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All prices listed are in Canadian $$$$, and have taxes included.

Ok so this build has had two updates since its initial build. Ive added two Corsair fans and a Corsair SSD. I could not believe the boot and load time improvement. I mean I hit the power button and im in Windows its awesome. The PC still runs amazing and Ive also picked up a Acer 1600x900 monitor for it, its not 1080 but the price was right. I play BFH on high with no hick ups beyond the odd ping spike which I know is battlefield not my PC.

CPU- Ok so this gave me the most issues. I went back and forth between this and a FX-8320. This won out mainly because the day I ordered my CPU/Mobo I got an additional $30 off. But now that I have it I'm happy with it. This has similar temps to my GPU about 45-50C while gaming.

Mobo- Was on Sale, I actually paid $80 before tax on this, and $219 on the CPU. Nice board, didn't need to update BIOS. Only issue is the god dam USB 3.0 header its mounted flush not straight up.

RAM- Its RAM?

SSD- 120GB for Windows and a few games. Works great once I got threw some minor issues that where essentially user error. But holy crap load times are a fraction of what they where on BFH.

HDD- Yoink (Sorry wifey). This is now just for storage of videos and other games that don't fit on the SSD.

GPU- This is what I was the happiest about I got this for $200 CAD including taxes. Canada computers was selling an Asus 270 for $200 before taxes so I won on this. Also it plays everything I own at max :D. The highest Ive seen this for temp is 61C and that was when I was stress testing it. It runs around 45-50C while gaming.

Case- I wanted a windowed case, went to Canada Computers and this was on sale. This case looks nice with the two blue LED fans.

PSU- Again scored on this got it for $66 CAD taxes in. Think I got a deal there to. This was also a delight to cable manage compared to my wifes Antec 450.

Keyboard/Mouse- B-day gift, Happy with it. Was using a Wal-Mart cheap keyboard/mouse before. Again some blue to go with the two fans.

Only thing that I want to do is add some LED lighting inside alone the buttom so throw some on the PSU and bottom of my GPU.

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  • 61 months ago
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Nice, very good for the price! I seem to have trouble finding deals! Still, I would at least get a 120gb Ssd for running stuff, and that one for storage? They're getting fairly cheaper

  • 61 months ago
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I looked for weeks finding the GPU and PSU deal. Ya that's an old laptop HDD I had lying around. SSD is diff a plan. I also have a laptop that is used purely for movies and such so this PC is just for games and browsing.

  • 61 months ago
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Really nice build for the money. Will fare well with benchmarks too. But you got lucky on the R9 280 for 200. I tried looking for one in Canada Computers about 3 weeks ago, but it was listed for $270 so I just got the GTX 960 for $240. But nonetheless, for a Canadian, this is a well balanced build for the price. +1. But RAM for 100 dollars? I saw one 8GB kit on sale for $75 at Newegg Canada a few days ago. But still great build anyways.

  • 61 months ago
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Ya Ram was an impulse buy at a local Canada Computers. Hence the price. Ya the GPU was the thing I was happiest about.

  • 61 months ago
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Wait are all these prices including taxes? Woah. Now those are some really good deals. Also, where in Canada do you live?

  • 61 months ago
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Correct I posted my prices taxes in, I live in ON.

  • 61 months ago
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Nice computer! That's the best cable management i've seen with a non modular psu. Good job.

Do you plan on getting a CPU cooler?

  • 61 months ago
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Thanks :D I had a lil issue as the zap straps(cable ties)where a tad to big for the holes in some spots which irritated me. CPU cooler will go on the next CPU.

  • 61 months ago
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So I have a non-windowed version and it's quite obvious they improved the cable management.

Darn it, now I'm jealous.

+1

  • 61 months ago
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There is no indent going vertically between the mobo and HDD trays?

  • 61 months ago
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There is, but you have a gap under your mobo for those cables and I'm presuming a less flimsy side panel, which I forced down to hold shut yesterday.

  • 61 months ago
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ya i wanted to run that 4 pin next to the CPU that way but there was not a big enough cap between the mobo and the case at the top.

  • 61 months ago
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Yup, kinda painful when I couldn't do it.

  • 61 months ago
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Is the price you posted of this computer (649.00 CAN) with taxes?

  • 61 months ago
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all the prices I posted are in canadian $

  • 61 months ago
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Yes but is the 649.00 with the tax you had to pay or is this just the amount without tax?

  • 61 months ago
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the total i see is 850 CAD for the parts listed..

  • 61 months ago
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Nice build! I was kinda worried that this msi board will need a BIOS update to run with haswell cpu's as i'm getting it for an i7 too. But now i'm good to go. BTW, if you're looking for led lighting you may want this: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_108&item_id=074072

  • 61 months ago
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That was my main worry but the MSI site said that it took 4th Gen Haswell and everything posted right away.

  • 60 months ago
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Where can I see a benchmark of this thing? :D Looks nice

  • 60 months ago
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Couldn't get 3d mark to work for win 7, and I did run a haven to make sure my slight GPU OC was ok. Didn't put down the result though.

  • 60 months ago
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Alright thanks for the reply anyways

  • 60 months ago
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UPDATE !!!

  • 58 months ago
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Did you transfer windows using your old hard drive? I was thinking of doing this because my old pc has windows 8 and a useful hard drive.

  • 56 months ago
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Sorry for late reply didn't see this. I downloaded windows 7 pro and formatted a USB drive to use as my boat drive.