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Old 07-03-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
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If you had $800 to spend on a new computer that you were going to use for editing,viewing and burning HD video, plus playing a bit of COD type games, what would you buy? Remember,this will need to be a complete system, no use of previous parts.
I'd prefer pre-built, but would possibly consider a barebones kit with the needed additions. Building one is just a bit too much for me at my level of computer knowledge.
If I had to, I could possibly go to $900, but that would be the limit,and would prefer less so I could buy a game or software too. Oh yeah, this is Canadian $ too, so it needs to be something I can find in Canada.

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Old 07-03-2009, 07:54 PM   #2
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Here's one suggestion: NCIX PC System 3-SERIES Phenom II X3 720 4GB RAM 500GB Radeon 4770 -ASSEMBLED

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Old 07-03-2009, 08:00 PM   #3
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If it had to be pre-built, I would head over to portatech.com and configure either a P2 or a core 2 quad system. They're prices aren't bad, and a couple of my friends have bought from them before, and they seem to do a good job.
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:34 AM   #4
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Upgrade my PC with a Phenom II X4 955 BE, and this:

Only thing...my board's a M3A78-CM...AM2+, so it'll work in DDR-II mode...bleh.
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:58 PM   #5
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wow that case is crazy..
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