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Old 01-30-2007, 06:24 PM   #1
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Default Need some recommendations

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.
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Old 01-30-2007, 09:15 PM   #2
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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/Produc...82E16819115004

2 GB DDR2-667
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134046

GeForce 7600GT (eventually upgrade to a DirectX10 card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062

Asus P5B-E motherboard or similar
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131070

At least a 500 watt PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182017

Nice 320 gig Seagate hard drive with Perpendicular recording:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140


This is assuming you already have a monitor and such. Use whatever's left over for CD drives, etc.
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Old 01-31-2007, 02:37 PM   #3
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I remind you this is in Canadian. Newegg doesn't ship up here.
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:31 PM   #4
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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?
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:34 PM   #5
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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.
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I would go with the Core 2.

Edit: Aw, you beat me lol.
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Old 02-02-2007, 03:16 PM   #7
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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
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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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Old 02-02-2007, 07:05 PM   #9
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Ok I've got a list.

Case:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...Tab=1&NoMapp=0 - $25.99

PSU:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...Tab=0&NoMapp=0 - $69.99

Motherboard:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...ab=11&NoMapp=0 - $126.99

CPU:

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ufacture=Intel - $225.63

RAM:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...15&CatId=1654- $139.99

Hard Drive:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...ab=11&NoMapp=0 - $126.99

Keyboard:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...1049&CatId=533 - $15.99

Mouse:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...Tab=0&NoMapp=0 - $43.99

Video Card:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&Sku=E145-7922 - $158.99

Monitor:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...ab=11&NoMapp=0 - $169.97

Total = $1259.15 plus shipping

Can someone look over this for me and give me some advice on it? Also if someone could recommend a wireless router and adapter to me preferably under $150 that would be VERY much appreciated. Thanks again.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:03 PM   #10
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Anything?
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:12 PM   #11
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Sounds good, although I don't necessarily recommend spending more on your mouse than your case, lol.

Here's a good wireless router:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124010

And a good 802.11 USB adapter:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124126
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Would the router and adapter be good for gaming, because I know some people who have had bad times with Linksys.
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Yeah, it'll be fine. If you don't like Linksys, then I guess just get another brand.
This "gaming" router got great reviews:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127158

And here's a PCI adapter from the same brand:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127136

Prefer USB?:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127151
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i recommend you to buy from www.ncix.com instead of tiger direct. Tiger direct...has issues for rebates and stuff. Look at ncix first
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I've been looking at both and TD has some cheaper stuff the NCIX but vice versa. Hence I'm buying from both. I've heard bout the rebate thing though. Nothing is on sale(thank god) and besides its a matter of 20 bucks. Doesn't matter to me.

EDIT: It's not that I don;t like Linksys its just that I've heard bad things.
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okay, cool Yeah, if there are no rebates, it not a big thing.
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:33 AM   #17
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What about this HD instead? It's 43 bucks cheaper and has some good reviews.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...ab=11&NoMapp=0

Thanks again.
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Anyone?
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Well it is going to be slower then the other one that he picked out.
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Ok now I got another question. I think I'm almost done picking out, but I'm debating over the router. I just want to know if the DIR-625 will give good range? It says it has RangeBooster but people have said that it adds no extra range. If it doesn't then I'm gonna go with the DIR-655. Thanks again for the help.
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