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Gaming Build under CAD$1300 !!!

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Processor Core i7 2670QM @ 2.2Ghz || Core i7 4790K @ Stock
Motherboard Lenovo Base Board || Asus Maximus VII Hero
Cooling Stock Cooler || Corsair H100i
Memory 8GB Corsair DDR3 (1066Mhz) || G.Skills Ripjaws X 8GB DDR3 1866Mhz
Video Card(s) AMD 7670M || Asus GTX 980 Poseidon
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PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3lxHJ

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Total: $1217.68

I am already having Samsung EVO 256GB SSD and tons of external storage.
As for the case, I am waiting for Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 case.
Just want to know am I missing something?
I am little bit skeptical about CPU Cooler and Motherboard.
Any suggestions or this is it?
 
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PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3lxHJ

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Total: $1217.68

I am already having Samsung EVO 256GB SSD and tons of external storage.
As for the case, I am waiting for Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 case.
Just want to know am I missing something?
I am little bit skeptical about CPU Cooler and Motherboard.
Any suggestions or this is it?
If it were me..I would stick with that mb. I love that mb. Its a good choice.

But I wouldn't get the H100i.. depends how much you want water cooling I guess. I would get a hyper 212 evo or something to that affect ;)


Food for thought!
JG:toast:
 
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certified gpu would be best call if you are going to actually do something serious with it.
Ofc cad will run smoothly on basic gpu but graphics errors may occur

edit. we use Dell Precision in our work
????? Not sure where the OP mentioned about cad work.


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Nice build OP! I don't know what the prices are like over in Canada but have you considered the 280x as well? Over here they are about 10% cheaper than the 770 for similar performance. And that case is realllly nice, I've been looking at getting one myself for another build. It seems you get 90% of a 500R for 2/3rds the cost :)
 
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