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Old 04-29-2009, 11:52 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I have extremely limited knowledge of computers just so you know. I'm looking to buy a cheap but decent gaming computer (somewhere between $500 - $1000) and came across this on Newegg http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16883229090

For now, this computer looks like it will sustain my gaming needs for quite awhile. But When I do want to upgrade it, the first thing I would probably do would be the graphics. I'm interested in having dual nvidia 260 cards (at least) in it. I am wondering if the motherboard (I think thats where they go lol) and the computer as a whole, could support this upgrade? Thanks for looking over my post and I am open to suggestions as well.

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Well to be honest, you can build a heck of a lot better system for the same price if you build yourself.
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Default Re: Can this support dual graphics cards?

From the pics shown of the computer, it looks to have only one PCIe slot for a video card.
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Go onto their website and customize a computer.
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He could customize, but I don't know if he's willing to build. You can save a lot of madness.

But whatever you find suitable for your tastes.
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we ment to go to ibuypower.com or cyberpc.com and build one from there... its not madness and its quite eeasy.
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we ment to go to ibuypower.com or cyberpc.com and build one from there... its not madness and its quite eeasy.
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Oh really? That makes alot more sense actually thanks! I don't think I can order from cyberpower however, because I live in Canada. I don't think they deliver here.

Thanks alot though!
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I use Tigerdirect.com and Newegg.com for my builds/parts.

I'm very sure all of us here would be more than happy to design a system and help you build it. As others have said, it is more price efficient and most of the time it looks way better
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Hmm ok, I could use some suggestions. I am confident I will be able to build a computer, I researched and found lots of helpful videos/step by step guides on how to actually put them together.

My main purpose for this computer is going to be gaming. Mainly WoW. I want to be able to play WoW on full settings at like 60 fps, even in the most graphically intense situations. Also, I love having a quick computer so a solid processor is a must. I was either thinking 4 or 6 gigs of RAM. My main concerns are the graphics card, and the mother board. Also, in the near future, I am going to want to have a second monitor. If you guys are willing to take your time and suggest some builds for me I will be extremely grateful!

Right now, I have a ~800$ budget.

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oooh. I love to design computers. Give me a few hours to review some stuff and get back to you on it. I'll post here with links.

EDIT: got it, though the price resides a little under 800 with no shipping (shipping by ground on orders over 100 dollars and under 20 pounds cost 1.99) Here are the the links:

core - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=CP1-DUO-E8400
mobo - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=E145-2038
Graphics Card - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=E145-9858
PSU - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...573&CatId=1483
RAM - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=O261-8038
HDD - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...sku=TSD-500AS7
CPU cooler - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=T925-2034
Thermal Compound - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=O261-8086
Case - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=C283-2032

You can change alot of items, but I went with strong brandnames to make sure that your computer runs hard and long. Some of the items can be lessened, such as the harddrive, but this would be an optimum 800 dollar build for me. the 9800GTX+ is a nice model and is very capable. You could also step down the case or if you already have one you want to use. I think the CM690 comes with some fans so it saves you some cost and looks good. I also went with a 750i because it is a high power board at low cost. It's really just the new 680i with some more support options and higher bus speeds. It will match perfectly with a E8400.
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oooh. I love to design computers. Give me a few hours to review some stuff and get back to you on it. I'll post here with links.

EDIT: got it, though the price resides a little under 800 with no shipping (shipping by ground on orders over 100 dollars and under 20 pounds cost 1.99) Here are the the links:

core - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=CP1-DUO-E8400
mobo - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=E145-2038
Graphics Card - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=E145-9858
PSU - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...573&CatId=1483
RAM - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=O261-8038
HDD - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...sku=TSD-500AS7
CPU cooler - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=T925-2034
Thermal Compound - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=O261-8086
Case - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=C283-2032

You can change alot of items, but I went with strong brandnames to make sure that your computer runs hard and long. Some of the items can be lessened, such as the harddrive, but this would be an optimum 800 dollar build for me. the 9800GTX+ is a nice model and is very capable. You could also step down the case or if you already have one you want to use. I think the CM690 comes with some fans so it saves you some cost and looks good. I also went with a 750i because it is a high power board at low cost. It's really just the new 680i with some more support options and higher bus speeds. It will match perfectly with a E8400.

Whoa thank you so much! How much more a difference would a quad core processor make on this build?

Edit: On Tigerdirect.ca this all come to $1050 I live in Canada.
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Unfortunately, not alot without spending vast amounts of money. The next step up would be a Q6700 or a Q8200. Which, to be honest, an E8400 would probably outperform both of those quads in gaming.
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Let me give it a try.

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103471

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131323

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231226

GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133270

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341019

HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136098

I'm good.


The total is $674.94 and everything has free shipping. It's your choice for a case. Choose something sexy, haha. You don't really need aftermarket thermal compound and a cooler. You only need an aftermarket cooler when you're overclocking. I guess Grant forgot about AMD.
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:d I like it except the PSU. I tend to stick to ones with a maximum of two rails. Unless in the special case of Corsair, they use a different transformer per rail.
(oh and AMD, but that's just preference.)
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OCZ make great power supplies. He will have enough power to support his system now and when he adds another Core 216.
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hmm >.> I just noticed the edit. 1,050 is alot. I try to rebuild it from the Canadian site.

EDIT: why is it all so expensive in Canada :S? You should buy this in America then take it home
It doesn't look like you'll get a good gaming build too cheap here. If it's going to be an AMD system, i'd have to let another person take it from here as I'm not really the best person to be suggesting AMD/ATI based items.

EDIT2: Does it cost you more to order from Newegg? Because you could certainly buy basically the same stuff through them.
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Newegg is a little more in price. Just change the .com to .ca
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Hmm. They don't even ship to Canada from the regular .com's?
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The prices are different and in Canadian dollars.
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