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Old 08-04-2006, 11:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah, that's true. If you were still interested in a case, one of the nicer, cheaper cases you can get is the Thermaltake Armor Jr. The one with a window is $50 more on tigerdirect.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...042&CatId=1521

Won best case under $150 (American) in Maximum PC this month.
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Old 08-05-2006, 05:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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ya... don't use tigerdirect... (unless they have some massive rebate on something..)

www.ncix.com is the best site because they have price matching and is a well known chain so you won't get shafted.

there's also..

www.canacomputer.com (usually cheaper prices.. you could use to price match )

and a lot of other canadian sites..

www.anitec.com
www.canadacomputers.com
www.a-power.com

i could build you something for $1000 ... where in canada do you live? i'll pick out of province for you to save pst

edit: it says ontario, hehe.. so umm.. i'll see what i can do...
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Old 08-05-2006, 05:38 AM   #13 (permalink)
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ok this is what i have... parts i chose are from www.ncix.com

the cpu i chose has free shipping for the entire order, save some money there! yay!

i dind't really check for price matching.. but the only thing you can price match i believe is the case.. you'll save like 8 or 9 bucks.. (if you feel like going through the trouble...)

you're from ontario, so you'll only pay 6% GST.. (ncix is in bc)

also, to get ncix's better pricing, you have to be a member! or else you'll get crappy pricing... (membership is free and only takes a few seconds..)

motherboard: Asus M2N-E $113
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...5&promoid=1047

cpu: AMD X2 4200+ $220
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...8&promoid=1047

gpu: PNY 7900gt $300 - $20 mail in rebate
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...8&promoid=1047

memory: 2gb OCZ DDR2 $240 - $40 mail in rebate
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...5&promoid=1055

case: $66.30
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=13954

total: 939.24 + gst = $995.60 - $60 mail in rebate = $935.60

and you can also do the 8 bucks or so price match..

hope that helps

gl

(i recommend you use integrated audio, and if you feel like you need a seperate sound card, you can upgrade down the road.. no need to strain your budget now.. )
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Hopefully you have the original OS disk instead of a reinstall.
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