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Old 01-19-2006, 11:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Budget gaming system

My friend wants me to build him a budget system, something for about $400-$450 USD. Anybody have any suggestions? I've been trying to build it myself, and I seriously try and find ways to minimize costs, but with no luck. I need a site that will also ship to Canada, very important. If it is a Canadian website, like Tigerdirect.ca or NCIX.com, then the better.

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well as usual i'm still confused on us$'s but i think you'll be having to cut corners and re-use as many parts as possible i.e. hdd, dvd, monitor etc if he already has a pc. id be looking at a cheap geforce 6 series card and a 3000+ to 3200+.

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Old 01-19-2006, 11:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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First off, what does he have already? Monitor, keyboard, mouse, OS, case, hard drive, anything?
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Old 01-20-2006, 12:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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www.ncix.com is great. They have weekly sales on select items on each category (CPU, motherboard, HDD, vid card, etc.). They also price match anything in Canada if you find a cheaper price.

Check out www.bbf.ca and www.pricenetwork.ca for the best canadian prices on items. Then goto ncix and pricematch.
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