Yet another noob looking for help

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#1 Posted by darkspineslayer (20451 posts) -
I'm looking at building a gaming PC sometime in the near future. I've played around on here, but honestly have no idea what I'm doing. http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/17csZ I'm not looking for anything much more powerful than next gen consoles, just something that will run games at their best for several years. I'm not sure what kind of money that entails, though I'm looking to spend under $1000. Any tweaks? I know it recommends a different case, again I'm not sure what one. Not looking to spend too much on the case, would rather they money go into performance.
#2 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (9342 posts) -

I would drop the 6670 to a 7770 or 7790

#3 Posted by JimmyJumpy (2554 posts) -

Don't go too cheap on yer case... If you want your parts to survive for a while then get a case with decent ventilation: heat is the biggest enemy of PC parts (besides water, of course, but we seldom do our gaming outside in the pouring rain).

A decent case for around 90 bucks is the CoolerMaster CM690II Advance.  Has USB3 at the front and e nice hot-swappable 3.5" hard drive dock at the top.

You want a PC that packs some punch in the gaming department? Then get rid of that video card and get something like the 7870 or 7950 or NVidia GTX670...

Power supply is important as you hang for around a $1000 of gear on it, so get a sturdier one.  Antec is a good brand, but 650watt would be better in case you want to do some overclocking or want to expand a bit...

#4 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

TC save some money and get an fx-6300 instead an an am3+ motherboard. you will save about $20 and improve your preformance daramatically on the cpu side of things. also dont get a-data ram, kingston, crucial, mushkin, gskill, AMD/patriot are all brand id prefer to see you using. adata is sketchy as heck

#5 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

Don't go too cheap on yer case... If you want your parts to survive for a while then get a case with decent ventilation: heat is the biggest enemy of PC parts (besides water, of course, but we seldom do our gaming outside in the pouring rain).

A decent case for around 90 bucks is the CoolerMaster CM690II Advance.  Has USB3 at the front and e nice hot-swappable 3.5" hard drive dock at the top.

You want a PC that packs some punch in the gaming department? Then get rid of that video card and get something like the 7870 or 7950 or NVidia GTX670...

Power supply is important as you hang for around a $1000 of gear on it, so get a sturdier one.  Antec is a good brand, but 650watt would be better in case you want to do some overclocking or want to expand a bit...

JimmyJumpy

poor jimmy.. no relevancy

#6 Posted by kraken2109 (13237 posts) -

Man, I had forgotten how terrible prices were in canada.