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Old 01-30-2007, 06:24 PM   #1
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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.
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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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Anything?
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