Future shop vs build for non-gaming. Tags: Build Gaming Hewlett Packard Systems Last response: December 31, 2009 4:44 AM in Systems Share Montsegur97 December 30, 2009 4:45:26 PM I got some advice earlier on a suggested build for my parents. Basically the build would come to 606$ with tax and shipping included. Now, someone suggested just going with an HP/ Dell since they won't be doing gaming. How bad are the comps at future shop? This one for example: http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?sku_id=... I realize that's a refurbished computer, but the specs are just about the same, or better than the build. This would be in the build: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... Then I would just add windows, a PSU and DVD-R that we already have. That 549$ Refurbished PC would cost a touch more an the next cheapest thing at future shop would be 499$, which again, very similar specs if not a touch better: http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&... So is a build advantageous? Or just get them the Dell/HP since it really won't matter? More about : future shop build gaming dndhatcher December 30, 2009 6:12:26 PM A cheap prebuilt with dual core CPU and 3GB RAM is all they need. With end of year sales you should be able to get one below $500, like an Acer or emachine. Or why not just get them a netbook? Montsegur97 December 31, 2009 4:44:27 AM Managed to find them an acer with a 2.33ghz Core 2 Quad, 8200. 4 gigs ram, 640gb HD for 350$. Exactly what they needed. thanks. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Silent non-gaming WQXGA build Forum Athlon II X4 640 vs . i5 2500K build - non-gaming pc Forum $1000 Non-Gaming Build (1090T vs . i5) Forum Future Proofing! Forum Asus vs Lenovo Laptop, non-gaming , home browsing - Need Your Advice Forum Fast, Quiet Non-Gaming PC Build Forum Non-Gaming build , Advice needed Forum Help a Girl build her first non-gaming Computer Forum Non-gaming PC, possible video editing, budget $1500-$2000 Forum Will I notice an i7 processor on a non-gaming laptop? Forum $600 I5 Non-Gaming System Forum Non-gaming Budget Build Forum Will this PSU work with my current and future build ? Forum Non-Gaming Workstation Complete Build Forum 965 vs i3 for NON-GAMING Forum Durable, Upgradeable Budget Non-Gaming Build Forum Help Building $700 Gaming PC Forum New Guy Needs Advice - New Build $1450 Gaming Forum First Time Build - Correct Components Chosen? Forum Help Build a NAS Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !