APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week BUDGET RANGE: $500 CAD
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, media playing,
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: all except cpu, mobo, video, ram & os
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: no preference, but needs to be in Canada
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD based on value
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe in future SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: currently using a 24" lcd @ 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Only looking for cpu, mobo, ram and video. Because of budget probably going with an onboard gpu. But open to suggestions. The OS needs to be in the budget as well as taxes, which leaves around $320 for components. Currently running a P4 2.0g with ATI 2600hd video. Thanks for suggestions.
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From Egg Canada:
there's no hard drive in there...or power supply. He's leaving parts out
The graphics card itself still can not drive your 1920x1200 at highest setting but it should do well on lower ones. Once you get more money, you can buy a 2nd card for crossfire to max your settings for your monitor.
Thanks for the ideas. I ntice the first system had a 64bit os, are both these cpu's 64bit. Yes, these are the only parts I am looking for, I have a ocz 700w psu, large ultra case, and over 1tb of sata disk space.