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Old February 27, 2013, 05:05 PM
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Careful,SSD is expensive,will make the PC more reactive in windows applications and loading times but it wont affect the smoothness of games.
thats good to know! I think I don't need it
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Old February 27, 2013, 09:05 PM
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SSD is definitely not NEEDED. but it's the single best thing you can add to make your PC feel fast, responsive and very very snappy.
For your budget and needs I say get one but then you may decide that you would prefer the cash in your pocket or in your GPU.

You have to decide, we can only try fill in your blanks.
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Old February 27, 2013, 09:18 PM
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I'm in Surrey and I could lend a hand if needed. My thoughts on SSDs are to get a 240 or bigger or you're going to run out of room too quickly.

At this point it's out of your budget, so a HD would do fine. You can always copy your system from the HD onto an SSD at a later date, however.

Buy a case you like, you could potentially use it for the next 10 years.

Buy a good PSU, crap ones just flake out and die causing you grief and they may take other more expensive parts with them.
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Old February 28, 2013, 01:49 PM
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Well you could save a lot of money if you build a pc from the parts people sell on here, as well as your local kijiji or craigslist classifieds.

For a $1000 desktop pc, I would highly suggest going AMD instead of Intel due to its much lower price, unless you go i3.

Heres an 'idea' based off stuff from NCIX however i would urge you to consider Tigerdirect.ca and Newegg.ca as well for a wider variety of parts.

AND dont forget the people here who are selling their used stuff. It will most likely be cheaper!!!

AMD A10-5800K - $134.98
ASUS F2A85-M Pro mATX - $129.99
Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 - $62.99 or Patriot Viper 3 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 - $59.99
Powercolor Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ MYST.(TAHITI LE) (Call this an HD 7930, it makes more sense) - $239.99 + It comes with Never Settle Bundle Free Bioshock Infinite & Tomb Raider Digital Download Coupon *AMD Promo Only* (a $129.99 value!)
Fractal Design Define Mini mATX Computer Case - $99.99
(you should be able to find cheaper but this has usb 3.0 in the front and i think fractal design has a part to change all front usb to 3.0) otherwise,
Antec VSK-3000E mATX Computer Case - $24.98 (you can get a 3.5" front pannel usb 3.0 thingy to put on separately)
Silverstone Strider 750 Plus 750W Modular Power Supply 80+ Silver - $130.20 (you can find cheaper but this is excellent quality for a lower price compared to others)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.98 (you probably wont need this)

So those are the highest cost main components listed which cost: 833.12 + 124.968 (15% tax, we dont have that but thats how i do t'ings) = $958.088
the cheaper alternatives cost less of course

other things:

Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5in SSD - $119.99
Samsung SH-224BB 24X SATA DVD Writer - $22.98
ASUS Xonar DGX 5.1 Soundcard - $49.99
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64Bit - $149.98
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition 64BIT DVD - $149.98
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64BIT DVD - $189.96
+ Hard Drives and Monitor

Just to say, the prices listed were NCIX's regular prices. Some things are a lot cheaper when on sale.

Have fun!!!
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Old February 28, 2013, 03:53 PM
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An APU + GPU,and APU as CPU? not very optimal i think.

And a 750w power supply is not needed.
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Old February 28, 2013, 04:12 PM
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Well if you overclock ,the PC will be faster and the games will run with more frames per second.

my list:all from NCIX.ca

-Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge

-ASUS GeForce GTX 660 OC DirectCU 1020MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card

-Corsair CX Series CX600M 600W ATX 12V 80 Plus Bronze Modular Power Supply

-Gigabyte Z77M-D3H motherboard

-Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Blue 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit

-Cooler Master HAF 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case

-Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive

that's around 800$ and you still have money for a more powerful graphic's card like a 660ti instead of a 660,actually.

Just saw your last post and yeah,for the case,it depends on what you want,i build a pc with the the 912 from cooler master and the cooling is pretty epic ,and it's relatively quiet,just think for it,you have a 200mm fan on the front :D

for the size,careful, you have standards.For an ATX motherboard,you need an ATX compatible case.matter of size,and you need good cooling for gaming parts,don't think that your components will fry at once with a very cheap case but a case with a 120mm fan on the front and on the back would be good.more fans or larger fans would be even better,but not needed
This is good advice. With the extra couple of hundred dollars,like he said,upgrade your Video card,or your CPU. You can get the 3770K,and still stay within your budget.
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Old February 28, 2013, 05:32 PM
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I think ssd is important, if not required on a new biuld and the bigger the better in my opinion. I run a couple in raid0. That's not needed but at least a single one for OS minimum I believe you should do, me I put games and OS on the ssd's and storage use a normal black 2tb drive ( movies and music idea ).
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Old February 28, 2013, 06:56 PM
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You guys are amazing Ive got several lists and I'm still learning all this stuff.
Thank you all for helping me, I've got a rough picture in my mind.
As soon as I got my budget ready I will start purchasing and I will post the final result and I will try to find something good for everyone who helped.

Have a good night
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Old February 28, 2013, 09:09 PM
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I think ssd is important, if not required on a new biuld and the bigger the better in my opinion. I run a couple in raid0. That's not needed but at least a single one for OS minimum I believe you should do, me I put games and OS on the ssd's and storage use a normal black 2tb drive ( movies and music idea ).
It's not required, but desirable if it fits in the budget.
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Old March 1, 2013, 01:35 AM
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Imho think is it one of the best pieces of hardware to get. But your right if is doesn't work out in budget.
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