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hazzy

61 months ago

Hey Everyone,

I'm looking to build a gaming rig that can handle most current and future games on high for 2-3 years. I've managed to create a part list with my limited knowledge.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $253.89 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $149.95 @ DirectCanada
Memory *Team Elite Plus 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $75.48 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $75.55
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $61.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card $329.90
Case Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case $92.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $108.34 @ TigerDirect Canada
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1208.07
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-23 02:23 EST-0500

Notes: The SSD is from amazon.com and includes all shipping fees to Canada. The PSU will be on sale for boxing day this week at NCIX.

I need some opinions and advice on possibly lowering the price below $1100 CDN (including windows). I was thinking of possibly switching the video card to a Radeon 280 and taking the performance hit if it is worth the savings. Not 100% sure if I chose the best motherboard for my build, as I had the hardest time with that. Any advice and critique is greatly appreciated. I will take all the help I can get!

Thanks

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