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$2000 CAD (or $1400 USD) gaming tower build

Marteeny
  • 53 months ago

Hey I have been out of the loop for too long and don't know whats what anymore

build me the best system you can ...with the following notes in mind

-Price tower only (screens, mouse and keyboard not included) -I will be Running 2 screens initially but would like to be able to upgrade to 3 later -I plan on running a VR Headset (when they come out) -I don't care about the color scheme/looks just value/performance.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you want to overclock or is that something you are not interested in? and Do you need an Operating system?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

prefer not to overclock, I can get OS my self through work

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Understandable. Ill update and repost.

  • 53 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $235.38 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler $32.08 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $98.78 @ Micro Center
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $48.77 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.88 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.09 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Video Card $651.61 @ SuperBiiz
Case Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case $102.27 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $87.68 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1430.54
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1380.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-12 00:58 EST-0500 b

I posted the same build twice. One from the Canadian Website the other on the United States version. This has room for 2 fury x's and should run VR just fine when it comes out. I even went under budget on both.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $306.50 @ shopRBC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler -
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.98 @ Newegg Canada
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $68.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.95 @ Vuugo
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Video Card $825.29 @ Amazon Canada
Case Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case $119.98 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply EVGA 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $166.89 @ DirectCanada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1817.52
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1807.52
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-12 00:59 EST-0500

I put a CPU cooler just for the sake it's quiet and generally better than the stock cooler. I know its not a huge issue since you wont be overclocking but if you can reduce noise. Why not. While it's not listed on the Canadian Parts website, its worth it to get this cooler.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $358.05 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $37.05 @ Vuugo
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $211.75 @ Vuugo
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $77.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.05 @ Vuugo
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $88.05 @ Vuugo
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 390X 8GB Double Dissipation Video Card $655.68 @ shopRBC
Case Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.50 @ Vuugo
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $144.99 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1727.10
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-11 16:21 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Without overclock and fitted a 980ti in there. If you wanted that of course.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $442.05 @ Vuugo
Motherboard Asus H170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $174.99 @ Canada Computers
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $118.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.05 @ Vuugo
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $88.05 @ Vuugo
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card $879.99 @ NCIX
Case Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.50 @ Vuugo
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $144.99 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2002.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-11 18:39 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $269.98 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $36.91 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $164.76 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $56.59 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $90.82 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.09 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Video Card $541.97 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $68.46 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Rosewill 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $87.68 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $96.28 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1492.54
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1462.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-11 16:41 EST-0500

Hopefully this fulfills what you need out of a Gaming computer. This is built on the US version and since i have my states sales tax set to 7% and i have no idea what its like in Canada or any of the Northern states, adjust accordingly.

You may notice i went over the budget but i included Win 10 as an optional thing. If you dont need an OS just take it off of the list!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the best I could do. I got a big PSU so that you could SLI in the future, but you could save $30 CAD if you went for a smaller one, like a 650W/750W.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $358.05 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $37.05 @ Vuugo
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $211.75 @ Vuugo
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $120.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $108.05 @ Vuugo
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $63.05 @ Vuugo
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card $879.99 @ NCIX
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $97.05 @ Vuugo
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $198.00 @ shopRBC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2073.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-11 17:30 EST-0500

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