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Old 07-11-2006, 12:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if I posted in the correct place but if I didn't, pls move me. I'm not very good with computers but I feel like I need another one. I looked around at a few stores and I found 2 computers that I really like and I'm not sure which one I should go for. I currently am using my computer for games such as World of Warcraft and Halo. Next year when I'll be starting up school again I'll be heavily involved in 3-D animation and video editing. I was wondering which one of these two following computers would best soak-up my computer beating and still be usable for the next three to four years

+AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Dual Core
+1GB DDR RAM
+360GB 7200RPM
+nVidia GeForce 6200 TurboCache 256MB
+1 x 5.25"
+2 x PCI
+2 x 512KB L2
+2 x USB 2.0, 2 x IEEE1394
+Network Card 10/100 Ethernet
+Sound Card Integrated
+System Bus 2000MHz
+$1099 Canadian


+AMD ATHLON 64X2 (939) 3800+ 2.0GHZ 2000MHZ, 2X 512K CACHE 64 BIT (MANCHESTER)
+OCZ TECHNOLOGY PREMIER EDITION DUAL CHANNEL KIT 1GB DDR PC3200 (OCZ4001024PDC-K)
+Motherboard ASUS A8N5X (PCI-E, SOUND, GBLAN, DUAL DDR, SATA RAID, USB 2.0)
+MAXTOR DIAMONDMAX 10 300GB 7200RPM SATA II 16MB 9MS (6V300F0)
+EVGA GEFORCE 7600GT CO PCI-E 256MB DDR3 DUAL DVI TV-OUT (VDC-EV-P2N553)
+PANASONIC 1.44MB FLOPPY DRIVE 3.5" -BLACK
+Sound INTEGRATED SOUND ON MOTHERBOARD
+LG 16X DVD/RW DUAL LAYER -BLACK (H10A)
+INTEGRATED LAN ON MOTHERBOARD
+IN-WIN C583T 17" ATX TOWER CASE W/ 350W -BLACK/GREY
+32 IN 1 CARD READER/WRITER W/ USB 2.0 & FIREWIRE EXTENSION PORTS -BLACK
+$999 Canadian
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go with the second. No question about it.
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The second one beats the **** out of the first one. The first one is way too overpriced. The main thing is that the second one has a good videocard in the 7600gt which will last you those 4-5 years if all you're doing is videoediting, and those other games like Wow and Halo. I say get the second one, best deal all around.

I'm guessing the second one isn't a prebuilt huh? lol. You put things together and added em up form a website? It's still a nice build.
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The first one i found at www.futureshop.ca (advertises on TV its computer deals)
The second one i got from http://www.computraksystem.com/ (friend bought his computer from there)

Thanks for the quick help guys

Just wondering though if there are any cheap upgrades I should do on the second one to improve its performance ?
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Future Shop would normally be cheaper for a system like that, but the brand might be different...and it's a department store, they dont really care about customers, only getting money


A private store usually takes care of you better, and might offer a lower price, if they're nice
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Old 07-11-2006, 11:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ya i can play all games on high w/ 7600gs and my specs are lower than that so defintley get the second one
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