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November 1, 2007 6:40:29 PM

does this deal seem too good to be true ?

Processor Intel Core 2 Duo Conroe E6750 2.66GHz FSB 1333, 4MB CPU
CPU Fan Intel Original Socket 775 CPU Fan
Motherboard ASUS P5KPL-VM Motherboard
Memory 2 GB DDR II 667 Memory 240 Pin (Kingston)
Hard Drive Western Digital 160GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA II
Optical Drive LG 20X DVD RW + Dual Layer
Video nVidia GeForce 8800GTS PCI-E X16 320MB DDR3 Dual DVI HDTV TV-Out
Audio Realtek 6 Channel High-Definition Audio
Network Card 10/100/1000 Gigabit Lan Network Card
Ports 6 USB 2.0 Ports, 1 Parallel, 1 COM
Case Deluxe 8197B Case
Power Supply 550 Watt Optimax Dual Fan Power Supply
Warranty 3 Years Labor, 1 Year Parts Warranty & Life Time Toll Free Support
Assembly Fully Assembled and Tested

all this for only 789.99$ CAN ...

seems good to me, but i'm not used to buying online and I don't want to get ****.

by the way... sorry if this isn't in the right thread.

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November 1, 2007 8:21:06 PM

Looks to be priced about where it should be. Not sure why they're using a mobo with onboard video but not a bad board. Building it yourself might save a little but the warranty would be better, e.g., mobo usually 3 years, CPU 3 years, RAM lifetime, hdd 3 - 5 years, but again not overpriced. But being in the US not sure what the parts run up there but I think they are usually higher so it might be an even better deal
November 2, 2007 12:47:13 PM

Thank you for a prompt response :) 

The next question would then be :

if I do decide to build it myself, witch would be a first for me, what would be the best thing to upgrade to keep it within the same price range (under 900$ CAN)?
November 2, 2007 1:14:47 PM

I would got with a different mobo. Either of these 2. The advantage of the ASUS is that it has onboard firewire if you have a digital camcorder or plan to get one.

For the price difference I'd get a larger hdd, something like a Seagate 320GB hdd with perpendicular technology but would partition it, about 35GB for OS/programs and the rest for data. Or else if you don't want to partition I'd get a smaller hdd, maybe a Seagate 80GB for OS/porgrams and a 250GB for data. Have no idea what the quality of the case is or PSU but frequently this is where companies would save money. The Antec Sonata II is a nice case, quiet, easy to work with, and comes with a good PSU. Given I'm in the States can't really give a good estimate of what these would cost but in the US would be in in your range. As to building, suggest you check out the mobo manual on line since these are the instructions you'd follow during the build. If you're comfortable with them build. My 16 year old granddaughter just did her first build, she's a cheerleader not a geek. I was there if she needed any help, which she didn't other than with a driver issue after it was built, which was deleting the problem audio driver and installing the most recent one so it's pretty easy to do if you take your time and follow the directions