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Old December 7, 2012, 11:54 AM
snagglepuss snagglepuss is offline
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My System Specs

Default Gaming Build

im helping a friend build a new computer and i want a second opinion on the parts that i have picked out for him.

1. Computer will be for gaming, streaming videos, some video editing

2. his budget is 800$ max but would like to keep it around 700$

3. Canada so newegg.ca tigerdirect.ca canada computer NCIX

4. he has no preference on parts

5. parts that he already has consist of keyboard, mouse, monitor

7. he has no plans to overclock right now so no unlocked processors needed. and if he does overclock it wont be much

8. plan to build by the end of December/Boxing day

9. he would like to play games maxed out but on his budget its highly unlikely so as high as possible at a resolution of 1080p

10. would like to have the option to sli/cross fire in the future.

here is what i have picked out for him. let me know what you think and what could be improved.
all prices are newegg.ca so with some digging around i might be able to get it down lower

CPU: i5 3450 3.1GHz $194.99
Case: Thermaltake V3 Black $49.99
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM $79.99
GPU: EVGA GTX 660 2GB Superclocked $224.99
PSU: OCZ ZT 650W $99.99
RAM CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz $33.99
Motherboard: MSI Z77MA-G45 $109.99
Total $793.93

was also thinking about suggesting a AMD build to him but im out of the loop of AMD cpus.
here is my best shot at a AMD build.

CPU: AMD FX-4170 4.2GHz $129.99
Case: Thermaltake V3 Black $49.99
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM $79.99
GPU: ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2 $224.99
PSU: OCZ ZT 750W $109.99
RAM CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz $33.99
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ $109.99
Total $793.93


any advice or better builds would be much appreciated
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