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Old 11-24-2006, 02:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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If anyone happens to be really bored, wanna build me a gaming PC on www.tigerdirect.ca for about 3000 Canadian Dollars or less?.... It's been awhile since i've done this and i dont know what's king anymore.
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Old 11-24-2006, 03:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Bored? That's me! And just for the record, TigerDirect.ca has a craptastic interface. It also lacked all the good parts, but here's what I managed to scrunge up;

Case: Black Apevia X-Plorer - $77.
Power Supply - ThermalTake 550W - $115.
Motherboard - ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium - $317.
Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz - $400.
Memory - 2 x 1GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 - $340.
Hard Drive - 500GB Seagate Barracuda SATA3.0 - $267.
Videocard - eVGA GeForce 8800GTX - $826.
Sound Card - Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic - $121.

Total comes to $2463. I tried to spend more money, but couldn't really find anything worth it, haha. I assume that the prices are in CAD, since its a Canadian website. You're missing stuff like the CD/DVD drives, but I hope you can find that yourself.
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is the one I am building myself. I'm in the same situation building a high end gaming pc for $3000cad.

CP2-DUO-E6600 :: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz / 4MB Cache / 1066MHz FSB / Dual-Core / OEM / Socket 775 / Processor (0.1 lbs)
In Stock $400.99 $400.99

C13-8022 :: Corsair DHX XMS2 Dominator Dual Channel 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800Mhz Memory (0.5 lbs)
In Stock $398.99 $398.99

A455-1092 :: Asus P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe NVIDIA Socket 775 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / SLI Ready / Dual Gigabit LAN / S/PDIF / USB 2.0 / Serial ATA / RAID (2 lbs)
Usually Ships in 7 - 21 Days $279.99 $279.99

L23-7074 :: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard (5 lbs)
In Stock $88.99 $88.99

L23-7046 :: Logitech G5 Laser Mouse (Corded) (1 lbs)
In Stock $69.99 $69.99

T925-2230 :: Thermaltake / ToughPower / 700-Watt / ATX / 140mm Fan / SATA Ready / SLI Ready / PFC/EPS / Power Supply (5 lbs)
In Stock $203.99 $203.99

L12-1090 OEM :: Lite-on Super Allwrite SHM-165H6S / 16x8x16x DVD+RW / 16x6x16x DVD-RW / 5x DVD-RAM / 8x DVD+R DL / 4x DVD-R DL / 48x24x48x CD-RW / Black/Beige Faceplates / Internal / OEM DVD Writer with LightScribe (3 lbs)
In Stock $44.99 $44.99

C44-3274 :: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 4 (1 lbs)
In Stock $88.99 $88.99

E145-8000 :: EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX / 768MB GDDR3 / SLI / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV / Video Card (1 lbs)
In Stock $825.99 $825.99

T925-2064 :: Thermaltake / Big Typhoon / 4 in 1 Heatpipe / 120mm Fan / CPU Cooler (2 lbs)
In Stock $63.99 $63.99

TSD-320AS :: Seagate / 320GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive (1 lbs)
In Stock $139.99 $139.99

† A179-2003 CA :: Acer AL2016W / 20" / 8ms / 600:1 / WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 / Widescreen LCD Monitor (23 lbs)
Ships within 24 Hours $327.99 $327.99


TOTAL: $2935 from www.tigerdirect.ca
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Old 11-24-2006, 06:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice system Sicko, although I do believe that you're going a bit overboard on the Memory, and maybe the PSU. But hey, $3000 budget, can't really complain. Looks similar to what I laid out, although you did make me realize that I was missing a CPU cooler. Old Eclipse is getting lax on his building skills.

CPU Cooling - Zalman CNPS9500 - $77.

Bringing the total to $2540.
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