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Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:55 am Reply and quote this post
After a long while of thinking it over. I've decided to save every penny I make from here on in, to go towards my new personal computer. I have a couple hundred dollars to help me get started. I just need to work whenever the opportunity comes, which fortunately is quite often. I should have raised enough money by I'd say... 3 months at the most. That should be well over $2,000.00 CDN.

So, what it all comes down to -- what I want this computer to do. I want this computer to do basically everything. I am a huge gamer, but cannot play anything remotely fun on this pc right now. I play Battlefield 2, but I have to use the lowest settings. So, I want to have a killer graphics card that will not be outdated any time soon. I also want 2GB of RAM and a CPU that won't be outdated any time soon, as well. I want a HDD that has at least 500GB of space on it. I recently upgraded to 160GB of space and I used that up in like 2 weeks. A few case suggestions would be appreciated too. :) Nothing too pretty, or too simple. B) Let me know what I forgot to include as well and please suggest which I should consider getting. :)

I am from Canada, so please, no newegg links! :P Unless they changed their policy. :lol:

I have my mind made up for a monitor, keyboard and mouse. So that isn't really needed. :)

Thanks for any help, I really appreciate it!

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Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:44 am Reply and quote this post
It would be better to ask us this question in 3 months, when you have the cash needed to build the PC.
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Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:47 am Reply and quote this post
Yes, I suppose you are right. I just don't have the patience and I like thoroughly thinking things through before I get what I need in order to get something. (If that made any sense :lol:)
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:03 pm Reply and quote this post
CPU (then just overclock the s**t out of it to like 3.3Ghz or something) :P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16819115004

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16811133021
(Coolest on the market- in terms of both looks AND cooling:D)
CD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16827152058

Cooling:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16835118113
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16835100008
http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/Shoppi...bmit=ChangeItem (2)

HD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822147007
(500Gigs like youve asked)

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820145034
(2 Gigs like you asked)

GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814122004
ONE GIG OF PURE GFX!!

MOBO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813131028

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16817153038
(Youll never have to worry about not having enough power for a very long tim)

Sound Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16829102004
(for awsome sound)

Extra:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16800888026 (2)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16800888055
(for extra looks)



Total comes to $2,017.15 which in cannadian dolliars is probably 1800.  But with that extra $$$ you could afford to buy liquid cooling or some more games :)


Last edited by Alex on Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:07 pm; edited 1 time in total

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Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:19 pm Reply and quote this post
Considering that he can't order from Newegg from Canada, I'd say its a moot point.

Last edited by ChrisMG on Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:19 pm; edited 1 time in total

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Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:37 am Reply and quote this post
\"You know, a moo point. Like a cow's opinion, it doesn't mean anything\" :P
Plus, $2000 USD would be like.. $2300 or something CDN.
EDIT: Yeah, it's $2250

So Strain, do you have any American friends or family that you could tell to buy it for you? lol


Last edited by Ramen Hood on Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:42 am; edited 1 time in total

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