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Roman101 07-19-2009 11:38 AM

Buying a new PC
 
Hey Guys, I am new to this forum and I'm looking to get a new PC. Right now I have my eyes on this PC CybertronPC X-CRUISER2 CINN21204 Gaming PC - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz, 4GB DDR2, 500GB, DVDRW, GTS250, 400W, Vista Home Premium 64 TPCCINN21204B in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Is this any good of a PC?. I am going to play some games on it(Crysis, BF2, Fallout 3).

What do you guys think of this computer for this price?

All responses would be appreciated.

Yami 07-19-2009 11:43 AM

Re: Buying a new PC
 
I can't tell give you any information on how good the price is since I work in ús, but I do point out that any machine you build yourself from parts will be of higher quality and higher performance than any pre-built you buy.

Anyway, that pre-built will play Crysis ok, and Fallout 3 really well. Of course depending on what resolution you're gaming at.

hikaricloud 07-19-2009 12:19 PM

Re: Buying a new PC
 
Deal wise, you could do a lot better building it your own, but it's up to you.

Slaymate 07-19-2009 12:46 PM

Re: Buying a new PC
 
Checkout this link. If you think you can handle it, we can save you some cash. And it will give you some Pride and Satisfaction in a job well done :D

Build a PC - Introduction to Building your PC - PCitYourself.com

veg1992 07-19-2009 02:38 PM

Re: Buying a new PC
 
Its way overpriced, I wouldn't pay $600 for that rig (the parts are pretty decent, except the PSU)

patonb 07-19-2009 03:13 PM

Re: Buying a new PC
 
Yhaa, but remember, in canada we get shafted alot!.

I'd suggest you checkout ncix.com and look at their stuff. If youre not bc, or the maritimes, you'll save the pst.

Roman101 07-19-2009 03:44 PM

Re: Buying a new PC
 
Thanks for the replies guys, I'm about to enter 3rd year of University and my parents had volunteer to fully pay for my PC as long as its below( 1,500 total), the only condition I have is to find a PC from the retail store not internet(since my parents are paranoid of buying stuff online- I don't know why). Tiger Direct has a store near me, so I think I can order it by phone and then tell them to deliver and pay for it in the story.

If you can find any better computer from this site for less then $1,200, it would really help
. Computers at TigerDirect.ca

And as for Canada and US, the prices vary greatly. Here is the prime example
Canada
iBUYPOWER Chimera LX2 Gaming PC - Intel Core i7 920, 12GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, (2) GTX260 SLI, DVDRW, 800W, Vista Home Premium 64 in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

US
iBUYPOWER Chimera LX2 Gaming PC - Intel Core i7 920, 12GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, (2) GTX260 SLI, DVDRW, 800W, Vista Home Premium 64 at TigerDirect.com

Thanks for all the fast replies. BTW here is the other PC I'm looking at WidowPC WGMI-2NG770 Gaming PC - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz, Asus P5N73-AM, 4GB DDR2-800, 500GB SATA2, DVDRW-LS, 9800GT, Flash Reader, 580W, Vista Home Premium 64-bit in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Thilly 07-19-2009 05:00 PM

Re: Buying a new PC
 
It's really such a ripoff for that price, man. I hate to say it, but I can't recommend you to buy that.

Try to talk your parents into letting you build it yourself. Tell them it will be a learning experience and help broaden your skillset for college :P

95BlackGA 07-19-2009 05:02 PM

Re: Buying a new PC
 
Newegg.ca - CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra 2003 Phenom II X4 920(2.8GHz) 4GB DDR2 1TB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit - Desktop PCs

Newegg.ca - CyberpowerPC Lan Box Extreme 1013 Intel Core i7 920(2.66GHz) 6GB DDR3 500GB NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Free upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 - Desktop PCs

Those 2 will dominate the WidowPC, yes, they're not from TigerDirect, but I personally like Newegg, and those are available from Newegg.ca (which is where I found them.)

Alpin3star 07-19-2009 05:04 PM

Re: Buying a new PC
 
Is building the computer an option for you? Consider if you build the computer and order the parts separately you'll gain 50-100% performance. I'm not too familiar with Canadian prices so I'll let someone else comment on whether the linked desktops are a good deal, but if you're willing to build one you can guarantee you'll be getting more bang for your buck.


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