Thread: New Gaming PC

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    New Gaming PC

    Hey everyone,

    I am in the market for a new PC as my old one has finally bit the dust. Currently all I have to play WoW on is an old laptop I used for school. I live in Canada, and found this computer at best buy. All I would like to know is if it is a solid computer and a reasonable price?

    I would like to buy from best buy because of their 6-month no-interest payment plan. Funds are a little bit tight right now, and paying back in 6 months would help to not break my bank! I know that building a computer myself would probably be cheaper, but I have decided to buy from best buy for their plan, and also I have a friend who is a new salesman there and I would love to be able to help support him.

    Thank you all!

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    should work but CF with those cards at that price point makes no sense.

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    It should fare well, even in BF3 and games like that, as the 7750's in Crossfire are almost equal to my 560 ti. With that said, I think you can get a better deal than that, as you said.

    The cards aren't powerful at all, but having two of them helps. Keep in mind that having 2 cards in crossfire at 1gb won't make it 2gb videoram. It stays at 1gb vram.

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    You can build a significantly better computer for about $250 less so buying prebuilt is probably not a good idea.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.90 @ Amazon Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ NCIX)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($116.17 @ DirectCanada)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($100.94 @ DirectCanada)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($249.09 @ DirectCanada)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.82 @ DirectCanada)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.45 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $1044.11
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-14 13:03 EST-0500)

    With the 6 month program, you're going to be paying ~$220 a month

    Here's what I would do:

    First month - Suffer
    Second month - CPU + Mobo + PSU + RAM ($430) - Install into old case using old HDD w/ OS (or scavenge the one from your laptop)
    Third month - Graphics Card
    Fourth month - SSD, OS
    Fifth month - Case, HDD, Optical Drive, Heatsink
    Last edited by yurano; 2012-12-14 at 06:22 PM.

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