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Old 07-28-2006, 06:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking to get a computer for around $2000 Canadian and was looking at getting one from ncix.com.

Came up with this


Computer Cases Antec P180 ATX Advanced Mid Tower Aluminum Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS W/ USB & Audio Ports 1 $141.42

Processors (CPUs) AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Dual Core Processor Socket AM2 Windsor 2.4GHZ 2X512KB 89W 90NM Retail Box 1 $307.80

Motherboards ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe ATX AM2 Nforce 570 SLI 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN 1394 Motherboard 1 $183.54

Memory (RAM) Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400 2GB 2X1GB PC6400 DDR2-800 CL 5-5-5-12 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory 1 $282.12

LCD Monitors BenQ FP202W 20IN Wide LCD Black 8MS 1680X1050 600:1 300CDM VGA DVI-D W/ DVI Cable Monitor 1 $351.51

Hard Drives Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA2 3GB/S 7200RPM 16MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive 1 $129.40

Floppy Drives SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5IN FLOPPY DRIVE 1 $9.19

Video Cards XFX GeForce 7900 GT 520M Xtreme 520MHZ 256MB 256BIT 1.5GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I VIVO Video Card
$30.00 mail in rebate, valid from Jul 01, 2006 to Jul 31, 2006
Rebate Form: http://source.ncix.com/pdf/18215-Jul-31-06.pdf 1 $371.20

Power Supplies Antec True Power 2.0 550W ATX12V V2.0 SLI 120MM Fan Power Supply 1 $104.20

DVD Writers BenQ DW1650 Black DVD+-RW 16X Dual Layer DVD Writer OEM 1 $47.09

Keyboards Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 3000 Laser Mouse And Keyboard PS2 USB Black 1 $84.49



Your Price:
$2,011.95

What does everything think of this PC?

Would I need to add a heatsink for the CPU or add extra fans?
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Old 08-01-2006, 12:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Bobot,

In terms of quality of your purchase, I can't really say because I am not totally sure about the US to Canada exchange rate.

But I recommend checking out some of the PC's at Tigerdirect.com. They have very good prices and on some PC's you can customize them the way you want. If you are familiar with build PC's I recommend just buying a bare bones kit and assembling it yourself because it will save you a lot of money!

With the fan situation, yes I would recommend more fans. You will be running a fairly intensive system and stock cooling isn't going to cut it. I would suggest at least 1 more fan or if you are willing to risk it, having liquid cooling.

Let me know what you find out!
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Hi Bobot,

In terms of quality of your purchase, I can't really say because I am not totally sure about the US to Canada exchange rate.

But I recommend checking out some of the PC's at Tigerdirect.com. They have very good prices and on some PC's you can customize them the way you want. If you are familiar with build PC's I recommend just buying a bare bones kit and assembling it yourself because it will save you a lot of money!

With the fan situation, yes I would recommend more fans. You will be running a fairly intensive system and stock cooling isn't going to cut it. I would suggest at least 1 more fan or if you are willing to risk it, having liquid cooling.

Let me know what you find out!


DO NOT BUY A PREBUILT.

okay andsince youhave 2000 canadian isnt that somwhere near 3000 USD? why not go allout with some raptors and an e6800 conroe?
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Old 08-01-2006, 01:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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$2000 cad is like $1750 usd
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$2000 cad is like $1750 usd
ohohoh

my bad, either way i think your build is alright.
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my build only cost me $1800 so u should be fine
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hey there

with a budget like that, you could get an awesome system.

i see you're getting your parts from ncix.com , which is a great site.

there are discounts at ncix.com for being a member, and subscribing to their newsletter.. sometimes the prices are a lot cheaper.. i'll make you a computer thats better and for the same price.. you'll have to wait like a week or 2 before you can buy it for the conroe to be available. most important thing is you subrscribe to ncix's newsletter and you become a member to get their better prices. ALSO, they do price matching!! (as long as its not a special or a store clearance.. they'll honour it.. so check out places like www.cancomputer.com and www.anitec.ca for lower prices, and price match with ncix)

ok, so here's the deal, with the prices i'm getting since i'm a member at ncix.com

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...0&promoid=1055 $268.99

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ufacture=Intel $419.98

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18883 $448.50

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...5&promoid=1055 $239.98 w/ $40mail in rebate

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...9&promoid=1055 $113.98

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...6&promoid=1055 $133.98

*there's a combo deal with the antec case you want, with a great PSU*

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18184 $122.83

and i'll assuem you'll want same monitor and accessories..

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...4&promoid=1055 $319.99

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...4&promoid=1055 $39.99

total: $2108.22

so a bit over your budget.. and i didn't include floppy/keyboardmouse...

but ya.. better than your original build
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hey there

with a budget like that, you could get an awesome system.

i see you're getting your parts from ncix.com , which is a great site.

there are discounts at ncix.com for being a member, and subscribing to their newsletter.. sometimes the prices are a lot cheaper.. i'll make you a computer thats better and for the same price.. you'll have to wait like a week or 2 before you can buy it for the conroe to be available. most important thing is you subrscribe to ncix's newsletter and you become a member to get their better prices. ALSO, they do price matching!! (as long as its not a special or a store clearance.. they'll honour it.. so check out places like www.cancomputer.com and www.anitec.ca for lower prices, and price match with ncix)

ok, so here's the deal, with the prices i'm getting since i'm a member at ncix.com

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...0&promoid=1055 $268.99

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ufacture=Intel $419.98

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18883 $448.50

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...5&promoid=1055 $239.98 w/ $40mail in rebate

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...9&promoid=1055 $113.98

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...6&promoid=1055 $133.98

*there's a combo deal with the antec case you want, with a great PSU*

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18184 $122.83

and i'll assuem you'll want same monitor and accessories..

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...4&promoid=1055 $319.99

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...4&promoid=1055 $39.99

total: $2108.22

so a bit over your budget.. and i didn't include floppy/keyboardmouse...

but ya.. better than your original build
Thats a really good build
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Old 08-01-2006, 03:47 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I agree if you can afford it go with his build
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If you can put the PC together yourself you will save a bundle of money. Tigerdirect has a huge selection of bare bones parts. If you do it this way you might be able to save a couple hundred bucks. But if you dont know how to then a prebuild from a custom pc manufacturer is the way to go.
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