Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > New Builds

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old October 23, 2012, 11:37 AM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 4
Default 1400-1450 gaming pc, first build

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. gaming, coding, maybe video editing

2. What YOUR budget is. $1400-$1450

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
canada, im buying from the ncix online store

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. intel cpu

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.

no, i have a mac and an xbox 360

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.

i will most definitely be overclocking the cpu and the gpu

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?

3-4 weeks
9. sli or crossfire?
yes, next summer ill be getting 2 8970s or gtx 780s for three monitors

do you need a monitor? yes

do you need an operating system? yes

here is what i have put together:

case: nzxt phantom 410 white
motherboard: gigabyte z77 ud3h
cpu: intel i5 3570k
graphics card: msi power edition gtx 670
psu: xfx pro xxx 750w semi modular power supply
ssd: samsung 830 series 128gb ssdor ocz vertex 4, ill get whichever is closer to 100 bucks when i buy
ram: g.skill sniper 8gb 1600mhz ram
cpu cooler: cooler master hyper 212 evo
dvd drive: asus 24x dvd burner
monitor: asus vs228h-p 21.5 inch monitor
windows 7

thanks for your help in advance
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old October 23, 2012, 12:31 PM
great_big_abyss's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 2,272

My System Specs


Secondary harddisk?

or do you plan on only having 128GB total storage?

WD Caviar Black is always an excellent choice.

HTPC: Z77A-G45; 3770K; Zalman FX70; 2x4GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz; MSI GTX960; 2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD; 4TB WD Red, 2x 2TB WD Green; Corsair RM650I; Corsair Carbide 600C;
Son's Rig: M5A97; FX8350; CNPS20LQ; 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz; Powercolor 7950; 250GB Crucial MX200; 320GB WD Black HDD; SPI 700W; Bitfenix Shinobi;
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old October 23, 2012, 03:25 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 4

next month ill get a hard drive, i would rather have 128gb of storage for a month and have a better graphics card then buy an ssd and a hdd and have to settle for a gtx 660ti or 7950
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old October 23, 2012, 03:26 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 4

other then that is it a good build? ive been obsessively researching the parts for it for the past month
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old October 23, 2012, 04:11 PM
Bond007's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Down under
Posts: 4,457

My System Specs


Looks good. Personally I prefer a 23ish inch monitor, but that's a preference. Build and enjoy.
Desktop: Arc Midi R2, Z77-D3H, 3570K 1.09v/4.1ghz with Zalman Optima Cooler, Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb@1866mhz, XFX R9 280X DD, Bitfenix Fury 750w, WD Black 1TB, Intel 530 120GB
Away from home light Gamer: Acer Aspire 15.6", A8-3500m undervolt and OC to 2Ghz, 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance, Crucial M500 240gb
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Build and configure system for gaming! with 1200-1400 for only system! a_2008 New Builds 2 November 24, 2011 06:38 PM
$1400 Gaming Machine (FB) averageScrub New Builds 6 September 9, 2011 12:02 AM
i7 2600K Gaming PC Build ~$1400 Stephen New Builds 13 August 12, 2011 09:44 AM
New gaming rig = <$1400 after tax demonsblood New Builds 7 May 10, 2010 02:59 PM
Kauf's i7 Gaming Build $1400-$1500 kaufman37 Case Mods, Worklog & Gallery 5 February 9, 2010 06:21 AM