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post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2yIk7

This is what I have put together so far, I am looking a decent gaming Mobo for cheap, around 100-110 CAD, and if possible comes with the bells and whistles. Also can you add a few mobos because I wont be ordering online, and my local computer stores might not have one of them in stock.

Also I will take any general advice about my components non related to Intel if you have any.

Thanks.
post #2 of 4
Before we get into the motherboard, two things should be noted. The memory you chose is a rip off, and the PSU is not very good.

Go with these choices instead:

Memory:

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 2400

or

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 2133

PSU:

XFX Pro 550W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular

or

SeaSonic G Series 550W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular

Unless you are going SLI or Crossfire you don't need more than 550W.

Onto the motherboard, for 110 CAD these are probably your best options:

ASRock Z87 PRO3

or

GIGABYTE GA-Z87M-D3H

Realistically, you want to stretch that motherboard budget to about $130 then you can get these instead:

GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-D3H

or

ASRock Z87 PRO4

But realize by not ordering online, you are going to miss out on rebates and end up spending a lot more. I doubt Canada has places like Microcenter.
post #3 of 4
If you play at 1080 or more and use a lot of filters and graphics to the maximum go with 4gn cards.here is the pc with better parts and lowered prices
PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2yU4N
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2yU4N/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2yU4N/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.79 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Zalman ZM-CNPS14X CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($147.84 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: GeIL 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($70.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Antec GX700 ATX Mid Tower Case ($53.73 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1042.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-10 08:39 EST-0500)
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Yeah, then ram isn't actually the ram I am going with, they didn't have the ram I was going to choose on PC part picker so I used a filler for prices, thanks though.

Will check those parts out, thanks. Don't have a credit card so I cant order online frown.gif
Edited by ManMeetDog - 1/10/14 at 6:40am
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