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Old 10-09-2008, 04:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I have been on this forum reading up on what computer parts are good which to stay away from, and to tell you the truth it's overwhelmng... to many brands parts and too many diferences.

What I would like is a system for about 600 cdn. I found NCIX.com and it seems like a good website with good promotions, and overstock items. If any one has any good cdn website to purchase computer parts, those are welcomed, also if any one knows any good websites with coupons on them those would be greatl appriciated.

I'm looking for: CPU, Mobo, PSU, RAM, Video.
This system will be used as a home desktop for:

Gaming - don't care about high end graphics doesn't have to be all 100% sharp picture, as long as it doesnt freeze up and I can tell apart the characters. Some cs source, online rpgs, aoe

Some photoshop work - nothing major

Alot of MS Office work, running up to 10 windows open at once, Power, Word, Excell....

Movie watching - watching streamline movies, everyday

Being able to multi task with out freezing up, watch movie, running downloading in background, and surfing the web.

Want to try overclocking and using basic home made watercooling system.

Basically looking for parts which will eb stable and good to learn on.

Thank you
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Newegg.ca - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
its finally up, register there or somthing, they will email u coupon codes
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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CPU: Newegg.ca - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Motherboard: Newegg.ca - BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Memory: Newegg.ca - OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Harddrive: Newegg.ca - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

This costs $372, and leaves $228 to fill in with a case, power supply, and graphics card. You could do this as an option:
Graphics card: Newegg.ca - Antec earthwatts EA380 380W ATX12V v2.0 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
Power Supply: Newegg.ca - Antec earthwatts EA380 380W ATX12V v2.0 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
Case: Newegg.ca - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

These last three components go over your budget, costing $660 before shipping. Since I don't know much about graphics cards (I don't game), I'll let someone shave money off by picking different stuff.
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Thank You for youre input, this seems like a very descent setup.
Do you think Intel is better than AMD? for my purposes
Also you think its worth doubling up on ram?
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yes intel is better at everything now, and yes more ram is better
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Hah, only now did I realize I copied the wrong link for the GPU. I have a 2600PRO because I just wanted dual monitors, and I don't really game (just do some photoshop for fun). You could go with a 2400, the x1950, or heavier with the 3650 or whatever models those are. Or, you could just jump in with the 8800 series stuff.
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