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Old 11-12-2009, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been looking to buy a basic gaming computer for under $1000 bucks and i've got it down to two choice.

Dont be afraid to critisize, I want to know before I go and buy al of these things if they will work and if its worth the money

I've got it narrowed down on two site for different prices.....

G452-4850 :: Gigabyte Radeon HD 4850 Video Card - 1GB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV (1.95 lbs)

G452-1015 :: Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H Motherboard - AMD 785G, ATI Hybrid CrossFireX, PCIe 2.0, USB 2.0, RAID, HDMI, DVI, VGA (2.75 lbs)

TSD-500AAKS :: Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200rpm, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM (1.55 lbs)

C13-6084 :: Corsair XMS2 4GB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory Upgrade - 2x2048MB (0.3 lbs)

A79-0545 :: AMD Phenom II X2 545 Dual Core Processor - 3.00GHz, Socket AM3, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Retail, Processor with Fan (1 lbs)

S203-8576 OEM :: Samsung SH-S223C_BE DVDRW Drive - 22X DVD+/-R, 12X DVD-RAM, 16X DVD+R DL, 12X DVD-R DL, 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW, 48X CD-R, 32X CDRW, SATA (1 lbs)

C283-1138 A :: Cooler Master Elite 330 Black ATX Mid-Tower Case & Cooler Master Extreme Power 460W Power Supply & Ultra Performance 120mm Case Fan Bundle (17.8 lbs)

For 850.00$ taxes and all

OR

Compucase 6C28B ATX Case Black 4X5.25 2X3.5 4X.3.5INT W/ Front USB & Audio No PS

Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Black OEM

Western Digital SE16 500GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Cache 8.9MS Ncq Hard Drive Oem 3YR Mfr Warranty

ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E Video Card

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 3.0GHZ Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB Retail

Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB DDR2 2X2GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 5-5-5-18 240PIN Memory Kit

ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo ATX LGA775 DDR2 P45 2XPCI-E16 CrossFireX 3XPCI-E1 2XPCI SATA2 GBLAN Motherboard

For 834.00$ taxes and all

Thx in advance for all the help
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Seems to me you could do a lot better for close to $1000. Are we talkin american dollars here? What website are you using?
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Yeah what's your budget. 775 is dead, so we'll have to change a few things. Like said above where are you buying from?
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I live in canada so my choices got a whole lot more limited. The first one is from tigerdirect.ca and the second From directcanada.com. I looked at newegg's canadian site but saw very limited selection. If you know of a better site for that would be awesome, any help is a lifesaver. Also i was hoping to spend about 800 or so. Im not looking for top of the line just a game that will be able to run the new games coming out this year on medium settings. Thx for advice so far!
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newegg.ca has poor selection? I think maybe you're only looking at pre-built computers? You should think about building your own, you'll get a much better deal. I'm assuming you already have a monitor? The builds above don't have OS listed, do you already have one?

So, if you're willing to build the thing yourself, we could set you up with a nice build. Where in canada do you live btw?
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Maybe im just retarded then lol. Everyone said it was good so I was suprised they had so little... Guess i was just looming in the wrong places. But remember im talking about neweggs canadian site. I am building it myself and ya ive got a good monitor already. An yes i got Xp or Vista here waiting for use. I live in Newfoundland so my selection can sometimes be more limited.

Thx for the help so far guys!
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Here's a build with similar price:

Newegg.ca - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
Newegg.ca - A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-AG - Desktop Memory
Newegg.ca - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.ca - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.ca - Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.ca - Antec Basiq BP500U 500W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.01 Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
Newegg.ca - COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

total: CAD$829.92 not including taxes or shipping

I tried to put in some postal codes from newfoundland, and it looks like you guys pay a lot more taxes, at least compared to BC. I put in A1A 0A1 for postal code, and it took me to $987.34. wow. lol.

Soo... what now? lol
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