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Alrighty, so it has been a while since I came on this forum so I will just like to say HI. Also I would just like to say Thank You in advance smile.gif

Budget & Location
So right now I am living in Toronto Ontario and I am planning to do a build 700-900, preferably closer to 700. Would I consider going over my budget ? At this point in time I am not sure if I will get that chance. Also this build can wait to Christmas but I rather do it now.

Aim
So my aim for this system is to be small quite and powerful. By that I want to push my budget with price to performance and I will be doing quite a bit of gaming on it. Its also going to be use for school work but what I do will not matter for this build so this will be more gaming focused.

Monitors
Right now I am running two monitors one 1440x900 and one 1366x780 on my gt 620 and I plan to upgrade these in the future.


Peripherals
Since this is such a tight budget I will be getting all of this later and if there is enough money left I will buy windows but if not I will have pirate it and upgrade later. My friends pirated it and failed and get tabbed out all the time so I will try to keep it clean and buy it as soon as I can.

Why am I upgrading?
The reason I am upgrading is that i'm tired of this pc I am using. For about 3 years I got in to this hobby and I have been saving since then. It is just that this pc that im using is soo choppy when gaming and when doing normal things ! I'm always and 100% usage for both ram and cpu and it is a horrible experience and i'm fed up with it so instead of saving more or waiting until Christmas I will do it now.

Two screenshots of my pc specs now
http://gyazo.com/09142891abe30890e547ed639466aee4
http://gyazo.com/7fd98587c0eeb4a995546ce664e01332

Alright now that I am done with that time for the good stuff biggrin.gif

Now I will link you guys to my little section of pcpartpicker to my realistic dream build and the one I am actually planning to build. If you have any ideas about how I can get something more cost worthy or price to performance worthy let me know and if you would like make my dream build more realistic because after i'm 17 (14 now) I will have a build like that in mind to look forward to. Oh if you have any tips on how to convince this is a good investment because they will not help me with funding at all frown.gif

Build i'm planning to do : http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/GoldenTree/saved/2qRA

Dream Build : http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/GoldenTree/saved/2qRX
Edited by GoldenTree - 9/22/13 at 9:53am
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(...) Now I will link you guys to my little section of pcpartpicker to my realistic dream build and the one I am actually planning to build. If you have any ideas about how I can get something more cost worthy or price to performance worthy let me know and if you would like make my dream build more realistic because after i'm 17 (14 now) I will have a build like that in mind to look forward to. Oh if you have any tips on how to convince this is a good investment because they will not help me with funding at all frown.gif

Hey GoldenTree,

Welcome to the forums!

Nice build considerations. To help save money keep your eyes peeled in the overclock.net and hardocp user marketplaces for parts. There you can find a treasure trove of cheap high performance gear which can easily end up saving you 15-50% of the cost of a new build. Price comparision sites like www.shopbot.ca are also great for finding the lowest prices in Canada. I've also found that NCIX.com consistently has excellent bundle deals for system builders such as this AMD FX 8320 8 Core Processor & ASUS M5A99X Evo R2.0 ATX AM3+ 990X Motherboard combo for $249 which blows the sock off the Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor and ASRock H87M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard you were considering. biggrin.gif
Edited by Interpolation - 9/22/13 at 10:16am
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The first thing I see is the PSU. For that build (with one GTX 760 and a CPU that can't be overclocked), you could easily power this with a good 360-450W PSU. When I say "360-450W PSU", I'm referring to the 360W SeaSonic G Series. To see more that you can get, look here:

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

 

Look in the "400-499w" and "Sub 400w" section.

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Hey GoldenTree,

Welcome to the forums!

Nice build considerations. To help save money keep your eyes peeled in the overclock.net and hardocp user marketplaces for parts. There you can find a treasure trove of cheap high performance gear which can easily end up saving you 15-50% of the cost of a new build. Price comparision sites like www.shopbot.ca are also great for finding the lowest prices in Canada. I've also found that NCIX.com consistently has excellent bundle deals for system builders such as this AMD FX 8320 8 Core Processor & ASUS M5A99X Evo R2.0 ATX AM3+ 990X Motherboard combo for $249 which blows the sock off the Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor and ASRock H87M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard you were considering. biggrin.gif

The buying from other people is not an option as I am not really old enough to do this on my own so my parents or someone would know where and how im getting parts and they would not agree with buying it from someone else frown.gif. And i will check out shopbot.ca and look for bundles but the max for size of mobo I will go is matx because I like small lol biggrin.gif thanks I will keep my eyes peeled
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The first thing I see is the PSU. For that build (with one GTX 760 and a CPU that can't be overclocked), you could easily power this with a good 360-450W PSU. When I say "360-450W PSU", I'm referring to the 360W SeaSonic G Series. To see more that you can get, look here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

Look in the "400-499w" and "Sub 400w" section.

I will check that out thanks I am going so save some money cause of you biggrin.gifthumb.gif
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The buying from other people is not an option as I am not really old enough to do this on my own so my parents or someone would know where and how im getting parts and they would not agree with buying it from someone else frown.gif. And i will check out shopbot.ca and look for bundles but the max for size of mobo I will go is matx because I like small lol biggrin.gif thanks I will keep my eyes peeled

Don't worry, if you stick to sellers with good feedback you almost certainly won't be scammed. Especially not with the 35 rep requirement which takes a lot of effort to reach. If you find a good deal some begging and showing feedback+the difference in price might sway them. It's worth a shot at any rate.
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Don't worry, if you stick to sellers with good feedback you almost certainly won't be scammed. Especially not with the 35 rep requirement which takes a lot of effort to reach. If you find a good deal some begging and showing feedback+the difference in price might sway them. It's worth a shot at any rate.

Yeah, I will ask them thumb.gif
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I will check that out thanks I am going so save some money cause of you biggrin.gifthumb.gif

 

Oh wow. Nice. :) You're welcome too!

 

By the way, try the "Multi" button in order to reply to more than one post in your post. You just use them like checkboxes, but the order that they appear in your post depends on the order in which you selected them. When you've selected all of the posts that you want to reply to, click "Post a Reply".

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Oh wow. Nice. smile.gif You're welcome too!

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biggrin.gif and will do next time thumb.gif
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biggrin.gif and will do next time thumb.gif

 

:)

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