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$1,000 canadian for a new computer

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April 23, 2006 8:40:34 PM

I am looking to build a new computer, well motherbaord, cpu, ram, and video card, pretty much for gaming. I don't really want to deal with overclocking. I have about 1000 canadian to spend. Any ideas? Right now i am thinking of an amd 64 3700 and geforce 7900gt but not set on anything. Also is it worth it to get over 1gb of ram right now or should i wait and get mroe later?

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April 24, 2006 12:36:50 AM

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I am looking to build a new computer, well motherbaord, cpu, ram, and video card, pretty much for gaming. I don't really want to deal with overclocking. I have about 1000 canadian to spend. Any ideas? Right now i am thinking of an amd 64 3700 and geforce 7900gt but not set on anything. Also is it worth it to get over 1gb of ram right now or should i wait and get mroe later?


Lets see here...

From NCIX.com:
AMD Athlon64 3700+
Corsair XMS Twinx PC3200 2GB 2X1GB DDR400 CL2.5-3-3-6 184PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit
Asus A8N-E motherboard
EVGA E-GEFORCE 7900 GT CO 500MHZ PCI-E 256MB 256BIT 1.5GHZ GDDR3 Dual DVI HDTV Out Video C *IR-$20*

This comes to $1005 CAD. (Before GST/PST and ship) If you can swing the $50 there is another eVGA card that is clocked 50MHz higher for $50 more.
April 24, 2006 4:09:37 AM

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If you can swing the $50 there is another eVGA card that is clocked 50MHz higher for $50 more.

You can just do couple of clicks, and overclock the 50MHz. :lol: 

How true Prozac!
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April 24, 2006 7:32:46 PM

It'll be hard to make a good gaming computer for under $1,000CAD if you still need to pay for the OS, Case, PSU, LCD, Keyboard/Mouse, HardDisk. You can save a bit of money if your good at overclocking.
You already have them i'de imagine since your just looking for the parts you listed, but double check to make sure your PSU is good enough.

Mine in my signature cost me about $1500 after taxes. (price also includes a 17" Samsung SyncMaster 173p.
April 24, 2006 8:55:11 PM

I will probabaly end up getting a new power supply since my old 300w one is probably not good enough anymore. Is it worth it to get the 7900gt or should i go for something cheaper and spend the money on a better processor for isntance?
April 25, 2006 2:19:18 AM

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I will probabaly end up getting a new power supply since my old 300w one is probably not good enough anymore. Is it worth it to get the 7900gt or should i go for something cheaper and spend the money on a better processor for isntance?


If you are gaming.. get the 7900GT, it will last you longer... the list I gave you from NCIX (Canadian Outfit) will work great for you.
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