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Hi! I'm fairly bad at knowing what is compatable with what, and which product is better than another, so, I need someone to build my computer with my budget. Anything lower than $600 is great, but I'm willing to go a bit higher if nessesary.

I'm in Canada so I can only buy products from tigerdirect.ca or newegg.ca. The only hardware I need to get is a new motherboard, processor, and RAM(4G+), as I have a decent power supply/graphic card. Again, I've given up trying to figure out "Is X motherboard compatable with X processor". I'm not looking for a top of the line gaming computer, just one to let me play the latest games, even on medium settings with no big problem.

TL;DR: $600 budget, need mobo, RAM, processor. Need it all to be compatable, cheaper the better, need it to be 'good enough for gaming'.
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What video card are you using?

Edit: You should be able to get an i5 2500k, a good mobo and ram for about $500.
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Check out http://www.bestdirect.ca/ if you live in Canada, best price I can see for a 2500k (Ive been watching)

If it was my money:

i5 2500k
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/23...I52500K/Intel/

ASUS Sabertooth P67
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/23...203.0%3E/ASUS/

G.SKILL Ripjaws
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/23...8GBXL/G.SKILL/

should come in under 500 shipped
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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge $220

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) $180

ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) $180

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB $53

Total = $543

Could go even lower with the BIOSTAR TP67XE (which is IMHO the best budget mobo) $130

For the same price I would go with the Asus mobo.

Add a CM 212+ which again is the best budget air cooler around and your still well below your budget
Edited by munaim1 - 8/4/11 at 1:41pm
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what about ncix.com? wouldn't it be cheaper on shipping charges since its in canada?\\
^nvm. but still a good site check it out if u wish
Edited by Youngd8 - 8/4/11 at 1:43pm
post #6 of 13
Best Dirrect ships for free to us Canadians (for most parts)

EDIT: oh thats just for that processor and MB, my bad still only like 10-20 bucks and no customs
Edited by AndrewM56 - 8/4/11 at 1:44pm
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by AndrewM56 View Post
Check out http://www.bestdirect.ca/ if you live in Canada, best price I can see for a 2500k (Ive been watching)

If it was my money:

i5 2500k
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/23...I52500K/Intel/

ASUS Sabertooth P67
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/23...203.0%3E/ASUS/

G.SKILL Ripjaws
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/23...8GBXL/G.SKILL/

should come in under 500 shipped
Hey, what a nice build! +1
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Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge $220

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) $180

ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) $180

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB $53

Total = $543

Could go even lower with the BIOSTAR TP67XE (which is IMHO the best budget mobo) $130

For the same price I would go with the Asus mobo.

Add a CM 212+ which again is the best budget air cooler around and your still well below your budget
I would say go for this and add the additional funds saved to get a better GPU.
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Gigabyte Z68 [ Tweaktown editors choice =)] 164.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128498
Kingston Hyper X 8GB DDR3 1600 64.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104239
i5-2500k 219.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072
Cooler master Hyper 212 Heatsink [ for overclocking if you want ] 29.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

479.96 before shipping and still under 600.00
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by spacegoast View Post
What video card are you using?

Edit: You should be able to get an i5 2500k, a good mobo and ram for about $500.
I'm using a GeForce 9800 GTS.
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