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$500 - $600 Gaming PC

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August 27, 2009 5:00:11 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2 - 3 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: $500-600 Canadian

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Video streaming, Web Browsing, Messengers.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, and monitor.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Any place that I can use Canadian currency.

PARTS PREFERENCES: No real preference, I am illiterate when it comes to certain brand names.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: I am using a BENQ FP937s monitor, highest res is 1280x1024.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I don't care for brand names at all, as long as it is efficient and within my price range, If i have to spend a little more than 600, than I will. I'm mainly going to be playing games such as UT3, CoD4, TF2 and maybe that Star Wars MMO that's coming out sometime next year. I don't care about playing games at the highest graphics setting, I'm just looking for a smooth, enjoyable playing experience.

More about : 500 600 gaming

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August 27, 2009 5:13:03 AM

EDIT: Updated the post with parts name..
Here you go...Just had posted for another user in the forums.,.Hope it helps...

CPU
AMD Phenom X2 550
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Mobo
Gigabyte 770
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM
GSkillz DDR3 1600MHz 4GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

HDD
WD 320GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

PSU
Corsair 400CX
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Graphics card -
HD 4850 512MB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CASE -
Antec 300
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=29812&vpn=TH...

Total - CAD 584 (Not counting in US$20 Mail-In-Rebates)
August 27, 2009 5:21:05 AM

And for an OS, I would have to go with Vista I assume?
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August 27, 2009 5:23:57 AM

^ Yes...but maybe you can save on OS till March 2010 by going with WIN 7 RC...So after that you can purchase the OS...
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August 27, 2009 5:05:09 PM

Another solid build from gkay09. Personally, I'd like to have a slightly bigger PSU just for the headroom, but the Corsair is an excellent choice.
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August 28, 2009 5:50:51 AM

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=29812&vpn=TH... $57.99 CAD
Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=36516&vpn=BP500U... $51.48 CAD
Antec Basiq BP500U 500W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.01 Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=36213&vpn=GA-EP4... $89.94 CAD
Gigabyte EP43-UD3L ATX LGA775 P43 FSB 1600 OC 1PCI-E 2PCI DDR2 SATA2 HD Sound GBLAN Motherboard

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=34584&vpn=BX8057... $126.99 CAD
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 2.8GHZ 1066FSB 3MB Retail

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=26456&vpn=F2-800... $62.99 CAD
G.SKILL F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit

XFX GeForce GTS 250 738MHZ 512MB 2.2GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=36894&vpn=GS250X... $129.99 CAD

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=34286&vpn=WD6401... $76.99 CAD
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=41501&vpn=SH-S22... $34.48 CAD
Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Black OEM

total: $630.85 CAD
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