Need some recommendations

cldd5678

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I am gonna buy a desktop computer and I am stumped(yet again) for ideas. Does anyone have any recommendations? I am a pretty heavy gamer, with games like BF series, Source engine games, and other stuff. My budget is preferably under $1000 and I would prefer a pre-config, but am willing to build it. By the way the budget is Canadian not American, so ya. Anything is appreciated.
 

freestyler105

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Definitely build, you'll get wayyy better performance for the price.

Get something like this:
Core 2 Duo E6400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115004

2 GB DDR2-667
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820134046

GeForce 7600GT (eventually upgrade to a DirectX10 card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130062

Asus P5B-E motherboard or similar
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131070

At least a 500 watt PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817182017

Nice 320 gig Seagate hard drive with Perpendicular recording:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148140


This is assuming you already have a monitor and such. Use whatever's left over for CD drives, etc.
 

cldd5678

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Well I was looking and I just wanted to ask what CPU should I get. An Athlon X2 or a Core 2 Duo?
 

freestyler105

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Well, then those are just the recommendations so you can read all the specs. Buy it wherever you can find it for cheap.

Core 2 Duo OWNS Athlon X2. Anyone will tell you that. The E6600 is amazing. Get that, it's faster than I think all of the Athlons, including the very very expensive FX series.
 

cldd5678

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Ok I'm looking around for some parts and should get a list up soon where I'll need some more opinions of it. Thanks
 

kjman87

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the 7600GT should be able to play the mentioned cames, atleast the source series at High Res...and its pretty cheap since you have a budget...

CORE 2 owns...and I have an X2...ohh well

uhmm...MOBO, get an SLI compatable MOBO, that will be a nice feature in the future...

yeah the build that freestyler did is a sound build...
 
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