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$1000-1300 Canadian 1080p ultra or similar PC build

superg2009
  • 53 months ago

Must include Wireless adapter,OS, and monitor. I do have a preference for intel cpus but if its that much better amd is fine. Thanks subnote: am student so budget is smallish and canadian economy sucks BAD right now, I envy US edit could be increased to 1400 if its its better budget for graphics or ssd

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point
Suggested List:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $240.20 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $146.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $62.57 @ DirectCanada
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $95.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $94.25 @ Vuugo
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card $419.99 @ NCIX
Case Deepcool KENDOMEN Red ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ NCIX
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) $0.00
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link Archer T2U 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $26.87 @ DirectCanada
Monitor Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $179.00 @ Vuugo
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1490.82
Mail-in rebates -$80.00
Total $1410.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-01 01:53 EST-0500

A. The Good news is, if u are a student, Microsoft offers a Students free copy of Windows & Office, I guess a .edu mail is needed for US & other regions

Windows 10 Education for Students

B. Decided to go with a Z170 Moboard with SLI/Crossfire so u have an unhindered upgrade path for any CPU/GPU.. The Popular IPS panel should be plenty at present..

Another option wud be to include the Seagate HYBRID drive with 7.8GB HYBRID CACHE in place of the SSD and a better CPU... So SSD level Game-performance but a little longer booting time..

Infact PCPARTPICKER actual users have reported fantastic 5-10s booting times with the Seagate HYBRID DRIVE...

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dx001

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $304.25 @ shopRBC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $146.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $62.57 @ DirectCanada
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $94.25 @ Vuugo
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card $419.99 @ NCIX
Case Deepcool KENDOMEN Red ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ NCIX
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) $0.00
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link Archer T2U 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $26.87 @ DirectCanada
Monitor Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $179.00 @ Vuugo
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1458.89
Mail-in rebates -$80.00
Total $1378.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-01 02:00 EST-0500

I think I like this second list better, you can always add an SSD later-on but u can't replace the CPU, can you??

Anyways Best of luck :-))

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Bad CPU choice on both of these. The rest of the build is fine. Overclocked 4690K is the best i5 for the price.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

DO u have any proof of ur statement or are u also a rumour-monger like many..??

BENCHMARK1: http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/220716-315137

BENCHMARK2: Infact CPU.USERBENCHMARK.COM, A real-time uploaded ACTUAL-USER data benchmarks portal - ranks the DDR4 i5-6600K 14% faster than the DDR3 i5-4690K

The i5-6600K is ranked 2nd ( Desktop 104%, Gaming 103%, Workstation 59% )

The i5-4690K is ranked 11th ( Desktop 91%, Gaming 91%, Workstation 52% )

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-6600K-vs-Intel-Core-i5-4690K/3503vs2432

STILL NOT CONVINCED ?? Straight from the Horse's Mouth -- The official intel comparison:

http://ark.intel.com/compare/80811,88191

(In the Official intel comparison above, do check out the 21.3 GB/s vs 34.1 GB/s Memory bandwidth (Skylake vs Haswell), 8 GT/s (Giga Transfers per sec) for the skylake vs 5 GT/s for Haswell, 14nm Manuf vs 22 nm..)

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can't afford this, then get an Western Digital 1TB as the memory and just save up for a 500GB SSD in the future.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $280.00 @ Canada Computers
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $26.29 @ Vuugo
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $99.98 @ NCIX
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $63.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $199.29 @ Vuugo
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card $390.49 @ Newegg Canada
Case NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case $64.98 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $81.99 @ NCIX
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) $0.00
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $43.98 @ DirectCanada
Monitor Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $179.00 @ Vuugo
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1499.98
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $1429.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-01 04:54 EST-0500

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