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$500 - $600 Gaming PC

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August 27, 2009 5:00:11 AM


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.



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.

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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...

AMD Phenom X2 550

Gigabyte 770

GSkillz DDR3 1600MHz 4GB

WD 320GB

Corsair 400CX

Graphics card -
HD 4850 512MB

Antec 300

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 $57.99 CAD
Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio $51.48 CAD
Antec Basiq BP500U 500W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.01 Active PFC Power Supply - Retail $89.94 CAD
Gigabyte EP43-UD3L ATX LGA775 P43 FSB 1600 OC 1PCI-E 2PCI DDR2 SATA2 HD Sound GBLAN Motherboard $126.99 CAD
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 2.8GHZ 1066FSB 3MB Retail $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 $129.99 CAD $76.99 CAD
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty $34.48 CAD
Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Black OEM

total: $630.85 CAD