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Gaming PC (1000 - 1200 CAD) - first build!!!

scipion41
  • 53 months ago

Hi guys,

I want to build a gaming PC but i need help. What would be the best build i could get for around 1000 - 1200 CAD (around 900US). I wont be overcloking and i have everything else (Mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc.). Also, my monitor only support 1080P, nothing higher.

I'll be playing games like the witcher 3, Fallout 4, the new Tomb raider and all the other good games that will come out this year ;p

One last thing, nothing to complicated as this is my first time building a pc.

Thanks for the help =)

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

This would be the basics of it. The games you mentioned benefit from the NVidia platform (hairworks and such), so I went with a 970 even though it's a bit less powerful than the 390. The PSU is a bit overkill, but it's the best option with modularity.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $277.75 @ Vuugo
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $112.50 @ Vuugo
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $69.75 @ Vuugo
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $63.05 @ Vuugo
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $465.38 @ Amazon Canada
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $97.05 @ Vuugo
Power Supply Thermaltake 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.88 @ Canada Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1185.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-18 21:42 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a Thermaltake PSU im a bit suspect of them.

Although i really cant say anything i put up a corsair RM PSU....

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm suspect of most Thermaltake units too, but a few of their lines are very good.

The Toughpower series is made on the same OEM platform as the Antec HCG series, so it's very reliable.

That's worst case. It is possible that the supply could be from the TPG series (rather than TPD, since they are listed under the same part type on this site), and the TPG series is on par with many of the high-end EVGA units.

So at worst with this supply, you get a very reliable unit with good voltage regulation. At best, you get a great one with great voltage regulation.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats good to know. PSU's are the one area where i have almost no knowledge and i like asking questions and finding out which units are quality and which aren't worth looking at.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Would it be better to get the 390 for the long term? People seem to favor the ladder on most forums.

What about the Thermaltake PSU? Would it be better to go with something else?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Normally we would say yes. But my 390 struggles to get 50 let alone 60 fps on Ultra in Fallout 4. A 970 can do it just fine.

You listed ALOT of titles thats benefit the 970.

Now if perfect 60 fps doesnt bother you we can sub in the 390.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you Fellway. This is a very nice built!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1241 V3 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $147.05 @ Vuugo
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $60.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $66.50 @ Vuugo
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $445.00 @ Canada Computers
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $71.50 @ Vuugo
Power Supply Rosewill 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.98 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1236.00
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $1221.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-18 22:04 EST-0500

The Xeon features Hyperthreading without overclockability with similar to same performance as an i7 4790.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm confused as to why you'd put that much towards a largely wasteful motherboard. The Xeon can't overclock, and the PSU certainly doesn't have headroom for SLI. The RM 550w has been shown to not be capable of providing power across the full rated wattage.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

i've read that you can get a benefit from having a z97 mobo as opposed to h97 although i suppose at this budget the difference manifest itself much.

Thank You Fellway its rare i get feedback on what i put together it really is how i learn.

BTW this is the cheapest mobo for SLI (if the OP wants to go that route later on)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The more recent, upgradable sylake DDR4 i5-6500 would be the way to go..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $277.75 @ Vuugo
Motherboard MSI B150M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $126.98 @ Newegg Canada
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $68.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $63.05 @ Vuugo
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card $419.50 @ Vuugo
Case Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case $39.88 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply Cooler Master 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1116.13
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1076.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-18 22:14 EST-0500

Don't forget to factor in taxes, roughly 10% -- jump over the border & carry it home if u can, no taxes & much cheaper price list too.. Shiiiites US & CANADA are supposed to be bosom friends, no???????

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I live in Québec so its more 15% for taxes.

Can i use the NZXT S340 for this build? Or something that resemble this?

In any case, thank you for the help.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Another build to consider. will hit 60 fps at 1080p on all mentioned games. All the best with your build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $277.75 @ Vuugo
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $80.50 @ Vuugo
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $65.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $63.05 @ Vuugo
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $437.50 @ Vuugo
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply Inwin Commander III 800W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.88 @ Canada Computers
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1089.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-18 23:37 EST-0500

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