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Is this build any good?

#1Fire_PloverPosted 9/29/2013 4:42:05 PM(edited)
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1IFOB

I've never built a PC before, but it's something I'd like to do now that my Steam library is growing and my laptop is really showing it's age. I came up with this kind of randomly, mostly trying to balance cost and user ratings for the majority of the parts (besides the CPU/GPU). The only parts I actually have for a PC are a Mouse and headphones, so I need an OS, Monitor, Keyboard, etc.
I am looking to hopefully spend around $1000 on this build, and no more than $1250. I've always kind of been partial to Intel CPUs and AMD GPUs, but if there are better price/performance pieces from other brands, I'm open to suggestions. Feel free to suggest entirely different builds in the price range as well, I guess.

Thanks in advance!

Edit: Keep in mind I live in Canada.
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#2AsucaHayashiPosted 9/29/2013 4:50:10 PM(edited)
if this is going to be a gaming computer you're better off going for a cheaper processor and a stronger gpu.

also, if you have a preference for amd cards you might want to wait until the next batch is released.
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#3ShubPosted 9/29/2013 5:06:30 PM
Here's something a bit better than what you had:
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1J4yh
And if you can swing some extra money, consider getting http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr795wf33gd for your video card instead.
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