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September 30, 2011 6:14:17 PM

I'v never built a PC before but i have been with out my own for about a year so its time for me to get one. As you can see i don't have much of a budget for buigling one right now. So any help or advice would be awesome. I saw from another post that i should use give the info below up its enough thanks.

Approximate Purchase Date: Oct 21/Before blizzcon


Budget Range: 400-500


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Playing starcraft at best quilty that can be affored and if possible Diablo 3


Parts Not Required: Monitor


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I have no preferred site

Country of Origin: Vancouver Canada


Parts Preferences: Nothing Prefered either

Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution:1024x768



Thanks again

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September 30, 2011 8:00:45 PM

flyboy86 said:
Tom's just did their System Builder Marathon. This is their $500 PC
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-ii-overclock...

It will easily handle SC2 and D3 at your resolution


But does the OP also need an OS? Other peripherals (keyboard, mouse, speakers)?

That's going to eat at least $130-150 off the budget right off the bat.
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September 30, 2011 8:15:27 PM

I do need a mouse, keyboard,speakers and the os sorry I didn't say that at first.
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October 2, 2011 6:42:27 PM

hmm... pretty difficult to build, maybe better getting a prebuilt for now and upgrade later? Are you flexible with going a little over the budget? Or is this all you can work with?

How cheap can you get the OS? I know teachers can get the OS cheaper than OEM retail. Otherwise it's already $100. Then add another $20 for a good mouse/keyboard combination. Another $20 for a refurb or cheap speakers. That's all before taxes.

That leaves around $260-360 for the build. I know the 2nd generation Intels are definitely out of the equation with this budget. And I have no experience with AMD parts.
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October 2, 2011 8:11:16 PM
October 2, 2011 10:34:16 PM

The budget can be pushed a little but i would need it to be as close as possible also if need be the D3 thing really isn't that important at the moment.
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October 2, 2011 11:03:57 PM

I would have to change some things around seeing as all this is on the American newegg and as said above i live in Canada.

Newegg.ca

Does not have a combo deal for OS and case and would take the budget up to around $550 adding

Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811166038

OS
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

I'm not even sure if any one things that case would work well ?
Also i just wanna say sorry i know its a tight budget and being Canadian isn't helping the matter
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October 2, 2011 11:15:18 PM

sorry. my bad about not being newegg.ca

I see the case you listed has over 20 bucks in shipping so you might get a better deal looking around abit
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October 3, 2011 12:28:52 AM

Conscriptx said:
Also i just wanna say sorry i know its a tight budget and being Canadian isn't helping the matter


I know the feeling. I'm a Canuck as well.

What you could do is go via NCIX.ca and have them price match everything you find cheaper and still get it in one place. That's what I did when doing my brother's build. But don't get anything from NCIX until you can absolutely confirm that what they have is the cheapest cost. They gouge you with their pricing if you're not careful.

Generally, the cheapest costs you can find is at www.directcanada.com
Followed by www.canadacomputers.com
Then you can always double check with newegg.ca

Generally find the cheapest cost of the item you can get, then price match it. Hopefully, that will help.
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October 4, 2011 1:46:00 AM

neograndizer said:
I know the feeling. I'm a Canuck as well.

What you could do is go via NCIX.ca and have them price match everything you find cheaper and still get it in one place. That's what I did when doing my brother's build. But don't get anything from NCIX until you can absolutely confirm that what they have is the cheapest cost. They gouge you with their pricing if you're not careful.

Generally, the cheapest costs you can find is at www.directcanada.com
Followed by www.canadacomputers.com
Then you can always double check with newegg.ca

Generally find the cheapest cost of the item you can get, then price match it. Hopefully, that will help.



Thanks for that I'm checking it all out. Thanks again and still looking if any one has more build advice I'm still all ears
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October 4, 2011 3:55:17 AM

There's an Antec HCG-400 PSU going for 39.69 at Direct Canada. This is the PSU I got for my brother's computer. It'll shave a little off the cost and still get good quality.
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