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Old 08-29-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
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Allright guys, I'm looking to buy a gaming pc in the near future(before battlefield 3) and was wondering on what kind of custom built computer I can get for the same price as compared to this one. Gateway Intel Core i7 2600 Desktop Computer (FX6860-EF22P) : Desktop Computers - Future Shop
I dont have a vast knowledge of these gaming pcs and what is good or not but im looking for one that can push out those max settings on the next gen games like Battlefield 3 etc. I plan to hook up a 2nd monitor in future so I can multitask as well.
I know custom built ones are generally cheaper but since I'm in Canada I gather computer parts are probably a little more expensive? Another thing is that this guy is easier on the budget since i can get no interest for 18 months.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks

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Old 08-30-2011, 12:34 AM   #2
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You can do the same parts yourself, while picking up a longer warranty on most of the parts for about $107 less if you get the items from Newegg.ca

Newegg.ca - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Power Supply:
Newegg.ca - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

Newegg.ca - Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600

Newegg.ca - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems

Hard Drive:
Newegg.ca - SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video Card:
Newegg.ca - EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Bluray Reader / DVD Writer:
Newegg.ca - LG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model UH12LS28 OEM LightScribe Support - Blu-Ray Drives

Newegg.ca - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7Q-16GBRL

Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Card Reader:
Newegg.ca - Koutech IO-RCM621 All-in-one USB 2.0 3.5" USB 2.0 Front Panel Multi-format Card Reader with USB 2.0 Port

if you don't need the card reader, you can omit it and save $20.
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