Purpose: To build a Gaming machine for $2000 (canadian monies
What it doesn't need:
-lots of storage space (i have an external drive for all my crap)
-writable media (I have a burner in my laptop, not the greatest but it serves my purposes)
My way of going about this has been to find the cheapest non-critual conpoments on the market, and free up as much cash as possible for CPU, Graphics, RAM, ect.
Keep in mind that doing a simple USD-->CAD conversion for the money will not reflect the price of things because of duty/tax at the border + extra shipping (and newegg doesn't ship to canada).
What I have so far:
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ S939 Manchester 2Ghz 512KBX2
Graphics - EVGA E-GEFORCE 7800GT
Mobo - DFI LANParty UT NF4 ULTRA-D
RAM - OCZ EL Platinum REV.2 (TCCD) PC3200 1GB 2X512MB
Monitor - Acer AL1916 W 19" Wide-Screen LCD Monitor
Power Supply - Fortron FSP AX500-A 500W ATX12V 2.0 24PIN
Motherboard and RAM were chosen because I heard they respond very well to overclocking. (Not that I "will" but it's nice to have the option)
Here is where things get ugly:
DVD - LG 16X Black DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM
HD - Maxtor DiamondMax 10 100GB 7200RPM 8MB SATA
- $75.33 ( I would go smaller here but couldn't find cheaper drive with a 8MB cache)
Case - ENLIGHT EN-7250 ATX CASE BEIGE 4X5.25 3X3.5 NO P/S
So what's wrong with this. I'm sure that this community has much more knowledge than I do, so I want to make sure I didn't forget anything. Perhaps i'm paying too much for something? Maybe not investing enough in something else?
Also you may notice that all but one of the links above goes to the same online retailer. Does anyone know of a Canadian based online store that has better prices/better selection?