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March 7, 2010 1:00:17 AM

I was just thinking today..... most of the time when someone wants a good gaming computer ( especially from Canada) their budget is about $1000-1200. Now, im not looking to buy a computer but is it possible to get a solid gaming computer for $800 (including os and all the parts, taxes, shipping) in Canada. Your thoughts...?

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March 7, 2010 1:08:36 AM

Including OS unlikely as that only leaves you about 700 for parts. I built mine for $750 but that was without the OS and with quite a few combos. Just tried to do it on newegg canada, you are going to have to sacrifice some upgrade ability to get it inside budget.
March 7, 2010 1:23:21 AM

I know that this thread was based on a curiosity but thanks anyway for your participation. What if the budget increases to $850-900, then is it possible?
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March 7, 2010 1:26:07 AM

You're talking in USD or CAD?

Oops, my bad, it's the same value. Should have checked first ...

Let me check what I could assemble'
March 7, 2010 1:57:59 AM

CPU + MB combo: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item... 248.98$
Memory: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... 120.99$
Case: Antec 300 + 450W PSU http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... 109.99$
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... 112.49$
DVD: 30 bucks .... whichever you like
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... 46.99$
Keyboard and mouse: 18$ microsoft standard
Monitor: ASUS VW193DR Black 19" http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... 119.99$
Speakers: 20 bucks ....

Alright, that gives us 827$. You might want to add 50bucks or so on the GPU and get a HD5770. You'll be able to play at good resolution with that monitor. Hope it helped.

Also, there might be other combos available, but this is the best that i could come up with. Good luck
March 7, 2010 2:28:12 AM

yannickhk said:
CPU + MB combo: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item... 248.98$
Memory: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... 120.99$
Case: Antec 300 + 450W PSU http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... 109.99$
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... 112.49$
DVD: 30 bucks .... whichever you like
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... 46.99$
Keyboard and mouse: 18$ microsoft standard
Monitor: ASUS VW193DR Black 19" http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... 119.99$
Speakers: 20 bucks ....

Alright, that gives us 827$. You might want to add 50bucks or so on the GPU and get a HD5770. You'll be able to play at good resolution with that monitor. Hope it helped.

Also, there might be other combos available, but this is the best that i could come up with. Good luck

thx for your help!!
March 7, 2010 5:51:24 AM

You can always start out with Linux as your OS and then buy Win7 later. That will delay the $100 US cost of the OS. Granted you don't have the huge options of Windows but it works and a lot of the games are free.
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