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Old 04-05-2005, 08:19 PM   #21 (permalink)
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will retail stores do assembling for u? i know some of the peripherals could be better, and i know u can upgrade some of them too, but will they do that? i bet it'll cost more though.

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Old 04-05-2005, 08:21 PM   #22 (permalink)
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the processor's the only problem? what about the graphics/video card? and the rest?

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Old 04-05-2005, 08:31 PM   #23 (permalink)
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dell=worst online retailer EVER, and plus their comps suck *** and they have a below 40% rating on reseller rating

i'm assuming that that's where you are buying it from

well you should look into some sites that custom builds comps for you ( is very good, and you should also check out the place senseless works at

edit: i'm pretty sure they both ship to canda, but you gotta pay in US currency

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Old 04-05-2005, 08:36 PM   #24 (permalink)
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i was looking into dell, but i didnt like their PCs either.
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Old 04-05-2005, 08:42 PM   #25 (permalink)
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is it a good idea to go to somewhere like FurtureShop or BestBuy and make custom builds there?
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Old 04-05-2005, 08:46 PM   #26 (permalink)
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tell me what u think of this one:

Microsoft Windows XP Home (does it matter whether it is Pro or Home?)
AMD Athlon 64 3400+
160GB 7200RPM
CD-RW/DVD+RW Combo Drive
Integrated Sound Card
533MHz System Bus

I also wanted to ask which internet provider would be the best for gaming. right now i have rogers cable
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Old 04-05-2005, 08:49 PM   #27 (permalink)
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that systsem is much better than previous one, but still not good.
Ram.. 2700 is not good, u need to get some 3200. u dont need higher than 3200 unless u overclock. 1gb ram is also recommended. If u dont have nough money, cut down the cpu to a 3200+ and get better graphics card and ram.

for the gfx, try getting a 6600gt, or a 9800 pro, something in that range.
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Old 04-05-2005, 08:59 PM   #28 (permalink)
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The FX 5200 is total crap, especiallly for today's games. if u have the cash, id get a gig of RAM, a PCI-Express mobo, and an X800 XL

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Old 04-05-2005, 09:00 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Originally posted by flare
is it a good idea to go to somewhere like FurtureShop or BestBuy and make custom builds there?
Futureshop wont build PC's anymore cuz they break em

Tommorow, I will post up some gear from
Their's a 50$ assembly fee
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Old 04-05-2005, 09:04 PM   #30 (permalink)
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DFI lanparty ultra nf4 or abit an8 $155
amd 3200+ winchester core socket 939 $190
6600gt eVGA $180 could change to a 6800gt add about $230
512-1024 megs of dual channel pc3200 ram $150
80-120 gig sata hdd 70-100 bucks
case whatever you want dont look at anything below 40 bucks though $60
dvd +-rw dive $60
some fans cable and other crap $50

that setup is about $750-$800 us which is about

if you want the 6800gt then it would be about $1000 or about $1150 canadian

= $900 canadian plus shipping look into buying from it is in canada and prices are quite cheap

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