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Old 11-25-2008, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can someone build me the best gaming system I can get for under $700 CAD. I have a 17" monitor which ill prolly just use for now (prolly gonna get a 22" lcd in th summer) and keyboard, mouse + OS. I just need need everything else.

Also, im willing to cut back on harddrive space if it means getting a better cpu/mobo/vcard. Please help me out!
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I think the mods should sticky a thread for all new comers to grab the best bang for buck.

Have you done research at all? What games do you want to run? nvidia or ati? Is this your first build?

If so, I'd run a quad core or dual core by intel.
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^I agree.
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I think the mods should sticky a thread for all new comers to grab the best bang for buck.

Have you done research at all? What games do you want to run? nvidia or ati? Is this your first build?

If so, I'd run a quad core or dual core by intel.
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But yeah, it needs to be stickied.
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I would change the CPU that Hussein19891 suggested to this
Newegg.ca - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
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yeah good idea its not much more for an e5200 which is alot better, good choice on the ram too, youll find that NQ's are much better then most of the new high end ddr2 sets you will find.
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I too am looking to get myself a new pc and am wondering if this is a good setup:
AMD Phenom™ Processor. (9950 Phenom, Quad Core, 2.6GHz 4MB ,
PC Option 8029-C34 Black/Silver Midi Case With 800 Watt PSU ,
1 X Nvidia GForce GTX260 896MB Graphics ,
Msi K9N Neo V3 Motherboard
80GB Hard Drive ( going to buy external anyway)
4GB OCZ2G8004GK Memory...

HOWEVER....

there is also the option of this:
Intel® Core® 2 Duo. (E8500 (3.16GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB) ,
PC Option 8029-C34 Black/Silver Midi Case With 800 Watt PSU ,
1 -Ati Radeon 4870 1GB PCI-E Graphics Card,
MSI P31 Neo-F V2 Motherboard ,
80GB Hard Drive ,
4GB OCZ2G8004GK Memory

Any input/ feedback would be greatly appreciated, also which will be faster, im looking to play games such as crysis and want it to keep up with min specs for at least a year.
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^^ The second one is better for gaming, as it has better gaming CPU, and better GPU
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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lol, good luck building a gaming rig with $700 Canadian. This coming from some one who trolls the site on an hourly basis.... yeah I need to get a life.

Newegg.ca - Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.ca - ASUS P5Q SE PLUS LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.ca - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.ca - Antec EA650 650W ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.ca - SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.ca - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.ca - Sony NEC Optiarc Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 20X DVD±R Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Subtotal: $622.41

That power supply is like dirt cheap. If I were you I'd jump on that deal.
Ok, so I managed to get a case and a DVD/CD drive so that gives me a extra $100. Should I get a better cpu and possibly upgrade the ram to 4gb?
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