Hey Everyone, I know there are a lot of these that come up, but I'm asking for a little advice on a computer build I'm having a look at.
So I'm trying to source most of the parts from the one place, which is nearby, and I know and trust em. canadacomputers.com is the website.
I know a little bit about computers, but I haven't really done anything hardware related in the past few years, so things are beginning to get outdated, and hence the new build. So onto the pieces. I am going for a budget of about 1000 CAD (which is about 1000 US nowadays), and I have a monitor already. This isn't meant to be the end all of systems. I play a fair bit of video games, and the current laptop just CANNOT keep up. Having some ability to upgrade down the line (when I graduate in 8 mos) would be nice, but only a bonus.
Pretty much anything below is flexible, so feel free to fire away. I also take to criticism in the form of you dumb#@$ what were you thinking.
Infonec (located in Toronto, Mississauga and Markham) usually beats Canadacomputer's prices by $20 on almost every product, so when you buy a whole system, the difference is clear. With a budget like this there's no reason to go with AMD, when for $10 more you can get E6750 which will blow away X2 6000 completely. 8600 series perform like crap and should never be considered, the $279 Ati 2900 Pro however should, it outperforms the $300+ 8800 GTS 320mb in almost every test yet costs less. Here's what I recommend going with: