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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-21-2015, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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New computer build advice

My daughter has expressed an interest in building a pc. I figure it will be a fun experience for us and we are do for an upgrade anyway.
So I'm looking for a "best bang for my buck" kind of deal. This will be used for casual gaming, photo and video editing, internet, movie watching etc. Just an all purpose desktop pc that can play games as well.

This is the shopping cart I have picked out so far. I also have a 120gb SSD that I will be bringing from my old desktop.

Is this the best bang for my buck? Am I paying too much? Any problematic items in the list I should avoid?

Keep in mind these are Canadian prices, probably 25-30% higher than US prices.

Thanks for your help.


NCIX Bundle Deal ASRock 970 EXTREME3 Motherboard & AMD FX-6300 Six Core Processor

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1 x AMD FX-6300 Six Core 3.5/4.1GHZ Processor AM3+ 14MB Cache 95W Retail Box
1 x ASRock 970 EXTREME3 ATX AM3/AM3+ DDR3 CrossFireX 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard
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GeIL EVO Leggera 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9-28 PC3-12800 1.5V Memory Kit - Turquoise Blue
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Logisys CS308RD RED/BLACK ATX Tower Case 4X5.25 5X3.5IN 480W 80mm Blue LED Fan Front USB Audio
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Thermaltake TR2 500W Power Supply Cable Management ATX12V V2.3 24PIN With 120mm Fan
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Arctic Silver Ceramique 2 Premium High Density Tri Linear Ceramic Thermal Compound 2.7 Gram Syringe
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nGear USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader 3.5in Internal With Extra USB3.0 Port Black
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ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Strix OC 1253MHZ 2GB 7.2GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 3XDISPLAYPORT PCI-E Video Card
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NCIX Bundle Deal Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury FPS Gaming Mouse & G240 Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad
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1 x Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury FPS Gaming Mouse
1 x Logitech G240 Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5in Internal Hard Drive - OEM
In Stock 65701 $59.99 $59.99

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YOUR TOTAL $822.45

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Total Shipping Weight: 25.51 lbs
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-21-2015, 07:17 PM
 
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Re: New computer build advice

ohohoh... spinning things with leds... they make it awesome....

but seriously - tech-wise, i normally look around tomshardware & ask the guys there, they know their stuff. The buyer's guides they have are very helpful. The current budget gaming pc build they have is http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...g-pc,4021.html
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-22-2015, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New computer build advice

Thanks, I'll check out that link. I changed the case (Bitfenix Comrade White ATX Mid Tower ), ram (Kingston HyperX Fury Memory Black 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1866 ), video card (Asus gtx 660 OC) and motherboard (ASUS M5A97 R2.0 ). Should be alright.

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Re: New computer build advice

Not for anything, but if your still looking around at parts I'd lean toward EVGA MB's and GPU's. Their priced competitively but come with a REAL LIFE lifetime warranty. They just replaced my nVidia 750i FTW motherboard that's 7 years old. I paid zero dollars for the replacement. Their customer service is second to none. When you call- you talk to a real person.......sadly, I haven't had the same experience with Asus. I have one of their POS win8 laptops/paperweights/boat anchors.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-23-2015, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New computer build advice

Thanks, good customer service is worth a lot. I ended up changing things again and went with an intel I5 build. I did get an EVGA power supply.
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