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 $500, like an Acer or emachine. Or why not just get them a netbook? m 0 l Montsegur97 December 31, 2009 4:44:27 AM Managed to find them an acer with a 2.33ghz Core 2 Quad, 8200. 4 gigs ram, 640gb HD for 350$. Exactly what they needed. thanks. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAthlon II X4 640 vs. i5 2500K build - non-gaming pc Forum SolvedPhoto shop build- 960T vs 1090T vs i7-930 Forum Budget Non-Gaming Desktop Build for my father: i5 vs A10 Forum SolvedExtended Warranty from Future Shop and is this Laptop as good as I think? Forum 1090T vs. i5 Build For Same Price (Non-Gaming) Forum $1000 Non-Gaming Build (1090T vs. i5) Forum SolvedGetting a local PC shop to build my rig, do comment/recomend me on my parts Forum Solved$300 cost for a shop building my pc..? Forum Solvedi3,i5,FX or A10 for budget build non-gaming Forum $1700 Build, 4770K vs 4670K, Future proofing, Need Advice Forum SolvedBuilding first computer: future proofing vs budgeting Forum SolvedNon-gaming first build on a budget Forum SolvedNeed a super inexpensive build - Non-Gaming Forum SolvedBuilding a NON-GAMING PC. Forum SolvedBuild wanted for everyday non-gaming use. Forum Solved$600 Budget Non-Gaming Build For A Friend Forum SolvedFirst Time PC Build Advice - NON-GAMING Forum SolvedBuilding a non-gaming computer Forum SolvedNon-Gaming Build ($500 budget) Forum Non-gaming basic build advice needed Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !