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so....I might be building a computer a little earlier than expected

#1Ivany2008Posted 12/14/2013 8:12:50 PM
At first I was going to upgrade the computer I had(spoken about in another post), which turned out to be a bad idea after all.

Took a look at my next pay slip release and its going to be the 26th, boxing day(probably going to be given to me on the 24th since the store I work for isn't open on the 26th), with that I have about 1100 dollars Canadian to build a new computer.

The things I don't need are a Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Headset and Monitor. Getting a brand new Monitor for X-mas and using my old monitor to dual screen, so for the most part I need to build the inners.

What I need are recommendations of parts. I was thinking of maybe splurging a bit on the video card(up to about 450 Canadian after taxes) and the motherboard(maybe 300 after taxes).

Ideally I would like to have about 3 TB of hard-drive space, and about 5 USB 3.0s on it, since the 2.0s seem to have start failing me(at least on my current system. They don't even charge my I-Pad anymore, or recognize newer external hard-drives)

I've read up on the GTX 770, would that be a good graphics card to get? or is there something equally as good or better for roughly the same price?
#2gsf4lyfePosted 12/14/2013 8:28:58 PM
Why do you want to spend $300 on a motherboard?
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#3Ivany2008(Topic Creator)Posted 12/14/2013 8:35:08 PM
300 really isn't a lot where I live. The cheaper ones cost maybe 200 after taxes, I just figured I'd pay a little bit more, not by much, and get a quality board instead of a pos.

lets also remember that I'm Canadian so the prices tend to be a bit higher, not to mention I have to pay a 13 percent provincial tax on purchasing products
#4AltmadragonPosted 12/14/2013 8:38:11 PM(edited)
Get a Asus Maximus VI Hero

189$ quality similar to their 300$ board (formula)

I would say it's the top z87 board @200 and below.
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#5gsf4lyfePosted 12/14/2013 8:38:29 PM
Ivany2008 posted...
300 really isn't a lot where I live. The cheaper ones cost maybe 200 after taxes, I just figured I'd pay a little bit more, not by much, and get a quality board instead of a pos.

lets also remember that I'm Canadian so the prices tend to be a bit higher, not to mention I have to pay a 13 percent provincial tax on purchasing products


Unless you don't live in Canada now you're just talking out of your ass.
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#6Ivany2008(Topic Creator)Posted 12/14/2013 8:52:50 PM
I live in Canada, that I can assure you. Just outside of St. John's, Newfoundland if you want me to be more specific, which is why I have the 13 percent taxes added on to buying stuff online(or in stores).
#7gsf4lyfePosted 12/14/2013 9:03:53 PM(edited)
Ivany2008 posted...
I live in Canada, that I can assure you. Just outside of St. John's, Newfoundland if you want me to be more specific, which is why I have the 13 percent taxes added on to buying stuff online(or in stores).


Yea, still no where close to $200even with tax.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/#c=89&sort=a7

And those are Z87 boards. You could go cheaper using a lesser chipset. .

The point I'm trying to illustrate is with the budget you have you're wasting money spending that much of it on a motherboard.
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#8Ivany2008(Topic Creator)Posted 12/14/2013 9:14:29 PM
Never said I would spend all that on a motherboard, Just up to that amount.

There is a lot of tricky tax crap that some places put on, which is another reason why I'm sticking solely to Canadian sites, If I can't find it on a Canadian site, I won't be getting it. Bought a chair from the states for 300 dollars Canadian. After the chair was delivered it cost me a little over 500. 160 for over borders, another 60 from FedEx and another X amount from provincial taxes, but I digress

I'll take a look at the ASUS Maximus VI and talk it over with one of my friends who's a computer guy(hard to get in contact with, which is why I'm asking around here first)
#9gsf4lyfePosted 12/14/2013 9:16:20 PM
That link I posted was only Canadian retailers. At your budget I would recommend either of these boards:

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz87killer
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87g45gaming
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#10Ivany2008(Topic Creator)Posted 12/14/2013 9:35:58 PM
Liking what I'm seeing so far budget-wise, motherboards are quite cheaper than I thought they would be. Might be able to either pull off the entire system, or get close to it.

I'd like to be able to max out modern games if possible, with the possibility to max out games coming out within the next 1-2 years, enough to get me through the off-time during college