would like an AMD CPU since it is cheaper. AMD FX-8350, or whatever you think you fits my needs! Also, I've had a Radeon HD 6850 for 5 years and never had any problem, so I would continue with Radeon.

BUDGET: Under 1000$ CAD, around 750$ US.

LOCATION: Canada

USE: Gaming mostly. I'd like to run CS GO on high settings, H1Z1, Metro Last Night, The Witcher (not necessarely on high settings). Oh, and the new Star Wars Battlefront! 60 FPS or over would be great.

PERIPHERALS: I already have a monitor 1920x1080, Deathstalker keyboard, Razer Naga mouse and Kraken 7.1 headset.

OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10, 64 bit.

Thank you so much!

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/439MsY

I chose an i5 over the FX-8320 (8350 is just a factory overclock on the 8320, so not really worth it). See this forum topic.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Do I really need a power supply of 650W? And is there a big difference between a GPU of 2Gb and 4Gb?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for not being more prompt, real world and all. xD

The 650W PSU is from an earlier "draft" I had with a beefier graphics card. It also had the FX-8320, which draws a lot more power. I was still waiting on a response to my forum topic.

The difference between 2GB and 4GB only matters at resolutions higher than 1080p or high resolution texture packs. Since both are becoming more prevalent, 4GB could be called "future proofing". Anyway, there was enough budget left over after I downgraded the PSU to get a Radeon R9 380, a newer graphics card with 4GB of VRAM.

Here's the new list:

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/Fmjz4D

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Great! Thanks for your answer.

Looks like a nice build! Should I worry about the compatibility notes though? I never built a computer so I have no idea if it is a matter I should be concerned about.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

The graphics card will definitely fit. I actually witnessed the installation of a 300mm graphics card into the same case, and it all went fine.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool! Thanks for your help!

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