Budget Cut!! urgent upgrade CANADIAN HELP needed

Well i was going to be purchasing a 500$ pc which is already on a budget ,but aparently the gods(parents) cut it down to 250$ upgrade budget because my old pc`s motherboardjust died so im looking to replace everything except the hard drive cd drive and graphics card.


Before / After Rebates: it would be better for it to be 200-250ish$ before rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, video editing, internet surfing and homework

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, keyboard, headset, mousepad, and possibly graphics card i currently have a 9500gt but if you can fit a better card in the budget that would be good

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/ or newegg.ca COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (canada)

PARTS PREFERENCES: has to be from reptuable companies and im open for intel or nividia or ati and amd suggestions or mixed

OVERCLOCKING: Yes in the feature Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440 by 900 maximum resolution on my 19inch moniter

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: none really if its quiet that would be good ,and have good airflow in the case
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  1. Why do you need a new case and PSU? What are your current system components? $200 will not get you much performance if you also need a new case and PSU.
  2. hmm i dont need a new psu i can trade my old cpu for a 300wat antec which would be good enough for my system since its nothing amazing ,and also my case is from a gateway pc so it has terrid airflow but give me a build with and without a case and ill decide
  3. Is your Gateway case ATX, mATX or BTX?
  4. its atx i believe im not sure but it could be mircro atx but this is what it looks like http://www.oemliquidators.com/images/catalog/C51GU01.jpg
  5. The case is not mATX or ATX and it can't be reused. You need a case, motherboard, CPU and memory. Would you consider buying used components? If you also need a Windows OS, then you just can't upgrade for $250 or less.

    An upgrade like this will cost over $250:

    Asus M2N68-AM SE2 MicroATX Motherboard & AMD Athlon II X2 245 Dual Core - $165

    2 x Crucial 1024MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory - $78

    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case with 450-Watt Power Supply - $45

    You can sell your old CPU or the new PSU, but you might still be over $250 when adding taxes and delivery. You could also install only 1GB of memory to bring the cost down.
  6. i dont need an os or anything basically a case, ram, cpu no operating systems or anything would i be better of with this http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.352461 or http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.352998 or ghislainG`s build
  7. I only provided sample prices for a low-end system. The first combo is better than the second one, but you need to buy a CPU HSF as it isn't included.
  8. thanks guys i guess i should be gettin the one i posted in my link
  9. What's your current CPU and RAM?
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