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Old 05-09-2010, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, Im new to these forums and also dont know a whole lot about computer systems and hardware.
I am looking to upgrade my garbage pc to a system that can run WoW on full options and not lag. and even other games such as wow or even better.
I want a fast and reliable system that I can also upgrade in the future if need be.

I live in canada, and found this at a local store,
any suggestions?:
HP Pavilion Desktop with Intel Core i7-860 Processor and 21.5" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Best Buy Canada
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Could do a lot better building one yourself.
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yep if your willing to build your own you can make one much better, otherwise the other guys in usa here have some good sites which don't charge much of a premium to build a computer with your selected components.
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Just in terms of cost effectiveness you are better off building one yourself.
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dont EVER buy anything from best buy, you pay premium plus tax and shipping!

newegg, amazon, and tigerdirect at MUCH much much better. amazon is the best, no tax and usually no shipping, newegg a lot of times has no shipping but has tax, and i dunno about tigerdirect, never bough anything ffrom there

here i found these on newegg, anyone of these will smoke that HP:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883227215
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883229174
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883229149
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883229170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883227234
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dont EVER buy anything from best buy, you pay premium plus tax and shipping!

newegg, amazon, and tigerdirect at MUCH much much better. amazon is the best, no tax and usually no shipping, newegg a lot of times has no shipping but has tax, and i dunno about tigerdirect, never bough anything ffrom there

here i found these on newegg, anyone of these will smoke that HP:


Newegg.com - iBUYPOWER Gamer Supreme 937SLC Intel Core i7 860(2.80GHz) 8GB DDR3 1TB ATI Radeon HD 5850 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Newegg.com - CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1063 LQ Intel Core i7 930(2.8GHz) 12GB DDR3 2TB NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Newegg.com - CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1046 Intel Core i7 860(2.80GHz) 4GB DDR3 1TB ATI Radeon HD 5870 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Newegg.com - CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1056 Intel Core i7 870(2.93GHz) 4GB DDR3 1TB ATI Radeon HD 5770 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Newegg.com - iBUYPOWER Gamer Supreme 518SLC Phenom II X4 955(3.2GHz) 8GB DDR3 1.5TB ATI Radeon HD 5850 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Newegg only has tax for people that live where their HQ is based, and their warehouses. I never get tax from them. Just like any other business, even Amazon. Also, he's in Canada. He'll be charged extra tax and customs fees for any of the systems you listed.
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Well i`m from Canada and i use Newegg.CA <<< not .com :P but yes you get charge tax for what ever provice you live in.
Other Canadian web sites
Canadacomputers.com .. they have some good deals but newegg.ca is the best i compare alot and they alway win out :P
Newegg.ca - Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
>2.8GHz 299.99

any how good luck bud, oh and by the way check out amd :P they now have 6core cpu`s :P
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oh... wellll... i dunno what to tell him then....

build a computer?
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dont EVER buy anything from best buy, you pay premium plus tax and shipping!

newegg, amazon, and tigerdirect at MUCH much much better. amazon is the best, no tax and usually no shipping, newegg a lot of times has no shipping but has tax, and i dunno about tigerdirect, never bough anything ffrom there

here i found these on newegg, anyone of these will smoke that HP:


Newegg.com - iBUYPOWER Gamer Supreme 937SLC Intel Core i7 860&#40;2.80GHz&#41; 8GB DDR3 1TB ATI Radeon HD 5850 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Newegg.com - CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1063 LQ Intel Core i7 930&#40;2.8GHz&#41; 12GB DDR3 2TB NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Newegg.com - CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1046 Intel Core i7 860&#40;2.80GHz&#41; 4GB DDR3 1TB ATI Radeon HD 5870 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Newegg.com - CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1056 Intel Core i7 870&#40;2.93GHz&#41; 4GB DDR3 1TB ATI Radeon HD 5770 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Newegg.com - iBUYPOWER Gamer Supreme 518SLC Phenom II X4 955&#40;3.2GHz&#41; 8GB DDR3 1.5TB ATI Radeon HD 5850 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Comp #3 is the best, but building your own will let you do even better.
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