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December 26, 2010 1:13:24 PM

I am on a tight budget, I've read the previous 400 budget gaming rig by a student but unfortunately those parts are all out of stock.

I will be making my purchase before december 31st or after new years....which do you recommend ?

Budget Range: 400 ~ 500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gothic 4, Armed Assault 2, Black Ops

Parts Not Required: speakers, mouse, keyboard, monitor, windows 7

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any site in the Canada that gives the best price (newegg, amazon etc)

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: by brand or type : AMD I guess ?, best bang for buck.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: I don't think so....I don't know what this is.

Monitor Resolution: depending on your recommendation

Additional Comments: again, price and performance is main concern. I hope it is quiet and not too loud !

thank you so much!

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December 26, 2010 4:18:13 PM

thanks for that but it seems the power cooler is out of stock ?? which cooler should I get ? everything else is available in stock. Unfortunately the cost is $600 when I check my cart.
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December 28, 2010 4:25:42 AM

anyone have idea for which cooler I need ? is the CPU fast enough ?
December 28, 2010 4:30:54 AM

The CPU cooler? I like the Hyper 212+ ($30) but its very tall. What case you looking at? And yes, that CPU is plenty powerful for what you intend to play.
December 28, 2010 5:29:28 AM

In all honestly if you dont plan on OCing or are only doing light oc you don't need more than the stock cooler.
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December 28, 2010 7:20:03 PM

dorikick said:
what about this setup?
could I swap the $189 CPU with the $79CPU

This is the setup at the moment but it costs $575 CAD

Below is my etup now....but I am trying to shave some costs

Swap the CPU and you save 110 and spend a little more on the GPU
This is a much better PSU and this one would be plenty for your system